Note 1. Accounting Policies
The following is a summary of significant accounting policies followed by the Fund in the preparation of its
Securities Valuations: Investments traded on a national securities exchange are valued at the last reported sales
price on the primary exchange on which they are traded or, if there was no sale, at the mean between the last bid
and asked prices or at the bid price in the absence of an asked price. Securities traded in the over-the-counter
market (including securities listed on exchanges whose primary market is believed to be over-the-counter) are
valued by an independent pricing agent or principal market maker and listed securities for which the primary
market is believed to be over-the-counter are valued at the mean between the last reported bid and asked prices.
Any security for which a reliable market quotation is unavailable is valued at fair value as determined in good faith
by or under the direction of the Fund's Board of Directors. Short-term securities which mature in more than 60
days are valued based upon current market quotations. Short-term securities which mature in 60 days or less are
valued at amortized cost.
In connection with transactions in repurchase agreements with U.S. financial institutions, it is the Fund's policy that
its custodian or designated subcustodians under triparty repurchase agreements, as the case may be, take
possession of the underlying collateral securities, the value of which exceeds the principal amount of the
repurchase transaction, including accrued interest. If the seller defaults and the value of the collateral declines or if
bankruptcy proceedings are commenced with respect to the seller of the security, realization of the collateral by
the Fund may be delayed or limited.
All securities are valued as of 4:15 p.m., New York time.
Securities Transactions and Net Investment Income: Securities transactions are recorded on the trade date.
Realized gains and losses on sales of investments are