The Fund seeks a high rate of total return consistent with long-term preservation of capital.
The Fund invests in bonds and other debt instruments of issuers from at least three different countries, including emerging market countries. The Fund will invest in both U.S. dollar-denominated and non-U.S.-currency-denominated debt instruments, including, but not limited to, government and government-related obligations, mortgage- and asset-backed securities, corporate and municipal bonds, collateralized mortgage obligations, CMOs, repurchase agreements, and other debt securities.
The proportions of the Fund’s assets held in various debt instruments will be revised in light of Dodge & Cox’s appraisal of the global economy, the relative yields of securities in the various market sectors and countries, the potential for a currency’s appreciation, the investment prospects for issuers, the countries’ domestic and political conditions, and other factors. In selecting securities, Dodge & Cox considers many factors, including, without limitation, yield-to-maturity, covenants, credit quality, liquidity, call risk, and capital appreciation potential.
The Fund may enter into various currency, interest rate, and credit-related transactions involving derivative instruments, including forwards, futures, swaps, and options.
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||Dividends are distributed in March, June, September and December; capital gains, if any, are distributed in December and March.