Comparing Floating NAV and Stable NAV Money Market Funds

Institutional investors have traditionally utilized 2a-7 money market funds to invest cash in a diversified portfolio that seeks to maintain principal and provide daily liquidity while receiving competitive returns. Floating NAV (Floating Net Asset Value) money market funds now require investors to consider a fund's price movement in addition to income. Floating NAV funds may offer the potential for attractive total returns over stable NAV funds that could compensate investors for the small fluctuations in a fund's price over a short investment horizon. The below interactive calculator helps investors understand how yield and net asset value (NAV) movements in a Floating NAV money market fund vs. stable NAV money market fund could impact total returns. It allows investors to input various yield and NAV movement parameters, including a mixed allocation to both Floating and Stable funds, to determine if the total return potential outweighs the income within a stable NAV fund.

This tool is provided for illustrative purposes only. The output provided is hypothetical and based on the information you have provided and not meant to depict the actual performance of specific investments.

There can be no assurance that the hypothetical investment scenarios shown will be attained.

Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of a mutual fund carefully before investing. Download a prospectus, or summary prospectus, if available, that contains this and other information about the fund, and read it carefully before investing.

Floating NAV
You could lose money by investing in a money market fund. Because the share price of the fund will fluctuate, when you sell your shares they may be worth more or less than what you originally paid for them. The fund may impose a fee upon the sale of your shares or may temporarily suspend your ability to sell shares if the fund’s liquidity falls below required minimums because of market conditions or other factors. An investment in the fund is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. The fund’s sponsor has no legal obligation to provide financial support to the fund, and you should not expect that the sponsor will provide financial support to the fund at any time.

Stable NAV
You could lose money by investing in a money market fund. Although the fund seeks to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per share, it cannot guarantee it will do so. The fund may impose a fee upon the sale of your shares or may temporarily suspend your ability to sell shares if the fund’s liquidity falls below required minimums because of market conditions or other factors. An investment in the fund is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. The fund’s sponsor has no legal obligation to provide financial support to the fund, and you should not expect that the sponsor will provide financial support to the fund at any time.

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