The investment seeks maximum total return, consistent with the preservation of capital and prudent investment management. Under normal market conditions, the Portfolio invests at least 80% of its net assets (plus borrowings for investment purposes) in a diversified portfolio of high-yield securities ("junk bonds"). The remainder of the Portfolio's assets may be invested in investment-grade debt instruments. The average duration of the Portfolio normally varies within two years (plus or minus) of the duration of the Bank of America/Merrill Lynch U.S. High Yield Rated Index, as calculated by the Sub-Adviser, which as of December 31, 2012 was 3.41 years.
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