All data as of 7-31-19 unless otherwise noted.
|NAV as of 8-20-19||Daily change||Daily change|
|YTD return as of 8-20-19||37.89%|
|Fund inception date||1-30-78|
|Share class inception date||1-20-98|
|Net fund assets as of 8-20-19||353220835|
|3 month||Year to date||1 year||3 year||5 year||10 year||Since inception|
|Precious Metals Fund||NAV||26.18||27.67||24.57||-5.63||-0.11||-1.92||7.59|
as of 6-30-19
|S&P 500 Index||1.69||20.24||7.99||13.36||11.34||14.03||11.91|
|FTSE Gold Mines Index||31.40||29.96||31.03||-3.45||3.33||-3.06||–|
|Lipper Precious Metals Equity Funds||24.78||25.55||19.11||-6.71||-0.47||-2.57||–|
Three-month and year-to-date returns are not annualized.
Figures quoted represent past performance, which is no guarantee of future results, and do not reflect taxes that a shareholder may pay on a fund. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance shown without sales charges would be lower if sales charges were reflected. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted and assumes the reinvestment of dividends and capital gains.
Public offering price (POP) is the price of one share of a fund including any sales charges. Net asset value (NAV) is the value of one share of the fund excluding any sales charges. Had sales charges been included, performance would be lower.
For Class A, the maximum front-end sales charge is 5.75%. Performance including sales charge assumes the sales charge for the corresponding time period.
Please keep in mind that high double-digit returns were primarily achieved during favorable market conditions. You should not expect that such favorable returns can be consistently achieved. A fund's performance, especially for short time periods, should not be the sole factor in making your investment decision.
Does not include sales charges and assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. If sales charges were included, returns would be lower.
Stock values fluctuate in response to the activities of individual companies and general market and economic conditions. Bond values fluctuate in response to the financial condition of individual issuers, general market and economic conditions, and changes in interest rates. Changes in market conditions and government policies may lead to periods of heightened volatility in the bond market and reduced liquidity for certain bonds held by the fund. In general, when interest rates rise, bond values fall and investors may lose principal value. Interest-rate changes and their impact on the fund and its share price can be sudden and unpredictable. Funds that concentrate their investments in limited sectors, such as gold-related investments, are more vulnerable to adverse market, economic, regulatory, political, or other developments affecting those sectors. Certain investment strategies tend to increase the total risk of an investment (relative to the broader market). This fund is exposed to foreign investment risk, geographic, nondiversification risk, smaller-company securities risk, and subsidiary risk. Consult the fund’s prospectus for additional information on these and other risks.