Forward Real Estate Fund

Scorecard
2 / 5 Stars
Lipper
1 2 3 2 5
Zacks Investment Research
5 (Strong Sell)
Standard & Poor's
3 / 5 Stars
TheStreet.com
D+ (Sell)

U.S. News evaluated 72 Real Estate Funds. Our list highlights the top-rated funds for long-term investors based on the ratings of leading fund industry researchers.

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Performance

The fund has returned 11.73 percent over the past year, 10.01 percent over the past three years, 20.71 percent over the past five years, and 6.94 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 06.30.2014
Year to date 16.7%
1 Year 11.7%
3 Years (Annualized) 10.0%
5 Years (Annualized) 20.7%
10 Years (Annualized) 6.9%

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Summary

The investment seeks income with capital appreciation as a secondary goal. The fund invests at least 80% of its net assets plus borrowings for investment purposes, if any, in securities of real estate companies. It expects to invest principally in common stock and units of beneficial interest of real estate investment trusts (REITs), preferred stock, rights to purchase common stock and securities which may convert into common stock of real estate companies. The fund may invest in securities of real estate companies of any market capitalization. It is non-diversified.

Fees

Fees are High compared to funds in the same category.
Forward Real Estate Fund has an expense ratio of 2.23 percent.

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Risk

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

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