The aging of the U.S. population highlights the risks of longevity and the need for lasting retirement income. In the midst of this, inflation is expected to increase, the purchasing power of the dollar is expected to decline, and U.S. consumers are buying more foreign goods. Consumers must not only protect their domestic purchasing power but also own appropriate assets to meet this foreign consumption liability.
Oppenheimer International Growth and Income Fund not only provides investors the opportunity for capital appreciation and dividend income, but may offer investors the opportunity to defend against longevity risk, inflation risk, and increased consumption of foreign goods.
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There is no guarantee that the issuers of stocks will declare dividends in the future, or that dividends will remain at their current levels or increase over time. Foreign investments may be volatile and involve additional expenses and special risks, including currency fluctuations, foreign taxes, regulatory and geopolitical risks. Emerging and developing market investments may be especially volatile. Eurozone investments may be subject to volatility and liquidity issues. Investments in securities of growth companies may be volatile. Mid-sized company stock is typically more volatile than that of larger company stock. It may take a substantial period of time to realize a gain on an investment in a mid-sized company, if any gain is realized at all. Diversification does not guarantee profit or protect against loss.
Mutual funds are subject to market risk and volatility. Shares may gain or lose value.
These views represent the opinions of the Portfolio Managers and are not intended as investment advice or to predict or depict the performance of any investment. These views are as of the publication date, and are subject to change based on subsequent developments.