Van Eck Emerging Markets Fund

Scorecard
3 / 5 Stars
Lipper
5 4 1 2 4
Zacks Investment Research
4 (Sell)
Standard & Poor's
4 / 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 4.83 percent over the past year, 2.08 percent over the past three years, 23.41 percent over the past five years, and 9.40 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 03.31.2014
Year to date -0.3%
1 Year 4.8%
3 Years (Annualized) 2.1%
5 Years (Annualized) 23.4%
10 Years (Annualized) 9.4%

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Summary

The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in securities of companies that are organized in, maintain at least 50% of their assets in, or derive at least 50% of their revenues from, emerging market countries. An emerging market country is any country that has been determined by an international organization, such as the World Bank, to have a low to middle income economy. The fund may invest up to 20% of its net assets in securities issued by other investment companies, including exchange-traded funds. It is non-diversified.

Fees

Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
Van Eck Emerging Markets Fund has an expense ratio of 2.50 percent.

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Risk

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

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