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#21 in World Stock
U.S. News evaluated 290 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 17.59 percent over the past year, 16.72 percent over the past three years, and 3.06 percent over the past five years.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 05.31.2013|
|Year to date||6.3%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||16.7%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||3.1%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||N/A|
The investment seeks capital appreciation and current income. The fund invests globally in infrastructure companies involved in the energy, utility, transportation, and communications industries. Infrastructure companies are believed by the subadviser to exhibit attractive risk/return characteristics, offer moderate-to-high income and moderate growth, and are defensive in nature. It invests at least 80% of its assets in dividend paying equity securities of infrastructure companies that are located in three or more countries, one of which will be the United States. The fund will invest at least 25% of its assets in securities of U.S. issuers.
Fees are High compared to funds in the same category.
Virtus Global Dividend Fund has an expense ratio of 1.32 percent.
Risk is Low compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.