The investment seeks high total return.
Under normal market conditions, the fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in the equity and debt securities of companies in the natural resources sector. It predominantly invests in equity securities, primarily common stock. In addition to its investments in companies in the natural resources sector, the fund may also invest up to 20% of its net assets in equity or debt securities of any type of foreign or U.S. issuer. It may invest a portion of its assets in smaller capitalization companies, which are generally companies with market capitalizations of less than $1.5 billion at the time of the fund's investment.
The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation; income is a secondary consideration.
Under normal conditions, the fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in securities of hard assets companies and instruments that derive their value from hard assets. Hard assets include precious metals (including gold), base and industrial metals, energy, natural resources and other commodities. A hard assets company is a company that derives, directly or indirectly, at least 50% of its revenues from exploration, development, production, distribution or facilitation of processes relating to hard assets.