MainStay Candriam Emerging Markets Equity Fund
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Fund Objective: The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation
Investment Strategy and Process
Under normal circumstances, the Fund invests at least 80% of its assets (net assets plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in equity securities or equity-related securities issued by entities in, or tied economically to, emerging markets. The Fund may invest in securities issued by entities without regard to market capitalization, including smaller companies. These securities may be denominated in U.S. or non-U.S. currencies. The Fund may also invest in exchange-traded funds to obtain this exposure or for other investment purposes. The Fund may also invest in American Depositary Receipts, Global Depositary Receipts and non-voting Depositary Receipts.
Candriam Belgium, the Fund’s Subadvisor, has discretion to determine the countries considered to be emerging market countries, including taking into consideration a variety of factors, such as the development of a country’s financial and capital markets, inclusion of a country in an index representative of emerging markets.
The Subadvisor determines that an investment is tied economically to an emerging market if such investment satisfies either of the following conditions: (i) the issuer’s primary trading market is in an emerging market, or (ii) the investment is included in an index representative of emerging markets.
At times, the Fund might increase the relative exposure to investments in a particular region or country. The Fund may invest up to 20% of its net assets in securities that are not issued by entities in, or tied economically to, emerging markets. These investments may include equity securities, U.S. government and agency securities and short-term investments, such as cash and cash equivalents.
The Fund may also make use of derivative financial instruments for the purpose of hedging or exposure, such as futures, options, swaps, and forwards.
Class A & INV: 5.5% maximum initial sales charge; a 1% CDSC may be imposed on certain redemptions made within 18 months of the date of purchase on shares that were purchased without an initial sales charge. Class C: 1% CDSC if redeemed within one year. Class I: No initial sales charge or CDSC.
Performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Due to market volatility, current performance may be less or higher than the figures shown. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that upon redemption, shares may be worth more or less than their original cost.
Before You Invest
Investments in foreign securities may be riskier than investments in U.S. securities. Differences between U.S. and foreign regulatory regimes and securities markets, including less stringent investor protections and disclosure standards of some foreign markets, less liquid trading markets and political and economic developments in foreign countries, may affect the value of the Fund's investments in foreign securities. Foreign securities may also subject the Fund's investments to changes in currency rates. These risks may be greater with respect to securities of companies that conduct their business activities in emerging markets or whose securities are traded principally in emerging markets.
1. POP (Public Offering Price) is the NAV (Net Asset Value) plus a sales charge. All POPs are subject to revision and include the maximum sales charge.
4. No sales charge applies to Class A and Investor Class share investments of $1,000,000 or more ($250,000 or more with respect to MainStay California Tax Free Opportunities Fund, MainStay High Yield Municipal Bond Fund, MainStay New York Tax Free Opportunities Fund, MainStay Tax Advantaged Short Term Bond Fund, and MainStay Tax Free Bond Fund; or $500,000 or more with respect to MainStay Floating Rate Fund and MainStay Short Duration High Yield Fund). For purchases of Class A and Investor Class shares of each MainStay Fund made without an initial sales charge on or after August 1, 2017, a contingent deferred sales charge of 1.00% may be imposed on certain redemptions made within 18 months of the date of purchase.
The P/E Ratio (price-to-earnings) denotes the weighted average of all the P/Es of the securities in the Fund's portfolio. The P/B Ratio (price-to-book) is the weighted average of all the P/Bs of the securities in the Fund's portfolio. Return on Equity (ROE) is the weighted average of all the ROEs of the securities in the Fund's portfolio. ROE is calculated by dividing net income by book value. Standard deviation measures how widely dispersed a fund's returns have been over a specified period of time. A high standard deviation indicates that the range is wide, implying greater potential for volatility. Beta is a measure of historical volatility relative to an appropriate index (benchmark) based on its investment objective. A beta greater than 1.00 indicates volatility greater than the benchmark's. Alpha measures a fund's risk-adjusted performance and is expressed as an annualized percentage. R-Squared measures the percentage of a fund's movements that result from movements in the index. The Sharpe Ratio shown is calculated for the past 36-month period by dividing annualized excess returns by annualized standard deviation. The Annual Turnover Rate is as of the most recent annual shareholder report. Upside/Downside Market Capture measures a manager's performance in up/down markets relative to the Fund's benchmark.