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Data reflects past performance for Investor Class shares, assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains and is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than data shown. Investment return and principal value fluctuates. Redemption value may be more or less than original cost. Obtain performance data current to the most recent month end. For additional share class information, consult the prospectus.
M1For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads, and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages.) The Overall Morningstar Rating for a fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five- and ten-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Morningstar Rating is for Investor share class only; other classes may have difference performance characteristics.
(as of 03/31/2014 )
The fund's current expense ratio is 0.96%
Under normal market conditions, the fund invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus borrowings for investment purposes, in non-money market debt securities. These securities, which may be payable in U.S. or foreign currencies, may include U.S. and foreign corporate bonds and notes, government securities, commercial paper and securities backed by mortgages and other assets. The fund generally hedges most of its foreign currency exposure to the U.S. dollar.
The value and/or returns of a portfolio will fluctuate with market and economic conditions. The fund's investments in fixed income securities are subject to the risks associated with debt securities including credit, price and interest rate risk. Generally, as interest rates rise, bond prices fall. International investing involves special risk considerations, including economic and political conditions, inflation rates and currency fluctuations.
John LovitoSenior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager
Simon ChesterVice President, Portfolio Manager
Robert V. GahaganSenior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager
G. David MacEwenCo-Chief Investment OfficerSenior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager
Edward BoyleVice President, Portfolio Manager
Miguel CastilloPortfolio Manager
The fund seeks long-term total return
(*) The annual expense ratio is based on expenses incurred by the fund, as stated in the most recent prospectus.
The value and/or returns of a portfolio will fluctuate with market and economic conditions.
The fund's investments in fixed income securities are subject to the risks associated with debt securities including credit, price and interest rate risk. Generally, as interest rates rise, bond prices fall.
International investing involves special risk considerations, including economic and political conditions, inflation rates and currency fluctuations.
L1Lipper rankings are based on average annual total returns. Portions of the mutual fund performance information contained on this page were supplied by Lipper, a Reuters Company, subject to the following: Copyright
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