International investing involves a greater degree of risk and increased volatility. Changes in currency exchange rates and differences in accounting and taxation policies outside the U.S. can raise or lower returns. Also, some overseas markets may not be as politically and economically stable as the United States and other nations. The Fund's investments in real estate securities are subject to the same risks as direct investments in real estate. Real estate values rise and fall in response to many factors, including local, regional and national economic conditions, the demand for rental property, and interest rates. When economic growth is slowing, demand for property decreases and prices may fall. Rising interest rates, which drive up mortgage and financing costs, can affect the profitability and liquidity of properties in the real estate market. Property values may also decrease because of overbuilding, extended vacancies, increase in property taxes and operating expenses, zoning laws, environmental regulations, clean-up of and liability for environmental hazards, uninsured casualty or condemnation losses, or a general decline in neighborhood values. The Fund's investments and your investment may decline in response to declines in property values or other adverse changes to the real estate market. The performance of the real estate securities in which the Fund invests is also largely dependent on the organization, skill and capital funding of the managers and operators of the underlying real estate. In addition to the risks facing real estate securities, the Fund's investments in REITs involve unique risks. REITs may have limited financial resources, may trade less frequently and in limited volume and may be more volatile than other securities. REITs and other investment vehicles in which the Fund may invest are subject to complicated tax rules. The tax laws that apply to these investment vehicles have the potential to create negative tax consequences for the Fund, or for certain shareholders of the Fund, including, in particular, charitable remainder trusts and non-U.S. taxpayers.
Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the J.P. Morgan Funds. This and other important information is contained in the prospectus, which can be obtained from your financial professional and should be read carefully before investing.
Opinions and statements of financial market trends that are based on current market conditions constitute our judgment and are subject to change without notice. We believe the information provided here is reliable but should not be assumed to be accurate or complete. The views and strategies described may not be suitable for all investors.
J.P. Morgan Funds are distributed by JPMorgan Distribution Services, Inc., which is an affiliate of JPMorgan Chase & Co. Affiliates of JPMorgan Chase & Co. receive fees for providing various services to the funds. JPMorgan Distribution Services, Inc. is a member of FINRA/SIPC.
J.P. Morgan Asset Management is the marketing name for the
asset management businesses of JPMorgan Chase & Co. Those
businesses include, but are not limited to, J.P. Morgan Investment
Security Capital Research & Management Incorporated and
J.P. Morgan Alternative Asset Management, Inc.
NOT FDIC INSURED | NO BANK GUARANTEE | MAY LOSE VALUE