Certain Class Funds are closed to new purchases and switches for registered plans, except for existing systematic transactions. Certain other Class Funds are not recommended for registered plan investors and registered plan investors should consider the trust fund equivalent for these Class Funds instead. Registered plan investors should also be aware that certain Class Funds may, from time to time bear an income tax expense which will reduce returns. Please read the fund facts for further details.
Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees, brokerage fees and expenses may be associated with investments in mutual funds and ETFs. Please read the mutual fund or ETF’s prospectus, which contains detailed investment information, before investing. The indicated rates of return are historical annual compounded total returns for the period indicated including changes in unit value and reinvestment of distributions. The indicated rates of return do not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or option charges or income taxes payable by any unitholder that would have reduced returns. Mutual funds and ETFs are not guaranteed. Their values change frequently. Past performance may not be repeated. If you buy other series of Fidelity funds, the performance will vary largely due to different fees and expenses.
Investors who buy Series F pay investment management fees and expenses to Fidelity. Investors will also pay their dealer a fee for financial advice services in addition to the Series F fees charged by Fidelity.
Standard deviation is a statistical measure of how much a return varies over an extended period of time. The more variable the returns, the larger the standard deviation. Investors may examine historical standard deviation in conjunction with historical returns to decide whether an investment's volatility would have been acceptable given the returns it would have produced. A higher standard deviation indicates a wider dispersion of past returns and thus greater historical volatility. Standard deviation does not indicate how an investment actually performed, but it does indicate the volatility of its returns over time. Standard deviation is annualized. The returns used for this calculation are not load-adjusted. Standard deviation does not predict the future volatility of a fund.
The investment risk level indicated is required to be determined in accordance with the Canadian Securities Administrators standardized risk classification methodology, which is based on the historical volatility of a fund, as measured by the ten-year annualized standard deviation of the returns of the fund. Standard deviation is used to quantify the historical dispersion of returns around the average returns over a recent ten-year period.
Currency neutrals funds use derivatives to mitigate the fund’s exposure to changes in exchange rates between developed market currencies and the Canadian dollar. The investment approach used by the funds, while effective in reducing exchange rate risk, will not completely eliminate the impact of currency fluctuations. The funds’ returns will differ from the local currency returns of its underlying funds.