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 2024

Effective giving involves two parts - giving to the right causes and giving the right way.  Mitchell gave the Expert Advice in the article "How to Plan Charitable Donations & Their Benefit"

 2024

Most Americans think they can go to an attorney, get some documents written up and their estate planning is done.  There is so much more, including making sure your heirs are ready to inherit your wealth.  Look for some Capital Intelligence quotes in "Most Americans not at all ready for the Great Wealth Transfer"

2024

Wealth has increased in most households since the start of the pandemic. But that does not mean that individuals in those households are sleeping better at night. This is especially true for younger people. I shared some of my thoughts in this Financial Advisor article. "Increasing Wealth Not Calming Young Investors, Advisors Say"

2024

For Healthy Heart Month the Investment News reached out to several advisors to discuss what they do and recommend for their clients to keep their heart healthy.  Mitchell discusses some of his top recommendations.  "How Advisors Are Maintaining A Healthy Heart."

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Current technology is predicted to increase lifespan and healthspan of most Americans.  Mitchell shares his thoughts in "Millennial Money: The 4 longevity questions you should ask your financial planner"

2024

Talking to your children is often a very difficult subject, but is usually the best way for them to learn as studies have shown that most financial literacy programs do not have strong long-term success rates.  Mitchell talks about the importance of money conversations in families.  "Teacher Tells Parents Their Financial Talk With Daughter Is Very Inappropriate"

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Retirement isn't only about having enough money to quit working.  Planned properly, it can be a wonderful time.  But, many people who retire to nothing end up being unhappier than when they work working.  You can see our thoughts in "Planning to retire in 2024? Do this one thing now."

2023

It's a fine line between helping your adult children in a very difficult financial climate and potentially keeping them from launching.  Helping them can help you in the long-run or can take away funds that will be needed to retire.  While a little out of context, you can find Mitchell's quote in "Parents Are Risking Their Retirements to Support Adult Children."


 2023

Both of us are Chartered Advisors in Philanthropy.  While donating by writing a check/credit card is usually the easiest and often overlooked method to donate credit card points.  We provided some tips in "How to Donate Your Credit Card Rewards to Charity"


 2023

Helping a loved one buy their first home can be a win-win if structured properly.  Mitchell discusses some of the reasons it works and some words of warning.  "Here's the right way to lend or gift money to help your loved one buy a home"

2023

For Giving Tuesday, CNBC ran the article "4 ways to maximize your tax break for charitable donations on Giving Tuesday, according to experts."  Look for us at the end (although we discussed all the ways with the reporter.)

2023

Careful consideration is needed when giving between generations.  It can create generational wealth, but also has the power to cause unnecessary headaches.  Mitchell discusses some of these issues in "10 Answers to Money Questions From Your Grandchildren." 


2023

As a Gen-Xer, Mitchell is familiar personally, professionally and talking to friends about the being part of the current Sandwich Generation.  He was quoted in several places in "A Quarter Of Americans Belong To The 'Sandwich Generation,' Paying For Both Parents and Children. "

2023

With interest rates up, there are many more options on what to do with excess cash and a little research can create larger results than any time in the past decade+.  Mitchell was interviewed by the Investment News and one of his potential suggestions was quoted in "Advisors finally being forced to reckon with client cash."

2023

We believe in always learning to help serve our clients.  Mitchell was recently quoted in an Investment News article about the importance of different designations.  "You and your acronyms: Will a new designation join a long list of financial advisor titles?"


2023

Our May Flash Report newsletter was on Grey Divorce.  We sent the reporter a copy that they used in "6 tips for advisors to help clients plan around grey divorce." 


2023

This summer will be 30 years working Mitchell as worked as a financial advisor. He was recently quoted in the piece "Some financial advisors are disillusioned with 'making the rich richer.' Here's 4 ways to pursue more fulfilling work." and discussed working with the right clients.


 2023

Right after sending out our monthly Flash Report on Grey Divorce a reporter inquired about insurance and divorce.  "5 insurance moves to make if you're getting divorced in your 50s" goes deeper into the insurance issues.

 2023

The OC Register ran a piece this weekend on pending California legislation to divest from Fossil Fuels.  Mitchell was quoted several times in "Californians step up efforts to halt fossil fuel investments."

 2023

"Survey says: ESG investors who cite ethics still expect returns" recently discussed a survey of 20,000 investors and their thoughts on ESG.  Look for Mitchell to be quoted in the piece.

2023

With today's high interest rates and home prices not droppng much it's been difficult for many to buy their first house.  Mitchell is quoted in the Kiplinger's article "How to Help Your Children Buy a Home"

2023

With so much controversy around ESG investing right now, Investment News reached out to some advisors, including Mitchell in their piece, "ESG in advisors' own words."

 2023

MoneyGeek recently ran stories on theDefinitive Guide to Setting Up a Will andComplete Guide to Creating a Trust and asked for Mitchell's insight and comments.  Good starting point on why these documents are important and planning concepts to consider.


 2023

Secure Act 2.0 has changed the rules for retirement planning.  While most of the updates are regarding retirement plans, there is a key provision for 529 college savings plans.  Mitchell discusses how the plans can be used to help students get a head-start in saving for college.

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Many Americans are worried about their parents' plans in retirement in addition to their own financial needs.  Look for our quotes in "Don't start a retirement conversation with your parents like this - and do this instead."


ThinkAdvisor 2023

Look for Mitchell on slide 8 of the "14 Things Clients Don't Get About Taxes"


 2023

Starting the year off with "5 planning topics to bring up with clients in 2023."  Mitchell is quoted in the last topic - Taxes, Taxes, Taxes... making sure that individuals pay the least amount of taxes they're legally obligated to pay.

2022

Mitchell was just featured in this article about better ways to leverage your charitable giving. Two of the ‘best’ ways to donate to maximize your tax deduction for charitable gifts, according to financial advisors.


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Estate Planning for a lot of families is a lot more difficult than just deciding to leave everything to heirs equally. Human nature tends to get in the way and a lifetime of family emotional baggage can create strife in even the healthiest families.

We gave many insights into what can go wrong and ways to get to come to peaceful solutions for this article. When it comes to estate planning ‘you have to get to the core emotional issues’


2022

With 2022 coming to a close, AARP is looking to get their members ready for the new year with "10 Smartest Money Moves for 2023" .   Mitchell discusses charitable giving in move #2.


2022

Giving Tuesday is next week.  Mitchell was quoted in "Here's how to score a charitable tax break on Giving Tuesday."  For more ideas, contact us and we'll send you our white paper on the subject.


ThinkAdvisor 2022

A few advisors were asked their thoughts about Family conflicts over money.  Mitchell was one of the five chosen to discuss a client situation in "How 5 Advisors Helped Clients Resolve Family Conflicts Over Money: Advisors' Advice"

2022

"These are the best ways to give to charity for the 'vast majority of people.' Here's how to pick the most tax-efficient strategy."  This CNBC article has a couple of good points and mentions Mitchell's advice.  Mitchell also has a white paper if you are looking for other ideas.


The Atlantic 2022

There are countless resources to help raise children to adulthood including books, classes and articles.  There are many less for what to do when children reach 18.  Mitchell was quoted in the article "There Is No Road Map for the Longest Phase of Parenthood."

2022

While ESG investing isn't right for everyone, we work with our clients to figure out if it's right for them.  Investment New recently talked to us about why it's important for clients to have these conversations.  "Advisors who ignore ESG do so at their own r-i-s-k."


Investor's Business Daily 2022

ESG/Socially responsible investing is ideal for many clients, but of no interest to others.  This article which quotes Mitchell talks about how many advisors balance the clients' desires and how to make sure they know that we work for them and create portfolios to reach their goals and not ours.  "How Advisors Weave Socially Responsible Messaging Into Their Brand"


GOBankingRates 2022

Part of Legacy Planning is multi-generational wealth management.  A little planning can help money last generations.  Look for CIA being quoted in GoBankingRates' article "How To Maintain Your Family's Generational Wealth."

2021

At the end of the year many clients are looking to make donations and get a tax break on their taxes while they can.  Mitchell is quoted in "Consider these assets for the biggest year-end charitable tax break."


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The Wall Street Journal's article "'Climate Funds': Who's Driving the Increased Demand" has quotes from Mitchell throughout.


 2021

MoneyGeek just ran their Eco-Friendly Guide to Finance and Savings.  The article is full of tips for living a greener life and has several articles about matching your values to your investments.  You can find Mitchell towards the end under Experts Discuss Green Finance.

2021

Many advisors and clients look at ESG investing through different lenses.  A great summary of some recent polling can be found in the article, "Financial advisors hone their focus on ESG Strategies.".  The truth is that matching your values to your investments isn't as easy as picking a fund that says it's "green" or "ESG."  


 2021

As a Chartered Special Needs Consultant®, Mitchell is often working with clients who have unique planning needs.  A pretty comprehensive look at some planning techniques can be found in "Steps to Creating a Plan for Your Child With Special Needs."

2021

Many clients are looking to create a vehicle to give to their favorite causes over their lifetime and perhaps the lifetimes of future generations.  Look for Capital Intelligence quotes in CNBC's article "Private foundation, donor-advised fund or both: Here are tips for deciding what makes sense for your charitable dollars."

2021

AARP ran a feature story titled "What You Need to Know About Climate Change", subtitled How it's already affecting your health, home and safety - and what you can do about it.  It is a very comprehensive article about how your life might change.  You can find Mitchell mentioned under the "Your Finances" section.


GOBankingRates 2021

In time for Father's Day, Go BankingRates published "The Best Financial Advice from 7 Real Dads."  You can find Mitchell featured in the last part "Learn To Save Your Money."


 2021

One of our passions is helping the next generation learn to give back and make a difference in the world. We're fortunate to be quoted in the article "5 Ways to Teach Kids about Charity and Giving Back."


Advisor News 2021

Much of Legacy Planning is helping clients align their values and their investments.  Mitchell, along with several other advisors, discussed how they help their clients do this in AdvisorNews "Advisors Are Helping Clients Go Greener."


2021

Mitchell was quoted throughout the thinktank's report titled "WHY ARE GEN ALPHAS BECOMING CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS?"


 2021

Moneygeek has a series of articles about how to start investing.  They took excerpts of an interview with Mitchell to publish "Financial Expert Advice: Savings and Investing."  


 2021

"Fun Ways to Teach Kids About Money" Subtitled: "Teaching kids about money, including how to save and spend wisely, can set them up for long-term success." Mitchell was quoted throughout the article on tips to help your kids learn lessons about money.


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Mitchell was asked to contribute to the piece How to Deal With Greedy Family Members After a Death.  The contributors are from all sorts of different professions including attorneys, psychologists and even a funeral home director.  The different points of view make a well rounded piece.  Look for our contribution about 1/2 way down.


 2021

Mitchell was interviewed by Jane Gardner of Finding your Purpose TV.  The discussion was about using ones values in the financial planning and wealth management process.  The opinions voiced in this show are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. To determine which strategies or investments may be suitable for you, consult the appropriate qualified professional prior to making a decision. All investing involves risk including loss of principal. No strategy assures success or protects against loss.

 2020

Mitchell and Art were both mentioned in the Money.com (formerly Money Magazine) article "5 Financial Gifts That Will Teach Kids and Young Adults About Money"  While not meant as investment advice, the whole article is full of great tips on helping your kids to learn about money during the holiday season.

2020

"Tis the season of giving. Here’s what to do before making a charitable donation" discusses both how to research charities and ways to give before year end.  Mitchell is quoted on the bottom half of the article.


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Measurable ran an article "Investors are Driving the Demand for Greater ESG Disclosure."  The article focuses on the real estate side of ESG investing and how the pandemic has changed many people's ideas on what ESG means to them.  Mitchell is quoted throughout the article.

2020

In their Impact Investing series, Mitchell was quoted throughout the article "How advisors figure out which ESG funds are a good fit for socially conscious clients and their portfolios."  I think the main point is that "Investing sustainably is a personal experience, and there are multiple strategies under the sustainable-investing umbrella."


S&P Global Market Intelligence 2020

Many people do not know that 5G is not only faster, but it is far more energy efficient.  S&P goes over the advantages of 5G technology and how it's helping many telecom companies claim they're getting closer to Carbon Neutral.  Towards the end of the article Mitchell is quoted as talking about how Corporate America is moving towards sustainability. (although they misspelled Kraus). You can view it at "New tech, 5G push US telcos toward carbon neutral future."

2020

In their Bloomberg Wealth section and article entitled "Feuding Over Election Could Prove Costly For Rich U.S. Families."  The discussion talks about how important good communication is for estate planning and Mitchell is quoted talking about how the current environment is disrupting that communication.  While the article focuses on the ultra high net worth the principals apply to any family.

ThinkAdvisor 2020

I guess they liked what Mitchell had to say last month.  This month's story was "15 Big Estate Planning Mistakes Clients Make: Advisor's Advice."  You can look for him on the 8th slide along with 15 other good pieces of advice throughout the piece.

ThinkAdvisor 2020

ThinkAdvisor ran a story on financial planners who were not business majors and how their major in college shaped their financial planning career. You can find information about Mitchell's Psychology major (but not his Urban Studies major) in the slideshow "Advisor's Advice: You Don't Have to Major in Business to Be a Financial Planner."

2020

The IRS is slowly but surely issuing final regulations on the CARES act.  Most tax laws are open to interpretation and the IRS often finalizes certain things after the law is passed.  The IRS recently published the final rules on RMDs that happened before the CARES act was passed.  Mitchell was quoted on what that can mean to clients in Dhara Singh's article "IRS extends deadline for retirees to undo required distributions."


2020

Earlier this year BlackRock announced they were looking at all future investments through a climate change lens.  With Covid-19 things have gotten a little trickier.  Mitchell is quoted in Bloomberg News Networks article "BlackRock's Green Dreams Got Complicated Fast." 

2020

Mitchell was recently featured in Bloomberg's article entitled "Your Emergency Financial Planning Guide, Pandemic Edition."  


2020

While I always thought Cynthia would appear in Architectural Digest before me, they recently ran a story "How to Keep Corornavirus From Bankrupting Your Business" where Mitchell was quoted a couple of times about how to get funding to keep your business open in these hard times.

2020

With the Coronavirus fears and many individuals fear of being close to others, the Investment News ran an article "Advisers prepare to work remotely, but worry about losing ‘human’ relationship." Mitchell is quoted several times about our work to make sure we can work remotely if needed.

 Advisors Magazine 2020

Arthur was one of several long-time advisors who gave advice on how to pick an advisor in Advisors Magazine article entitled "Do You Really Understand Your Financial Advisor?"  His emphasis was on the importance of financial literacy.


Redfin Blog    2019

Redfin just published "11 Expert Tips to Help You Save for Your Down Payment."  The number one tip was by Mitchell... "Like anything in life, upfront pain leads to long-term gain. You can’t lose 20 pounds in a day and you can’t save for a down payment overnight. Slow and steady savings and doing without at times will get you to your goal faster."



                                                                                        2019

On page 7 of the October issue, Mitchell was featured n the article "Giving Back to the Community" for his pro bono work that he does at WISE & Healthy Aging.

2019

Mitchell was quoted a couple of times in their article titled "What you need to know before you put your money in 'do good' investments".  The article is a good primer for those are thinking about ESG/SRI investing and want to know some basics.**


 2019

Mitchell was quoted about the current IPO craze in Financial Planning Magazine's article "What to do when you client is IPO crazy." 


ThinkAdvisor  2019

Mitchell was featured in two articles about ESG investing.  The cover article "ESG options scarce in 401(k) plans" discusses why ESG funds are rare in 401(k) Plans and some things employers and advisors can do to change that.  The second "Lipper plans ESG scoring system for mutual funds" discusses the increased appeal of sustainable investing and the plusses and minuses of ESG scoring systems.**


 2018

"DOING GOOD: HOW ADVISORS ARE GIVING BACK THIS HOLIDAY SEASON" in AdvisorNews featured a few advisors on how they give back to the community. Mitchell was feature for his Pro Bono work locally at Wise & Healthy Aging.


2018

We were quoted in On Wall Street, a publication for financial professionals, on the reasons why an advisor should help their clients give away their money. "HELP CLIENTS GIVE AWAY MORE OF THEIR MONEY. YES, REALLY."

 


2018

Mitchell was quoted in the Reuters column picked up by U.S. News titled "WHAT A BEAR MARKET MEANS FOR RETIREMENT SAVINGS." Remember that it isn't the total return that matters at retirement as much as the sequence of returns.


 2018

Mitchell was quoted along with a couple of attorneys and therapists in the article "SUDDEN DEATHS LIKE THOSE OF KATE SPADE AND ANTHONY BOURDAIN CAN DEVASTATE FAMILY FINANCES." Remember to plan for the expected but to be prepared for the unexpected.


2018

In "AFTER A DEVASTATING LOSS, AN ADVISER LEARNS TO COMFORT GRIEVING CLIENTS" Mitchell discusses how the loss of his 2nd son, Nicholas, has effected his planning practice.


2018

"MERRILL LYNCH, RBC FAS REVEAL THEIR GAME-CHANGING CLIENT MOVES" is an industry oriented piece talking how a bunch of large investment firms are training their clients to work with clients before the markets turn south. The end of the piece includes a couple of advisors, including Mitchell who have been doing this work for a while.


2018
Reuters published Your Money: "YOU CAN DO BETTER FINANCIALLY BY DOING GOOD." Mitchell is featured talking about how by doing the right thing it has helped him build his business.

2018 - The Investment News had a story on investments and gun violence after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that featured Mitchell. GUN VIOLENCE HITS INVESTMENT STRATEGIES, SPARKS POLITICAL DEBATES WITH ADVISERS

2018 - The Investment News ran a piece entitled "IS ESG INVESTING GOING MAINSTREAM?" which CIA is mentioned towards the bottom.

2018 - WISE & Healthy Aging took out a full page ad in the Santa Monica Mirror "Saluting Our January Community Heroes!". His work with the local Rotary Club and monthly pro-bono work for W&HA was the reason they stated.

2018 - Mitchell was one of the planners featured in Financial Advisor Magazine's "CHILDREN FORM FINANCIAL BEHAVIORS BY 7".

2018 - Arthur and Mitchell are proud once again to be named 2018 LOS ANGELES FIVE STAR WEALTH MANAGERS.* Please click on the link to find out more about the award.

2017 - Mitchell was one of many planners to answer a GantNews (CNN) readers question on "HOW CAN I BALANCE MY FINANCES?"

2017 - Reuters just published a story "NEW U.S. TAX LAW COULD CURB CHARITABLE DONATIONS."  Mitchell was quoted in several places about the effects on charity if the law passes.

2017 -  Time Magazine's "Stock-Market Highs Pose Vexing Questions for the Soon-to-Be Retired" mentions us along with a couple of professors from The American College of Financial Services.  (For those of you who get the hard copy, look for us on page 28 of the September 25th Issue).

2017 - Mitchell was asked to write a piece for Financial IQ on Risk Aversion.  He uses his psychology degree from the University of Pennsylvania in "LEARN TO PLAY PSYCHOLOGIST AROUND LOSS AVERSION"

2017 - Look for us in the CNBC article "DECIDING WHAT TO DO WITH AN INHERITED HOUSE"

2017 - CIA was honored by the mayor of Santa Monica for their SANTA MONICA GREEN BUSINESS CERTIFICATION PROGRAM 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION.

2017 - This year we were one of four local businesses featured in the Santa Monica Sustainable Quality Awards INTRODUCTION VIDEO.  If you have a few extra minutes, we also got the original DIRECTORS CUT that was produced before being edited for time.

2017 - The article "PARENTS OF THE BRIDE ARE STILL GETTING STUCK WITH THE MAJORITY OF WEDDING COSTS" has many quotes from Mitchell regarding saving for a wedding.

2017 - CNBC had Mitchell featured in their article "UP ON TRUMP OR IN THE DUMPS, DON'T INVEST EMOTIONALLY."

2017 - Marketwatch.com's "AMERICA’S TRILLION-DOLLAR WEALTH TRANSFER: HOW TO PREVENT A GENERATION OF ENTITLEMENT" mentioned Capital Intelligence a couple of times. 

2017 - Mitchell was quoted in an article about the ESG/SRI Parnassus Fund in Bloomberg: "STOCK-PICKING CHAMP IS A DO-GOODER WHO DOESN'T OVERDO IDEALISM"

2017 - Capital Intelligence Associates was the member highlight for the March 9th edition of the Santa Monica Chamber Newsletter.

2017 - Capital Intelligence Associates was featured in the Green Business Spotlight for Sustainable Santa Monica.  To read the full article, look at the March 1, 2017 entry to our BLOG.

2016 - Mitchell was quoted in the article Money Magazine Article "FINANCIAL ADVISORS ARE TELLING INVESTORS TO CHILL"

2016 - FINANCIAL ADVISOR IQ ran a piece on the future of planning/investment firms quoting Mitchell.

2016 - Financial Planning Magazine ran a piece about multigenerational financial planning teams.  Look for us about half way through: DON'T CALL ME MOM: WHEN ADVISORS JOIN A PARENT'S FIRM

2015 - We are featured in the Financial Times article "WANT A MONEY-SMART KID? THESE GAMES TEACH THE BASICS"

2015 - WITH THE PARIS CLIMATE TALKS AND BILL GATES COMMITMENT TO INVEST IN CLEAN ENERGY MITCHELL WAS HEAVILY QUOTED IN THE INVESTMENT NEWS

2015 - MITCHELL HAD SEVERAL QUOTES IN ARTICLE "RICH INVESTORS VALUE PROTECTING WEALTH OVER HIGH RETURNS"

2015 - CNBC STORY ON BORROWING BETWEEN FAMILY MEMBERS FEATURING DONALD TRUMP AND MITCHELL'S QUOTE

2015 - ARTICLE REGARDING INHERITANCE PLANNING ON INVESTORS.COM (INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY) FEATURING CAPITAL INTELLIGENCE

2015 - MITCHELL QUOTED ON CNBC.COM REGARDING CHARITABLE GIVING AND SCAMS

2015 - MITCHELL QUOTED IN BLOOMBERG ARTICLE ABOUT HAVING KIDS LATE IN LIFE

2015 - CIA WINS GRAND PRIZE IN SANTA MONICA SUSTAINABLE QUALITY AWARDS

2015 - MITCHELL FEATURED IN AN ARTICLE ON CNBC ON BOOMER'S INHERITANCES

2015 - CIA NAMED A FINALIST IN THE SANTA MONICA SUSTAINABLE QUALITY AWARDS

2014 - ARTICLE BY MITCHELL IN THE WEALTH CHANNEL MAGAZINE

2014 - ART AND MITCHELL NAMED LOS ANGELES 5 STAR WEALTH MANAGERS*

2013 - ART FEATURED IN THE SANTA MONICA MIRROR

2013 - CAPITAL INTELLIGENCE ASSOCIATES RECOGNIZED AS A SANTA MONICA GREEN BUSINESS

2013 - ARTICLE IN RAND NEWSLETTER ABOUT ART 

2013 - ARTICLE BY MITCHELL IN THE LA CHAPTER OF THE US GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL NEWSLETTER 

 

 

* Award based on 10 objective criteria associated with providing quality services to clients such as credentials, experience, and assets under management among other factors. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Five Star Wealth Managers.

**Investing in mutual funds and Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) involves risk, including possible loss of principal. Environmental, Social and Governance returns may be lower than if the adviser made decisions based solely on investment considerations. An investment in Exchange Traded Funds (ETF), structured as a mutual fund or unit investment trust, involves the risk of losing money and should be considered as part of an overall program, not a complete investment program. An investment in ETFs involves additional risks such as not diversified, price volatility, competitive industry pressure, international political and economic developments, possible trading halts, and index tracking errors. Per SEC rule 482(b)(5), please add the prospectus language shown below in a type size at least as large as, and in a different style (e.g. italicized or bolded) from that used in a major portion of the materials: Investors should consider the investment objectives, risk, charges and expenses of the mutual fund carefully before investing. The prospectuses and, if available, the summary prospectuses contain this and other important information about the mutual fund. You can obtain prospectuses and summary prospectuses from your financial representative. Read carefully before investing.