Jamie Stone, portfolio manager of Baron Energy and Resources Fund, discusses trends in the energy and resources sectors.
The Fund invests 80% of its net assets in equity securities in the form of common stock of U.S. and non-U.S. energy and resources companies and related companies of any market capitalization. Energy industries can be significantly affected by fluctuations in energy prices and supply and demand of energy fuels caused by events relating to international politics, energy conservation, the success of exploration projects, weather or meteorological events, and tax and other government regulations. Resources industries can be significantly affected by events relating to international political and economic developments, energy conservation, the success of exploration projects, commodity prices, weather or meteorological events, and tax and other government regulations. The Fund is non-diversified, which means the volatility of the Fund’s returns may increase and expose the Fund to greater risk of loss in any given period. The Fund invests in companies of all sizes, including small and medium sized companies whose securities may be thinly traded and more difficult to sell during market downturns. The Fund may not achieve its objectives.