The investment seeks maximum investment return through a combination of current income and capital appreciation.
The fund invests in fixed-income securities and in related derivatives, such as interest rate, credit, equity and foreign currency derivatives (futures, options, and swaps, options on swaps, and caps and floors). It invests primarily in investment-grade bonds. The fund may invest in securities of any duration. It may invest up to 50% of its assets in below investment-grade bonds.
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.