3 / 5 Stars
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Zacks Investment Research
1 (Strong Buy)
Standard & Poor's
3 / 5 Stars
#1 in Long/Short Equity
U.S. News evaluated 90 Long/Short Equity 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 10.86 percent over the past year, 7.44 percent over the past three years, and 3.59 percent over the past five years.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 05.31.2013|
|Year to date||7.6%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||7.4%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||3.6%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||N/A|
The investment seeks total return. The fund invests primarily in a diversified portfolio of large-cap and mid-cap equity securities traded in U.S. markets and by writing covered call options on a substantial portion of the fund's long equity portfolio. The portfolio managers focus on companies with regular quarterly dividends and with market capitalizations of $4 billion or more at the time of acquisition. The fund places primary emphasis on the generation of income. Option premiums and dividend income are expected to constitute a significant portion of total return. It invests at least 80% of its assets in equity securities.
Fees are High compared to funds in the same category.
ASTON/Anchor Capital Enhanced Equity Fund has an expense ratio of 1.27 percent.
Risk is Above Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.