- Provides concentration in precious metals and minerals companies.
- Seeks to protect principal in inflationary times.
- Seeks to reduce portfolio volatility.
The fund's investment objective is long-term capital appreciation and to protect the purchasing power of your capital against inflation. Normally at least 80% of the fund's assets will be invested in equity securities of domestic and foreign companies (including those located in emerging markets) principally engaged in the exploration, mining, or processing of gold and other precious metals and minerals, such as platinum, silver, and diamonds. This 80% policy may be changed upon at least 60 days' written notice to shareholders.