5 / 5 Stars
Zacks Investment Research
Standard & Poor's
3 / 5 Stars
U.S. News evaluated 287 World Stock 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 14.08 percent over the past year, 15.80 percent over the past three years, 8.63 percent over the past five years, and 11.63 percent over the past decade.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 04.30.2013|
|Year to date||12.2%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||15.8%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||8.6%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||11.6%|
The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation. The fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in equity securities of issuers located throughout the world that they believe have, among other things, resilient business franchises and growth potential. Under normal market conditions, it invests in securities of issuers from at least three different countries, which may include the United States. The fund may concentrate its holdings in a relatively small number of companies and may invest up to 25% of its assets in a single issuer. It may utilize foreign currency forward exchange contracts. The fund is non-diversified.
Fees are Above Average compared to funds in the same category.
Morgan Stanley Institutional Global Franchise Fund has an expense ratio of 1.73 percent.
Risk is Low compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.