Morningstar Ratings - Class N
(For the Period ending 3/31/2014)
Performance cited represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results and current performance may be lower or higher than the data quoted. Returns shown are average annual total returns, which assume reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Investment returns and principal will fluctuate with market and economic conditions and you may have a gain or loss when you sell shares.
International investing involves special risk considerations, including currency fluctuations, lower liquidity, economic and political risk. Investing in emerging markets can increase these risks.
Investing in smaller and medium capitalization companies involves special risks, including higher volatility and lower liquidity. Mid cap stocks are also more sensitive to purchase/sale transactions and changes in the issuer's financial condition.
The ratings are based on a risk-adjusted return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each Category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the middle 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five, and ten-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics.