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What is a value fund?

Value funds typically invest in stocks of companies that are either deemed to be inexpensive from a valuation standpoint or that may be out of favor with the market for certain reasons.

Inexpensive and a value

Value fund managers will try to determine the intrinsic worth of a company by considering key metrics, including price-to-book value, price-to-earnings ratio, price-to-sales ratio and free cash flow, as well as more complex financial models. But keep in mind: when bargain shopping, let the buyer beware. These indicators may suggest a stock is inexpensive, but just like anything else you might purchase; stocks can be inexpensive for good reasons.

Buying opportunities among value stocks

Fund managers are looking for stocks that are not just inexpensive, but also great deals. A company may have experienced a temporary setback that caused a short-term fall in the share price. In another scenario, the company may have a catalyst, not yet recognized by the market, which will drive the stock price higher. These are potential buying opportunities for value fund managers.

The role of value funds in your portfolio

Value funds typically experience less volatility and stronger performance than other stock funds during slower economic times or market downturns. Value funds can also complement growth-style funds, which generally are in favor during times when the economy and stock market are forging ahead. In the end, a diversified mix of investing styles and asset classes can help you reach your financial goals.

What Janus value funds invest in

Value fund investing on Janus is based on the belief you can find companies that are trading below their true worth. We seek companies that are:

  • Good values, not just cheap companies
  • Solid firms poised for a short-term turnaround
  • Currently misunderstood or underappreciated by the market

What makes us different

We have developed tools and processes that help us identify downside risk and generate upside potential including:

  • Proprietary valuation models to identify a company's true worth
  • Intensive research to find catalysts for capital appreciation
  • Close evaluation of stocks' historical trading patterns
  • Strict adherence to our buy and sell targets
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Funds at a Glance

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Please consider the charges, risks, expenses and investment objectives carefully before investing. Please see a prospectus , or if available, a summary prospectus containing this and other information. Read it carefully before you invest or send money.

An investment in a money market fund is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. Although the Fund seeks to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per share, it is possible to lose money by investing in the Fund.

This Fund is designed for long-term investors who can accept the special risks associated with value investing and having significant exposure to foreign markets (which include risks such as currency fluctuation and political uncertainty).

There is no assurance the stated objective(s) will be met.

Growth and value investing each have their own unique risks and potential for rewards, and may not be suitable for all investors. A growth investing strategy typically carries a higher risk of loss and a higher potential for reward than a value investing strategy. A growth investing strategy emphasizes capital appreciation; a value investing strategy emphasizes investments in companies believed to be undervalued.

Any portfolio risk management process discussed includes an effort to monitor and manage risk which should not be confused with and does not imply low risk or the ability to control risk.

There is no assurance that the investment process will consistently lead to successful investing or that the stated objectives will be met.

Diversification and asset allocation do not assure a profit or eliminate the risk of experiencing investment losses. Investment decisions should be based on an individual's own goals, time horizon and tolerance for risk.

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