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.
PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVE
"On the equity side, we employ a value bias fundamental driven approach to buy 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 underlying securities and their inability to meet their debt obligations. Prepayment risk is the chance that mortgage-backed bonds will be paid off early if falling interest rates prompt homeowners to refinance their mortgages. 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 associated with falling interest rates. 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.
As of May 31, 2013
|Class||A Shares||B Shares||C Shares||Y Shares*|
Performance Inception Date
|Total Net Assets (millions)||$132.6||$4.1||$22.9||$151.1|
|Initial Minimum Investment||$1,000||$1,000||$1,000||$5,000,000|
|Total Expense Ratio (Gross)||1.30%||2.33%||2.02%||0.88%|
|Total Expense Ratio (Net)||1.16%||2.06%||2.02%||0.88%|
Initial minimum investment amounts for retirement plans are lower.
As of May 31, 2013
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.
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|
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