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|| Pacific/Asia ex-Japan Stk
The fund's objective is long-term capital appreciation through investments in large and small companies located, or with primary operations, in Asia (excluding Japan).
Invests primarily in companies in Asia and the Pacific Basin, excluding Japan.
Those seeking enhanced appreciation potential over time and greater diversification for their equity investments who can accept the volatility associated with investing in stocks, as well as the special risks that accompany international investing. Appropriate for taxable and tax-deferred accounts, such as IRAs.
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This fund pursues substantial long-term growth by investing in well-managed growth companies in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. Because these economies, and those of other countries in the region, are generally in an earlier stage of development than more developed economies, they could provide greater long-term growth potential than developed markets.
The fundís relatively limited geographic orientation and exposure to emerging markets increase its risk level. The fund price is subject to market risk in addition to risks associated with unfavorable currency exchange rates and political or economic uncertainty abroad.