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Pioneer Classic Balanced Fund


Strategy

FUND STRATEGY

The Fund seeks capital growth and current income through a diversified portfolio of equity securities and bonds. The strategy is designed to provide investors the potential growth and income that stocks and fixed-income securities can provide but with less volatility than an all-equity investment.
Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against loss in a declining market.


PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVE

"On the equity side, we employ a value bias fundamental driven approach to seek large capitalization companies with an emphasis on above average yield. The fixed-income component of the Fund contains a mix of all fixed-income sectors for income generation. We actively allocate assets between equity and debt, based on our assessment of current business, market and economic conditions."

A WORD ABOUT RISK

When interest rates rise, the prices of fixed-income securities in the Fund will generally fall. Conversely, when interest rates fall, the prices of fixed-income securities in the Fund will generally rise. Investments in the Fund are subject to possible loss due to the financial failure of issuers of underlying securities and their inability to meet their debt obligations. Prepayment risk is the chance that an issuer may exercise its right to prepay its security, if falling interest rates prompt the issuer to do so. Forced to reinvest the unanticipated proceeds at lower interest rates, the fund would experience a decline in income and lose the opportunity for additional price appreciation. The portfolio invests in REIT securities, the value of which can fall for a variety of reasons, such as declines in rental income, fluctuating interest rates, poor property management, environmental liabilities, uninsured damage, increased competition, or changes in real estate tax laws. Investing in foreign and/or emerging market securities involves risks relating to interest rates, currency exchange rates, economic, and political conditions. The portfolio may invest in mortgage-backed securities, which during times of fluctuating interest rates may increase or decrease more than other fixed-income securities. Mortgage-backed securities are also subject to pre-payments. At times, the Fund's investments may represent industries or industry sectors that are interrelated or have common risks, making it more susceptible to any economic, political, or regulatory developments or other risks affecting those industries and sectors. These risks may increase share price volatility.


Fund Facts

As of July 31, 2014

ClassA SharesB SharesC SharesY Shares*
CUSIP72387P10672387P20572387P30472387P403
Nasdaq SymbolAOBLXASBBXPCBCXAYBLX
Inception Date/
Performance Inception Date
12/19/19919/3/19979/3/199712/19/1991
Total Net Assets (millions)$149.7$2.8$23.7$37.5
Initial Minimum Investment$1,000$1,000$1,000$5,000,000
Management Fee0.65%0.65%0.65%0.65%
Expense Ratio (Gross)1.28%2.38%2.01%0.90%
Expense Ratio (Net)1.16%2.06%2.01%0.90%

Initial minimum investment amounts for retirement plans are lower.
*Class Y shares are not subject to sales charges and are available for limited groups of investors, including institutional investors.
The Net Expense ratio reflects contractual expense limitations currently in effect through 12/1/2014 and 12/1/2014 for Class A and B Shares, respectively. There can be no assurance that Pioneer will extend the expense limitations beyond such time. Please see the prospectus and financial statements for more information.


Portfolio Characteristics

As of July 31, 2014

Average P/E (Trailing)22.4
Weighted Avg. Mkt. Capitalization (millions)$105,682
Median Market Capitalization (millions)$36,323
Total Holdings448
Turnover45%

P/E refers to the price of a stock divided by its earnings per share. Reflects weighted average of trailing 12-month price-to-earnings ratios of portfolio holdings.
Market Capitalization reflects the total U.S.-denominated portion of the portfolio.
Turnover Ratio is the percentage of a fund's assets that have changed over the course of a given time period, usually a year. Mutual funds with higher turnover ratios tend to have higher expenses.


Portfolio Management


Walter Hunnewell, Jr., Portfolio Manager
Mr. Hunnewell is a vice president at Pioneer. He joined the company in August 2001 and has been an investment professional since 1985.
Richard Schlanger, Portfolio Manager
Mr. Schlanger, a vice president, joined Pioneer as a portfolio manager in 1988.





Not FDIC insured May lose value No bank guarantee

Before investing, consider the product's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. Contact your advisor or Pioneer Investments for a prospectus or summary prospectus containing this information. Read it carefully. To obtain a free prospectus and for information on any Pioneer fund, please download from our web site.

Neither Pioneer, nor its representatives, are legal or tax advisors. In addition, Pioneer does not provide advice or recommendations. The investments you choose should correspond to your needs, goals, and risk tolerance. For assistance in determining your financial situation, please consult an investment professional.

 
 

Before investing, consider the product's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. Contact your advisor or Pioneer Investments for a prospectus or summary prospectus containing this information. Read it carefully. To obtain a free prospectus or summary prospectus and for information on any Pioneer fund, please download it here.

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