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You could lose money by investing in the Fund, and the Fund could underperform other investments. You should expect the Fund's share price and total return to fluctuate within a wide range. The Funds's performance could be hurt by:

  • Manager risk. Dodge & Cox’s opinion about the intrinsic worth of a company or security may be incorrect or the market may continue to undervalue a company or security. Dodge & Cox may not make timely purchases or sales of securities for the Fund.
  • Interest rate risk. Debt security prices may decline due to rising interest rates. The price of debt securities with longer maturities is typically affected more by rising interest rates than the price of obligations with shorter maturities.
  • Credit risk. An issuer or guarantor of a debt security may be unable or unwilling to make scheduled payments of interest and principal. Actual or perceived deterioration in an issuer’s or guarantor’s financial condition may affect a security’s value.
  • Below investment-grade securities risk. Debt securities rated below investment-grade, also known as “high-yield” or “junk” securities, generally have greater credit risk, more price volatility, and less liquidity than investment-grade securities.
  • Call risk. If interest rates fall, issuers of callable bonds may repay securities with higher interest rates before maturity. This could cause the Fund to lose potential price appreciation and reinvest the proceeds at lower interest rates.
  • Derivatives risk. Investing with derivatives, such as interest rate swaps and futures, involves risks additional to those associated with investing directly in securities. The value of a derivative may not correlate to the value of the underlying instrument to the extent expected. Derivative transactions may be volatile, and can create leverage, which could cause the Fund to lose more than the amount of assets initially contributed to the transaction, if any. The Fund may not be able to close a derivatives position at an advantageous time or price. For overthe- counter derivatives transactions, the counterparty may be unable or unwilling to make required payments and deliveries, especially during times of financial market distress.
  • Liquidity risk. The Fund may not be able to purchase or sell a security in a timely manner or at desired prices or achieve its desired weighting in a security. Liquidity risk may result from the lack of an active market or a reduced number and capacity of traditional market participants to make a market in fixed income securities, and may be magnified in a rising interest rate environment or other circumstances that cause increased supply in the market due to selling activity.
  • Mortgage- and asset-backed securities risk. Mortgage-related securities permit early repayment of principal based on prepayment of the underlying assets; changes in the rate of repayment affect the price and volatility of an investment. If prepayments occur faster than expected, the Fund receives lower interest payments than it expects. If prepayments occur slower than expected, it delays the return of principal to the Fund. Securities issued by certain U.S. government-sponsored entities (GSEs) are not issued or guaranteed by the U.S. Treasury; there is no assurance the U.S. government will provide support in the event a GSE issuer cannot meet its obligations.
  • Non-U.S. investment risk. Securities of non-U.S. issuers may be less liquid, more volatile, and harder to value than U.S. securities. Non-U.S. issuers may be subject to political, economic, or market instability, or unfavorable government action in their local jurisdictions. There may be less information publicly available about non-U.S. issuers and their securities, and those issuers may be subject to lower levels of government regulation and oversight. Non-U.S. securities may decline in value due to conditions specific to an individual country, including unfavorable economic conditions relative to the United States. There may be increased risk of delayed transaction settlement or security certificate loss. These risks may be higher when investing in emerging market issuers. Certain of these risks may also apply to securities of U.S. issuers with significant non-U.S. operations.
  • Emerging market risk. Emerging market securities present issuer, market, currency, liquidity, volatility, valuation, legal, political, and other risks different from, and potentially greater than, the risks of investing in securities of issuers in more developed markets.
  • Sovereign debt risk. An issuer of sovereign debt or the governmental authorities that control the repayment of the debt may be unable or unwilling to repay principal or interest when due. In the event of a default by a governmental entity on a sovereign debt obligation, there may be few or no effective legal remedies for collecting on such debt.

An investment in the Fund is not a deposit of a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency.

There are further risk factors described elsewhere in the prospectus and in the SAI.

The following bar chart is intended to help you understand the risks of investing in the Fund. The bar chart shows changes in the Fund’s returns from year to year.

The Fund’s past performance (before and after taxes) does not necessarily indicate how the Fund will perform in the future. Average annual total returns can be viewed on the Performance & Prices page of this website.

Highest/Lowest quarterly results during the time period were:
Highest: 7.48% (quarter ended June 30, 2009)
Lowest: -3.77% (quarter ended September 30, 2008)

The Fund’s total returns include the reinvestment of dividend and capital gain distributions, but have not been adjusted for any income taxes payable by shareholders on these distributions or on Fund share redemptions.

Returns represent past performance and do not guarantee future results. Investment return and share price will fluctuate with market conditions, and investors may have a gain or loss when shares are sold. Mutual fund performance changes over time and currently may be significantly lower than stated above. Monthly updates to performance are accessible from the Performance & Prices page.

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