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U.S. News evaluated 201 Diversified Emerging Mkts Funds. Our list highlights the top-rated funds for long-term investors based on the ratings of leading fund industry researchers.
The fund has returned -4.40 percent over the past year, -2.99 percent over the past three years, and 20.95 percent over the past five years.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 01.31.2014|
|Year to date||-5.4%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||-3.0%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||21.0%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||N/A|
The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation. Under normal market conditions, the fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in securities of small cap companies located in "emerging market countries." Emerging market countries include those currently considered to be developing by the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, the United Nations, or the countries' authorities, or countries with a stock market capitalization of less than 3% of the MSCI World Index. These countries typically are located in the Asia-Pacific region, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Central and South America, and Africa.
Fees are High compared to funds in the same category.
Templeton Emerging Markets Small Cap Fund has an expense ratio of 2.80 percent.
Risk is Above Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.