Assessing today’s corporate credit market
March 21, 2014
The views expressed represent the Manager’s assessment of the Fund and market environment as of March 2014, and should not be considered a recommendation to buy, hold, or sell any security, and should not be relied on as research or investment advice.
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IMPORTANT RISK CONSIDERATIONS
Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal.
Past performance does not guarantee future results.
Fixed income securities and bond funds can lose value, and investors can lose principal, as interest rates rise. They also may be affected by economic conditions that hinder an issuer’s ability to make interest and principal payments on its debt. The Funds may also be subject to prepayment risk, the risk that the principal of a fixed income security that is held by the Funds may be prepaid prior to maturity, potentially forcing the Funds to reinvest that money at a lower interest rate.
Diversification may not protect against market risk.
International investments entail risks not ordinarily associated with U.S. investments including fluctuation in currency values, differences in accounting principles, or economic or political instability in other nations.
Investing in emerging markets can be riskier than investing in established foreign markets due to increased volatility and lower trading volume.
High yielding, noninvestment grade bonds (junk bonds) involve higher risk than investment grade bonds.
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) refers to two types of transactions: (1) mergers, in which two or more companies are combined and one of the companies survives as a legal entity; and (2) acquisitions, in which one company takes a controlling interest in another company (but the acquired company continues operating as a separate entity).
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