This fund's objective is long-term growth of capital through investment in the common stocks of companies located, or with primary operations, in Japan.
Invests substantially all (normally at least 80%) assets in a wide range of Japanese companies and industries. The fund seeks to identify companies that can achieve and sustain above-average, long-term earnings growth.
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 both regular and tax-deferred accounts, such as IRAs.
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This fund offers investors long-term capital growth potential by seeking to benefit from the strength of Japanese businesses in several of the world's leading industries--electronics and automobiles, among others. Although the pace of Japan's economic growth has slowed, many of the basic elements that made it one of the world's largest and most productive economies--a strongly motivated work force and first-class technical and production capabilities--remain in place.
Because of its focus on a single country, the fund involves higher risk than a more geographically diverse international fund. Share prices are also subject to market risk as well as risks associated with unfavorable currency exchange rates and political or economic uncertainty abroad.
* 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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