|Current||NAV||Change $||Change %||POP|
As of: 3/31/2018
|Year To Date||One Year||Three Years||Five Years||Since Inception|
|With sales charge||-10.32||-2.94||7.06||8.69||9.70|
All returns assume reinvestment of dividends and capital gains prior to the close of the fiscal year. The average annual returns in the table reflect the maximum sales charge of 5.00%.
|2.661% (subsidized)||2.124% (unsubsidized)|
|Reinvest Date||Dividend||STCG||LTCG||Return of Capital|
|Distribution and Service (12b-1) Fees||0.25%|
|Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses||1.55%|
|Fee Waivers and Expense Reimbursements||-0.60%|
|Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses (After Fee Waivers and Expense Reimbursements)||0.95%|
|Investment Amount $||Sales Charge as % of POP||Dealer Comm. as % of POP|
Investments made at or above the $1,000,000 breakpoint may be subject to a 1% CDSC on shares redeemed within 24 months of purchase.
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Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value. Because the Fund can only distribute what it earns, the Fund’s distributions to shareholders could decline when dividend income from stocks in the Fund’s portfolio declines. The Fund’s emphasis on dividend-paying stocks involves the risk that such stocks may fall out of favor with investors and underperform the market. Also, a company may reduce or eliminate its dividend, which could affect the Fund’s ability to generate income.
Preferred stocks are subject to the risks associated with other types of equity securities, such as potential volatility, as well as additional risks, such as risks related to deferral and omission of distributions; credit and subordination risk; interest rate risk; call, reinvestment and income risk; liquidity risk; risks related to limited voting rights; and risks related to special redemption rights.
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