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Absolute Return Currency Fund (JCUAX)

Daily Price as of 9/4/15

8.68 0.08 0.93
 
POP Change ($) Change (%)
8.95 0.08 0.90

Management Team

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Dori S. Levanoni

Joined team in 1998
Managed fund since inception

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Jeppe F. Ladekarl

Joined team in 2009
Managed fund since May 2012

Goal and Strategy

The Fund seeks to achieve absolute return from investments in currency markets. Under normal market conditions at least 80% of the value of the fund's assets will be exposed to currency through currency forwards and other currency transactions. The fund's assets not used to purchase currency forwards and other currency instruments will be invested in investment grade debt securities. The fund seeks to achieve positive absolute returns through the income produced by the debt securities and any net gains resulting from fluctuations in the values of currencies relative to a world basket of currencies. (Net losses on currency transactions will reduce positive absolute returns.)

Average Annual Total Returns1

Month-End Performance (%) as of 7/31/15
QTD YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR Life of Fund
(8/2/10)
(not annualized)
POP -3.40 -10.34 -14.18 -0.64 -2.13 -2.13
Quarter-End Performance (%) as of 6/30/15
QTD YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR Life of Fund
(8/2/10)
(not annualized)
POP -4.06 -10.01 -12.46 -1.32 NA -2.09

Cumulative Returns

Month-End Performance (%) as of 7/31/15
QTD YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR Life of Fund
(8/2/10)
POP -3.40 -10.34 -14.18 -1.92 -10.19 -10.19

The past performance shown here reflects reinvested distributions and the beneficial effect of any expense reductions, and does not guarantee future results. Returns for periods shorter than one year are cumulative, and results for other share classes will vary. Shares will fluctuate in value and, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance cited.

Performance figures assume that all distributions are reinvested. POP (public offering price) figures for Class A shares reflect the maximum sales charge, which is 5.0% for equity, asset allocation, and alternative/specialty funds and 4.0% for fixed-income funds (reduced from 4.5%, effective 2/3/14), with the following exceptions: John Hancock Absolute Return Currency Fund and John Hancock Global Conservative Absolute Return Fund have a maximum sales charge of 3.0%, and John Hancock Floating Rate Income Fund and John Hancock Short Duration Credit Opportunities Fund have a maximum sales charge of 2.5% (reduced from 3.0% and 4.5%, respectively, effective 2/3/14). Performance quoted without sales charges would be reduced if the sales charges were applied. Performance for other share classes will vary. For money market funds, the yield quoted more closely reflects the current earnings of the fund than the total return performance shown. Sales charges do not apply to money market funds and as a result, those funds do not quote POP performance figures. The fund operating expenses are 1.37%.

Morningstar Rating2

Overall Rating

The fund has not yet been rated by Morningstar.

Load-Waived Rating

The fund has not yet been rated by Morningstar.

Overall Rating is based on the 3-, 5- and 10-year Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Returns and accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance. The overall rating includes effects of sales charges, loads and redemption fees, whereas the load-waived rating does not. Load-waived ratings for Class A shares should only be considered by investors who are not subject to a front-end sales charge. Contact your financial professional to determine whether you are eligible to purchase Class A shares without paying the front-end load. Other classes may be rated differently.

The funds have experienced negative performance for various time periods, including but not limited to, the three, five or ten-year periods for which the Morningstar "star" ratings are issued.

1 Effective January 3, 2014, John Hancock Currency Strategies Fund changed its name to John Hancock Absolute Return Currency Fund.
Performance results reflect any expense reductions. Without these reductions, performance would have been less favorable.
8/2/10 is the inception date for the oldest class of shares, Class A shares. Class R6 shares were first offered on 11/1/11; returns prior to this date are those of Class A shares that have been recalculated to apply the gross fees and expenses of Class R6 shares. Class C shares were first offered on 8/28/14. The returns prior to this date are those of Class A shares that have been recalculated to reflect the gross fees and expenses of Class C shares. Class R2 and Class R4 shares were first offered on 3/27/15; returns prior to this date are those of Class A shares that have been recalculated to apply the gross fees and expenses of Class R2 and Class R4 shares.
2 Morningstar proprietary ratings reflect risk-adjusted performance through most recent month-end. The ratings are subject to change every month. For each fund with at least a 3-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return that accounts for variation in a fund’s monthly performance (including effects of sales charges, loads and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each category, the next 22.5%, 35%, 22.5% and the bottom 10% receive 5, 4, 3, 2 or 1 star, respectively. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of 1 fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages.) Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
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