The fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in common stocks. It may hold fixed-income and other securities to help preserve principal value.
To invest primarily in the common stocks of established U.S companies we believe to have above-average potential for capital growth. Common stocks typically constitute at least half of total assets. The remaining assets are generally invested in other securities, including convertible securities, corporate and government debt, foreign securities, and futures and options.
Individuals seeking capital appreciation who can accept the price declines inherent in common stock investing but prefer a strategy that focuses on reducing risk as much as maximizing gains. Appropriate for both regular and tax-deferred accounts, such as IRAs.
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This fund offers investors a conservative “value” approach to long-term capital growth. It combines large-cap stocks with preferred stocks, convertibles, bonds, and money market instruments for capital preservation. By investing in stocks that already appear to be out of favor 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 will rise—providing capital appreciation opportunities.
Because of the fund’s fixed-income holdings or cash position, it may not keep pace in a rapidly rising market. And its value orientation carries the possibility that the market will not recognize a security’s intrinsic worth for an unexpectedly long time or that a stock judged to be undervalued may actually be appropriately priced.
* 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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