Long-term investors should look beyond stock market volatility
Market volatility can be unsettling, but history shows that prices have returned to less volatile patterns over time. That can be good news for long-term investors.
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Seamus Kelly was added as an additional portfolio manager on the Fund in January 2018.
Top 10 Equity Holdings as a percent of net assets as of 06/30/2018: Matsumotokiyoshi Holdings Co. Ltd. 2.4%, SCSK Corp. 2.1%, Teleperformance SE 2.0%, TechnoPro Holdings, Inc. 2.0%, Tsubaki Nakashima Co. Ltd. 1.9%, NGK Spark Plug Co. Ltd. 1.9%, Sopra Steria Group S.A. 1.9%, Shimadzu Corp. 1.8%, Rubis Group 1.8% and Okamura Corp. 1.8%.
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