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#8 in Small Value
U.S. News evaluated 117 Small Value 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 26.75 percent over the past year, 14.86 percent over the past three years, 25.40 percent over the past five years, and 8.92 percent over the past decade.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 01.31.2014|
|Year to date||-5.1%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||14.9%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||25.4%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||8.9%|
The investment seeks to achieve long-term capital appreciation. The fund normally will invest at least 80% of its net assets in securities of small cap U.S. companies. It may use derivatives, such as futures contracts and options on futures contracts for U.S. equity securities and indices, to gain market exposure on its uninvested cash pending investment in securities or to maintain liquidity to pay redemptions.
Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
DFA U.S. Small Cap Value Portfolio has an expense ratio of 0.52 percent.
Risk is Above Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.
The fund's Value Line Overall Rank, a measure of risk-adjusted performance and relative growth in fund returns, is 2 on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the best and 5 the worst.Value Line 2014-02-12
The fund's Value Line Growth Persistence rank, which awards funds that consistently outperform their broad universes, is 2 for one year, 2 for five years, and 3 for 10 years. Scores are on a 1 to 5 scale, with 1 being the best and 5 the worst.Value Line 2014-02-12
The fund's Value Line Risk Rank, a measure of volatility, is 4 on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the least volatile and 5 the most.Value Line 2014-02-12