4 / 5 Stars
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U.S. News evaluated 100 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 -3.44 percent over the past year, 1.73 percent over the past three years, 8.19 percent over the past five years, and 5.78 percent over the past decade.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 10.31.2013|
|Year to date||-3.8%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||1.7%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||8.2%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||5.8%|
The investment seeks high current income. The fund invests primarily in investment grade government and government sponsored debt securities. Under normal circumstances, at least 80% of net assets of the fund must be government issued, sponsored, or guaranteed. It invests at least 65% of total assets in investment grade debt securities. The fund may invest up to 35% of total assets in below investment grade securities ("junk bonds"). Additionally, it may hedge currency, and may invest up to 50% of total assets in futures and options (derivatives), for currency hedging purposes. The fund is non-diversified.
Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
VALIC Company I International Govt Bond Fund has an expense ratio of 0.66 percent.
Risk is Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.