The fund's objective is to seek a high level of dividend income and long-term capital growth primarily through investments in stocks.
To normally invest at least 80% of its net assets (including any borrowings for investment purposes) in common stocks, with an emphasis on large-capitalization stocks that have a strong track record of paying dividends or that are believed to be undervalued.
Individuals seeking a relatively conservative approach to investing in stocks who can accept the risk of loss inherent in common stock investing. Appropriate for both regular and tax-deferred accounts, such as IRAs.
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This fund offers a relatively conservative, value-oriented way to pursue substantial dividend income and long-term capital growth potential. It invests in common stocks of established firms that are expected to pay above-average dividends. By investing in stocks that already appear to be out of favor or undervalued, the fund should be less volatile than one investing in growth stocks. If, as the manager expects, the underpriced holdings regain favor in the marketplace, their stock prices may riseóproviding capital appreciation opportunities.
The value approach carries the risk that the market will not recognize a securityís true worth for a long time, or that a stock judged to be undervalued may actually be appropriately priced. As with all equity funds, the fundís share price can fall because of weakness in the broad market, a particular industry, or specific holdings.
* Funds are placed in general risk/return categories based on their 10-year standard deviation
(as of December 2015) or, for newer funds, the standard deviation of the types of securities
in which they invest. There is no assurance past trends will continue.
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