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Fund CAFRX Commonwealth Africa EZA iShares MSCI South Africa  
100% 85%
Annual Fees
(1.93% Exp. Ratio)
(0.64% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 5.75% annual return
$29,850.55 $44,178.87
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$14,328.32
As of 12/31/16
1 YR RETURN 16.70%
3 YR -6.46%
5 YR -2.09%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 17.24%
3 YR -3.16%
5 YR -0.04%
10 YR 2.42%
The investment seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation and current income. Under normal market conditions, the Africa fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in the securities of, and depositary receipts (including American Depositary Receipts ("ADRs"), Global Depositary Receipts ("GDRs"), and European Depositary Receipts ("EDRs")) represented by, African issuers that are tied economically to Africa. It may invest up to 15% of its net assets in illiquid securities. The fund may also enter into derivative transactions.
The investment seeks to track the investment results of the MSCI South Africa Index. The fund normally invests at least 95% of its total assets in the securities of its underlying index and in depositary receipts representing securities in its underlying index. The underlying index may include large-, mid- or small-capitalization companies. Components of the underlying index primarily include consumer discretionary, consumer staples, financials, materials and telecommunications companies. The fund is non-diversified.

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