4 / 5 Stars
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Zacks Investment Research
1 (Strong Buy)
Standard & Poor's
5 / 5 Stars
U.S. News evaluated 297 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 33.45 percent over the past year, 14.23 percent over the past three years, 15.24 percent over the past five years, and 8.66 percent over the past decade.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 10.31.2013|
|Year to date||26.5%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||14.2%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||15.2%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||8.7%|
The investment seeks long-term capital growth. The fund invests primarily in the equity securities of companies located anywhere in the world, including emerging markets. Under normal circumstances, it will invest in issuers located in at least three different countries (including the U.S.). The equity securities in which the fund invests are primarily common stock, and may include smaller and midsize companies. Although the investment manager will search for investments across a large number of countries and sectors, from time to time, based on economic conditions, it may have significant positions in particular countries or sectors.
Fees are Above Average compared to funds in the same category.
Templeton World Fund has an expense ratio of 0.84 percent.
Risk is Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.