Investment in mutual funds involves risk, including possible loss of principal invested. You could lose money on your investment in the Fund or the Fund could underperform because of the following risks: the market prices of bonds held by the Fund may fall; individual investments of the Fund may not perform as expected; and/or the Fund's portfolio management practices may not achieve the desired result. Bond funds are subject to interest rate risk and credit risk. When interest rates rise, the value of fixed-income securities will generally fall. In addition, the credit quality of the securities may deteriorate, which could lead to default or bankruptcy of the issuer where the issuer becomes unable to pay its obligations when due. High-yield, high risk bonds, which are rated below investment grade, can involve a substantial risk of loss because they have a greater risk of issuer default and are subject to greater price volatility than investment grade bonds and may be illiquid. An active trading style can result in higher turnover (exceeding 100%), may translate to higher transaction costs, may increase your tax liability, and may affect Fund performance. The Fund is non-diversified and may be more volatile than a diversified fund.
Class A and Class I shares of Calvert High Yield Bond Fund, a series of Summit Mutual Funds, Inc. (“SMF Calvert High Yield Bond Fund”), were reorganized into the Class A and Class I shares, respectively, of an identical and newly created series of The Calvert Fund (“TCF”), Calvert High Yield Bond Fund, which commenced operations on September 18, 2009. The performance results prior to September 18, 2009, for Class A and Class I shares of TCF Calvert High Yield Bond Fund reflect the performance of the corresponding shares of SMF Calvert High Yield Bond Fund. In addition, performance results for Class A shares of TCF Calvert High Yield Bond Fund prior to February 1, 2007, the inception date for Class A shares of SMF Calvert High Yield Bond Fund, reflect the performance of Class I shares of SMF Calvert High Yield Bond Fund, adjusted for the 12b-1 distribution fees applicable to Class A.
Holdings are subject to change.
Negative Cash positions may occur as the result of varying settlement schedules for securities.
Ratings are determined by using S&P, Moody's and Fitch rating services, whose rating categories are reflected above respectively. The letter ratings generally range from AAA (judged to be of the highest quality, with minimal credit risk) to D (the lowest rated class of bonds, typically in default with respect to timely payment of principal or interest). Bonds rated by all three services are assigned the median rating; if a bond is rated by only two agencies, it is assigned the lowest rating; if it is only rated by one agency, it is assigned that rating. Government securities may be rated lower than AAA/Aaa/AAA or may not be rated, and may include foreign government securities. If a bond is not rated by any of the aforementioned rating services, it appears in the "Not Rated" category. Ratings are subject to change.
The Fund seeks to avoid investing in companies classified under the tobacco industry sector of the Barclays Global Aggregate Index, the Barclays U.S. High Yield Index or the Barclays Global Emerging Market Index; or, in the opinion of the Fund's Advisor, any similar securities in the Barclays Municipal Index.
For comparison purposes, the benchmark used for Portfolio Statistics, Credit Quality, and Sector Exposure is the Barclays U.S. High Yield Index.
Net assets include all share classes.
Calvert funds are available at NAV for RIAs and Wrap Programs. Not all funds available at all firms.
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