Metropolitan West Strategic Income Fund

Scorecard
4 / 5 Stars
Lipper
5 4 5 2 1
Zacks Investment Research
1 (Strong Buy)
Standard & Poor's
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TheStreet.com
A+ (Buy)

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Performance

The fund has returned 3.23 percent over the past year, 5.11 percent over the past three years, 14.08 percent over the past five years, and 3.80 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 02.28.2014
Year to date 0.9%
1 Year 3.2%
3 Years (Annualized) 5.1%
5 Years (Annualized) 14.1%
10 Years (Annualized) 3.8%

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Summary

The investment seeks to maximize long-term total return without tracking any particular markets or indices. The fund pursues its objective by using techniques intended to provide absolute (positive) returns in all markets and employs a strategy intended to produce high income while exploiting disparities or inefficiencies in markets. It focuses on inefficiencies related to secured or asset-backed debt compared with unsecured and subordinated debt or equity of companies and issuers. Additionally, the fund focuses on longer-term cyclical anomalies in the fixed income markets to both enhance yield and realize potential price appreciation.

Fees

Fees are High compared to funds in the same category.
Metropolitan West Strategic Income Fund has an expense ratio of 2.16 percent.

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Risk

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

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