The investment seeks a superior total rate of return.
The fund invests at least 80% of its net assets (plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes) in fixed income securities. These typically include: U.S. dollar-denominated corporate obligations and bank loans, securities issued or guaranteed by the U.S. government or its agencies or instrumentalities, U.S. and foreign issuer dollar-denominated bonds including, but not limited to, corporate obligations, government and agency issues, private placement bonds, securities subject to resale pursuant to Rule 144A, convertible bonds, mortgage-backed, and other asset-backed securities.
The investment seeks a high and stable rate of current income, consistent with long-term preservation of capital.
The fund invests in a diversified portfolio of high-quality bonds and other debt securities. Under normal circumstances, the fund will invest at least 80% of its total assets in (1) investment-grade debt securities and (2) cash equivalents. "Investment grade" means securities rated Baa3 or higher by Moody's Investors Service, or BBB- or higher by Standard & Poor's Ratings Group or Fitch Ratings, or equivalently rated by any nationally recognized statistical rating organization, or, if unrated, deemed to be of similar quality by Dodge & Cox.