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Made up of 6,852 islands and a population of over 100 million, Japan ranks as one of the world’ s largest and most productive economies. Also, the country has a strong position in the world market as home to some of the most recognizable corporations from automobile manufacturers to electronics.

As these companies identify the needs of their own citizens, as well as citizens of the world, production of solutions to meet such needs increases. We believe Japanese companies are well positioned to benefit from any growth in the Asian region, and many are doing so either through exporting their products or investing in the region. The Advisor believes accessing these Asian markets through the well-established Japanese companies is an underutilized strategy by many investors.

As the investment managers of the Commonwealth Japan Fund seek to determine which companies are worthy of ownership in the portfolio, in addition to the conventional financial company metrics, these are some of the macro factors that could impact investment decisions:

  • Government intervention and support of the economy
  • Business access to export markets in the region
  • Internal and external consumer demand

Commonwealth Funds is proud to be associated with the Japan Fund, established in 1989, providing shareholders the opportunity to bring it home.

The Japan Fund Investment Objective

The Japan Fund seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation and current income by investing primarily in equity and debt securities of Japanese issuers.

Risks of Investment

Learn about the principal risks of investing in the Japan Fund, which includes market, foreign security and geographic risk.

Your View into Japan

The Advisor believes many investors see value in investing in Japan because of personal experiences or interest. We have provided additional information including an interactive map providing country-specific information, links to Japan stock exchanges and government entity websites, and other information valuable to someone who is a student of Japan.

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The Commonwealth Funds are distributed by Unified Financial Securities, LLC. The Commonwealth Funds investment advisor is FCA Corp, a U.S. Registered Investment Advisor and Financial Planning firm established in 1975.

You should consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. For a prospectus that contains this and other information about the Fund, call 888.345.1898 or visit our website at commonwealthfunds.com. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing. The Commonwealth Funds are distributed by Unified Financial Securities, LLC.

Investing involves risk, including loss of principal. Investments in international markets present special risks, including currency fluctuation, the potential for diplomatic and political instability, regulatory and liquidity risks, foreign taxation, and differences in auditing and other financial standards. Risks of foreign investing are generally intensified for investments in emerging markets. There is no guarantee that this, or any, investing strategy will achieve its objectives. Diversification does not ensure a profit or guarantee against loss.

In addition to the risks described above, the Japan Fund is subject to the following risks. Fixed income investments are affected by a number of risks, including fluctuations in interest rates, credit risk, and prepayment risk. The Japan Fund may invest in junk bonds, which are considered speculative and have significantly higher credit risk than investment-grade bonds. In general, as prevailing interest rates rise, fixed income securities prices will fall. The Japan Fund may be exposed to additional risks that other funds that invest in securities of issuers in more than one country or region may not be exposed. When the Fund invests in other investment companies and ETFs, it will indirectly bear its proportionate share of any fees and expenses payable directly by the other investment company. Therefore, the Japan Fund will incur higher expenses, many of which will be duplicative. Securities of companies with small market capitalizations are often more volatile and less liquid than investments in larger companies. Investments in commodities may subject the Fund to greater volatility than investment in traditional securities. The value of derivatives may rise or fall more rapidly than other investments. For some derivatives, it is possible to lose more than the amount invested in the derivative. If the Fund uses derivatives to "hedge" the overall risk of the portfolio, it is possible that the hedge may not succeed.