2 / 5 Stars
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Zacks Investment Research
1 (Strong Buy)
Standard & Poor's
3 / 5 Stars
U.S. News evaluated 26 Foreign Small/Mid Blend 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 29.25 percent over the past year, 8.67 percent over the past three years, 14.34 percent over the past five years, and 8.54 percent over the past decade.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 10.31.2013|
|Year to date||22.5%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||8.7%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||14.3%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||8.5%|
The investment seeks to achieve long-term growth of capital. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets plus borrowings for investment purposes, if any, in equity securities of companies with small market capitalizations located outside the United States. It may invest up to 20% of its net assets plus borrowings for investment purposes, if any, in medium and large capitalization companies. The fund normally will invest its assets among at least fifteen but not fewer than eight countries throughout the world including countries considered to be emerging market countries.
Fees are High compared to funds in the same category.
Forward International Small Companies Fund has an expense ratio of 1.70 percent.
Risk is Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.