BlackRock Advantage Large Cap Core
Objective And StrategyObjective
High total investment return.
Core Fund seeks to achieve its objective by investing at least 80% of its assets in equity securities, primarily common stock, of large cap companies located in the United States that BlackRock selects from among those that are, at the time of purchase, included in the Fund’s benchmark, the Russell 1000® Index. Equity securities consist primarily of common stock, preferred stock, securities convertible into common stock and securities or other instruments whose price is linked to the value of common stock. Large cap companies are companies that at the time of purchase have a market capitalization equal to or greater than the top 80% of the companies that comprise the Russell 1000® Index. The Fund will use an investment approach that blends growth and value. Growth companies are those whose earnings growth potential appears to the Fund management team to be greater than the market in general and whose revenue growth is expected to continue for an extended period. Stocks of growth companies typically pay relatively low dividends and sell at relatively high valuations. Value companies are those that appear to be undervalued by the market as measured by certain financial formulas.
* This Fund may invest in publicly issued equity securities, including common stocks. Investments in common stocks are subject to market risks that may cause their prices to fluctuate over time.
* The value of your investment in a Fund is based on the net asset value ("NAV") of the underlying funds and, in turn, the securities that the underlying funds hold. The Funds are subject to the risk that one or more underlying funds will not perform as expected or will under perform other similar funds or that the combination of underlying funds selected by the Funds' investment will not perform as expected. The Funds will be exposed to all of the risk of an investment in the underlying Funds.
* Under certain market conditions, growth investments have performed better during the later stages of economic expansion and value investments have performed best during periods of economic recovery. Therefore, these investing styles may over time go in and out of favor. At times when the investing style used by the Fund is out of favor, the Fund may underperform other equity funds that use different investing styles.
Large Cap Core09/2004
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