As a money market fund, the Daily Income Fund has limited potential for income production. You could lose money by investing in the fund. Although the fund seeks to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per share, it cannot guarantee it will do so. An investment in the fund is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. The fund’s sponsor has no legal obligation to provide financial support to the Fund, and you should not expect that the sponsor will provide financial support to the Fund at any time.
The total returns shown above represent past performance which does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate. An investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance data quoted. For performance data current to the most recent month-end, call 800.258.3030 or visit homesteadfunds.com.
Total returns include interest, capital gains, dividends and distributions.
Debt securities are subject to interest rate risk, credit risk, extension risk, income risk, issuer risk and market risk. The value of U.S. government securities can decrease due to changes in interest rates or changes to the financial condition or credit rating of the U.S. government. Investments in asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities are also subject to prepayment risk as well as increased susceptibility to adverse economic developments. High-yield, lower-rated, securities involve greater risk than higher-rated securities. Loans are subject to risks involving the enforceability of security interests and loan transactions, inadequate collateral, liabilities relating to collateral securing obligations, and the liquidity of the loans.
Equity securities generally have greater price volatility than fixed-income securities and are subject to issuer risk and market risk. The Stock Index Fund pursues its objective by investing substantially all of its assets in another pooled investment vehicle (a “master fund”). The ability of the Stock Index Fund to meet its investment objective is directly related to the ability of the master fund to meet its investment objective. Index funds may hold securities of companies that present risks that an investment adviser researching individual securities might otherwise seek to avoid and are subject to tracking error risk. Value stocks are subject to the risk that returns on stocks within the style category will trail returns of stocks representing other styles or the market overall. Growth stocks are subject to the risk that returns on stocks within the style category will trail returns of stocks representing other styles or the market overall. Securities of small and medium-sized companies tend to be riskier than those of larger companies. International investing involves currency, economic and political risks, which may be greater for investments in emerging and frontier markets.
The ICE BofA 1-5 Year U.S. Treasury Index measures the performance of short-term U.S. Treasury securities. The ICE BofA 1-5 Year Corp./Gov. Index measures the performance of U.S. government and investment-grade corporate debt. The Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Index is a broad-based benchmark that measures the investment grade, U.S. dollar-denominated, fixed-rate taxable bond market. The Blended Index is composed of the Russell 3000 and the Bloomberg Barclays Intermediate U.S. Government/Credit Bond Index in a static 60/40 allocation. The Russell 3000 is a market capitalization-weighted benchmark index made up of the 3000 largest U.S. stocks, which represent about 98% of the U.S. equity market. The Bloomberg Barclays Intermediate US Government/Credit Bond Index is a broad-based flagship benchmark that measures the non-securitized component of the U.S. Aggregate Index with less than 10 years to maturity. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Stock Index is a broad-based measure of U.S. stock market performance and includes 500 widely held common stocks. The Russell 1000 Value Index measures the performance of those Russell 1000 companies with lower price-to-book ratios and lower forecasted growth values. The Russell 1000 Growth Index measures the performance of the large-cap growth segment of the U.S. equity universe. The Russell 2000 Index is a subset of the Russell 3000 Index representing approximately 10% of the total market capitalization of that Index. It includes approximately 2000 of the smallest securities based on a combination of their market cap and current index membership. The MSCI EAFE Index is an equity index which captures large and mid-cap representation across developed markets in countries around the world, excluding the U.S. and Canada. It is not possible to invest directly in an index. Indices are unmanaged and investors cannot invest directly in an index. Unless otherwise noted, performance of indices does not account for any fees, commissions or other expenses that would be incurred. Returns may or may not include reinvested dividends.
The inception date of the Rural America Growth & Income Fund is May 1, 2021. The aggregate year to date returns for the both the fund and the benchmark are calculated from May 1, 2021 through the current reporting period.
Performance information for the International Equity Fund (formerly the International Value Fund) reflects its investment as an actively managed fund subadvised by Mercator Asset Management from December 31, 2006 to September 14, 2015, as a passively managed portfolio directed by SSgA Funds Management, Inc. from September 15, 2015 to January 8, 2016 and, after a transition, as an actively managed fund subadvised by Harding Loevner LP from January 15, 2016 to period end.
Performance information for the Growth Fund (formerly the Nasdaq-100 Index Tracking Stock Fund) reflects its previous investment strategy of matching, as closely as possible, before expenses, the performance of the Nasdaq-100 Index.