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3 / 5 Stars
U.S. News evaluated 215 Small Growth 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 20.94 percent over the past year, and 12.38 percent over the past three years.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 02.28.2014|
|Year to date||1.1%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||12.4%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||N/A|
|10 Years (Annualized)||N/A|
The investment seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation. The fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing, under normal market conditions, at least 80% of net assets (including investment borrowings) in equity securities of U.S. listed companies with small market capitalizations ("Small-Cap Companies") at the time of investment. Currently, a company is considered to be a Small-Cap Company if its market capitalization at the time of purchase is within the range of companies in the Russell 2000 Index or the S&P SmallCap 600 Index during the most recent 12-month period (based on month-end data).
Fees are Above Average compared to funds in the same category.
First Trust/Confluence Small Cap Value Fund has an expense ratio of 1.35 percent.
Risk is Low compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.