The fund seeks to provide long-term growth through a combination of capital appreciation and current income.
To invest at least 80% of net assets in the equity securities of real estate companies. The fund's definition of real estate companies is broad and includes those with a minimum of 50% of revenues or profits derived from, or assets committed to, real estate activities. Up to 20% of fund assets may be invested in companies deriving a substantial portion of revenues or profits from servicing real estate firms, as well as in companies unrelated to the real estate business. The fund can invest up to 25% of its total assets in foreign securities.
Individuals seeking long-term growth and current income through exposure to real estate companies and who can accept the greater risk of price declines inherent in a narrowly focused fund. Appropriate for both regular and tax-deferred accounts, such as IRAs.
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This fund offers long-term capital growth potential through a combination of appreciation and current income. This fund is widely diversified within the real estate universe and could complement a stock and bond portfolio because real estate does not closely track the performance of the broad markets. The fund also invests in many companies that pay dividends, which are always a positive component of total return.
Due to its concentration in the real estate industry, the fundís share price could be more volatile than that of a fund with a broader investment mandate. Trends perceived to be unfavorable to real estate, such as changes in the tax laws or rising interest rates, could cause a decline in share prices.
* 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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