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This section lists all anticipated income and Capital Gain distribution dates and any actual distributions are subject to adequacy of earnings and must be approved by the Board of Directors/Trustees. Please note that dates are subject to change.
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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.
A Note about Risk: Although the Fund invests in inflation-linked investments, there is no guarantee that the Fund will generate returns that exceed the rate of inflation in the U.S. over time. During periods of deflation or when inflation is lower than anticipated, the Fund is likely to underperform funds that hold fixed income securities similar to those held by the Fund but do not hold inflation-linked investments. The Fund may invest substantially in inflation-linked derivatives and other types of derivatives and is exposed to the risk that the value of a derivative instrument does not move in correlation to the value of an underlying securities, market index or interest rate, or moves in an opposite direction than anticipated by the Fund. Investing in derivatives also involves greater liquidity, leverage, and counterparty risk. Because derivatives may involve a small amount of cash relative to the total amount of the transaction, the magnitude of losses from derivatives may be greater than the amount originally invested by the Fund. In addition, the Fund must also be able to correctly forecast market movements and other factors to be successful with its derivatives investments. The Fund is subject to the general risks associated with investing in fixed income securities, including market, credit, liquidity, and interest rate risk. These factors can affect the Fund’s performance.
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 information presented in this section is intended for general information and is not intended to be relied upon and should not be relied upon, as financial, legal or tax advice for any particular investor. We strongly recommend that you contact your financial, legal or tax advisor regarding your particular tax situation.
The information presented in this section is not written or intended to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of avoiding any tax liabilities or penalties.
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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.