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#19 in Small Value
U.S. News evaluated 115 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 38.39 percent over the past year, 17.78 percent over the past three years, 18.65 percent over the past five years, and 9.79 percent over the past decade.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 11.30.2013|
|Year to date||33.9%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||17.8%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||18.6%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||9.8%|
The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation. The fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in equity securities of small capitalization companies, which are considered to be those whose market capitalization is within the range of the market capitalization of companies in the Russell 2000 Value Index. It may emphasize particular companies or market segments, such as financial services, in attempting to achieve its investment objective. Many of the companies in which the fund invests retain their earnings to finance current and future growth. These companies generally pay little or no dividends.
Fees are High compared to funds in the same category.
Northern Small Cap Value Fund has an expense ratio of 1.00 percent.
Risk is Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.