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Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, and it is possible to lose money by investing. Because this fund may, at times, concentrate its investments in a specific area, during such times it may be subject to greater risks and market fluctuations than when the portfolio represents a broader range of securities. The funds strategies may also result in high portfolio turnover that could result in increased commission costs, affecting the fund’s performance, as well as capital gains tax liabilities to the shareholder. The fund may invest in securities of foreign companies. Foreign investments involve special risks including currency fluctuation and political instability. There is no guarantee that the investment objectives will be met. Dividends and yields represent past performance and there is no guarantee that they will continue to be paid.
Long-term capital growth through investments in a focused number of large U.S. growth stocks.
Designed to invest in early stage, rapid growth companies with large market opportunities.
Average annual total returns illustrate the annual compounded returns that would have produced the cumulative total return if the fund's performance had remained constant throughout the period indicated. Returns for periods less than one year are not annualized.
For periods prior to the inception of a class, performance is for the oldest class, restated with applicable fees, if any.
Extraordinary performance is attributable in part to unusually favorable market conditions and may not be repeated or consistently achieved in the future.
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Returns or yields for the fund would have been lower if .17% of the management fee had not been waived. The advisor expects this waiver to continue until November 30, 2021, and cannot terminate it prior to such date without the approval of the Board of Directors. Review the annual or semiannual report for the most current information.
Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, and it is possible to lose money by investing. Because the fund may, at times, concentrate its investments in a specific area, during such times they may be subject to greater risks and market fluctuations than when the portfolio represents a broader range of securities. The fund's strategies may also result in high portfolio turnover that could result in increased commission costs, affecting the fund's performance, as well as capital gains tax liabilities to the shareholder.
Please see the prospectus for details about sales charges.
The gross expense ratio is the fund's total annual operating costs, expressed as a percentage of the fund's average net assets for a given time period. It is gross of any fee waivers or expense reimbursement. The net expense ratio is the expense ratio after the application of any waivers or reimbursement. This is the actual ratio that investors paid during the fund's most recent fiscal year. Please see the prospectus for more information.
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