The fund seeks long-term capital growth by investing primarily in small companies whose common stocks are believed to be undervalued.
Reflecting a value approach to investing, the fund will seek the stocks of companies whose current stock prices do not appear to adequately reflect their underlying value as measured by assets, earnings, cash flow, or business franchises. The fund primarily invests in companies with a market capitalization that is within or below the range of companies in the Russell 2000 Index.
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This fund offers a value-focused way to access the attractive growth potential of small-cap companies. By investing in stocks that already appear to be out of favor or undervalued, the fund should be less volatile than a fund investing in growth stocks.
Value investors face the risk that the market will not recognize a security’s intrinsic worth for a long time, or that a stock judged to be undervalued may actually be appropriately priced. Stocks of small companies are subject to more erratic price movements than larger-company stocks. These companies often have limited product lines, markets, or financial resources and their management teams may lack depth and experience.
* Annually we evaluate the standard deviation of each US mutual fund listed and its resulting placement within specific risk/return categories.
Methodology: If a fund is at least 5 year old, it is generally placed in risk/return categories based on the standard deviation of its performance for the longest period of its calendar year returns;
the longest time period used for analysis is 10 years (regardless of the fund's inception). If a fund is less than 5 years old, we generally use the fund's primary benchmark disclosed in its prospectus as a proxy and follow the same process of using 10-year standard deviation of the benchmark,
or longest time period available. The firm at its sole discretion may show a fund in a higher risk category based on qualitative or other factors that may differ from this methodology.
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