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RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH INVESTING: The price of securities may rise or fall because of changes in the broad market or changes in a company’s financial condition, sometimes rapidly or unpredictably. These price movements may result from factors affecting individual companies, sectors or industries selected for the Fund’s portfolio or the securities market as a whole, such as changes in economic or political conditions. When the value of a fund’s securities goes down, an investment in a fund decreases in value.
RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH INVESTING IN THE FUNDS: The following risks could cause the fund to lose money or perform more poorly than other investments. For more complete risk information, see the prospectus. Investments in bonds and other debt securities will change in value based on changes in interest rates. If rates rise, the value of these investments generally drops.
JPMorgan Income Fund: Securities rated below investment grade are considered “high-yield,” “non-investment grade,” “below investment grade,” or “junk bonds.” They generally are rated in the fifth or lower rating categories of Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s Investors Service. Although they can provide higher yields than higher rated securities, they can carry greater risk. 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. Fixed income securities are subject to interest rate risk. If rates increase, the value of the Funds’ investments generally declines. The risk of defaults is generally higher in the case of subprime mortgage-related and asset-backed securities that include so-called “subprime” mortgages. The structure of some of these securities may be complex and there may be less available information than other types of debt securities.
These securities that may or may not be guaranteed by governments and their agencies, supranational organizations, corporations, or banks. The value of these assets will be influenced by factors affecting the assets underlying such securities. During periods of declining asset values, the asset-backed securities may decline in value. Futures contracts, swaps, options and derivatives often create leverage, thereby causing the Fund to be more volatile than it would be if it had not used derivatives. Emerging markets and foreign/international securities involve special risks, including economic, political and currency instability, especially in emerging markets. The Funds’ investments in emerging markets could lead to more volatility in the value of the Funds’ shares. The small size of securities markets and the low trading volume may lead to a lack of liquidity, which leads to increased volatility. Emerging markets may not provide adequate legal protection for private or foreign investment or private property. Securities rated below investment grade (i.e., “high yield” or “junk bonds”) 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 Funds’ share prices will decline. Short sales: There is no guarantee that the use of long and short positions will succeed in limiting the Funds’ exposure to domestic stock market movements, capitalization, sector swings or other risk factors. Investment in a portfolio involved in long and short selling may have higher portfolio turnover rates. This will likely result in additional tax consequences. Short selling involves certain risks, including additional costs associated with covering short positions and a possibility of unlimited loss on certain short sale positions. Investments in equity securities may rise or fall because of changes in the broad market or changes in a company’s financial condition, sometimes rapidly or unpredictably. When the value of a fund’s securities goes down, an investment in a fund decreases in value. The income from municipal securities is exempt from federal income tax. The risk of a municipal obligation generally depends on the financial and credit status of the issuer. For some investors, income may be subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax. Capital gains, if any, are federally taxable. Income may be subject to state and local taxes.
JPMorgan Global Bond Opportunities Fund: Securities rated below investment grade are considered “high-yield,” “non-investment grade,” “below investment-grade” or “junk bonds,” and are usually rated in the fifth or lower rating categories of Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s Investors Service. Although they tend to provide higher yields than higher rated securities, they can carry greater risk International investing bears greater risk due to social, economic, regulatory and political instability in countries in “emerging markets.” This makes emerging market securities more volatile and less liquid than developed market securities. Changes in exchange rates and differences in accounting and taxation policies outside the U.S. can also affect returns.
JPMorgan High Yield Research Enhanced ETF (JPHY): Securities rated below investment grade are considered "high-yield," "non-investment grade," "below investment-grade," or "junk bonds." They generally are rated in the fifth or lower rating categories of Standard & Poor's and Moody's Investors Service. Although they can provide higher yields than higher rated securities, they can carry greater risk. The fund is actively managed and may not achieve its objective.
JPMorgan International Bond Opportunities ETF (JPIB): International investing is more risky in emerging markets, which typically have less-established economies than developed regions and may face greater social, economic, regulatory and political uncertainties. Emerging markets typically experience greater illiquidity, price volatility, and difficulty in determining market valuations of securities. Investments in loans that are issued by companies which are highly leveraged, less creditworthy or financially distressed (known as junk bonds) are considered to be speculative and may be subject to greater risk of loss. Such investments may be subject to additional risks including subordination to other creditors, no collateral or limited rights in collateral, lack of a regular trading market, extended settlement periods, liquidity risks, prepayment risks, potentially less protection under the federal securities laws and lack of publicly available information.
JPMorgan Equity Premium Income Fund and ETF (JEPI): Equity securities are subject to “stock market risk,” meaning that stock prices in general (or in particular, the prices of the types of securities in which a fund invests) may decline over short or extended periods of time. When the value of a Fund’s securities goes down, an investment in a Fund decreases in value. 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.
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