Fidelity® Worldwide Fund

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Summary

Morningstar® Snapshot*

AS OF 06/30/2014; MORNINGSTAR CATEGORY: World Stock
Returns 4 out of 5, Above Average Returns
LOWAVGHIGH
Expenses 2 out of 5, Below Average Fees
LOWAVGHIGH
Risk of this Category Category Risk Rating:6, where 1 is Lower and 10 is Higher
LOWERHIGHER

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Performance

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AS OF 6/30/2014
Average Annual Returns
YTD (Daily)* 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr
YTD (Daily)* + 3.49% 1 Yr +25.57% 3 Yr +12.62% 5 Yr +16.75% 10 Yr +8.97%
*AS OF 7/24/2014; Value is cumulative

Hypothetical Growth of $10,000

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AS OF 06/30/2014; MORNINGSTAR CATEGORY: World Stock
Shows growth of hypothetical $10,000 investment in Fidelity® Worldwide Fund compared to MSCI World (Net MA),World Stock over the selected time period
Fidelity® Worldwide Fund
World Stock

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The performance data featured represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate; therefore, you may have a gain or loss when you sell your shares. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance data quoted.

Fund Manager(s)

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Stephen DuFour since 10/1/2007 William Kennedy since 1/1/2006

Fund Overview

Objective

Seeks growth of capital.

Strategy

Investing in securities issued anywhere in the world. Normally investing primarily in common stocks.

Risk

Stock markets, especially foreign markets, are volatile and can decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, or economic developments. Foreign securities are subject to interest rate, currency exchange rate, economic, and political risks, all of which are magnified in emerging markets.

Additional Disclosures

A mutual fund registered under Fidelity Investment Trust, and managed by Fidelity Management & Research Company. This description is only intended to provide a brief overview of the fund. Read the fund's prospectus for more detailed information about the fund.

Details

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Morningstar Category World Stock
Fund Inception 5/30/1990
NAV
7/24/2014
$25.48
Glossary definition opens in new window.Exp Ratio (Gross)
12/30/2013
1.11%
($11.10 per $1000)
Glossary definition opens in new window.Exp Ratio (Net)
12/30/2013
1.11%
($11.10 per $1000)
Redemption Fee 1.00%
Redemption Period 30 days
Minimum to Invest 5 $2,500.00
Turnover Rate
4/30/2014
175%
Glossary definition opens in new window.Portfolio Net Assets ($M)
6/30/2014
$1,733.35
Glossary definition opens in new window.Share Class Net Assets ($M)
6/30/2014
$1,645.73
12 Month Low-High
6/30/2014
$22.49 - $25.98

Top 10 Holdings

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AS OF 6/30/2014
Top 10 Holdings

Quarter-End Average Annual Total Returns

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AS OF 6/30/2014; FUND INCEPTION 5/30/1990 Glossary definition opens in new window.

EXPENSE RATIO (GROSS):
1.11% AS OF 12/30/2013
1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Life
Glossary definition opens in new window.Before Taxes
Fidelity® Worldwide Fund 25.57% 12.62% 16.75% 8.97% 8.22%
Glossary definition opens in new window.After Taxes on Distributions
Fidelity® Worldwide Fund 22.42% 11.58% 16.08% 8.09% 7.21%
Glossary definition opens in new window.After taxes on distributions and sale of fund shares
Fidelity® Worldwide Fund 15.47% 9.58% 13.42% 7.28% 6.71%

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Performance & Risk

Average Annual Total Returns

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AS OF 6/30/2014; FUND INCEPTION 5/30/1990
1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Life
Fidelity® Worldwide Fund 25.57% 12.62% 16.75% 8.97% 8.22%
MSCI World (Net MA) 24.53% 12.27% 15.43% 7.67% 7.18%
World Stock 22.72% 10.57% 14.83% 7.78% --
Rank in Morningstar Category 22% 21% 19% 29% --
# of Funds in Morningstar Category 1096 825 661 334 --

Hypothetical Growth of $10,000

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AS OF 06/30/2014; MORNINGSTAR CATEGORY: World Stock
Fidelity® Worldwide Fund
World Stock
2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
This Fund 12.24% 13.57% 17.42% 18.49% -40.24% 28.53% 17.04% -6.73% 18.76% 31.55% 3.90%
Benchmark 15.13% 9.87% 20.50% 9.40% -40.46% 30.55% 12.16% -5.19% 16.34% 27.18% 6.41%
Category 15.27% 11.61% 19.72% 11.28% -41.91% 35.27% 13.74% -7.93% 15.84% 25.19% 5.75%
+/- Benchmark -2.89% 3.70% -3.08% 9.09% 0.22% -2.02% 4.88% -1.54% 2.42% 4.37% -2.51%
+/- Category -3.03% 1.96% -2.30% 7.21% 1.67% -6.74% 3.30% 1.20% 2.92% 6.36% -1.85%

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The performance data featured represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate; therefore, you may have a gain or loss when you sell your shares. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance data quoted.

Quarter-End Average Annual Total Returns

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AS OF 6/30/2014; FUND INCEPTION 5/30/1990 Glossary definition opens in new window.

EXPENSE RATIO (GROSS):
1.11% AS OF 12/30/2013
1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Life
Glossary definition opens in new window.Before Taxes
Fidelity® Worldwide Fund 25.57% 12.62% 16.75% 8.97% 8.22%
Glossary definition opens in new window.After Taxes on Distributions
Fidelity® Worldwide Fund 22.42% 11.58% 16.08% 8.09% 7.21%
Glossary definition opens in new window.After taxes on distributions and sale of fund shares
Fidelity® Worldwide Fund 15.47% 9.58% 13.42% 7.28% 6.71%

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Cumulative Total Returns

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AS OF 6/30/2014
YTD (Daily)* YTD (Monthly) 1 Month 3 Months 6 Months
Fidelity® Worldwide Fund 3.49% 3.90% 2.44% 3.56% 3.90%
Fidelity® Worldwide Fund  (Load Adjusted) -- -- 1.42% -- --
MSCI World (Net MA) -- 6.41% 1.82% 4.98% 6.41%
World Stock -- 5.75% 1.97% 4.23% 5.75%
*AS OF 7/24/2014

Fund Risk and Return

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AS OF 6/30/2014; MORNINGSTAR CATEGORY: World Stock
Risk of this Category Category Risk Rating:6, where 1 is Lower and 10 is Higher
LOWERHIGHER

Risk

Stock markets, especially foreign markets, are volatile and can decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, or economic developments. Foreign securities are subject to interest rate, currency exchange rate, economic, and political risks, all of which are magnified in emerging markets.

Volatility Measures

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Beta 1.01
AS OF 6/30/2014

A measure of a portfolio's sensitivity to market movements (as represented by a benchmark index). The benchmark index, such as the S&P 500 or EAFE index, has a beta of 1.0. A beta of more (less) than 1.0 indicates that a fund's historical returns have fluctuated more (less) than the benchmark index. Beta is a more reliable measure of volatility when used in combination with a high R2 which indicates a high correlation between the movements in a fund's returns and movements in a benchmark index.

R2 0.93
AS OF 6/30/2014

A measurement of how closely the portfolio's performance correlates with the performance of a benchmark index, such as the S&P 500. R2 is a proportion which ranges between 0.00 and 1.00. An R2 of 1.00 indicates perfect correlation to the benchmark index, that is, all of the portfolio's fluctuations are explained by performance fluctuations of the index, while an R2 of 0.00 indicates no correlation. Therefore, the lower the R2, the more the fund's performance is affected by factors other than the market as measured by that benchmark index. An R2 value of less than 0.5 indicates that the Annualized Alpha and Beta are not reliable performance statistics.

Sharpe Ratio 0.90
AS OF 6/30/2014

The Sharpe ratio is a measure of historical adjusted performance calculated by dividing the fund's excess returns (fund's average monthly returns minus the average monthly return of the Salomon Smith Barney 3-Month T-Bill Index) by the standard deviation of those returns. The higher the ratio, the better the fund's return per unit of risk.

Standard Deviation 14.32
AS OF 6/30/2014

Statistical measure of how much a return varies over an extended period of time. The more variable the returns, the larger the standard deviation. Investors may examine historical standard deviation in conjunction with historical returns to decide whether an investment's volatility would have been acceptable given the returns it would have produced. A higher standard deviation indicates a wider dispersion of past returns and thus greater historical volatility. Standard deviation does not indicate how an investment actually performed, but it does indicate the volatility of its returns over time. Standard deviation is annualized. The returns used for this calculation are not load-adjusted.

Volatility measures are based on the variability of historical returns of the portfolio. In the case of annuity funds, this is before the effect of annuity charges. Relative Volatility, Beta, and R2 compare a portfolio's total return to those of a relevant market, represented by the benchmark index. Standard Deviation is calculated independent of an index.

Historical Fund Performance

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Current year's data as of: 6/30/2014
Year Total Returns Capital Gains Dividends Glossary definition opens in new window.Share Class Net Assets ($M)
2014 3.90% -- -- $1,645.73
2013 31.55% $1.979 $0.087 $1,564.15
2012 18.76% $0.08 $0.159 $1,113.69
2011 -6.73% -- $0.065 $1,075.39
2010 17.04% $0.046 $0.1 $1,169.74
2009 28.53% $0.015 $0.097 $1,059.48
2008 -40.24% -- $0.17 $875.11
2007 18.49% $2.38 $0.12 $1,696.97
2006 17.42% $2.66 $0.17 $1,376.76
2005 13.57% $1.04 $0.1 $1,278.48

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Fund Characteristics and Attribution

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Ratings

Morningstar Ratings

AS OF 06/30/2014; MORNINGSTAR CATEGORY: World Stock
Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Out of 825 funds
3 Yr
4 out of 5 stars
Out of 825 funds
5 Yr
4 out of 5 stars
Out of 661 funds
10 Yr
4 out of 5 stars
Out of 334 funds

An overall rating for a fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5- and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Metrics as of the date stated. The number of funds in the World Stock category tracked by Morningstar was 825 for the 3 year period and Overall Ranking; 661 for the 5 year period; and 334 for the 10 year period. Please click on the question mark above for additional Morningstar information.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Lipper Ranking

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AS OF 6/30/2014; LIPPER PEER GROUP: Global
1 Yr
#145 out of 900 funds
5 Yr
#67 out of 519 funds
10 Yr
#39 out of 250 funds

The fund is ranked based on total return. Each fund is ranked within a universe of funds with similar investment objectives. Rankings include the reinvestment of dividends and capital gains but exclude the effect of a fund's sales load, if applicable. Lipper Inc. is a nationally recognized organization that ranks the performance of mutual funds.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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Composition

Major Market Sectors for Equities

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Portfolio Weight MSCI World (Net MA)
Information Technology 17.06% 12.28%
Financials 15.80% 20.64%
Industrials 14.53% 11.15%
Health Care 13.09% 11.69%
Energy 12.98% 10.11%
Consumer Discretionary 10.20% 11.87%
Consumer Staples 6.57% 9.72%
Materials 2.97% 5.72%
Utilities 2.54% 3.35%
Telecommunication Services 2.37% 3.47%
Other 0.00% 0.00%

Asset Allocation

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AS OF 6/30/2014
Fund
International Equities 44.21%
Developed Markets 41.26%
Emerging Markets 2.95%
Tax Advantaged Domiciles 0.00%
Domestic Equities 54.95%
Bonds 0.11%
Cash & Net Other Assets 0.73%
Additional Allocations
AS OF 6/30/2014
Futures, Options, and Swaps 1.06%
FX Forwards -0.21%

"Tax-Advantaged Domiciles" represent countries whose tax policies may be favorable for company incorporation.

Net Other Assets can include fund receivables, fund payables, and offsets to other derivative positions, as well as certain assets that do not fall into any of the Portfolio Composition categories. Depending on the extent to which the fund invests in derivatives and the number of positions that are held for future settlement, Net Other Assets can be a negative number.

The percent of net assets invested in both domestic and foreign Equities (common stocks, preferred stocks, rights and warrants, convertible preferred stocks and stock index futures and options), Bond (all debt instruments, including investment grade, non-investment grade, non-rated securities and convertible bonds), and Cash & Net Other Assets (cash, repurchase agreements, receivables and payables).

Top 10 Holdings

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Regional Diversification

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United States
55.67%
Europe
28.76%
Japan
7.34%
Asia Pacific ex Japan
3.62%
Emerging Markets
2.95%
Canada
1.66%
Other
0.00%

Country Diversification

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USA
55.68%
United Kingdom
7.98%
Japan
7.34%
Germany
4.18%
France
3.19%
Ireland
3.04%
Switzerland
2.60%
Sweden
2.15%
Canada
1.66%
Australia
1.51%
Netherlands
1.35%
Spain
1.34%
Denmark
1.13%
Hong Kong
1.10%

Currency Diversification

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AS OF 6/30/2014
US Dollar
59.00%
European Monetary Unit (Euro)
12.10%
UK Pound
8.08%
Japanese Yen
7.40%
Swiss Franc
2.41%
Swedish Krona
2.15%
Canadian Dollar
1.66%
Australian Dollar
1.66%
Hong Kong Dollar
1.31%
Danish Krone
1.13%
Indian Rupee
0.85%
New Taiwan Dollar
0.69%
South Korean Won
0.50%
New Zealand Dollar
0.32%
Singapore Dollar
0.30%
South African Rand
0.23%
Kenyan Shilling
0.15%
Philippine Peso
0.06%

Fund Facts

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Fiscal Year End
October
Fund Inception
5/30/1990
Fund Number
318
Fund Symbol
FWWFX
Order Cutoff Time
04:00 PM EST

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Fees and Distributions

Expenses & Fees

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1.11%
($11.10 per $1000)
12/30/2013
1.11%
($11.10 per $1000)
12/30/2013
Distribution and/or service fee(12b-1) Fees
0.00%
Short-Term Redemption Fee
1.00%
Short-Term Redemption Period
30 Days
Small Balance Fee 8

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Minimums

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Initial Investment
$2,500.00
Additional Investment
$0.00
Initial IRA Investment
$2,500.00
Additional IRA Investment
$0.00
Initial Group Retirement Investment 5
$500.00
Additional Group Retirement Investment
$0.00
Required Balance
$2,000.00

Features

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Retirement Accounts
yes
Check Writing
no
Direct Deposit
yes
Automatic Account Builder
yes
Max Exchange Redemptions in a Year
yes
Simple IRA
yes

Distribution

Dividend History

Date Per Share Amount Reinvestment Price
12/06/13 $0.087 $23.65
12/07/12 $0.159 $20.02
12/02/11 $0.065 $17.48
12/30/10 $0.022 $18.65

Capital Gains History

Date Per Share Amount Reinvestment Price
12/06/13 $1.979 $23.65
12/07/12 $0.08 $20.02
12/03/10 $0.046 $18.28
12/04/09 $0.015 $16.00

Pricing

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AS OF 6/30/2014
NAV
$25.48
7/24/2014
12 Month Low-High
$22.49 - $25.98
Monthly Low-High
$25.02 - $25.63
On 6/30/2014
$25.58

Price History By Month

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Actual Values: Jun. 2014 to Jun. 2013

Close Low High
Jun $25.58 $25.02 $25.63
May $24.97 $24.19 $24.97
Apr $24.29 $23.58 $24.98
Mar $24.70 $24.36 $25.67
Feb $25.56 $23.65 $25.62
Jan $24.18 $23.93 $25.13
Dec $24.62 $23.39 $25.91
Nov $25.98 $24.91 $25.98
Oct $25.41 $23.99 $25.68
Sep $24.59 $23.46 $24.95
Aug $23.12 $23.12 $24.18
Jul $23.68 $22.49 $23.81
Jun $22.15 $21.57 $22.87

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Commentary

First Quarter 2014 Summary

Overview

  • Fidelity® Worldwide Fund is a diversified global equity fund that seeks growth of capital.
  • Worldwide Fund employs a growth-at-a-reasonable-price (GARP) approach to select investments. In particular, we seek companies with durable competitive positions, high and consistent profitability, a high return on capital, solid free-cash-flow generation and management teams whose interests are aligned with those of shareholders.
  • We strive to uncover these companies through in-depth fundamental analysis, working in concert with Fidelity's global research team.
  • For the first quarter ending March 31, 2014, Fidelity Worldwide Fund returned 0.32%, trailing the 1.36% gain of the MSCI World Index.
  • While this review mainly outlines drivers for the past quarter, our buy and sell decisions are typically based on stocks 'longer-term prospects and not on short time periods.

Drivers of Fund Performance:

  • The fund underperformed the MSCI index, as the growth stocks it favored fell behind value stocks in the quarter. Security selection in the U.S. - which represented about 53% of both the fund and the index on average for the period - was the biggest detractor by region.
  • Six out of the 10 economic sectors hindered relative performance, with energy and information technology chief among them. Largely avoiding utilities hurt, as it was one of the best-performing sectors in the index. We did not find many stocks here that met our criteria for earnings growth, however, as ample production capacity continued to pressure power prices worldwide. Plus, the stocks did not seem cheap relative to their earnings-growth prospects, and not many utilities were generating a lot of free cash flow.
  • Top individual detractors and contributors were U.S. stocks mainly because they tended to be larger positions than the non-U.S. holdings. Within energy, the biggest individual detractor was exploration and production company Cabot Oil & Gas. The lowest-cost producer of natural gas in the U.S., Cabot delivered higher-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings. However, its stock fell due to concern over lower gas prices in the Marcellus Shale - which covers western Pennsylvania and surrounding states - as pipeline (or takeaway) capacity lagged production capacity in the region.
  • In information technology, the fund lost the most ground in the software & services segment. Here, an overweighting in global payment processor MasterCard hurt most. The stock fell more than 10% in the quarter after the company announced earnings in January that missed analysts' expectations due to higher-than-expected incentives and operating expenses.
  • Elsewhere, financials detracted, mainly because of positioning in the diversified financials segment. Of note was investment bank Morgan Stanley, whose stock was hindered by ongoing concern over rising interest rates, lackluster merger-and-acquisition activity, regulatory overhangs and a one-time legal charge.
  • Health care and industrials helped relative performance. In health care, standouts included gene sequencing leader Illumina and Dublin-based generic and specialty pharmaceutical company Actavis. Illumina's shares ended the quarter up 35%, buoyed by the company's leadership in this fast-growing area and expectations that declining costs for genetic testing would lead to more widespread consumer use. Actavis's stock rallied after the company announced a deal in February to buy competitor Forest Laboratories, helping Actavis to build its presence in both brand-name and generic drugs.
  • Within industrials, the fund gained from its stake in airlines, as pricing power propelled many of these stocks higher. An out-of-index stake in American Airlines Group rallied 46% in the quarter, buoyed by the airline operator's report of 5% growth in revenue per available seat mile and a nearly 8% increase in operating margins.
  • On a country basis, stock picks in Ireland and the United Kingdom modestly aided relative performance, while those in the U.S. detracted. Security selection in Japan and the emerging markets of Russia and China also nicked results.

End of Quarter Positioning:

  • With regard to overall portfolio construction and risk management, fund positioning was driven by bottom-up stock selection.While sector and regional exposures tended to be a byproduct of this stock-by-stock approach, they also reflected where we found attractive opportunities and, alternatively, where we possibly saw risk or a lack of opportunity.
  • We ended the quarter with sizable overweightings in information technology, particularly software & services, and health care, notably the pharmaceuticals, biotechnology & life science segment. The fund's health care overweighting grew during the quarter partly as a function of relative sector returns. We also increased our overweighting in consumer discretionary. Underweightings included consumer staples, utilities, materials and energy, the last of which increased a further two percentage points during the quarter.
  • In terms of regional allocations, the fund had an overweighting in Europe ex U.K., where we favored companies likely to gain from an economic recovery, increased capital expenditures and consolidation within telecommunications services. We expected the recovery in Europe to be slow and steady. The fund also had a much higher, but relatively modest, stake in emerging markets compared with the index. The fund's exposure here was lower than it has been in the past due to our concern that slowing economic growth, high inflation and rising interest rates would pressure near-term earnings and stock prices. While we think emerging markets still offer strong long-term growth potential, we prefer to be selective and focus on very-high-quality growth companies trading at reasonable prices.
  • The fund had underweightings in Canada, Australia and the U.K. in part because we avoided materials stocks in these markets as supply gluts and slowing demand from China have pressured commodity prices. Japan also was a slight underweighting. Despite weak performance year-to-date, we think there could be some interesting opportunities here. At quarter end, stocks in Japan were trading at the lower end of their historical valuation range, while return on equity was at the higher end of its historical valuation range. Japanese companies have done a lot to improve themselves, and the government seems very committed to reflating the economy. Plus, we're starting to see a little bit of economic growth in Japan, although there's some near-term uncertainty about what effect a consumption tax increase will have when it goes into effect in April.
  • In the U.S., we continued to find some of the best opportunities tied to growth themes in biotechnology, domestic energy, electronic payments, Internet, and media. Over the quarter, we took profits in some large biotech and Internet holdings, eliminating them from the portfolio, while adding to stocks with consistent earnings growth that were trading at reasonable prices.

Finally, we remain committed to a disciplined investment process in pursuit of strong long-term results for our shareholders.

Fund Manager(s)

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Stephen DuFour since 10/1/2007 William Kennedy since 1/1/2006

Strategy & Objective

Objective

Seeks growth of capital.

Strategy

Investing in securities issued anywhere in the world. Normally investing primarily in common stocks.

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The "Mutual Funds" area at the top of each page allows access to mutual fund holdings with individual and joint Fidelity non-retirement accounts. Individual stock positions, ETFs and 529 funds are not available through this view. For the full list of your holdings visit Portfolio Summary.

Mutual Funds are priced as of the previous business day's market close when the market is open. Mutual fund positions are priced as of the official market close (typically 4p.m.) and prices are generally available between 5 p.m. and 6p.m.

1. No Transaction Fee Fidelity funds are available without paying a trading fee to Fidelity or a sales load to the fund. However, the fund may charge a short-term trading or redemption fee to protect the interests of long-term shareholders of the fund. Shares are subject to the fund's management and operating expenses. See Expenses & Fees for more information.

2. Total returns are historical and include change in share value and reinvestment of dividends and capital gains, if any. Cumulative total returns are reported as of the period indicated. Life of fund figures are reported as of the commencement date to the period indicated and are cumulative if the fund is less than one year old. Total returns do not reflect the fund's [%] sales charge. If sales charges were included, total returns would have been lower.

3. The Morningstar Category Average is the average return for the peer group based on the returns of each individual fund within the group, for the period shown. This average assumes reinvestment of dividends.

4. This chart illustrates the performance of a hypothetical $10,000 investment made in this investment product (and a benchmark or category average, if shown) from the beginning date shown or on the inception date of the product (whichever is later). The inception date used for products with underlying funds, or multiple shares classes, or are offered as a separate account, strategy or sub account, may be the inception date of the underlying fund, the earliest share class of the product, or the date composite performance for the product was first made available. The product's returns may not reflect all its expenses. Any fees not reflected would lower the returns. Benchmark returns include reinvestment of capital gains and dividends, if any, but do not reflect any fees or expenses. It is not possible to invest in an index. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. This chart is not intended to imply any future performance of the investment product.

5. Initial minimum investments into group retirement accounts such as Fidelity Simplified Employee Pension-IRA, Keogh, Self-Employed 401(k), and Non-Fidelity Prototype Retirement accounts are $500 or higher. There is no minimum for additional investments in any type of Fidelity fund you already own.

6. Any holdings, asset allocation, diversification breakdowns or other composition data shown are as of the date indicated and are subject to change at any time. They may not be representative of the fund's current or future investments. The Top Ten holdings do not include money market instruments or futures contracts, if any. Depository receipts are normally combined with the underlying security. Some breakdowns may be intentionally limited to a particular asset class or other subset of the fund's entire portfolio, particularly in multi-asset class funds where the attributes of the equity and fixed income portions are different.

Under the asset allocation section, international (or foreign) assets may be reported differently depending on how an investment option reports its holdings. Some do not report international (or foreign) holdings here, but instead report them in a "Regional Diversification" section. Some report them in this section in addition to the equity, bond and other allocation shown. Others report international (or foreign) holding as a subset of the equity and bond allocations shown. If the allocation without the foreign component equals (or rounds to) 100%, then international (or foreign) is a subset of the equity and bond percentage shown.

7. Percent Rank in Category is the fund's total-return percentile rank relative to all funds that have the same Morningstar Category. The highest (or most favorable) percentile rank is 1 and the lowest (or least favorable) percentile rank is 100. The top-performing fund in a category will always receive a rank of 1. % Rank in Category is based on total returns which include reinvested dividends and capital gains, if any, and exclude sales charges.

8. Fidelity may deduct a small balance maintenance fee of $12.00 from a fund balance with a value less than $2,000. Fund positions opened after September 30 will not be subject to the fee for that calendar year. This fee will not be deducted from fund positions opened after January 1 of that calendar year if those positions use regular investment plans. Refer to the fund prospectus for details.

Generally, data on Fidelity mutual funds is provided by FMR, LLC, Morningstar ratings and data on non-Fidelity mutual funds is provided by Morningstar, Inc. and data on non-mutual fund products is provided by the product's investment manager, trustee or issuer or the plan sponsor whose plan is offering the product to participants. Although Fidelity believes the data gathered from these third-party sources is reliable, it does not review such information and cannot warrant it to be accurate, complete or timely. Fidelity is not responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this third-party information.

Before investing, consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the fund or annuity and its investment options. Contact Fidelity for a free prospectus and, if available, summary prospectus containing this information. Read it carefully.