Gold Bullion Strategy
Objective And StrategyObjective
Returns that reflect the performance of the price of Gold bullion.
The Portfolio's adviser delegates execution of the Portfolio's investment strategy to the sub-adviser. Under normal circumstances, the Portfolio will invest primarily in Gold bullion-related: (1) exchange-traded funds ("ETFs"); (2) exchange-traded notes ("ETNs"); (3) exchange-traded futures contracts, (4) over-the-counter forward contracts and (5) fixed income securities, including through mutual funds and ETFs that invest primarily in fixed income securities. Gold bullion-related ETFs are those that invest primarily in (i) physical Gold bullion and/or (ii) over-the-counter or exchange-traded derivatives on Gold bullion such as forward contracts, futures contracts, options contracts or swap contracts. Gold bullion-related ETNs are those with interest and/or principal payments linked to the price of Gold bullion. Derivatives are primarily used as substitutes for Gold bullion because they are expected to produce returns that are substantially similar to those of Gold bullion. Derivatives used by the Fund are expected to produce a significant portion of the Fund’s returns. ETFs and ETNs may employ leverage, which magnifies the changes in the underlying Gold index or Gold price upon which they are based. The Portfolio concentrates investments in the Gold bullion industry under normal circumstances investing over 25% of its assets in the Gold bullion industry. For purposes of measuring the 25% Gold bullion industry investments, the Portfolio includes the effects of leverage to Gold bullion (e.g. a security with 2 times leverage to Gold bullion price changes is counted at twice its value). The Portfolio also invests in investment grade fixed income corporate notes and bonds to generate interest income and to seek to preserve principal.
* ETF Risks. Underlying ETS are subject to the following risks: 1) the market price of an Underlying ETF’s shares may trade above or below its net asset value; 2) an active trading market for an Underlying ETF’s shares may not develop or be maintained; 3) the Underlying ETF may employ an investment strategy that utilizes high leverage ratios; 4) trading of an Underlying ETF’s shares may be halted if the listing exchange’s officials deem such action appropriate, the shares are delisted from the exchange or the activation of market wide “circuit breakers” (which are tied to large decreases in stock prices) halts stock trading generally; or 5) the Underlying ETF may fail to achieve close correlation with the index that it tracks due to a variety of factors, such as rounding of prices and changes to the index and/or regulatory policies, resulting in the deviating of the Underlying ETF’s returns from that of its corresponding index. Some Underlying ETFs may be thinly traded, and the costs associated with respect to purchasing and selling the Underlying ETFs will be borne by the Portfolio.
* This portfolio is non-diversified, with the potential to invest a greater portion of its assets in a limited number of companies. Consequently, this portfolio may have more risk as changes in the value of a single security may have a more significant effect on the portfolio's net asset value.
* This portfolio can leverage or use leveraged instruments or derivatives. Portfolios that use leverage, that is, borrow money, are subject to the risk that the cost of borrowing money to leverage will exceed the returns for the securities purchased or that the securities purchased may actually go down in value. Thus the portfolio's net asset value can decrease more quickly than if the portfolio had not borrowed. Portfolios that use leveraged instruments or derivatives such as futures, options and swap agreements, may expose the portfolio to additional risks that it would not be subject to if it invested directly in the securities underlying those derivatives. The more a portfolio invests in leveraged instruments, the more the leverage will magnify any gains or losses on those investments.
* This portfolio is subject to the risks of concentrating a portfolio in a specific sector of the market. Changes in the specific sector will have a significant effect on the portfolio's net asset value.
* The price of gold may be volatile and Gold bullion-related ETFs, Underlying Funds, ETNs and derivatives may be highly sensitive to the price of Gold.
* The Portfolio is a new mutual fund and has a limited history of operation. The adviser has not previously managed a mutual fund.
* The investment adviser to the fund actively managed the fund’s investments. Consequently, the fund is subject to the risk that the methods and analyses employed by the investment adviser in this process may not produce the desired results. This could cause the fund to lose value or its investment results to lag relevant benchmarks or other funds with similar objectives.
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