MainStay S&P 500 Index Fund seeks investment results that correspond to the total return performance of common stocks as represented by the S&P 500 Index.
Class A & INV: 3% maximum initial sales charge; a 1% CDSC may be imposed on certain redemptions made within 18 months of the date of purchase on shares that were purchased without an initial sales charge. Class I: No initial sales charge or CDSC.
Returns represent past performance which is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, and shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. No initial sales charge applies on investments of $1 million or more (and certain other qualified purchases). However, a contingent deferred sales charge of 1.00% may be imposed on certain redemptions made within 18 months of the date of purchase on shares that were purchased without an initial sales charge. Expenses stated are as of the fund's most recent prospectus.
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Does not reflect the effect of any sales charge, which would reduce performance shown. Performance for other sales charges will differ based on differences in sales charges and expense structure.
Distributions may be comprised of ordinary income, net capital gains, and/or a return of capital (ROC) of your investment in the fund. Because the distribution rate and the 12-month rate may include a ROC, they should not be confused with yield or income. Please refer to the most recent Section 19 Notice, if applicable, for additional information regarding the composition of distributions. Final determination of a distribution’s tax character will be made on Form 1099 DIV sent to shareholders each January.
Distribution Rate: The distribution rate measures the percentage return in the form of dividends. It is calculated daily by annualizing the most recent dividend distribution and dividing by the daily share price (NAV or POP). If the Fund did not make a distribution as of the latest scheduled distribution date, "N/A" will be displayed.
12-month Rate: The 12-month rate measures the percentage return in the form of dividends. It is calculated monthly by taking the sum of the trailing 12-month dividend payments divided by the last month's ending share price (NAV or POP) plus any capital gains distributed over previous 12 months. If the Fund did not make any distributions over the previous 12 months, "N/A" will be displayed.
The 30 Day SEC Yield is calculated by dividing the net investment income per share for the first 30 days of the month by the offering price per share at the end of that period. The yield reflects the dividends and interest earned during the period, after the deduction of the Fund's expenses. Yield reflects a fee waiver and/or expense limitation agreement without which the 30 Day SEC Yield would have been lower.
Dividend distributions are the distribution of a dividend to mutual fund shareholders as of a certain date. The following Funds declare daily dividends: MainStay MacKay California Tax Free Opportunities, MainStay Floating Rate, MainStay MacKay High Yield Municipal Bond, MainStay MacKay U.S. Infrastructure Bond Fund, MainStay Money Market, MainStay MacKay New York Tax Free Opportunities, MainStay MacKay Short Term Municipal Fund and MainStay MacKay Tax Free Bond.
MainStay S&P 500 Index Fund
Class A: MSXAX | Class I: MSPIX | Class INV: MSXMX | Class SI: MYSPX
BEFORE YOU INVEST
Before considering an investment in the Fund, you should understand that you could lose money.
Derivatives often involve a high degree of financial risk in that a relatively small movement in the price of the underlying security or benchmark may result in a disproportionately large movement, unfavorable as well as favorable, in the price of the derivative instrument. Investments in derivatives may increase the volatility of a fund’s net asset value and may result in a loss to the fund.
Unlike other funds, which generally seek to "beat" the market, Index Funds seek to match their respective indices. If the value of the Index declines, the NAV of shares of the Fund will also decline. The Fund's ability to mirror the Index may be affected by, among other things, transaction costs, changes in either the makeup of the Index or the number of shares outstanding for the components of the Index, and the timing and amount of contributions to, and redemptions from, the Fund by shareholders.
S&P 500® Index
is widely regarded as the standard index for measuring large-cap U.S. stock market performance.
An investment cannot be made directly into an index.
Standard Deviation measures how widely dispersed a fund's returns have been over a specified period of time. A high standard deviation indicates that the range is wide, implying greater potential for volatility.
Alpha measures a fund's risk-adjusted performance and is expressed as an annualized percentage.
Beta is a measure of historical volatility relative to an appropriate index (benchmark) based on its investment objective. A beta greater than 1.00 indicates volatility greater than the benchmark's.
R-Squared measures the percentage of a fund's movements that result from movements in the index.
Sharpe Ratio shown is calculated for the past 36-month period by dividing annualized excess returns by annualized standard deviation.
Annual Turnover Rate is as of the most recent annual shareholder report.
The Morningstar Rating™
for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance (this does not include the effects of sales charges, loads, and redemption fees). The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.
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