This is our short term rating system that serves as a timeliness indicator for stocks over the next 1 to 3 months. How good is it? See rankings and related performance below.
|Zacks Rank||Definition||Annualized Return|
Zacks Rank Education - Learn more about the Zacks Rank
Zacks Rank Home - All Zacks Rank resources in one place
Zacks Premium - The only way to get access to the Zacks Rank
This page is temporarily not available. Please check later as it should be available shortly. If you have any questions, please email customer support at email@example.com or call 800-767-3771 ext. 9339.
Investors have gradually begun to recognize the opportunity that the international bond market has come to represent. Though the U.S. bond market continues to attract investors, it has featured only infrequently among the best performing international markets. Today international markets represent more than half of the world’s fixed income investment opportunities. With the advantages of widely diversified holdings and professional management, mutual funds offer a secure route for those looking to invest in the international bond market.
Below we will share with you 5 top rated international bond mutual funds. Each has earned a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) as we expect the fund to outperform its peers in the future. To view the Zacks Rank and past performance of all international bond funds, investors can click here to see the complete list of funds.
GMO Emerging Country Debt IV (GMDFX - MF report) seeks total return higher than its benchmark, the J.P. Morgan Emerging Markets Bond Index Global. The fund focuses on investing in sovereign debt of developing markets but it can also invest in entities related or not related to the emerging countries. The international bond mutual fund returned 13.75% in the last one year period.
The international bond mutual fund has an expense ratio of 0.59% compared to a category average of 1.27%.
JPMorgan Emerging Markets Debt (JEMDX - MF report) invests the majority of its assets in debt securities issued in emerging markets. These securities may be dollar-denominated or may be issued in foreign currencies. The fund is non-diversified and may also purchase securities rated below investment grade. The international bond mutual fund returned 11.03% in the last one year period.
As of April 2012, this international bond mutual fund held 178 issues, with 8.61% of its total assets invested in Russian Federation 7.5%
Goldman Sachs Emerging Market Debt A (GSDAX - MF report) seeks both capital growth and income. The fund invests the majority of its assets in fixed income securities issued from emerging markets. It purchases both government and corporate debt securities and acquires securities regardless of their credit rating. The international bond mutual fund returned 11.56% in the last one year period.
The Fund Manager is Samuel Finkelstein and he has managed this international bond mutual fund since 2003.
Fidelity New Markets Income (FNMIX - MF report) invests a large proportion of its assets in emerging market securities and other instruments related to such markets. The fund may also invest in other instruments and is non-diversified. The international bond mutual fund returned 13.27% in the last one year period.
The international bond mutual fund has an expense ratio of 0.86% compared to a category average of 1.27%.
Columbia Emerging Markets Bond A (REBAX - MF report) seeks both capital growth and income. The fund invests the majority of its assets in fixed income securities issued from emerging markets. Not more than one-fourth of its assets may be utilized to purchase instruments issued by any single foreign government. The international bond mutual fund returned 9.6% in the last one year period.
The Fund Manager is Nicholas Pifer and he has managed this international bond mutual fund since 2006.
About Zacks Mutual Fund Rank
By applying the Zacks Rank to mutual funds, investors can find funds that not only outpaced the market in the past but are also expected to outperform going forward. Learn more about the Zacks Mutual Fund Rank at http://www.zacks.com/funds.
Please login to Zacks.com or register to post a comment.