The investment seeks to maximize total return consistent with current income.
The fund invests at least 80% of its assets in bonds. Fund investments include corporate, asset-backed, and mortgage-backed securities with a minimum rating in the lowest investment grade category (i.e., rated BBB by Standard & Poor's or Baa by Moody's Investors Service, or higher, or unrated and considered by the fund's sub-adviser, Taplin, Canida & Habacht, LLC (TCH), an affiliate of the Adviser, to be comparable in quality) at the time of purchase and repurchase agreements and U.S. government 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.