|w/o sales charge||-||6.18%|
|w/ sales charge||-||6.04%|
In absence of the fee waiver, yields shown would have been lower. Yields for other share classes will vary.
|YTD||1-YR||3-YR||5-YR||10-YR||Since Inception 12/31/1998|
|w/o sales charge||5.49%||-1.18%||3.41%||5.89%||7.29%||6.71%|
|Lipper Category Avg. High Yield Funds||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BofA Merrill Lynch U.S. High Yield Constrained Index||7.37%||-1.30%||2.47%||5.21%||7.23%||6.66%|
|w/ sales charge||3.10%||-3.46%||2.61%||5.42%||7.05%||6.57%|
Performance data for the Lipper Category Average and for the Index is shown as soon as it becomes available.
|YTD||1-YR||3-YR||5-YR||10-YR||Since Inception 12/31/1998|
|w/o sales charge||2.01%||-3.25%||2.86%||5.54%||7.00%||6.54%|
|Lipper Category Avg. High Yield Funds||2.26%||-4.01%||1.05%||3.83%||5.55%||-|
|BofA Merrill Lynch U.S. High Yield Constrained Index||3.25%||-3.96%||1.76%||4.71%||6.89%||6.45%|
|w/ sales charge||-0.31%||-5.37%||2.10%||5.07%||6.76%||6.40%|
Returns with sales charges reflect a maximum sales charge of 2.25%.
The performance quoted represents past performance, which is no indication of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance data quoted. Returns shown include the reinvestment of all distributions. Returns shown at net asset value do not reflect the current maximum sales charge, had the sales charge been included, returns would have been lower. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that shares, on any given day or when redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Therefore, there can be no assurance of future results.
Best & Worst returns reflect a cumulative return for the three-month and one-year periods.
|Year||Fund Returns||BofA Merrill Lynch U.S. High Yield Constrained Index|
Performance is shown for each quarter and each calendar year. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
The chart begins on the Fund's inception date of 12/31/1998.
Based on a hypothetical Class A share investment of $10,000 on 12/31/1998 without sales charge and includes the reinvestment of all distributions.
|Date||Net Asset Value|
Minimum initial investment varies depending on the class of shares you buy and the type of account. IRAs, SIMPLEs, and SEP accounts with payroll deductions have no minimums. Please see Fund prospectuses for additional information.
Dividend Yield is a financial ratio that shows how much a mutual fund pays out in dividends each year relative to value with maximum sales charges and without sales charges. The dividend yield is calculated by annualizing the last dividend and dividing it by the fund’s net asset value with maximum sales charges and without sales charges.
The 30-Day Standardized Yield represents net investment income earned by a fund over a 30-day period. It is expressed as an annual percentage rate using a method of calculation adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Yields for other share classes will vary.
The Fund’s Dividend Yield and 12-Month Dividend Yield are shown with and without sales charges and with maximum sales charges. The Fund’s Subsidized Dividend yield takes into account any fee waiver or expense limitation arrangements, if any. Without such fee waivers or expense limitation arrangements, the Fund’s dividend yield would have been lower. Information regarding any fee waivers or expense limitation arrangements applicable to the Fund is provided with the Fund’s expense ratio information.
The Fund’s Unsubsidized Dividend yield is shown without sales charges and with maximum sales charges. The Fund’s unsubsidized dividend yield reflects what the yield would have been without the effect of fee waivers or expense limitation arrangements.
A Note about Risk: The Fund is subject to the general risks associated with investing in debt securities, including market, credit, liquidity, and interest rate risk. The Fund invests primarily in high-yield, lower-rated securities, sometimes called junk bonds. These securities carry increased risks of price volatility, illiquidity, and the possibility of default in the timely payment of interest and principal. The Fund may invest in foreign or emerging market securities, which may be adversely affected by economic, political, or regulatory factors and subject to currency volatility and greater liquidity risk. The Fund may invest in derivatives, which are subject to greater liquidity, leverage, and counterparty risk. These factors can affect Fund performance.
Performance data quoted is historical. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance quoted. The investment return and principal value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate so that shares, on any given day or when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. To obtain performance data current to the most recent quarter-end, go to quarter ending performance on our Website or call Lord Abbett at (888) 522-2388.
Class A Except as noted below, returns with sales charges reflect a maximum sales charge of 5.75% for equity funds, 2.25% for all tax-free income funds, fixed income funds and multi-asset class funds. There are also ongoing 12b-1 service fees (and, in certain cases, distribution fees).
Class A Shares purchased subject to a front-end sales charge have no contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC). However, certain purchases of Class A shares made without a front-end sales charge may be subject to a CDSC of 1% if the shares are redeemed before the first day of the month in which the one year anniversary of the purchase falls. The CDSC is not reflected in the performance with maximum sales charge.
With Sales Charge - Returns with sales charges reflect applicable fees and expenses and include all distributions reinvested.
Without Sales Charge - Returns shown are without sales charges and have all distributions reinvested. If a sales charge had been deducted, the results would have been lower.
Returns shown at less than a year reflect aggregate total returns.
Double-Digit Returns - instances of high double-digit returns were achieved primarily during favorable market conditions and may not be sustainable over time.
The BofA Merrill Lynch U.S. High Yield Master II Constrained Index is a capitalization-weighted index of all US dollar denominated below investment grade corporate debt publicly issued in the US domestic market. Qualifying securities must have a below investment grade rating (based on an average of Moody’s, S&P and Fitch), at least 18 months to final maturity at the time of issuance, at least one year remaining term to final maturity as of the rebalancing date, a fixed coupon schedule and a minimum amount outstanding of $100 million. The index caps individual issuer at 2%. Index constituents are capitalization-weighted, based on their current amount outstanding, provided the total allocation to an individual issuer does not exceed 2%. Issuers that exceed the limit are reduced to 2% and the face value of each of their bonds is adjusted on a pro-rata basis. The face values of bonds of all other issuers that fall below the 2% cap are increased on a pro-rata basis. In the event there are fewer than 50 issuers in the Index, each is equally weighted and the face values of their respective bonds are increased or decreased on a pro-rata basis.
Indexes reflect total return, unless otherwise specified, with all dividends reinvested. Indexes are unmanaged, do not reflect the deduction of fees or expenses, and are not available for direct investment.
The Overall Morningstar RatingTM is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with a fund's three-, five-, and 10-year (as applicable) Morningstar RatingTM metrics. © Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.
Morningstar proprietary ratings reflect historical risk-adjusted performance. For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar RatingTM 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. Load-waived ratings do not include any front-end sales charges (which are only available for certain defined contribution plans and certain mutual fund advisory programs) and should only be considered by investors who are not subject to sales loads. Not all funds with a load-waived rating may waive their front-end load. An investor should check with their advisor to determine if they are eligible to purchase the load-waived Class A share. The top 10% of the funds in an investment category receive 5 stars, 22.5% receive 4 stars, 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 is a weighted average of funds' three-, five-, and 10-year (as applicable) ratings. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Morningstar Rating is for the Class A share only; other classes may have different performance characteristics.
Lipper Category Average - Peer group averages are based on universes of funds with the same investment objectives. The average return for the peer group is based on the returns of each individual fund within the group for the period shown. This average assumes reinvestment of dividends.
Lipper Category Average Expense Ratio reflects the average net expenses of Class A shares of all funds with in the peer group based on Lipper data available.