3 / 5 Stars
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Zacks Investment Research
1 (Strong Buy)
Standard & Poor's
3 / 5 Stars
U.S. News evaluated 98 World Bond 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 0.22 percent over the past year, 3.39 percent over the past three years, 5.06 percent over the past five years, and 4.44 percent over the past decade.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 01.31.2014|
|Year to date||-0.6%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||3.4%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||5.1%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||4.4%|
The investment seeks high current income by investing in a global portfolio of fixed income securities denominated in various currencies, including multi-national currency units. The fund normally invests at least 90% of its assets in fixed income securities, and may invest up to 100% of its assets in securities classified as junk bonds. It may invest in U.S. and foreign government and corporate fixed income securities, including junk bonds and unrated securities. The fund will allocate its assets among various regions and countries, including the United States (but in no less than three different countries). It is non-diversified.
Fees are High compared to funds in the same category.
BlackRock World Income Fund has an expense ratio of 1.83 percent.
Risk is Below Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.