Principal International Equity Index Fund

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

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Performance

The fund has returned 22.96 percent over the past year, and 7.57 percent over the past three years.

Trailing Returns Updated 06.30.2014
Year to date 4.6%
1 Year 23.0%
3 Years (Annualized) 7.6%
5 Years (Annualized) N/A
10 Years (Annualized) N/A

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Summary

The investment seeks long-term growth of capital. The fund invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in securities held by MSCI EAFE NDTR D Index at the time of each purchase. The index is a weighted equity index designed to measure the equity performance of developed markets, excluding the United States and Canada. The fund employs a passive investment approach designed to attempt to track the performance of the index. It invests in invests in index futures and exchange-traded funds ("ETFs") on a daily basis to gain exposure to the index in an effort to minimize tracking error relative to the benchmark.

Fees

Fees are Average compared to funds in the same category.
Principal International Equity Index Fund has an expense ratio of 0.34 percent.

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Risk

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

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