3 / 5 Stars
4 4 3 2 2
Zacks Investment Research
5 (Strong Sell)
Standard & Poor's
3 / 5 Stars
#3 in Long-Term Bond
U.S. News evaluated 18 Long-Term 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 -1.26 percent over the past year, 8.14 percent over the past three years, and 10.83 percent over the past five years.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 01.31.2014|
|Year to date||2.8%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||8.1%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||10.8%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||N/A|
The investment seeks high current income. The fund invests at least 80% of its assets in a portfolio of taxable municipal bonds, income producing convertible securities, preferred stocks, high yield U.S. corporate bonds, and CMOs. It may also invest in U.S. government agency securities issued or guaranteed by U.S. government-sponsored enterprises and federal agencies, including securities issued by the Federal National Mortgage Association, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, and the Government National Mortgage Association. The fund may also invest in MLPs, equity securities of dividend paying companies and private placements.
Fees are Above Average compared to funds in the same category.
Spirit of America Income Fund has an expense ratio of 1.10 percent.
Risk is Below Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.