A tale of two markets. John W. Rogers, Jr. discusses why he expects value to come roaring back in 2021, trouncing growth.Read full article
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Investing in small- and mid-cap stocks is more risky and volatile than investing in large-cap stocks. The intrinsic value of the stocks in which the Fund invests may never be recognized by the broader market. Ariel Fund is often concentrated in fewer sectors than its benchmarks, and its performance may suffer if these sectors underperform the overall stock market.
Performance data quoted represents past performance. All performance assumes the reinvestment of dividends and capital gains, and represents returns of the Investor Class shares. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. Performance data current to the most recent month-end for Ariel Fund may be obtained by visiting our website, arielinvestments.com. As quoted in the interview, for the period from October 1 to November 30, 2020, Ariel Fund returned [21%]. For the period ended 12/31/20, the average annual total returns of the Ariel Fund for the one-, five- and ten-year periods were 10.02%, 9.66%, and 10.04%, respectively. Ariel Fund’s Investor Class shares had an annual expense ratio of 1.04% for the year ended September 30, 2020. Ariel Fund’s Investor Class shares had an annual expense ratio of 1.02% for the year ended September 30, 2019.
In this interview, Mr. Rogers candidly discusses the markets and certain asset classes. These opinions are current as of the date of this commentary but are subject to change. The information provided in this commentary does not provide information reasonably sufficient upon which to base an investment decision and should not be considered a recommendation to purchase or sell any particular security.
A growth investment strategy seeks stocks that are deemed to have superior growth potential. Growth stocks offer an established track record and are perceived to be less risky than value stocks. A value investment strategy seeks undervalued stocks that show a strong potential for growth. The intrinsic value of the stocks in which a value strategy invests may be based on incorrect assumptions or estimations, may be affected by declining fundamentals or external forces, and may never be recognized by the broader market.
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