Investments carry risks, including possible loss of principal. Additional risks may be associated with investments outside the United States, especially in emerging markets, including currency fluctuations, illiquidity, volatility, and political and economic risks. Investments in small- and mid-capitalization companies may increase the risk of greater price fluctuations. Portfolios investing in bonds have the same interest rate, inflation, and credit risks that are associated with the underlying bonds. The value of bonds will fluctuate relative to changes in interest rates, decreasing when interest rates rise. Investments in the Fund are not FDIC insured, nor are they bank deposits or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity.
Class I shares may not be available to all investors. Minimum investments for the I share class may be higher than those for other classes.
Portfolio attributes and holdings can and do vary. Weights are percent of total portfolio, unless otherwise noted.
Short Sale Risk – A short sale involves the sale by the Fund of a security that the Fund has borrowed, but does not own, in anticipation of purchasing that same security at a lower price in the future in order to close the short position. If the value of the borrowed security increases between the date the Fund enters into the short sale and the date that the Fund buys that security to cover its short position, the Fund may experience a loss.
Derivatives Risk – The Fund’s investments in futures, interest rate swaps, and credit default swaps involve the risks associated with the securities or other assets underlying those derivatives, including the risk of changes in the value of the underlying assets between the date that the Fund enters into the derivatives transaction and the date that the Fund closes out that transaction. The Fund’s investments in futures, interest rate swaps, and credit default swaps also involve the risk that the other party to the transaction will be unable or unwilling to perform its obligations to the Fund, that the Fund will be unable to sell or close its positions in such derivatives or will be delayed in doing so, and that the Fund will have difﬁculty valuing such derivatives.
Commodities-Related Investment Risk – Investments that expose the Fund to the commodities market, such as commodity-linked derivatives instruments or exchange traded funds or other investment vehicles that invest in commodities, may subject the Fund to greater volatility than investments in other securities. The value of a commodity-related investment may be affected by changes in overall market movements, commodity index volatility, changes in interest rates, risks affecting derivatives when used to obtain commodities exposure, or factors affecting a particular industry or commodity.
Thornburg mutual funds are distributed by Thornburg Securities Corporation.
Please see our glossary for a definition of terms.