Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value.
Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses.
This and other important information is contained in the fund prospectuses and summary prospectuses, which can be obtained from a financial professional and should be read carefully before investing.
Investing outside the United States involves risks, such as currency fluctuations, periods of illiquidity and price volatility. These risks may be heightened in connection with investments in developing countries.
The return of principal for bond funds and for funds with significant underlying bond holdings is not guaranteed. Fund shares are subject to the same interest rate, inflation and credit risks associated with the underlying bond holdings.
Hedge instruments, including exchange-traded futures contracts and exchange-traded put options, may not provide an effective hedge of the underlying securities because changes in the prices of such instruments may not track those of the securities they are intended to hedge. In addition, the managed risk strategy may not effectively protect the portfolio from market declines and will limit participation in market gains. The use of the managed risk strategy could cause the portfolio's return to lag those of the underlying funds in certain market conditions.
Lower rated bonds are subject to greater fluctuations in value and risk of loss of income and principal than higher rated bonds.
Investments in mortgage-related securities involve additional risks, such as prepayment risk.
While not directly correlated to changes in interest rates, the values of inflation-linked bonds generally fluctuate in response to changes in real interest rates and may experience greater losses than other debt securities with similar durations.
Although the target date portfolios are managed for investors on a projected retirement date time frame, the allocation strategy does not guarantee that investors' retirement goals will be met. Investment professionals manage the portfolio, moving it from a more growth-oriented strategy to a more income-oriented focus as the target date gets closer. The target date is the year that corresponds roughly to the year in which an investor is assumed to retire and begin taking withdrawals. Investment professionals continue to manage each portfolio for approximately 30 years after it reaches its target date.
Small-company stocks entail additional risks, and they can fluctuate in price more than larger company stocks.
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Fund shares of U.S. Government Securities Fund are not guaranteed by the U.S. government.