0001104659-13-003332.txt : 20130118 0001104659-13-003332.hdr.sgml : 20130118 20130118101452 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0001104659-13-003332 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: 485BPOS PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 7 FILED AS OF DATE: 20130118 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20130118 EFFECTIVENESS DATE: 20130118 FILER: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: MFS SERIES TRUST IV CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000063068 IRS NUMBER: 046382595 STATE OF INCORPORATION: MA FISCAL YEAR END: 1031 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: 485BPOS SEC ACT: 1933 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 002-54607 FILM NUMBER: 13536392 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 111 HUNTINGTON AVENUE STREET 2: 24TH FLOOR CITY: BOSTON STATE: MA ZIP: 02199 BUSINESS PHONE: 18006372929 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 111 HUNTINGTON AVENUE STREET 2: 24TH FLOOR CITY: BOSTON STATE: MA ZIP: 02199 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: MFS MUNICIPAL BOND FUND /MA/ DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19930910 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: MASSACHUSETTS CASH MANAGEMENT TRUST DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19920703 FILER: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: MFS SERIES TRUST IV CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000063068 IRS NUMBER: 046382595 STATE OF INCORPORATION: MA FISCAL YEAR END: 1031 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: 485BPOS SEC ACT: 1940 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 811-02594 FILM NUMBER: 13536393 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 111 HUNTINGTON AVENUE STREET 2: 24TH FLOOR CITY: BOSTON STATE: MA ZIP: 02199 BUSINESS PHONE: 18006372929 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 111 HUNTINGTON AVENUE STREET 2: 24TH FLOOR CITY: BOSTON STATE: MA ZIP: 02199 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: MFS MUNICIPAL BOND FUND /MA/ DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19930910 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: MASSACHUSETTS CASH MANAGEMENT TRUST DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19920703 0000063068 S000002433 MFS Government Money Market Fund C000006503 MFS Government Money Market Fund MMGXX 0000063068 S000002434 MFS Mid Cap Growth Fund C000006504 A OTCAX C000006505 R4 OTCJX C000006506 529A EAMCX C000006507 529B EBCGX C000006508 529C ECGRX C000006509 B OTCBX C000006510 C OTCCX C000006511 I OTCIX C000006513 R1 OTCGX C000006515 R2 MCPRX C000006516 R3 OTCHX C000124428 R5 OTCKX 0000063068 S000002435 MFS Money Market Fund C000006517 MFS Money Market Fund MCMXX 0000063068 S000035048 MFS Global New Discovery Fund C000107817 A GLNAX C000107818 B GLNBX C000107819 C GLNCX C000107820 I GLNIX C000107821 R1 GLNJX C000107822 R2 GLNKX C000107823 R3 GLNLX C000107824 R4 GLNMX C000124429 R5 GLNNX 485BPOS 1 a12-28170_8485bpos.htm POST-EFFECTIVE AMENDMENT FILED PURSUANT TO SECURITIES ACT RULE 485(B)

 

As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 18, 2013

 

1933 Act File No.  2-54607

 

1940 Act File No. 811-2594

 

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C.  20549

 


 

FORM N-1A

 

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

POST-EFFECTIVE AMENDMENT NO. 58

 

AND

 

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

THE INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT OF 1940

 

AMENDMENT NO. 54

 

MFS® SERIES TRUST IV

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

111 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts  02199

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: 617-954-5000

 

Susan S. Newton, Massachusetts Financial Services Company,

111 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts  02199

(Name and Address of Agent for Service)

 

APPROXIMATE DATE OF PROPOSED PUBLIC OFFERING:

It is proposed that this filing will become effective (check appropriate box)

 

x immediately upon filing pursuant to paragraph (b)

o on [date] pursuant to paragraph (b)

o 60 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(i)

o on [date] pursuant to paragraph (a)(i)

o 75 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(ii)

o on [date] pursuant to paragraph (a)(ii) of rule 485.

 

If appropriate, check the following box:

o this post-effective amendment designates a new effective date for a previously filed post-effective amendment

 

 

 


 


 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Registrant certifies that it meets all of the requirements for effectiveness of this Registration Statement pursuant to Rule 485(b) under the Securities Act of 1933 and has duly caused this Post-Effective Amendment to the Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereto duly authorized, in the City of Boston and The Commonwealth of Massachusetts on the 18th day of January 2013.

 

 

MFS® SERIES TRUST IV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

JOHN M. CORCORAN*

 

Name:

John M. Corcoran

 

Title:

President

 

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Post-Effective Amendment to its Registration Statement has been signed below by the following persons in the capacities indicated on January 18, 2013.

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

TITLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOHN M. CORCORAN *

 

President (Principal Executive Officer)

John M. Corcoran

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAVID L. DILORENZO *

 

Principal Financial and Accounting Officer

David L. DiLorenzo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROBERT E. BUTLER*

 

Trustee

Robert E. Butler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAUREEN R. GOLDFARB*

 

Trustee

Maureen R. Goldfarb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAVID H. GUNNING*

 

Trustee

David H. Gunning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WILLIAM R. GUTOW*

 

Trustee

William R. Gutow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MICHAEL HEGARTY*

 

Trustee

Michael Hegarty

 

 

 



 

JOHN P. KAVANAUGH*

 

Trustee

John P. Kavanaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROBERT J. MANNING*

 

Trustee

Robert J. Manning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J. DALE SHERRATT*

 

Trustee

J. Dale Sherratt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAURIE J. THOMSEN*

 

Trustee

Laurie J. Thomsen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROBERT W. UEK*

 

Trustee

Robert W. Uek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*By:

SUSAN S. NEWTON

 

 

Name:

Susan S. Newton

 

 

 

as Attorney-in-fact

 

 

 

 

 

 

Executed by Susan S. Newton on behalf of those indicated pursuant to a Power of Attorney, dated December 7, 2012 (Trustees), and a Power of Attorney, dated December 7, 2012 (Corcoran) (DiLorenzo); filed herewith.

 



 

MFS Series Trust I

MFS Series Trust II

MFS Series Trust III

MFS Series Trust IV

MFS Series Trust V

MFS Series Trust VI

MFS Series Trust VII

MFS Series Trust VIII

MFS Series Trust IX

MFS Series Trust X

MFS Series Trust XI

MFS Series Trust XII

MFS Series Trust XIII

MFS Series Trust XIV

MFS Series Trust XV

MFS Series Trust XVI

Massachusetts Investors Growth Stock Fund

Massachusetts Investors Trust

MFS Institutional Trust

MFS Municipal Series Trust

MFS Variable Insurance Trust

MFS Variable Insurance Trust II

MFS Variable Insurance Trust III

MFS California Municipal Fund

MFS Charter Income Trust

MFS Government Markets Income Trust

MFS High Income Municipal Trust

MFS High Yield Municipal Trust

MFS InterMarket Income Trust I

MFS Intermediate High Income Fund

MFS Intermediate Income Trust

MFS Investment Grade Municipal Trust

MFS Multimarket Income Trust

MFS Municipal Income Trust

MFS Special Value Trust

 

(each a “Registrant”)

 

POWER OF ATTORNEY

 

The undersigned, a Trustee of each of the above-mentioned Registrants, hereby severally constitutes and appoints Mark N. Polebaum, Susan S. Newton, Christopher R. Bohane, Thomas H. Connors, Brian E. Langenfeld and Susan A. Pereira, and each of them singly, as true and lawful attorneys, with full power to them and each of them to sign for each of the

 



 

undersigned, in the names of, and in the capacities indicated below, any Registration Statement and any and all amendments thereto and to file the same with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the purpose of registering the Registrant as a management investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and/or the shares issued by the Registrant under the Securities Act of 1933 granting unto my said attorneys, and each of them, acting alone, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite or necessary or desirable to be done in the premises, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys or any of them may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue thereof.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have hereunto set their hand on this 7th day of December, 2012.

 

 

ROBERT E. BUTLER

Trustee

Robert E. Butler

 

 

 

 

 

MAUREEN R. GOLDFARB

Trustee

Maureen R. Goldfarb

 

 

 

 

 

DAVID H. GUNNING

Trustee

David H. Gunning

 

 

 

 

 

WILLIAM R. GUTOW

Trustee

William R. Gutow

 

 

 

 

 

MICHAEL HEGARTY

Trustee

Michael Hegarty

 

 

 

 

 

JOHN P. KAVANAUGH

Trustee

John P. Kavanaugh

 

 

 

 

 

ROBERT J. MANNING

Trustee

Robert J. Manning

 

 

 

 

 

J. DALE SHERRATT

Trustee

J. Dale Sherratt

 

 



 

LAURIE J. THOMSEN

Trustee

Laurie J. Thomsen

 

 

 

 

 

ROBERT W. UEK

Trustee

Robert W. Uek

 

 



 

MFS Series Trust I

MFS Series Trust II

MFS Series Trust III

MFS Series Trust IV

MFS Series Trust V

MFS Series Trust VI

MFS Series Trust VII

MFS Series Trust VIII

MFS Series Trust IX

MFS Series Trust X

MFS Series Trust XI

MFS Series Trust XII

MFS Series Trust XIII

MFS Series Trust XIV

MFS Series Trust XV

MFS Series Trust XVI

Massachusetts Investors Growth Stock Fund

Massachusetts Investors Trust

MFS Institutional Trust

MFS Municipal Series Trust

MFS Variable Insurance Trust

MFS Variable Insurance Trust II

MFS Variable Insurance Trust III

MFS California Municipal Fund

MFS Charter Income Trust

MFS Government Markets Income Trust

MFS High Income Municipal Trust

MFS High Yield Municipal Trust

MFS InterMarket Income Trust I

MFS Intermediate High Income Fund

MFS Intermediate Income Trust

MFS Investment Grade Municipal Trust

MFS Multimarket Income Trust

MFS Municipal Income Trust

MFS Special Value Trust

 

(each a “Registrant”)

 

POWER OF ATTORNEY

 

The undersigned, being the President and Principal Executive Officer, and Treasurer and Principal Financial and Accounting Officer, respectively, of each of the above-mentioned Registrants, hereby severally constitutes and appoints Mark N. Polebaum, Susan S. Newton, Christopher R. Bohane, Thomas H. Connors, Brian E. Langenfeld and Susan A. Pereira, and each of  them singly, as true and lawful attorneys, with full power to them and each of them to sign for each of the undersigned, in the names of, and in the capacities indicated below, any Registration Statement and any and all amendments thereto and to file the same with all exhibits

 



 

thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the purpose of registering the Registrant as a management investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and/or the shares issued by the Registrant under the Securities Act of 1933 granting unto my said attorneys, and each of them, acting alone, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite or necessary or desirable to be done in the premises, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys or any of them may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue thereof.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have hereunto set their hand on this 7th day of December, 2012.

 

 

JOHN M. CORCORAN

 

President (Principal Executive Officer)

John M. Corcoran

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAVID L. DILORENZO

 

Principal Financial and Accounting Officer

David L. DiLorenzo

 

 

 



 

MFS® SERIES TRUST IV

 

MFS® Global New Discovery Fund

MFS® Government Money Market Fund

MFS® Mid Cap Growth Fund

MFS® Money Market Fund

 

INDEX TO EXHIBITS

 

EXHIBIT NO.

 

DESCRIPTION OF EXHIBIT

 

PAGE NO.

 

 

 

 

 

101

 

Risk/Return summary of each fund’s prospectus as an Interactive Data File using eXtensible Business Reporting Language (“XBRL”)

 

 

 


 

EX-101.INS 2 ck0000063068-20120831.xml XBRL INSTANCE DOCUMENT 485BPOS 2012-08-31 0000063068 2012-12-29 MFS SERIES TRUST IV false 2012-12-27 2012-12-29 <tt>The fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells<br />securities (or "turns over" its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate <br />may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when <br />shares are held in a taxable account. These transaction costs, which are not <br />reflected in "Annual Fund Operating Expenses" or in the "Example," affect <br />the fund's performance.&#xA0;&#xA0;For the period from the fund's commencement of <br />operations on December 16, 2011 to the fund's fiscal year end of <br />August 31, 2012, the fund's portfolio turnover rate was 40% of the <br />average value of its portfolio.</tt> <div style="display:none">~ http://www.mfs.com/role/ExpenseExample_S000035048Member column dei_LegalEntityAxis compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * ~</div> <tt>The fund's investment objective is to seek capital appreciation.</tt> <tt>This example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the fund<br />with the cost of investing in other mutual funds.<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />The example assumes that: you invest $10,000 in the fund for the time periods<br />indicated and you redeem your shares at the end of the time periods (unless<br />otherwise indicated); your investment has a 5% return each year; and the fund's<br />operating expenses remain the same.</tt> <tt>MFS (Massachusetts Financial Services Company, the fund's investment adviser)<br />normally invests the fund's assets primarily in U.S. and foreign equity<br />securities, including emerging market equity securities. Equity securities<br />include common stocks, preferred stocks, securities convertible into stocks, <br />and depositary receipts for such securities.<br /> <br />MFS may invest a large percentage of the fund's assets in issuers in a single<br />country, a small number of countries, or a particular geographic region.<br /> <br />In selecting investments for the fund, MFS is not constrained to any particular<br />investment style. MFS may invest the fund's assets in the stocks of companies <br />it believes to have above average earnings growth potential compared to other<br />companies (growth companies), in the stocks of companies it believes are<br />undervalued compared to their perceived worth (value companies), or in a<br />combination of growth and value companies.<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />While MFS may invest the fund's assets in companies of any size, MFS generally<br />focuses on companies with small to medium capitalizations.<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />MFS uses a bottom-up investment approach to buying and selling investments for<br />the fund. Investments are selected primarily based on fundamental analysis of<br />individual issuers. Quantitative models that systematically evaluate issuers may<br />also be considered.</tt> Summary of Key Information You may qualify for sales charge reductions if you and certain members of your family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $50,000 in MFS Funds. Example The annual fund operating expenses for Class R5 shares are based on estimated "Other Expenses" for the current fiscal year expressed as a percentage of the fund's estimated average net assets during the period. The bar chart and performance table are not included because the fund has not had a full calendar year of operations. Investment Objective As with any mutual fund, the fund may not achieve its objective and/or you could lose money on your investment in the fund. Principal Risks Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment): Although your actual costs will likely be higher or lower, under these assumptions your costs would be: 0.40 Performance Information 50000 Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment): Portfolio Turnover <tt>As with any mutual fund, the fund may not achieve its objective and/or you could<br />lose money on your investment in the fund. An investment in the fund is not a<br />bank deposit and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance<br />Corporation or any other governmental agency.<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />The principal risks of investing in the fund are:<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />Stock Market/Company Risk: Stock markets are volatile and can decline<br />significantly in response to issuer, market, economic, industry, political,<br />regulatory, geopolitical, and other conditions, as well as to investor<br />perceptions of these conditions. The price of an equity security can decrease<br />significantly in response to these conditions, and these conditions can affect <br />a single issuer or type of security, issuers within a broad market sector,<br />industry or geographic region, or the market in general.<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />Small to Medium Cap Risk: The stocks of small to medium cap companies can be<br />more volatile than stocks of larger companies.<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />Foreign and Emerging Markets Risk: Exposure to foreign markets, especially<br />emerging markets, through issuers or currencies can involve additional risks<br />relating to market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical, and other<br />conditions. These factors can make foreign investments, especially those in<br />emerging markets, more volatile and less liquid than U.S. investments. In<br />addition, foreign markets can react differently to these conditions than the<br />U.S. market. Emerging markets can have less developed markets, greater custody<br />and operational risk, less developed legal, regulatory, and accounting systems,<br />and greater political, social, and economic instability than developed markets.<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />Currency Risk: The value of foreign currencies relative to the U.S. dollar<br />fluctuates in response to market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical,<br />and other conditions, and a decline in the value of a foreign currency versus<br />the U.S. dollar reduces the value in U.S. dollars of investments denominated in<br />that foreign currency.<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />Geographic Concentration Risk: The fund's performance could be closely tied to<br />the market, currency, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical, and other<br />conditions in the countries or regions in which the fund invests and could be<br />more volatile than the performance of more geographically-diversified funds.<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />Investment Selection Risk: MFS' investment analysis and its selection of<br />investments may not produce the intended results and/or can lead to an<br />investment focus that results in the fund underperforming other funds with<br />similar investment strategies and/or underperforming the markets in which the<br />fund invests.<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />Liquidity Risk: It may not be possible to sell certain investments, types of<br />investments, and/or segments of the market at any particular time or at an<br />acceptable price.</tt> Fees and Expenses Principal Investment Strategies <tt>The bar chart and performance table are not included because the fund has not<br />had a full calendar year of operations.</tt> <tt>This table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay when you buy and<br />hold shares of the fund. The annual fund operating expenses for Class R5 shares<br />are based on estimated "Other Expenses" for the current fiscal year expressed as<br />a percentage of the fund's estimated average net assets during the period.<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />You may qualify for sales charge reductions if you and certain members of your<br />family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $50,000 in MFS Funds.<br />More information about these and other waivers and reductions is available from<br />your financial intermediary and in "Sales Charges and Waivers or Reductions" on<br />page 7 of the fund's prospectus and "Waivers of Sales Charges" on page I-12 of<br />the fund's statement of additional information Part I.</tt> <div style="display:none">~ http://www.mfs.com/role/OperatingExpensesData_S000035048Member column dei_LegalEntityAxis compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * ~</div> An investment in the fund is not a bank deposit and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other governmental agency. <div style="display:none">~ http://www.mfs.com/role/ExpenseExampleNoRedemption_S000035048Member column dei_LegalEntityAxis compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * ~</div> <div style="display:none">~ http://www.mfs.com/role/ShareholderFeesData_S000035048Member column dei_LegalEntityAxis compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * ~</div> GLNNX 0.0000 127 1042 -0.0313 4333 <tt>R5</tt> 1968 0.0340 0.0098 2013-12-31 0.0000 0.0125 0.0438 <tt>Class R5 Shares</tt> <tt>ALL R </tt> 0.0000 GLNMX 0.0000 127 1042 -0.0313 4333 <tt>R4</tt> 1968 0.0340 0.0098 2013-12-31 0.0000 0.0125 0.0438 <tt>Class R4 Shares</tt> <tt>ALL R </tt> 0.0000 GLNLX 0.0000 153 1115 -0.0313 4538 <tt>R3</tt> 2084 0.0340 0.0098 2013-12-31 0.0025 0.0150 0.0463 <tt>Class R3 Shares</tt> <tt>ALL R </tt> 0.0000 GLNKX 0.0000 178 1187 -0.0313 4737 <tt>R2</tt> 2198 0.0340 0.0098 2013-12-31 0.0050 0.0175 0.0488 <tt>Class R2 Shares</tt> <tt>ALL R </tt> 0.0000 GLNJX 0.0000 228 1329 -0.0313 5119 <tt>R1</tt> 2423 0.0340 0.0098 2013-12-31 0.0100 0.0225 0.0538 <tt>Class R1 Shares</tt> <tt>ALL R </tt> 0.0000 GLNIX 0.0000 127 1042 -0.0313 4333 <tt>I</tt> 1968 0.0340 0.0098 2013-12-31 0.0000 0.0125 0.0438 <tt>Class I Shares</tt> <tt>I</tt> 0.0000 GLNCX 0.0000 328 228 1329 -0.0313 5119 <tt>C</tt> 2423 0.0340 0.0098 2013-12-31 5119 1329 2423 <tt>Class C Shares assuming no redemption at end of period</tt> 0.0100 0.0225 0.0538 <tt>Class C Shares assuming redemption at end of period</tt> <tt>C</tt> 0.0100 GLNBX 0.0000 628 228 1629 -0.0313 4976 <tt>B</tt> 2623 0.0340 0.0098 2013-12-31 4976 1329 2423 <tt>Class B Shares assuming no redemption at end of period</tt> 0.0100 0.0225 0.0538 <tt>Class B Shares assuming redemption at end of period</tt> <tt>B</tt> 0.0400 GLNAX 0.0575 719 1626 -0.0313 4852 <tt>A</tt> 2539 0.0340 0.0098 2013-12-31 0.0025 0.0150 0.0463 <tt>Class A Shares</tt> <tt>A</tt> 0.0100 <div style="display:none">~ http://www.mfs.com/role/ExpenseExample_S000002435Member column dei_LegalEntityAxis compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * ~</div> <div style="display:none">~ http://www.mfs.com/role/BarChartData_S000002435Member column dei_LegalEntityAxis compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * ~</div> <tt>The fund's investment objective is to seek current income consistent with<br />preservation of capital and liquidity.</tt> <tt>This example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the fund<br />with the cost of investing in other mutual funds.<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />The example assumes that: you invest $10,000 in the fund for the time periods<br />indicated and you redeem your shares at the end of the time periods; your<br />investment has a 5% return each year; and the fund's operating expenses remain<br />the same.</tt> Performance Table. <tt>MFS (Massachusetts Financial Services Company, the fund's investment adviser)<br />normally invests the fund's assets in U.S. dollar-denominated money market<br />instruments and repurchase agreements. Money market instruments include bank<br />certificates of deposit and other bank obligations of U.S. and foreign banks;<br />notes, commercial paper, and asset-backed securities of U.S. and foreign<br />issuers; U.S. and foreign government securities; and municipal instruments.<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />In buying and selling investments for the fund, MFS seeks to comply with<br />Securities and Exchange Commission rules for money market funds regarding credit<br />quality, diversification, liquidity, and maturity. MFS stresses maintaining a<br />stable $1.00 share price, liquidity, and income.</tt> Summary of Key Information Example Investment Objective The fund's past performance does not necessarily indicate how the fund will perform in the future. Principal Risks Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment): Although your actual costs will likely be higher or lower, under these assumptions your costs would be: Bar Chart. Performance Information The bar chart and performance table below are intended to provide some indication of the risks of investing in the fund by showing changes in the fund's performance over time. <tt>The total return for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2012 was 0.00%.<br />During the period(s) shown in the bar chart, the highest quarterly return was<br />1.28% (for the calendar quarter ended September 30, 2006, and December 31, 2006)<br />and the lowest quarterly return was 0.00% (for the calendar quarter ended<br />June 30, 2009, quarter ended September 30, 2009, quarter ended December 31,<br />2009, quarter ended&#xA0;&#xA0;March 31, 2010, quarter ended June 30, 2010, quarter ended<br />September 30, 2010, quarter ended December 31, 2010, quarter ended March 31,<br />2011, quarter ended June 30, 2011, quarter ended September 30, 2011, and the<br />quarter ended December 31, 2011).</tt> 1-800-225-2606 Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment): Average Annual Total Returns (for the Periods Ended December 31, 2011) Although the fund seeks to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per share, the fund may not achieve its objective and you could lose money on your investment in the fund. <tt>Although the fund seeks to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per<br />share, the fund may not achieve its objective and you could lose money on your<br />investment in the fund. An investment in the fund is not a bank deposit and is<br />not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any<br />other governmental agency.<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />The principal risks of investing in the fund are:<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />Interest Rate, Credit, and Liquidity Risk:&#xA0;&#xA0;Although MFS seeks to maintain a<br />stable $1.00 share price for the fund, there is no guarantee that it will be<br />able to do so. A major increase in interest rates or a decline in the credit<br />quality of an issuer or entity providing credit support, an inactive trading<br />market for money market instruments, or adverse market, economic, political,<br />regulatory, geopolitical, and other conditions could cause the fund's share<br />price to decrease to below $1.00.<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />Bank Focus Risk: Events that affect the banking or related industries may have<br />a significant adverse affect on the fund.<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />Municipal Risk: The price of a municipal instrument can be volatile and<br />significantly affected by adverse tax or court rulings, legislative or political<br />changes, changes in specific or general market and economic conditions, and the<br />financial condition of municipal issuers and insurers. Because many municipal<br />instruments are issued to finance similar projects, conditions in these<br />industries can significantly affect the fund and the overall municipal market.<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />Foreign Exposure Risk: Exposure to foreign markets can involve increased risks<br />due to adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical, and other<br />conditions.<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />Investment Selection Risk: MFS' investment analysis and its selection of<br />investments may not produce the intended results and/or can lead to an<br />investment focus that results in the fund underperforming other funds with<br />similar investment strategies and/or underperforming the markets in which the<br />fund invests.<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />Counterparty and Third Party Risk: Transactions involving a counterparty or<br />third party other than the issuer of the instrument are subject to the credit<br />risk of the counterparty or third party, and to the counterparty's or third<br />party's ability to perform in accordance with the terms of the transaction.<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />Liquidity Risk: It may not be possible to sell certain investments, types of<br />investments, and/or segments of the market at any particular time or at an<br />acceptable price.</tt> Fees and Expenses Principal Investment Strategies mfs.com <tt>The bar chart and performance table below are intended to provide some<br />indication of the risks of investing in the fund by showing changes in the<br />fund's performance over time.<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />The fund's past performance does not necessarily indicate how the fund will<br />perform in the future. Updated performance is available at mfs.com or by calling<br />1-800-225-2606.</tt> <tt>This table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay when you buy and<br />hold shares of the fund.</tt> <div style="display:none">~ http://www.mfs.com/role/OperatingExpensesData_S000002435Member column dei_LegalEntityAxis compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * ~</div> <div style="display:none">~ http://www.mfs.com/role/PerformanceTableData_S000002435Member column dei_LegalEntityAxis compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * ~</div> An investment in the fund is not a bank deposit and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other governmental agency. <div style="display:none">~ http://www.mfs.com/role/ShareholderFeesData_S000002435Member column dei_LegalEntityAxis compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * ~</div> MCMXX 0.0124 lowest quarterly return highest quarterly return 0.00 2012-09-30 Returns Before Taxes Shares, At Net Asset Value 65 2006-12-31 205 0.0000 0.0100 0.0000 798 357 0.0508 0.0128 0.0000 0.0024 0.0230 0.0040 2011-12-31 0.0003 0.0146 0.0291 The total return for the nine-month period ended 0.0000 0.0060 0.0178 0.0064 0.0483 0.0000 0.00 <tt>The fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells<br />securities (or "turns over" its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may<br />indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when shares are<br />held in a taxable account. These transaction costs, which are not reflected in<br />"Annual Fund Operating Expenses" or in the "Example," affect the fund's performance.&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />During the most recent fiscal year, the fund's portfolio turnover rate was 63% of <br />the average value of its portfolio.</tt> <div style="display:none">~ http://www.mfs.com/role/ExpenseExample_S000002434Member column dei_LegalEntityAxis compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * ~</div> <div style="display:none">~ http://www.mfs.com/role/BarChartData_S000002434Member column dei_LegalEntityAxis compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * ~</div> <tt>The fund's investment objective is to seek capital appreciation.</tt> <tt>This example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the fund<br />with the cost of investing in other mutual funds.<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />The example assumes that: you invest $10,000 in the fund for the time periods<br />indicated and you redeem your shares at the end of the time periods (unless<br />otherwise indicated); your investment has a 5% return each year; and the fund's<br />operating expenses remain the same.</tt> Performance Table. Reflects no deduction for fees, expenses or taxes <tt>MFS (Massachusetts Financial Services Company, the fund's investment adviser)<br />normally invests at least 80% of the fund's net assets in issuers with medium<br />market capitalizations. MFS generally defines medium market capitalization<br />issuers as issuers with market capitalizations similar to those of issuers<br />included in the Russell Midcap&#xAE; Growth Index over the last 13 months at the <br />time of purchase. As of November 30, 2012, the range of the Russell Midcap&#xAE; <br />Growth Index was between $67.9 million and $19.8 billion.<br /> <br />MFS normally invests the fund's assets primarily in equity securities. Equity<br />securities include common stocks, preferred stocks, securities convertible into<br />stocks, and depositary receipts for such securities.<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />MFS focuses on investing the fund's assets in the stocks of companies it<br />believes to have above average earnings growth potential compared to other<br />companies (growth companies).<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />MFS may invest the fund's assets in foreign securities.<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />MFS uses a bottom-up investment approach to buying and selling investments for<br />the fund. Investments are selected primarily based on fundamental analysis of<br />individual issuers. Quantitative models that systematically evaluate issuers may<br />also be considered.</tt> Summary of Key Information You may qualify for sales charge reductions if you and certain members of your family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $50,000 in MFS Funds. Example After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. The annual fund operating expenses for Class R5 shares are based on estimated "Other Expenses" for the current fiscal year expressed as a percentage of the fund's estimated average net assets during the period. Investment Objective The fund's past performance (before and after taxes) does not necessarily indicate how the fund will perform in the future. As with any mutual fund, the fund may not achieve its objective and/or you could lose money on your investment in the fund. Principal Risks Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment): Although your actual costs will likely be higher or lower, under these assumptions your costs would be: 0.63 Your actual after-tax returns will depend on your own tax situation, and may differ from those shown. The after-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts. Class A Bar Chart. The bar chart does not take into account any sales charges (loads) that you may be required to pay upon purchase or redemption of the fund's shares. If these sales charges were included, they would reduce the returns shown. Performance Information 50000 <tt>After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal<br />marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. <br />Your actual after-tax returns will depend on your own tax situation, and may differ <br />from those shown. The after-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who <br />hold their shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) plans or <br />individual retirement accounts. The after-tax returns are shown for only one <br />of the fund's classes of shares, and after-tax returns for the fund's other <br />classes of shares will vary from the returns shown.</tt> The bar chart and performance table below are intended to provide some indication of the risks of investing in the fund by showing changes in the fund's performance over time and how the fund's performance over time compares with that of a broad measure of market performance. <tt>The total return for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2012 was 14.20%.<br />During the period(s) shown in the bar chart, the highest quarterly return was<br />18.94% (for the calendar quarter ended September 30, 2009) and the lowest<br />quarterly return was (34.81)% (for the calendar quarter ended December 31,<br />2008).</tt> 1-800-225-2606 Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment): Average Annual Total Returns (for the Periods Ended December 31, 2011) <tt>The bar chart does not take into account any sales charges (loads) that you <br />may be required to pay upon purchase or redemption of the fund's shares. If <br />these sales charges were included, they would reduce the returns shown.</tt> Portfolio Turnover <tt>As with any mutual fund, the fund may not achieve its objective and/or you could<br />lose money on your investment in the fund. An investment in the fund is not a<br />bank deposit and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance<br />Corporation or any other governmental agency.<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />The principal risks of investing in the fund are:<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />Stock Market/Company Risk: Stock markets are volatile and can decline<br />significantly in response to issuer, market, economic, industry, political,<br />regulatory, geopolitical, and other conditions, as well as to investor<br />perceptions of these conditions. The price of an equity security can decrease<br />significantly in response to these conditions, and these conditions can affect <br />a single issuer or type of security, issuers within a broad market sector,<br />industry or geographic region, or the market in general.<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />Growth Company Risk: The stocks of growth companies can be more sensitive to<br />the company's earnings and more volatile than the market in general.<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />Mid Cap Risk: The stocks of mid cap companies can be more volatile than stocks<br />of larger companies.<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />Foreign Risk: Exposure to foreign markets through issuers or currencies can<br />involve additional risks relating to market, economic, political, regulatory,<br />geopolitical, and other conditions. These factors can make foreign investments,<br />especially those in emerging markets, more volatile and less liquid than U.S.<br />investments. In addition, foreign markets can react differently to these<br />conditions than the U.S. market.<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />Investment Selection Risk: MFS' investment analysis and its selection of<br />investments may not produce the intended results and/or can lead to an<br />investment focus that results in the fund underperforming other funds with<br />similar investment strategies and/or underperforming the markets in which the<br />fund invests.<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />Liquidity Risk: It may not be possible to sell certain investments, types of<br />investments, and/or segments of the market at any particular time or at an<br />acceptable price.</tt> Fees and Expenses The after-tax returns are shown for only one of the fund's classes of shares, and after-tax returns for the fund's other classes of shares will vary from the returns shown. Principal Investment Strategies mfs.com <tt>The bar chart and performance table below are intended to provide some<br />indication of the risks of investing in the fund by showing changes in the<br />fund's performance over time and how the fund's performance over time compares<br />with that of a broad measure of market performance.<br /> <br />The fund's past performance (before and after taxes) does not necessarily<br />indicate how the fund will perform in the future. Updated performance is<br />available online at mfs.com or by calling 1-800-225-2606.</tt> <tt>This table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay when you buy and<br />hold shares of the fund. Expenses for Class A, Class B, Class C, Class I,<br />Class 529A, Class 529B, Class 529C, Class R1, Class R2, Class R3, and Class R4<br />shares have been adjusted to reflect current fee arrangements. The annual fund<br />operating expenses for Class R5 shares are based on estimated "Other Expenses"<br />for the current fiscal year expressed as a percentage of the fund's estimated<br />average net assets during the period.<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />You may qualify for sales charge reductions if you and certain members of your<br />family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $50,000 in MFS Funds.<br />More information about these and other waivers and reductions is available from<br />your financial intermediary and in "Sales Charges and Waivers or Reductions" on<br />page 7 of the fund's prospectus and "Waivers of Sales Charges" on page I-14 of<br />the fund's statement of additional information Part I.</tt> <div style="display:none">~ http://www.mfs.com/role/OperatingExpensesData_S000002434Member column dei_LegalEntityAxis compact * column rr_ProspectusShareClassAxis compact * row primary compact * ~</div> <div style="display:none">~ 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Table. <tt>MFS (Massachusetts Financial Services Company, the fund's investment adviser)<br />normally invests at least 80% of the fund's net assets in U.S. Government money<br />market instruments and repurchase agreements collateralized by U.S. Government<br />securities.<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />In buying and selling investments for the fund, MFS seeks to comply with<br />Securities and Exchange Commission rules for money market funds regarding credit<br />quality, diversification, liquidity, and maturity. 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Performance Information The bar chart and performance table below are intended to provide some indication of the risks of investing in the fund by showing changes in the fund's performance over time. <tt>The total return for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2012 was 0.00%.<br />During the period(s) shown in the bar chart, the highest quarterly return was<br />1.19% (for the calendar quarter ended June 30, 2007) and the lowest quarterly<br />return was 0.00% (for the calendar quarter ended March 31, 2009, quarter ended<br />June 30, 2009, quarter ended September 30, 2009, quarter ended March 31, 2010,<br />quarter ended June 30, 2010, quarter ended September 30, 2010, quarter ended<br />December 31, 2010, quarter ended March 31, 2011, quarter ended June 30, 2011,<br />quarter ended September 30, 2011, and the quarter ended December 31, 2011).</tt> 1-800-225-2606 Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment): Average Annual Total Returns (for the Periods Ended December 31, 2011) Although the fund seeks to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per share, the fund may not achieve its objective and you could lose money on your investment in the fund. <tt>Although the fund seeks to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per<br />share, the fund may not achieve its objective and you could lose money on your<br />investment in the fund. An investment in the fund is not a bank deposit and is<br />not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any<br />other governmental agency.<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />The principal risks of investing in the fund are:<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />Interest Rate, Credit, and Liquidity Risk:&#xA0;&#xA0;Although MFS seeks to maintain a<br />stable $1.00 share price for the fund, there is no guarantee that it will be<br />able to do so. A major increase in interest rates or a decline in the credit<br />quality of an issuer or entity providing credit support, an inactive trading<br />market for money market instruments, or adverse market, economic, political,<br />regulatory, geopolitical, and other conditions could cause the fund's share<br />price to decrease to below $1.00.<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />Investment Selection Risk: MFS' investment analysis and its selection of<br />investments may not produce the intended results and/or can lead to an<br />investment focus that results in the fund underperforming other funds with<br />similar investment strategies and/or underperforming the markets in which the<br />fund invests.<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />Counterparty and Third Party Risk: Transactions involving a counterparty or<br />third party other than the issuer of the instrument are subject to the credit<br />risk of the counterparty or third party, and to the counterparty's or third<br />party's ability to perform in accordance with the terms of the transaction.<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />Liquidity Risk: It may not be possible to sell certain investments, types of<br />investments, and/or segments of the market at any particular time or at an<br />acceptable price.</tt> Fees and Expenses Principal Investment Strategies <tt>The bar chart and performance table below are intended to provide some<br />indication of the risks of investing in the fund by showing changes in the<br />fund's performance over time.<br />&#xA0;&#xA0;<br />The fund's past performance does not necessarily indicate how the fund will<br />perform in the future. 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MFS Fund Distributors, Inc. has agreed in writing to waive the program management fee for each of the fund's Class 529A, Class 529B, and Class 529C shares to 0.05% of the fund's average daily net assets attributable to each share class annually. This written agreement will expire on December 31, 2013, unless MFS Fund Distributors, Inc. elects to extend the waiver. In addition, effective January 1, 2013, Massachusetts Financial Services Company has agreed in writing to bear the fund's expenses, excluding interest, taxes, extraordinary expenses, brokerage and transaction costs, and investment-related expenses (such as interest and borrowing expenses incurred in connection with the fund's investment activity), such that "Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses" do not exceed 1.30% of the fund's average daily net assets annually for each of Class A and Class R3 shares, 2.05% of the fund's average daily net assets annually for each of Class B, Class C, and Class R1 shares, 1.05% of the fund's average daily net assets annually for each of Class I and Class R4 shares, 1.35% of the fund's average daily net assets annually for Class 529A shares, 2.10% of the fund's average daily net assets annually for each of Class 529B and Class 529C shares, 1.55% of the fund's average daily net assets annually for Class R2 shares, and 0.95% of the fund's average daily net assets annually for Class R5 shares. This written agreement will continue until modified by the fund's Board of Trustees, but such agreement will continue until at least December 31, 2013. Massachusetts Financial Services Company has agreed in writing to bear the fund's expenses, excluding interest, taxes, extraordinary expenses, brokerage and transaction costs, and investment-related expenses (such as interest and borrowing expenses incurred in connection with the fund's investment activity), such that "Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses" do not exceed 1.50% of the fund's average daily net assets annually for each of Class A and Class R3 shares, 2.25% of the fund's average daily net assets annually for each of Class B, Class C, and Class R1 shares, 1.25% of the fund's average daily net assets annually for each of Class I, Class R4, and Class R5 shares, and 1.75% of the fund's average daily net assets annually for Class R2 shares. This written agreement will continue until modified by the fund's Board of Trustees, but such agreement will continue until at least December 31, 2013. 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