Fund Goal and Approach
The fund seeks long-term capital growth consistent with the preservation of capital. Current income is a secondary goal. To pursue these goals, the fund invests at least 80% of its assets in stocks issued primarily by U.S. companies. The fund also may invest up to 25% of its assets in foreign securities. The fund's stock investments may include common stocks, preferred stocks and convertible securities.
Equity Risk: Equity funds are subject generally to market, market sector, market liquidity, issuer and investment style risks, among other factors, to varying degrees, all of which are more fully described in the fund's prospectus.
Foreign Investment Risk: To the extent the fund invests in foreign securities, its performance will be influenced by political, social and economic factors affecting investments in foreign companies. These special risks include exposure to currency fluctuations, less liquidity, less developed or less efficient trading markets, lack of comprehensive company information, political instability, and differing auditing and legal standards.
Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of the fund carefully before investing. Download a prospectus, or a summary prospectus, if available, that contains this and other information about the fund, and read it carefully before investing.