Despite a strong recovery, we may see occasional periods of volatility
Rebound will be broad-based across regions and sectors
Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. Investment returns and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. There is no guarantee the Funds will meet their investment objectives. Diversification may not protect against market loss.
RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH INVESTING IN EQUITY FUNDS: The price of equity securities may fluctuate rapidly or unpredictably due to factors affecting individual companies, as well as changes in economic or political conditions. These price movements may result in loss of your investment.
JPMorgan International Focus Fund: International investing has a greater degree of risk and increased volatility due to political and economic instability of some overseas markets. Changes in currency exchange rates and different accounting and taxation policies outside the U.S. can affect returns.
JPMorgan Equity Income Fund: There is no guarantee that companies will declare, continue to pay or increase dividends.
JPMorgan Large Cap Growth: The prices of equity securities are sensitive to a wide range of factors, from economic to company-specific news, and can fluctuate rapidly and unpredictably, causing an investment to decrease in value.
JPMorgan Global Allocation Fund: The Fund’s fixed income securities are subject to interest rate risk. If rates increase, the value of the Fund’s investments generally declines. The Fund may invest in securities that are below investment grade (i.e., “high yield” or “junk bonds”) that are generally rated in the fifth or lower rating categories of Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s Investors Service. Although these securities tend to provide higher yields than higher-rated securities, there is a greater risk that the Fund’s share price will decline. 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 risks associated with foreign securities are magnified in countries in “emerging markets.” These countries may have relatively unstable governments and less-established market economies than developed countries.
Emerging markets may face greater social, economic, regulatory and political uncertainties. These risks make emerging market securities more volatile and less liquid than securities issued in more developed countries. The Fund may invest in mortgage-related and asset-backed securities, including so-called “sub-prime mortgages” that are subject to certain other risks, such as prepayment and call risks. During periods of declining asset value, difficult or frozen credit markets, swings in interest rates or deteriorating economic conditions, mortgage-related and asset-backed securities may decline in value, face valuation difficulties, become more volatile and/or become illiquid. The Fund may invest in derivatives that may be riskier than other types of investments because they may be more sensitive to changes in economic or market conditions and could result in losses that significantly exceed the Fund’s original investment. Many derivatives create leverage that can cause the Fund to be more volatile than it would be if it had not used derivatives. There can be no assurance that the professionals currently employed by JPMAM will continue to be employed by JPMAM or that the past performance or success of any such professional serves as an indicator of such professional’s future performance or success.
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