3 / 5 Stars
2 2 1 3 4
Zacks Investment Research
5 (Strong Sell)
Standard & Poor's
3 / 5 Stars
U.S. News evaluated 88 Emerging Markets Bond 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 -3.01 percent over the past year, 4.37 percent over the past three years, 13.46 percent over the past five years, and 8.58 percent over the past decade.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 10.31.2013|
|Year to date||-5.4%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||4.4%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||13.5%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||8.6%|
The investment seeks total return with an emphasis on high current income, but also considering capital appreciation. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in debt instruments of issuers that are tied economically to emerging market countries. Emerging market countries include countries located in Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and developing countries of Europe, primarily Eastern Europe. It is non-diversified.
Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
MFS Emerging Markets Debt Fund has an expense ratio of 1.87 percent.
Risk is Low compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.