Templeton Frontier Markets Fund

Scorecard
4 / 5 Stars
Lipper
5 3 4 1 2
Zacks Investment Research
2 (Buy)
Standard & Poor's
5 / 5 Stars
TheStreet.com
D (Sell)

#9 in Diversified Emerging Mkts

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 9.53 percent over the past year, 6.85 percent over the past three years, and 18.18 percent over the past five years.

Trailing Returns Updated 02.28.2014
Year to date -1.4%
1 Year 9.5%
3 Years (Annualized) 6.9%
5 Years (Annualized) 18.2%
10 Years (Annualized) N/A

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Summary

The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation. The fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in securities of companies located in "frontier market countries." It invests primarily in the equity securities of frontier market companies. The equity securities in which the fund invests are principally common stock, related depositary receipts and participatory notes. The fund may invest in the equity securities of companies of any size. Because the securities of frontier market companies tend to be considered small and micro-cap, the fund's investments in equity securities consist principally of these of small and micro-cap companies.

Fees

Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
Templeton Frontier Markets Fund has an expense ratio of 2.10 percent.

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Risk

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

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