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#3 in Foreign Small/Mid Blend
U.S. News evaluated 28 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 31.52 percent over the past year, 14.94 percent over the past three years, 25.89 percent over the past five years, and 14.69 percent over the past decade.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 02.28.2014|
|Year to date||2.5%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||14.9%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||25.9%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||14.7%|
The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation. The fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in a diversified portfolio of marketable equity and equity-related securities of smaller international companies. Smaller international companies are companies with market capitalizations not exceeding (i) $5 billion or the equivalent in local currencies or (ii) the highest market capitalization in the Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) Europe, Australasia, Far East (EAFE) Small Cap Index, whichever is greater, at the time of purchase. The equity securities in which the fund primarily invests are common stock.
Fees are Above Average compared to funds in the same category.
Franklin International Small Cap Growth Fund has an expense ratio of 1.40 percent.
Risk is Low compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.