Fund Goal and Approach
The fund seeks long-term capital appreciation consistent with minimizing realized capital gains. To pursue its goal, the fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in common stocks and employs a tax-managed strategy. The fund focuses on 'blue-chip' companies with market capitalizations exceeding $5 billion at the time of purchase, including multinational companies.
The fund employs a 'buy-and-hold' investment strategy, which generally has resulted in an annual portfolio turnover of below 15%.
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.