Quarterly Commentaries: Perennial Fund
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Past performance is no guarantee of future results and current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. This data represents past performance and investors should understand that investment returns and principal values fluctuate, so that when you redeem your investment it may be worth more or less than its original cost. Current month-end performance data may be obtained by calling toll-free, 1-800-982-4372.
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Average Annual Returns
|Fund/Index||QTR||YTD||1 Year||3 Years**||5 Years**||10 Years**||15 Years**||Expense Ratio1|
|FPA Perennial||-2.78 %||-0.15 %||7.52 %||19.41 %||16.35 %||8.74 %||10.81 %||0.96 %|
|Russell 2500 ||-0.34 %||4.81 %||5.92 %||18.66 %||17.85 %||9.09 %||8.53 %|
|S&P 500||0.28 %||1.23 %||7.42 %||17.31 %||17.34 %||7.89 %||4.36 %|
Past performance is not indicative of future performance. The returns shown for the Fund are calculated at both net asset value (NAV) and reflecting deduction of the maximum sales charge of 5.25% (with load). The Russell 2500 Index consists of the 2,500 smallest companies in the Russell 3000 total capitalization universe. This index is considered a measure of small to medium capitalization stock performance. S&P 500 Index includes a representative sample of 500 leading companies in leading industries of the U.S. economy. The index focuses on the large-cap segment of the market, with over 80% coverage of U.S. equities, but is also considered a proxy for the total market.These indices do not reflect any commissions or fees which would be incurred by an investor purchasing the stocks they represent. The performance of the Fund and of the Averages is computed on a total return basis which includes reinvestment of all distributions.
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