Each fund, other than Retirement Allocation, is named for a “target date”—the approximate year when you expect to retire and start withdrawing from your account. Funds furthest from their target dates emphasize growth potential by investing almost entirely in equities. As investors move closer to—and into—retirement, the funds automatically adjust to a more conservative asset mix. Investments in Multi-Manager Select Retirement Funds are not guaranteed against loss of principal: at any time, your account value can be more or less than the original amount contributed—including at the time of the fund’s target date. Also, investing in Multi-Manager Select Retirement Funds does not guarantee sufficient income in retirement.
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Risks To Consider
Market Risk: The market values of the portfolio’s holdings rise and fall from day to day, so investments may lose value.
Credit Risk: A bond's credit rating reflects the issuer's ability to make timely payments of interest or principal - the lower the rating, the higher the risk of default. If the issuer's financial strength deteriorates, the issuer's rating may be lowered and the bond's value may decline.
Municipal Market Risk: Debt securities issued by state or local governments may be subject to special political, legal, economic and market factors that can have a significant effect on the portfolio's yield or value.
Interest Rate Risk: As interest rates rise, bond prices fall and vice versa, long-term securities tend to rise and fall more than short-term securities.
Inflation Risk: Prices for goods and services tend to rise over time, which may erode the purchasing power of investments.
Leverage Risk: Trying to enhance investment returns by borrowing money or using other leverage tools magnify both gains and losses, resulting in greater volatility.
Derivatives Risk: Investing in derivative instruments such as options, futures, forwards or swaps can be riskier than traditional investments, and may be more volatile, especially in a down market.
Below Investment Grade Securities Risk: Investments in fixed-income securities with lower ratings (commonly known as "junk bonds") tend to have a higher probability that an issuer will default or fail to meet its payment obligations.
Local Economy Risk: This portfolio may contain municipal securities issued by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico as well as other local governments whose current economic conditions could exacerbate the risks associated with investing in these securities.
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