DWS Communications Fund

Scorecard
3 / 5 Stars
Lipper
4 4 4 1 3
Zacks Investment Research
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Standard & Poor's
3 / 5 Stars
TheStreet.com
C+ (Hold)

U.S. News evaluated 8 Communications Funds. Our list highlights the top-rated funds for long-term investors based on the ratings of leading fund industry researchers.

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Performance

The fund has returned 20.23 percent over the past year, 12.36 percent over the past three years, 16.69 percent over the past five years, and 6.67 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 06.30.2014
Year to date 0.9%
1 Year 20.2%
3 Years (Annualized) 12.4%
5 Years (Annualized) 16.7%
10 Years (Annualized) 6.7%

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Summary

The investment seeks to maximize total return. The fund invests at least 80% of net assets in securities of companies in the communications field. It normally focuses on the securities of US and foreign companies that are engaged in the research, development, manufacture or sale of communications services, technology, equipment or products. The fund may invest in common stocks and other dividend or interest paying securities, such as convertible securities (both preferred stocks and bonds), bonds and short-term cash equivalents. It is non-diversified.

Fees

Fees are High compared to funds in the same category.
DWS Communications Fund has an expense ratio of 1.64 percent.

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Risk

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

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