An investment in the Fund involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. The value of the Fund’s positions in options will fluctuate in response to changes in the values of the assets they track and may be subject to greater fluctuations in value than investments in the underlying assets. The risk involved in selling a put option is that the market value of the underlying security could decrease and the option could be exercised, obligating the seller of the put option to buy the underlying security from the purchaser at an exercise price that is higher than its prevailing market price. The trading of options is a highly specialized activity that entails greater than ordinary investment risks.
Fixed-income securities respond to economic developments, particularly interest rate changes and the creditworthiness of individual issuers. Changes in interest rates may cause the value of a security to fluctuate, with lower rated securities more volatile than higher rated securities.