First Eagle Fund of America Quarterly Commentary
Fund of America Class A shares (without sales charge)* rose 18.66% in the first quarter, outperforming the S&P 500 index, which returned 13.65%. The rebound we expected in our portfolio after the second-half 2018 drawdown occurred, with strong performance in first quarter 2019 driven by many of the stocks that had performed poorly last year.
The commentary represents the opinion of the Fund of America team as of the date noted and is subject to change based on market and other conditions
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The event-driven investment style used by First Eagle Fund of America carries the additional risk that the event anticipated occurs later than expected, does not occur at all or does not have the desired effect on the market price of the securities.
The principal risk of investing in value stocks is that the price of the security may not approach its anticipated value or may decline in value.
All investments involve the risk of loss of principal.