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A Global Approach to Fixed Income Investing

Fidelity offers two funds to help you diversify your portfolio with non-U.S. sources of fixed income.

Fidelity Global Bond Fund (FGBFX) 
Invests in securities issued throughout the world, including securities of issuers located in emerging markets

Fidelity International Bond Fund (FINUX) 
Normally invests in non-U.S. securities, including securities of issuers located in emerging markets

Key features of the funds

  • Seek a high level of current income
  • Normally invest at least 80% of assets in debt securities of all types and repurchase agreements for those securities
  • Invest primarily in investment grade debt securities, but may also invest up to 20% in lower-quality debt securities

Who may want to invest

Investors looking to diversify their stock or U.S. fixed income portfolio may want to consider adding non-U.S. sources of fixed income to their investment lineup. Both funds offer a professional and actively managed strategy to help investors gain bond exposure in other parts of the world.

Those looking for exposure to fixed income worldwide (both inside and outside the U.S.) may want to consider the Fidelity Global Bond Fund, while those looking primarily for non-U.S. fixed income exposure may want to consider the Fidelity International Bond Fund.


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Views and opinions expressed may not reflect those of Fidelity Investments. These comments should not be viewed as a recommendation for or against any particular security or trading strategy. Views and opinions are subject to change at any time based on market and other conditions.
In general the bond market is volatile, and fixed income securities carry interest rate risk. (As interest rates rise, bond prices usually fall, and vice versa. This effect is usually more pronounced for longer-term securities.) Fixed income securities also carry inflation risk and credit and default risks for both issuers and counterparties. Unlike individual bonds, most bond funds do not have a maturity date, so avoiding losses caused by price volatility by holding them until maturity is not possible.
Foreign securities are subject to currency-exchange-rate, economic, and political risks, all of which are magnified in emerging markets.
Lower-quality debt securities involve greater risk of default or price changes due to potential changes in the credit quality of the issuer.
Leverage can increase market exposure, magnify investment risks, and cause losses to be realized more quickly. In addition, the fund is considered non-diversified and may have additional volatility because it can invest a significant portion of assets in securities of a small number of individual issuers.
Before investing, consider the funds' investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. Contact Fidelity for a prospectus or, if available, a summary prospectus containing this information.  Read it carefully.