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International investing involves special risk considerations, including economic and political conditions, inflation rates and currency fluctuations. Due to the limited focus of this fund, it may experience greater volatility than funds with a broader investment strategy. It is not intended to serve as a complete investment program by itself. The fund is classified as nondiversified. Because it is nondiversified, it may hold large positions in a small number of securities. To the extent it maintains such positions; a price change in any one of those securities may have a greater impact on the fund's share price than if it were diversified. 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.
Total return primarily through holdings in companies engaged in mining, processing or distributing gold or other precious metals throughout the world.
Seeks to help investors hedge against inflation and overall economic uncertainty through gold's traditional status as a global alternative currency and its historic ability to hold intrinsic value.
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.
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Due to the limited focus of these funds, they may experience greater volatility than funds with a broader investment strategy. They are not intended to serve as a complete investment program by themselves.
International investing involves special risks, such as political instability and currency fluctuations.
Understanding inherent risks such as interest rate fluctuation, credit risk and economic conditions are important when considering an investment in real estate.
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