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Risk considerations: Stock fund values fluctuate and investors
may lose principal value. Small-cap and mid-cap stocks are more
susceptible to market volatility due to risks such as lack of
management experience, product diversification, financial resources,
competitive strength and liquidity. Real Estate Investment Trusts
(REITS) may be affected by economic conditions including credit risk,
interest rate risk and other factors that affect property values, rents
or occupancies of real estate.
Certain funds invest in highly leveraged companies, which tend to be
more sensitive to issuer, political, market and economic developments,
especially during economic downturns or periods of rising interest
rates. Groups of stocks, such as value and growth, go in and out of
favor, which may cause certain funds to underperform other equity funds.
Foreign investments present additional risk due to currency
fluctuations, economic and political factors, government regulations,
differences in accounting standards, and other factors. Investments in
emerging markets involve even greater risks. Focusing on particular
countries, regions, industries, sectors or types of investments may
cause greater risk of adverse developments in certain funds.
The return of principal in a fixed income fund is not guaranteed. Fixed
income funds have the same issuer, interest rate, inflation and credit
risks that are associated with underlying fixed income securities owned
by the fund. Mortgage- and Asset-Backed Securities are subject to
prepayment risk and the risk of default on the underlying mortgages or
other assets. High yield securities involve greater risk than investment
grade securities and tend to be more sensitive to economic conditions
and credit risk. An unconstrained investment approach can create
considerable exposure to certain types of securities, such as
derivatives, that present significant volatility, particularly over
short periods of time.
Derivatives, such as options, futures contracts, currency forwards or
swap agreements, may involve greater risks than if the Fund invested in
the referenced obligation directly. Derivatives are subject to risks,
such as market risk, liquidity risk, interest rate risk, credit risk
and management risk. Derivative investments could lose more than the
principal amount invested. Certain funds may use derivative for hedging
purposes or as part of the fund's investment strategy.
The use of leverage, derivatives and short sales could accelerate losses
to the Fund. These losses could exceed the original amount invested.
Certain funds may, at times, experience higher-than-average portfolio
turnover, which may generate significant taxable gains and increased
trading expenses, which, in turn, may lower the fund’s return.
1 MORNINGSTAR RATING:
The Overall Morningstar Rating™ for a fund is derived from the
weighted-average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5-
and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics.
For each fund with at least a 3-year history, Morningstar calculates a
Morningstar Rating™ based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure
that accounts for variations in a fund's monthly performance (including
the effects of sales charges, loads and redemption fees), placing more
emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance.
The top 10% of the funds in a broad asset class receive 5 stars, the
next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5%
receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. (Each share class is
counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated
separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution
As of May 31, 2016, the Scout Core Plus Bond Fund - Institutional Class received the following star ratings among U.S. domiciled Intermediate-Term Bond Funds for the following time periods: 3 stars (among 956 funds) for the 3 year, 5 stars (among 838 funds) for the 5 year and 5 stars (among 606 funds) for the 10 year periods.
The Fund may have experienced negative performance during one or more of the time periods represented by the Morningstar Analyst rating shown.
The performance data quoted represents past performance and is not a guarantee of future results.
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accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content
providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use
of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future
results. The Morningstar Rating may differ among share classes of a
mutual fund as a result of different sales loads and/or expense
structures. It may be based, in part, on the performance of a