In general, ETFs can be expected to move up or down in value with the value of the applicable index. Although ETF shares may be bought and sold on the exchange through any brokerage account, ETF shares are not individually redeemable from the Fund. Investors may acquire ETFs and tender them for redemption through the Fund in Creation Unit Aggregations only. Please see the prospectus for more details.
Actively managed funds do not seek to replicate the performance of a specified index. An actively managed fund may underperform its benchmark. An investment in the fund is not appropriate for all investors and is not intended to be a complete investment program. Investing in the fund involves risks, including the risk that investors may receive little or no return on the investment or that investors may lose part or even all of the investment.
Sovereign bonds are issued by governments and government agencies and instrumentalities, which may be unable or unwilling to repay principal or interest on debt obligations in times of economic uncertainty.
Floating rate securities are often lower-quality debt securities and may involve greater risk of price changes and greater risk of default on interest and principal payments. The market for floating rate bank loans is largely unregulated and these assets usually do not trade on an organized exchange. As a result, floating rate bank loans can be relatively illiquid and hard to value.
Bank Loans are subject to credit, interest rate, income and prepayment risks. The fund may invest in secured and unsecured participations in bank loans. Participation loans are loans made by multiple lenders to a single borrower, e.g., several banks participate in one large loan with one of the banks taking the role of the lead bank. The lead bank recruits other banks to participate and share in the risks and profits. There is also the risk that the collateral may be difficult to liquidate or that a majority of the collateral may be illiquid. In participation the fund assumes the credit risk of the lender selling the participation in addition to the credit risk of the borrower.
Derivatives are based on one or more underlying securities, financial benchmarks, indices, or other obligations or measures of value; additional risks with derivatives trading (e.g., market, credit, counterparty and illiquidity) are possibly greater than the risks associated with investing directly in the underlying instruments. Derivatives can have a leveraging effect and increase fund volatility that can have a large impact on Fund performance.
Foreign (non-U.S.) Securities may be subject to greater political, economic, environmental, credit and information risks. Foreign securities may be subject to higher volatility than U.S. securities, due to varying degrees of regulation and limited liquidity. These risks are magnified in emerging markets.
Bonds generally present less short-term risk and volatility than stocks, but contain interest rate risk (as interest rates rise, bond prices usually fall); issuer default risk; issuer credit risk; liquidity risk; and inflation risk. These effects are usually pronounced for longer-term securities. Any fixed income security sold or redeemed prior to maturity may be subject to a substantial gain or loss.
ETFs trade like stocks, are subject to investment risk, fluctuate in market value and may trade at prices above or below the ETFs net asset value. Brokerage commissions and ETF expenses will reduce returns.
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