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  • #1 Ranked Real Estate Mutual Funds 0 comments
    Nov 18, 2013 6:07 PM

    #1 Ranked Real Estate Mutual Funds by Zacks Investment Research

    For investors looking to park their funds in the real estate sector, mutual funds are the most cheapest and convenient method. This category of funds also offers superior protection against inflation. The real estate sector has seen tough times recently but the presence of these investments generally adds stability to a portfolio. This is because the volatility in property prices is far less compared to the kind experienced by stocks. Adding such funds to a widely diversified portfolio would increase returns while reducing the associated risk significantly.

    Below we will share with you 5 top rated real estate mutual funds. Each has earned a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) as we expect these mutual funds to outperform their peers in the future. To view the Zacks Rank and past performance of all real estate funds, investors can click here to see the complete list of funds.

    VALIC Company I Global Real Estate (VGREX) invests most of its assets in companies involved in real estate and related activities. A maximum of 75% of assets can be invested in foreign securities which may include securities from emerging markets. The real-estate mutual fund returned 11.79% over the last one year period.

    Joe Rodriguez, Jr. is the Fund Manager and he has been managing this real estate mutual fund since 2008.

    Forward Real Estate Long/Short A (KSRAX) seeks capital growth on a long-term basis and total return. The fund invests majority of its assets in REITs and real estate companies. Investments are made on a global basis including emerging nations and frontier market nations. The real-estate mutual fund is non-diversified and has returned 7.32% over the last one year period.

    The real estate mutual fund has an expense ratio of 1.72% compared to a category average of 1.34%.

    Cohen & Steers International Realty A (IRFAX) invests a large share of its assets in securities of foreign companies whose principal operations are related to the real estate sector. A small portion is also invested in real estate related domestic companies. The real-estate mutual fund is non-diversified and returned 13.01% over the last one year period.

    As of June 2013, this real estate mutual fund held 73 issues, with 7.42% of its total assets invested in Mitsubishi Estate.

    ING International Real Estate A (IIRAX) seeks invests most of its assets in equity of companies involved in real estate and related activities. A minimum of 65% of its assets are invested in foreign securities which may include securities from emerging markets. The diversified real-estate mutual fund returned 14.07% over the last one year period.

    Steven Burton is the Fund Manager and he has been managing this real estate mutual fund since 2006.

    Fidelity International Real Estate (FIREX) invests majority of its assets in foreign securities. Investments are parked after evaluating certain parameters. These include evaluation of the company's financial condition and its industry rank within its peers. The non-diversified real-estate mutual fund returned 23.24% over the last one year period.

    The real estate mutual fund has an expense ratio of 1.14% compared to a category average of 1.42%.

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