Top 12 Best Ranked World Stock Mutual Funds of 2010: Part 1

Top World Stock Mutual Funds
Top World Stock Mutual Funds

Intro

To be ahead in investing, investor needs to diversify its investment portfolio. Whether it is in your brokerage account or retirement account (401k, 403b, IRA), you will need to diversify in variety of investment sectors like bonds and stocks. To make life easier to invest in stocks mutual funds, investor can select world stock mutual funds or global stock funds. These world stock mutual funds usually invest in US domestic companies and other foreign companies in Europe, Japan, China, Emerging Markets, etc. The following world stock funds are known as the Top Performers mutual funds of 2010 with well known manager and funds selection. Some of the funds may include small cap companies, mid cap companies as well as large cap companies around the world. The fund may also invest small part of its asset in bonds or debts.


Top Performers Funds

Top 12 Best Ranked World Stock Mutual Funds of 2010:

  1. JHancock Global Opportunities
  2. American Funds SMALLCAP World
  3. Invesco Global Small & Mid Cap Growth
  4. Wintergreen
  5. Janus Global Select A
  6. Nuveen Tradewinds Global All-Cap A
  7. Templeton Global Smaller Comp A
  8. DWS Global Small Cap Growth A
  9. ING Global Value Choice A
  10. Invesco Van Kampen Global Franchise A
  11. Wells Fargo Advantage Global Opps A
  12. Oppenheimer Global Opportunities A

Note: More funds on my next articles. Please check below.

Top 12 Best Ranked World Stock: Part 1

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No  
Mutual Funds Description  
Ticker  
Rank  
Yield  
Expense Ratio  
M* Rating  
Total Assets (M)  
Min. To Invest  
1
JHancock Global Opportunities A
JGPAX
1
2.18%
1.49%
5
$1,270
$2,500
2
American Funds SMALLCAP World A
SMCWX
5
1.35%
1.13%
3
$22,320
$250
3
Invesco Global Small & Mid Cap Gr A
AGAAX
7
0.41%
1.45%
3
$689
$1,000
4
Wintergreen
WGRNX
8
0.00%
1.94%
5
$1,430
$10,000
Updated on 3/9/2011
JHancock Global Opportunities Holding
JHancock Global Opportunities Holding

1. JHancock Global Opportunities

John Hancock Global Opportunities’ investment is pursuing long term capital appreciation. Generally the net assets investment is invested in a diversified portfolio mainly consists of global (U.S. and foreign) equity securities. These securities include common and preferred stocks. Small amount of the net assets may be invested in in foreign securities and in bonds of any maturity rated as low as CC/Ca and their unrated equivalents (around 20% each).

Timothy M. Malloy has managed this fund since Feb 28, 2005. The expense ratio of this fund is 1.49% per year. The 12b1 fee is 0.30% and there is a front-end sales load of 5%. This fund has returned 20.30% over the past year and 6.82% over the past 3 years. The minimum balance to invest in this fund either in brokerage account or IRA account is $2,500. The fund also achieves a 5 stars in Morningstar rating. This JGPAX fund can be purchased from 71 brokerages, include Fidelity Institutional FundsNetwork, Schwab Institutional NTF, Ameriprise Brokerage and Multi-Financial Sec PAM and PRIME Approv. Other class tickers of this fund are JGPBX, JGPCX, JGPIX and JGPNX. Some asset classes of fund have lower expense ratio fee, and no front end sales charge fee.

The top holdings of this fund as of Jan 31, 2011 are Electricite de France (4.68%), Sirius XM Radio, Inc. (4.59%), Reliance Infrastructure, Ltd. (4.28%), LLX Logistica SA (4.21%), OGX Petroleo e Gas Participacoes SA (4.12%), Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (3.86%), Warren Resources, Inc. (3.50%), Abengoa SA (3.49%), France Telecom SA (3.37%) and Deutsche Telekom AG (3.32%). The top 5 sectors are Energy (20.90%), Consumer Discretionary (14.16%), Industrials (13.06%), Utilities (10.38%) and Materials (8.78%).


2. American Funds Small Cap World

The investment in American Funds SMALLCAP World seeks for capital growth in long term. The majority assets investment (around 80%) is in growth-oriented common stocks and other equity-type securities of companies that at the time of purchase have small market capitalizations. The fund may invest in preferred stocks, convertible preferred stocks and convertible bonds. The benchmark for small market capitalization companies are companies with market capitalizations of $3.5 billion or less. Most of these companies are outside the United States. As of January 31, 2011, the equity portfolio of this fund is 39.6% for U.S equities and 53.1% non-U.S. equities.

The fund has been managed by Mark Denning since 1991. The expense ratio of this fund is 1.31% per year. The lowest expense ratio for this fund is at class R1 (RSLAX) which is 0.81% per year. The performance of this fund over the past five years is 3.87%. The 12b1 fee for this fund is 0.24%. It has 5.75% front-end sales load. The minimum balance to invest in brokerage account of this fund as well as the other classes is $250. The other class tickers of this fund are SCWBX, SCWCX, SCWFX, SMCFX and RSLAX.

The largest equity holdings of this fund as of January 31, 2011 are ENN Energy Holdings (China), AAC Acoustic Technologies Holdings (Hong Kong), Kingboard Chemical Holdings (China), East West Bancorp (United States), Pacific Rubiales Energy (Canada), lululemon athletica (United States), MSC Industrial Direct (United States), Container Corp. of India (India), Alere (United States) and Dah Sing Financial Holdings (Hong Kong). The top 3 in the industry holdings are Oil, gas & consumable fuels (6.4%), Commercial banks (6.0%) and Health care equipment & supplies (5.0%).


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3. Invesco Global Small & Mid Cap Gr A (AGAAX)

The investment in Invesco Global Small & Mid Cap Growth pursues above-average long-term growth of capital. Eighty percent of the total assets of this fund is usually invested in marketable equity securities of small- and medium-sized growth companies. The fund will keep at least 20% of total assets in U.S. dollar denominated securities. Even though the investment is dominated by the develop countries’ companies, but it may invest up to 35% of total assets in developing countries.

The fund manager of this fund is Jason Holzer. He has managed the fund since Apr 16, 1999. This fund has 1.45% per year of expense ratio. There is a 12b1 fee of 0.25% and a front-end sales load of 5.50%. This fund has returned 16.69% over the past year and 3.92% over the past decade. The minimum balance to invest in this fund (as well as class AGABX and AGACX) is $1,000 for brokerage account. Some asset classes of fund have lower expense ratio fee, and no front end sales charge fee. Other class tickers of this fund are AGABX, AGACX, GAIIX and AGAYX.

The top 10 holdings of this fund as of Jan 31, 2011 are Ayala Corporation (3.25%), Exedy Corp (2.57%), Shire Plc (2.45%), Intl Power Plc (2.26%), Homeserve Plc (2.09%), Energy Development Corp (2.07%), Tupras Turkive Petr (1.98%), Onex Corp (1.71%), Ig Group Holdings Plc (1.71%) and Perusahaan Gas Negara Pt (1.67%).


Wintergreen Fund Holdings
Wintergreen Fund Holdings | Source

4. Wintergreen Fund

The Wintergreen investment seeks capital appreciation. The major net assets investment is in equity securities of companies of any nation which are trusted available at market prices less than their value (i.e. under value). This fund may invest up to 100% of its assets in foreign securities as well.

David J. Winters has managed this fund since Oct 17, 2005. The expense ratio of WGRNX fund is 1.94% which is quite high compared to the average in the category which is 1.52%. The 12b1 fee of this fund is 0.24% but it has no sales load. The minimum balance to invest in this fund is $10,000 for brokerage account and $3,000 for IRA account. The fund has returned 20.63% over the past one year. WGRNX can be purchased from 58 brokerages, include Ameriprise Brokerage, Multi-Financial Sec PAM and PRIME Approv, Schwab RPS SDE, RBC Wealth Management-Advisory Eligible, CommonWealth NTF and Vanguard NTF.

The top 10 holdings as of December 31, 2010 are Jardine Matheson Holdings Ltd. (7.8%), Swatch Group AG, Class B (5.7%), Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (5.0%), British American Tobacco plc (4.9%), Anglo American plc (4.8%), Schindler Holding AG – PC (4.5%), Imperial Tobacco Group plc (3.9%), Genting Malaysia Bhd (3.5%), Nestle SA (3.5%) and Japan Tobacco Inc. (3.4%).


Note:

For the next article, please check my part 2:


Top 12 Best Ranked World Stock Performance

(click column header to sort results)
No  
Mutual Funds Description  
Ticker  
Rank  
1 Yr  
3 Yr  
5 Yr  
10 Yr  
1
JHancock Global Opportunities A
JGPAX
1
20.30%
6.82%
11.82%
N/A
2
American Funds SMALLCAP World A
SMCWX
5
19.92%
-0.21%
3.87%
5.16%
3
Invesco Global Small & Mid Cap Gr A
AGAAX
7
16.69%
-2.68%
2.93%
3.92%
4
Wintergreen
WGRNX
8
20.63%
1.05%
6.20%
N/A
5
Janus Global Select A
JORAX
9
19.73%
-0.89%
5.47%
4.26%
6
Nuveen Tradewinds Global All-Cap A
NWGAX
9
19.04%
8.90%
N/A
N/A
7
Templeton Global Smaller Comp A
TEMGX
10
21.11%
4.23%
3.26%
8.37%
8
DWS Global Small Cap Growth A
KGDAX
11
22.80%
-0.71%
1.34%
4.22%
9
ING Global Value Choice A
NAWGX
13
18.29%
7.94%
10.10%
3.75%
10
Invesco Van Kampen Global Franchise A
VGFAX
14
8.77%
1.62%
5.04%
8.70%
11
Wells Fargo Advantage Global Opps A
EKGAX
18
27.32%
2.26%
4.71%
7.54%
12
Oppenheimer Global Opportunities A
OPGIX
19
7.78%
4.71%
2.46%
5.54%

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iamageniuster 5 years ago

Thanks for sharing some great mutual funds. I will be investing in some of them.


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chan0512 5 years ago from Camarillo, CA Author

Iamageniuster,

You are welcome. Please check my part 2 article for this world stock funds. Definitely a great way to diversify your portfolio by investing in these funds.


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chamilj 5 years ago from Sri Lanka

Great list! Love to invest in. Thanks!

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