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Index returns are for illustrative purposes only. Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Indexes are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results.
Indexes used in chart entitled Eurozone Dividend Yields Currently Outpacing Bonds are as follows: EMU Div Yield – MSCI EMU Index; German Div Yield – MSCI Germany Index; EU Corporate Bond – Citi EuroBIG BBB Yield to Maturity; EU Gov Bond – Bloomberg/EFFAS Bond Indices Euro Govt 7-10 Yr Avg Redemption Yield
International investing involves risks, including risks related to foreign currency, limited liquidity, less government regulation and the possibility of substantial volatility due to adverse political, economic or other developments. These risks often are heightened for investments in emerging/developing markets and in concentrations of single countries.
The Funds’ use of derivatives may reduce the Funds’ returns and/or increase volatility and subject the Funds to counterparty risk, which is the risk that the other party in the transaction will not fulfill its contractual obligation. The Funds could suffer losses related to its derivative positions because of a possible lack of liquidity in the secondary market and as a result of unanticipated market movements, which losses are potentially unlimited. There can be no assurance that the Funds’ hedging transactions will be effective. This material represents an assessment of the market environment as of March 2015. The views expressed are subject to change, and are not intended to be a forecast of future events or a guarantee of future results. This information should not be relied upon by the reader as research or investment advice regarding the funds or any security in particular.
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