BlackRock Floating Rate Income Fund

Scorecard
3 / 5 Stars
Lipper
3 3 4 3 3
Zacks Investment Research
5 (Strong Sell)
Standard & Poor's
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TheStreet.com
C- (Hold)

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Performance

The fund has returned 5.38 percent over the past year, 5.05 percent over the past three years, 7.89 percent over the past five years, and 4.07 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 06.30.2014
Year to date 2.1%
1 Year 5.4%
3 Years (Annualized) 5.0%
5 Years (Annualized) 7.9%
10 Years (Annualized) 4.1%

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Summary

The investment seeks to provide high current income; long-term capital appreciation is a secondary consideration. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its assets in floating rate investments and investments that are the economic equivalent of floating rate investments, which effectively enables the fund to achieve a floating rate of income. It may also purchase, without limitation, participations or assignments in senior floating rate loans or second lien floating rate loans.

Fees

Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
BlackRock Floating Rate Income Fund has an expense ratio of 1.01 percent.

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Risk

Risk is Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.

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