Lord Abbett Growth and Income
Objective And StrategyObjective
Long-term growth of capital and income without excessive fluctuations in market value.
Under normal market conditions, the Fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in equity securities of large companies. The Fund primarily invests in large, established U.S. and multinational companies that the portfolio manager believes are undervalued. The Fund’s investments primarily include equity securities, large company securities, value stocks, multinational and foreign company securities that are traded primarily on a U.S. securities exchange. The Fund's investments may include derivatives, such as options or futures, which the Fund may use to protect gains in the Fund’s portfolio, hedge against certain risks, or efficiently gain investment exposure.
* This portfolio invests in securities of foreign issuers which involves risks not typically associated with domestic issuers, including currency fluctuations and the possibility of political and economic instability. Emerging markets involve risks in addition to those generally associated with foreign securities, because political and economic structures in many emerging markets may be undergoing significant evolution and rapid development.
* 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.
Large Cap Core12/1989
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