We consider foreign companies to be those domiciled outside of the United States. When determining domicile, we may consider factors such as a company's country of incorporation, primary exchange, geographic location of assets, and geographic sources of revenue.
A company that derives at least 50% of its revenues from goods produced or sold, investments made, or services performed in an emerging market country, is considered by Wasatch Funds to be an emerging markets company (regardless of its country of incorporation or exchange). When the majority of a company's assets are located in an emerging market, we will generally consider the company to be domiciled in an emerging market.
Investing in bonds, you are subject, but not limited to, the same interest rate, inflation and credit risk associated with the underlying bonds owned by the Fund. Return of principal is not guaranteed. Interest rate risk is the risk that a debt security’s value will decline due to changes in market interest rates. The interest rate is the amount charged, expressed as a percentage of principal, by a lender to a borrower for the use of assets. Even though some interest-bearing securities offer a stable stream of income,their prices will fluctuate with changes in interest rates. Inflation risk is the possibility that inflation will reduce the purchasing power of a currency, and subsequently reduce the value of a security or asset, and may result in rising interest rates. Inflation is the overall upward price movement of goods and services in an economy that causes the value of a dollar to decline. Credit risk is the risk that the issuer of a debt security will fail to repay principal and interest on the security when due. Credit risk is affected by the issuer’s credit status, and is generally higher for non-investment grade securities.
Portfolio holdings are subject to change at any time. References to specific securities should not be construed as recommendations by the Funds or their Advisor.
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