An automatically reallocated portfolio of MFS funds
Provides convenient access to a professionally allocated, broadly diversified, rebalanced portfolio of MFS funds in a single investment. The allocation strategy will become more conservative as the fund's target date approaches.
Seeks a high level of total return consistent with its asset allocation until the approximate retirement year in the fund’s name; thereafter, the fund will seek total return through a combination of current income and capital appreciation. The asset allocation of the fund will change over time.
United States Treasury Inflation Indexed Bonds 0.125 APR 15 17
FNMA 30YR 5.5
UST Bond 10Yr Future MAR 20 14*
short (*) positions of fixed income assets
Portfolio characteristics are based on equivalent exposure, which measures how a portfolio's value would change due to price changes in an asset held either directly or, in the case of a derivative contract, indirectly. The market value of the holding may differ.
*Short positions, unlike long positions, lose value if the underlying asset gains value.
Important Risk Considerations
The fund may not achieve its objective. You may experience losses near, at, or after the target date. There is no guarantee that the fund will provide adequate income at and through your retirement.
Stock markets and investments in individual stocks are volatile and can decline significantly in response to issuer, market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical, and other conditions.
Investments in debt instruments may decline in value as the result of declines in the credit quality of the issuer, borrower, counterparty, underlying collateral, or changes in economic, political, issuer-specific, or other conditions. Certain types of debt instruments can be more sensitive to these factors and therefore more volatile. In addition, debt instruments entail interest rate risk (as interest rates rise, prices usually fall), therefore the Fund's share price may decline during rising rate environments as the underlying debt instruments in the portfolio adjust to the rise in rates. Funds that consist of debt instruments with longer durations are generally more sensitive to a rise in interest rates than those with shorter durations. At times, and particularly during periods of market turmoil, all or a large portion of segments of the market may not have an active trading market. As a result, it may be difficult to value these investments and it may not be possible to sell a particular investment or type of investment at any particular time or at an acceptable price.
Investments in foreign markets can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical, or other conditions.
Investments in small-cap companies can be more volatile than investments in larger companies.
MFS’ strategy of investing in underlying funds exposes the fund to the risks of the underlying funds.
Please see the prospectus for further information on these and other risk considerations.
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