BlackRock Global Dividend Portfolio

Scorecard
3 / 5 Stars
Lipper
3 3 5 5 5
Zacks Investment Research
1 (Strong Buy)
Standard & Poor's
5 / 5 Stars
TheStreet.com
C+ (Hold)

U.S. News evaluated 303 World Stock Funds. Our list highlights the top-rated funds for long-term investors based on the ratings of leading fund industry researchers.

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Performance

The fund has returned 11.72 percent over the past year, 10.67 percent over the past three years, and 15.33 percent over the past five years.

Trailing Returns Updated 03.31.2014
Year to date 1.8%
1 Year 11.7%
3 Years (Annualized) 10.7%
5 Years (Annualized) 15.3%
10 Years (Annualized) N/A

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Summary

The investment seeks to provide a level of current income that exceeds the average yield on global stocks generally. Under normal circumstances, the fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets in dividend-paying equity securities and at least 40% of its assets outside of the U.S. (unless market conditions are not deemed favorable by fund management, in which case the fund would invest at least 30% of its assets outside of the U.S.). It will primarily invest in common stock, preferred stock, securities convertible into common and preferred stock and non- convertible preferred stock. The fund is non-diversified.

Fees

Fees are Above Average compared to funds in the same category.
BlackRock Global Dividend Portfolio has an expense ratio of 1.81 percent.

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Risk

Risk is Low compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.

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