Best Latin America Stock Mutual Funds 2013

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Find best Latin America stock mutual funds 2013. These top Latin America stock mutual funds 2013 are great for diversification.

Best International Stock Mutual Funds

Latin America stock mutual fund is part of international stock mutual fund. It utilizes its assets to purchase portfolio of stocks from Latin America. It may invest in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Columbia, Peru and more. These countries are part of emerging markets or developing region.

Best Latin America Stock Mutual Funds 2013These best Latin America stock mutual funds 2013 are selected based on its performance, fee, and potential for future growth. You can choose these best mutual funds for your brokerage account or retirement account. It is available to invest for as little as $1,000.

The 6 best Latin America stock mutual funds 2013 are:
  1. JPMorgan Latin America Fund (JLTAX)
  2. BlackRock Latin America Fund (MDLTX)
  3. Fidelity Latin America Fund (FLATX)
  4. T. Rowe Price Latin America Fund (PRLAX)
  5. Dreyfus Brazil Equity Fund (DBZAX)
  6. DWS Latin America Equity Fund (SLANX)
Updated on 6/29/2013

Invesco European Growth Fund (AEDAX)

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Invesco European Growth Fund (AEDAX) is a Europe stock mutual fund. It invests mainly in stocks of companies located in Europe such as Great Britain, German, Spain, France, etc.

Invesco European Growth Fund (AEDAX)

The Invesco European Growth Fund objective is to seek long-term capital growth. The fund utilizes its assets to purchase a portfolio of securities of European issuers, and in derivatives and other instruments that have economic characteristics similar to such securities. It invests mainly in equity securities and depositary receipts. The fund may invest in the securities of issuers of all capitalization sizes; however, the fund may invest a significant amount of its net assets in the securities of small- and mid-capitalization issuers.

Fund Profile

Invesco European Growth Fund profile
Invesco fund profile
  • Fund Inception Date: 11/2/1997
  • Ticker Symbol: AEDAX
  • CUSIP: 008882854
  • Beta (3yr): 0.91
  • Rank in category (YTD): 12%
  • Category: Europe Stock
  • Distribution: 1.72%
  • Capital Gains: 0%
  • Expense Ratio: 1.47%
  • Net Assets: $ 973.1 million
  • Number of Years Up: 10 years
  • Number of Years Down: 5 years
  • Annual Turnover Rate: 14%
Updated on June 27, 2013

Best Performing Bank Loan Closed End Funds June 2013

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Discover best performing bank loan closed end funds June 2013. Check the CEFs performance. The top funds are Invesco Senior Income Trust fund, LMP Corporate Loan Fund, Nuveen Floating Rate Income Opportunities fund, etc.

Bank Loan Funds

Bank loan funds are investing mainly in floating rate bank loans taken on by corporations. These funds are also known as floating rate funds. The fund may provide high yield income for investors. Typically, the funds have very little interest-rate risk. The big risk with bank loan funds is default by the borrowers.

The top performing list is sorted based on its performance for the past 1 year. You can find the fund review, performance, expense ratio, dividend yield, fund’s NAV, management, leverage, fund’s sponsor, premium/discount info, etc.

Best Performing CEFs

The 20 best performing bank loan closed end funds June 2013 are:
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Top Funds
  1. Invesco Senior Income Trust (VVR)
  2. LMP Corporate Loan Fund Inc (TLI)
  3. Nuveen Floating Rate Income Opportunities (JRO)
  4. Invesco Dynamic Credit Opportunities (VTA)
  5. ING Prime Rate Trust (PPR)
  6. Nuveen Floating Rate Income Fund (JFR)
  7. Nuveen Credit Strategies Income Fund (JQC)
  8. BlackRock Floating Rate Income Strategies Fund, Inc (FRA)
  9. Apollo Senior Float Rate Fund Inc (AFT)
  10. Nuveen Senior Income Fund (NSL)
  11. Eaton Vance Senior Income Trust (EVF)
  12. Nuveen Short Duration Credit Opportunities Fund (JSD)
  13. BlackRock Defined Opportunity Credit Trust (BHL)
  14. Pioneer Floating Rate Trust (PHD)
  15. Blackstone/GSO Long-Short Credit Income Fund (BGX)
  16. First Trust Senior Floating Rate Income Fund II (FCT)
  17. BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust (BGT)
  18. Eaton Vance Senior Floating-Rate Trust (EFR)
  19. Eaton Vance Floating-Rate Income Trust (EFT)
  20. Blackstone/GSO Senior Floating Rate Term Fund (BSL)
Updated on June 25, 2013

Royce Pennsylvania Mutual Fund (PENNX)

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Royce Pennsylvania Mutual Fund (PENNX) is a domestic stock fund. This Royce Pennsylvania Mutual Fund invests mainly in small companies’ stocks with growth potential.

Royce Pennsylvania Mutual Fund (PENNX)

The investment objective of Royce Pennsylvania Mutual Fund is to provide long-term growth of capital. The mutual fund utilizes its assets to purchase the equity securities of small-cap and micro-cap companies. These companies have market capitalizations up to $2.5 billion. It may invest up to 25% of its net assets in foreign securities.

This domestic stock fund generally invests in companies that Royce believes have excellent business strengths, high internal rates of return and low leverage. It may sell securities to, among other things, secure gains, limit losses, redeploy assets into what Royce deems to be more promising opportunities and/or manage cash levels in the fund's portfolio.

Royce Fund Details

Royce Pennsylvania Mutual Fund
Royce fund
  • Fund Inception Date: October 30, 1972
  • Ticker Symbol: PENNX
  • CUSIP: 780905840
  • Beta (3yr): 1.19
  • Rank in category (YTD): 82%
  • Category: Small Growth
  • Distribution: 1.17%
  • Capital Gains: 0%
  • Expense Ratio: 0.89%
  • Net Assets: $ 6.5 billion
  • Number of Years Up: 33 years
  • Number of Years Down: 7 years
  • Annual Turnover Rate: 22%
Updated on June 23, 2013

Top Performing Real Estate ETFs June 2013

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Find top performing real estate ETFs June 2013. Check the best REIT ETFs for your investment including iShares Cohen & Steers REIT ETF, Wilshire US REIT ETF, and more.

Top Real Estate ETFs

Real estate exchange traded funds invest mainly in stocks of companies related in real estate industry. It may invest in REIT or real estate investment trust. These ETFs are typically index funds that are tracking their benchmark.

The funds have higher yield than other sector funds. From this best performing funds list, you may find each individual fund review. You can find the fund performance, expense ratio, and yield or dividend from the table below. The list is sorted based on its 1 year total return.

The top performing real estate ETFs June 2013 are:
Top Performing Real Estate ETFs
Top Performer ETFs
  1. iShares Cohen & Steers Realty Majors (ICF)
  2. SPDR Dow Jones REIT (RWR)
  3. Schwab US REIT ETF (SCHH)
  4. Wilshire US REIT ETF (WREI)
  5. iShares FTSE EPRA/NAREIT North America (IFNA)
  6. iShares FTSE NAREIT Industrial/Office Capped Index (FNIO)
  7. iShares FTSE NAREIT Real Estate 50 (FTY)
  8. iShares FTSE NAREIT Residential Plus Capped Index (REZ)
  9. First Trust S&P REIT Index (FRI)
  10. Vanguard REIT Index ETF (VNQ)
  11. iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate (IYR)
  12. iShares FTSE NAREIT Retail Capped Index (RTL)
  13. iShares FTSE NAREIT Mort Plus Capped Index (REM)
  14. Market Vectors Mortgage REIT ETF (MORT)
  15. PowerShares KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT (KBWY)
  16. IQ U.S. Real Estate Small Cap ETF (ROOF)
Updated on June 21, 2013

Nuveen Real Estate Securities Fund (FREAX)

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Nuveen Real Estate Securities Fund (FREAX) invests in companies involved in the real estate industry. It provides high yield dividend for income.

Nuveen Real Estate Securities Fund (FREAX)

The investment aim of Nuveen Real Estate Securities Fund is to achieve above average current income and long-term capital appreciation. The fund utilizes its assets to purchase income-producing common stocks of publicly traded companies engaged in the real estate industry. It expects to emphasize investments in equity REITs, although it may invest in all 3 kinds of REITs. It may invest in non-dollar denominated equity securities of foreign issuers, including emerging market issuers. It is non-diversified.

Fund Profile

Nuveen Real Estate Securities Fund (FREAX)
FREAX fund profile
  • Fund Inception Date: September 28, 1995
  • Ticker Symbol: FREAX
  • CUSIP: 670678705
  • Beta (3yr): 0.83
  • Rank in category (YTD): 39%
  • Category: Real Estate
  • Distribution: 1.76%
  • Capital Gains: 0%
  • Expense Ratio: 1.26%
  • Net Assets: $ 4.8 billion
  • Number of Years Up: 13 years
  • Number of Years Down: 4 years
  • Annual Turnover Rate: 76%
Updated on 6/19/2013

Best Retirement Income Mutual Funds 2013

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Retirement Income Funds

Retirement income mutual funds invest in a mix of bonds, stocks, and cash for investors already in or near retirement. The funds are managed with conservative asset allocation strategy. The funds will provide consistent income for investors through dividend or interest income.

These best retirement income mutual funds are sorted based on its value, performance and quality. You can find various funds to invest in your financial accounts.  Please check the fund prospectus for investment risk, fund details, etc.

You may invest in your regular investment account or brokerage account, 401(k) account, traditional IRA, and Roth IRA. Please check with your brokerage or 401(k) account for details.

The 15 best retirement income mutual funds 2013 are:
    Best Retirement Income Mutual Funds 2013
  1. Vanguard Target Retirement Income Fund (VTINX)
  2. T. Rowe Price Retirement Income Fund (TRRIX)
  3. Harbor Target Retirement Income Fund (HARAX)
  4. USAA Target Retirement Income Fund (URINX)
  5. TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Retirement Income Fund (TLRIX)
  6. American Beacon Retirement Income and Appreciation Fund (AANPX)
  7. TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Index Retirement Income Fund (TRILX)
  8. Russell LifePoints In Retirement Fund (RZLRX)
  9. Legg Mason Target Retirement Fund (LMPAX)
  10. MFS Lifetime Retirement Income Fund (MLLAX)
  11. American Century Asset Allocation Portfolios LIVESTRONG Income Portfolio (ARTAX)
  12. JPMorgan SmartRetirement Income Fund (JSRAX)
  13. Vantagepoint Milestone Retirement Income Fund (VPRRX)
  14. Manning & Napier Target Income Series Fund (MTDCX)
  15. BlackRock LifePath Retirement Portfolio (LPRAX)
Updated on June 17, 2013

Fidelity Select Leisure Fund (FDLSX)

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Fidelity Select Leisure Fund (FDLSX) is a sector stock mutual fund. It invests in companies which operate in the leisure industries. This leisure industry is part of consumer cyclical sector.

Fidelity Select Leisure Fund (FDLSX)

The investment objective of Fidelity Select Leisure Fund is to seek capital appreciation. The stock fund invests mainly in common stocks of companies primarily engaged in the design, production, or distribution of goods or services in the leisure industries. It may invest in domestic and foreign companies. It uses fundamental analysis of factors such as financial condition and industry position, as well as market and economic conditions to select investments. The fund is non-diversified.

Fund Profile

Fidelity Select Leisure Fund (FDLSX)
Fidelity fund
  • Fund Inception Date: May 7, 1984
  • Ticker Symbol: FDLSX
  • CUSIP: 316390707
  • Beta (3yr): 0.91
  • Rank in category (YTD): 22%
  • Category: Consumer Cyclical
  • Distribution: 1.20%
  • Capital Gains: 0%
  • Expense Ratio: 0.86%
  • Net Assets: $ 372.1 million
  • Number of Years Up: 23 years
  • Number of Years Down: 5 years
  • Annual Turnover Rate: 77%
Updated on June 15, 2013

Best Municipal Bond Mutual Funds 2013

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Municipal Bond Funds

Best Mutual Funds | Municipal Bond - 2013
Top Funds
Municipal bond funds are investing mainly in tax free municipal bonds issued by various U.S. municipalities such as state of California, state of Texas, Los Angeles city, New York City, and more. The interests are exempt from federal income tax, it may also exempt from state and local tax. You can buy these bond funds from your brokerage such as Vanguard, Fidelity, TD Ameritrade, ETrade, etc.

Top Funds

Muni National Short

Muni national short funds utilize its assets to purchase bonds issued by state and local governments to fund public projects. The portfolios have shorter duration of less than 5 years. These muni bond funds invest in investment grade bonds of many states and sectors. The income from these bonds is tax free from federal taxes and/or state taxes in the issuing state.

Best muni national short mutual funds are:
  1. RidgeWorth S/T Municipal Bond A (SMMAX) – 4.78%
  2. Thornburg Limited-Term Muni A (LTMFX) – 4.52%
  3. Bernstein Diversified Municipal (SNDPX) – 4.05%
  4. MFS Municipal Limited Maturity A (MTLFX) – 3.93%
  5. Nuveen Limited-Term Municipal Bond A (FLTDX) – 3.90%
  6. AllianceBern Intermediate Diversified Municipal A (AIDAX) – 3.78%
  7. Glenmede Municipal Intermediate (GTCMX) – 3.67%
  8. Wells Fargo Advantage Strategic Municipal Bond A (VMPAX) – 3.58%
  9. T. Rowe Price Tax-Free Short-Intermediate (PRFSX) – 3.52%

Neuberger Berman Genesis Fund (NBGNX)

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Neuberger Berman Genesis Fund (NBGNX) is a mid-cap growth mutual fund. It invests mainly in U.S. companies’ stocks.

Neuberger Berman Genesis Fund (NBGNX)

The investment objective of Neuberger Berman Genesis Fund is to seek capital growth. The mutual fund invests primarily in common stocks of small-capitalization companies. The small cap companies typically have a total market value of no more than $2 billion at the time the fund first invests in them. It may continue to hold or add to a position in a stock after the company’s market value has grown beyond $2 billion. The fund seeks to reduce risk by diversifying among many companies and industries.

Fund Details
Neuberger Berman Genesis Fund
NBGNX fund details
  • Fund Inception Date: 09/26/1998
  • Ticker Symbol: NBGNX
  • CUSIP: 641224100
  • Beta (3yr): 0.95
  • Rank in category (YTD): 35%
  • Category: Mid-Cap Growth
  • Distribution: 0.49%
  • Capital Gains: 0%
  • Expense Ratio: 1.03%
  • Net Assets: $ 12.1 billion
  • Number of Years Up: 19 years
  • Number of Years Down: 5 years
  • Annual Turnover Rate: 15%
Updated on June 11, 2013

Best John Hancock Mutual Funds for 2013 Investing

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John Hancock Funds

Best John Hancock Mutual Funds 2013
John Hancock Funds
John Hancock is a popular financial company which provides products and services such as 401(k) plan, college saving, life insurance, mutual funds, long term care, and more. John Hancock is part of Manulife Financial Corp since 2004. Its headquarters is located in Boston, Massachusetts.

John Hancock provides individual funds and asset allocation funds. For individual funds, there are more than 50 mutual funds for investors to select. It offers equity fund, fixed income fund, international and sector funds. For asset allocation funds or balanced fund, there are 5 lifestyle portfolios and 8 lifecycle portfolios.

Top Mutual Funds

These popular John Hancock mutual funds for 2013 are selected based on its performance history. The funds are ranked with 3 star rating or higher by Morningstar. You may find the fund review below and other fund information including yield, expense ratio, sales load, etc. More information about how to purchase these funds are listed below as well.

The best John Hancock mutual funds 2013 are:
  1. JHancock3 Disciplined Value Mid Cap Fund (JVMAX)
  2. JHancock3 Global Shareholder Yield Fund (JGYAX)
  3. JHancock3 Core High Yield Fund (JYIAX)
  4. JHancock3 Disciplined Value Fund (JVLAX)
  5. JHancock Bond Fund (JHNBX)
  6. JHancock2 US Equity Fund (JHUAX)
  7. JHancock Income Fund (JHFIX)
  8. JHancock2 Lifestyle Growth Fund (JALGX)

Fidelity Select Telecommunications Fund (FSTCX)

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Fidelity Select Telecommunications Fund (FSTCX) is a sector stock fund. It invests mainly in technology companies which are engaged in communications services or equipment.

Fidelity Select Telecommunications Fund (FSTCX)

The investment aim of Fidelity Select Telecommunications Fund is to seek capital appreciation. The fund utilizes its assets to purchase common stocks of companies mainly engaged in the development, manufacture, or sale of communications services or communications equipment. The fund invests in domestic and foreign corporations. The fund is non-diversified.

Fund Profile

Fidelity Select Telecommunications Fund (FSTCX)
Fidelity fund
  • Fund Inception Date: July 28, 1985
  • Ticker Symbol: FSTCX
  • CUSIP: 316390830
  • Beta (3yr): 0.68
  • Rank in category (YTD): 49%
  • Category: Communications
  • Yield: 2.11%
  • Capital Gains: 0%
  • Expense Ratio: 0.88%
  • Net Assets: $ 412.7 million
  • Number of Years Up: 21 years
  • Number of Years Down: 6 years
  • Annual Turnover Rate: 72%
Updated on June 5, 2013

Invesco Energy Fund (IENAX)

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Invesco Energy Fund (IENAX) is a sector stock mutual fund. This energy equity mutual fund invests mainly in energy related companies such as oil, gas, and exploration business.

Invesco Energy Fund (Ticker: IENAX)

The Invesco Energy Fund objective is to provide long-term capital growth. The fund utilizes its assets to purchase a portfolio of securities of issuers engaged in energy-related industries. It invests predominantly in equity securities. The principal type of equity securities purchased by the fund is common stock. The fund may invest up to 100% of its net assets in foreign securities of issuers doing business in energy-related industries. It invests in issuers of all market capitalizations.

Invesco Fund Details

Invesco Energy Fund
IENAX fund
  • Fund Inception Date: 03/27/2002
  • Ticker Symbol: IENAX
  • CUSIP: 00142F204
  • Beta (3yr): 1.38
  • Rank in category (YTD): 68%
  • Category: Equity Energy
  • Distribution: 0.00%
  • Capital Gains: 0%
  • Expense Ratio: 1.12%
  • Net Assets: $ 1.3 billion
  • Number of Years Up: 7 years
  • Number of Years Down: 3 years
  • Annual Turnover Rate: 61%
Updated on 6/5/2013

Fidelity Select Biotechnology Fund (FBIOX)

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Fidelity Select Biotechnology Fund (FBIOX) is sector stock mutual fund. It focuses its assets in stocks of companies related to health or biotechnology.

Fidelity Select Biotechnology Fund (FBIOX)

The Fidelity Select Biotechnology Fund aim is to seek capital appreciation. The mutual fund invests mainly in common stocks. It uses its assets to purchase securities of companies principally engaged in the research, development, manufacture, and distribution of various biotechnological products, services, and processes. It also invests in companies that benefit significantly from scientific and technological advances in biotechnology. The fund invests in domestic and foreign issuers.

Fidelity Select Biotechnology Fund (FBIOX)
Fidelity fund details
Fund Details
  • Fund Inception Date: 12/15/1985
  • Ticker Symbol: FBIOX
  • CUSIP: 316390772
  • Beta (3yr): 0.88
  • Rank in category (YTD): 7%
  • Category: Health
  • Yield: 0.00%
  • Capital Gains: 0%
  • Expense Ratio: 0.83%
  • Net Assets: $ 4.2 billion
  • Number of Years Up: 21 years
  • Number of Years Down: 6 years
  • Annual Turnover Rate: 106%
updated on 6/3/2013

Best Principal Mutual Funds 2013

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Find best Principal mutual funds 2013. Check top stock, bond, balanced fund by Principal Funds. Discover the best Principal fund’s performance and review. The top funds are Principal Global Diversified Income fund.

Best Principal Mutual Funds 2013
Best Principal Funds

Best Mutual Funds 2013

Principal Financial Group (PFG) is a global financial services company.  It provides a wide range of financial services including retirement solutions, insurance, investment, planning center, financial, and banking products. It offers mutual funds, annuities, saving accounts, and certificates of deposit (CDs) in its investment business. The mutual funds are offered from its Principal Funds arm.

These best Principal mutual funds 2013 are selected based on its performance history and future performance. These top mutual funds are ranked with 3 star rating or higher by Morningstar. You may find the fund review below and other fund information.

The 22 best Principal mutual funds 2013 are:
  1. Principal Global Diversified Income fund (PGBAX)
  2. Principal MidCap fund (PEMGX)
  3. Principal High Yield fund (CPHYX)
  4. Principal Preferred Securities fund (PPSAX)
  5. Principal Equity Income fund (PQIAX)
  6. Principal Income fund (CMPIX)
  7. Principal Global Real Estate Securities fund (POSAX)
  8. Principal SAM Balanced fund (SABPX)
  9. Principal SAM Conservative Growth fund (SAGPX)
  10. Principal SAM Strategic Growth fund (SACAX)
  11. Principal SAM Flexible Income fund (SAUPX)
  12. Principal Capital Appreciation fund (CMNWX)