Top 5 Zacks #1 Ranked BlackRock Funds

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BlackRock Inc. is one of the world’s largest asset management firms. With over $3.684 trillion worth of assets under management across all spectrums of financial assets and a geographical reach in over 60 countries it caters to all investor classes through a wide range of products and services. The company has strong risk management practices in place and seasoned portfolio management teams through which they seek to generate sustainable wealth for their investors.

Below we will share with you 5 top rated BlackRock 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 BlackRock funds, investors can click here to see the complete list of funds.

BlackRock Global SmallCap A (MDGCX) seeks capital appreciation over the long term. The fund invests the majority of its assets in small cap equity securities. The issuers of these securities must be identical to firms included in the MSCI World Small Cap Index. A minimum of 40% of its assets are invested in foreign securities. The fund has a three year annualized return of 8.01%.

John D. Coyle is the fund manager and he has managed this BlackRock mutual fund since 2005.

BlackRock Emerging Markets A (MDDCX) invests a large share of its assets in companies from countries with developing economies. The fund invests in at least three countries at any point in time. Countries invested in include those which make up the Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) Emerging Markets Index. The fund has a three year annualized return of 6.34%.

The BlackRock fund has a minimum initial investment of $1,000 and an expense ratio of 1.59% compared to a category average of 1.60%.

BlackRock Multi-Asset Income Investor A (BAICX) seeks high current income. The fund invests the majority of its assets equity securities. It may invest substantially all of its assets in debt securities. It invests in companies regardless of their size and in both domestic and foreign securities. The fund has a three year annualized return of 12.05%.

As of July 2012, this Blackrock mutual fund held 468 issues, with 11.26% of its total assets invested in BlackRock Low Duration Bd BlackRock.

BlackRock Global Dividend Income Investor A (BABDX) invests heavily in equity securities which provide regular dividends. A minimum of 40% of its assets are invested abroad. A maximum of 20% of its securities are utilized to purchase global fixed income securities. The fund has a three year annualized return of 11.87%.

Andrew Wheatley-Hubbard is the fund manager and he has managed this BlackRock mutual fund since 2012.

BlackRock Latin America A (MDLTX) seeks capital growth over the long term. The fund invests a large share of its assets in securities issued from Latin America. The company focuses on acquiring equity securities issued by companies located in the region, irrespective of their market capitalization. The fund has a three year annualized return of 5.79%.

The BlackRock fund has a minimum initial investment of $1,000 and an expense ratio of 1.55% compared to a category average of 1.89%.

To view the Zacks Rank and past performance of all BlackRock funds, investors can click here to see the complete list of funds.

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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.

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