Principal International Emerging Markets Fund

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

U.S. News evaluated 202 Diversified Emerging Mkts 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 -9.27 percent over the past year, -2.17 percent over the past three years, 15.50 percent over the past five years, and 9.55 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 02.28.2014
Year to date -4.0%
1 Year -9.3%
3 Years (Annualized) -2.2%
5 Years (Annualized) 15.5%
10 Years (Annualized) 9.6%

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Summary

The investment seeks long-term growth of capital. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in equity securities of foreign companies. "Emerging market country" means any country which is considered to be an emerging country by the international financial community (including the MSCI Emerging Markets Index or has a sovereign debt rating of BBB+ or lower based on the lower of S&P and Moody's ratings). It invests in equity securities of small, medium, and large market capitalization companies. The fund actively trades portfolio securities.

Fees

Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
Principal International Emerging Markets Fund has an expense ratio of 1.61 percent.

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Risk

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

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