3 / 5 Stars
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Zacks Investment Research
1 (Strong Buy)
Standard & Poor's
5 / 5 Stars
U.S. News evaluated 180 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 18.16 percent over the past year, 8.55 percent over the past three years, 1.50 percent over the past five years, and 16.95 percent over the past decade.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 04.30.2013|
|Year to date||8.4%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||8.6%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||1.5%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||17.0%|
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 are Low compared to funds in the same category.
Van Eck Emerging Markets Fund has an expense ratio of 1.25 percent.
Risk is High compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.