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What is a growth fund?

Growth funds invest in the stocks of companies believed to be growing faster than the overall economy. A stock's growth is typically measured by its earnings -- a bottom line indicator of success.

Earnings and stock prices

Earnings indicate a company's profitability. They are generally defined as a company's revenues minus the cost of sales, operating expenses and taxes over a given time period. Earnings are probably the most important factor in determining a company's stock price.

What is a growth stock?

A growth stock is either experiencing above-average earnings growth - or investors have reason to believe that it will. The anticipation of earnings growth drives the stock's price higher. As a result, measures of the company's stock price (like the price-to-earnings, or P/E, ratio) are higher than other stocks - making them appear more expensive. Investors buy growth stocks because they believe these companies stock prices will continue to grow faster than the overall stock market.

The role of growth funds in your portfolio

Growth funds tend to outperform when the economy and the stock market are forging ahead. Value funds generally outperform during slower economic times or market downturns. Both growth and value funds may be excellent choices if you are looking for capital appreciation. In the end, a diversified mix of investing styles and asset classes may increase your odds of reaching your ultimate goals.

What Janus growth funds invest in

Growth investing at Janus is based on the principle that stock prices ultimately follow earnings growth. We invest in companies that we believe are:

  • Dominant franchises
  • Experiencing better long-term earnings growth than the overall market
  • Showing expanding market share

What makes us different

We dig deeper to find what's really behind a business. Our investment process includes:

  • Frequent on-site visits
  • Interviews with key management and employees across the company
  • In depth financial models testing multiple earnings scenarios
  • Tracking over 1,000 companies
  • Continuous polling, surveys and phone interviews to track end-market demand


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Funds at a Glance

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Please consider the charges, risks, expenses and investment objectives carefully before investing. Please see a prospectus , or if available, a summary prospectus containing this and other information. Read it carefully before you invest or send money.

An investment in a money market fund is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. Although the Fund seeks to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per share, it is possible to lose money by investing in the Fund.

Growth and value investing each have their own unique risks and potential for rewards, and may not be suitable for all investors. A growth investing strategy typically carries a higher risk of loss and a higher potential for reward than a value investing strategy. A growth investing strategy emphasizes capital appreciation; a value investing strategy emphasizes investments in companies believed to be undervalued.

There is no assurance the stated objective(s) will be met.

A Fund's performance may be affected by risks that include those associated with nondiversification, non-investment grade debt securities, high-yield/high-risk securities, undervalued or overlooked companies, investments in specific industries or countries and potential conflicts of interest. Additional risks to a Fund may also include, but are not limited to, those associated with investing in foreign securities, emerging markets, initial public offerings, real estate investment trusts (REITs), derivatives, short sales, commodity-linked investments and companies with relatively small market capitalizations. Each Fund has different risks. Please see a Janus prospectus for more information about risks, Fund holdings and other details.

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