The investment seeks long-term growth of capital.
The fund normally invests its assets primarily in common stocks (and securities convertible into common stocks) of U.S. and foreign companies. Investment decisions for the fund are made without regard to the capitalization (size) of the companies in which it invests. The fund may invest in any size company, including large, medium and smaller companies. It may also invest in fixed-income instruments (without regard to credit rating or time to maturity), short-term debt instruments, gold and other precious metals, and futures contracts related to precious metals.