|1 YR||3 YR||5 YR||10 YR||SINCE
|International Equity Fund||11.40%||-4.03%||9.42%||2.26%||8.07%||3.59%|
|MSCI EAFE Index||9.98%||-3.71%||7.27%||2.33%||8.96%||3.96%|
|International Equity Fund||MSCI EAFE Index|
|International Equity Fund||Msci Eafe Index|
The total returns shown above represent past performance, which does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate. An investorâ€™s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance data quoted. For performance data current to the most recent month-end, call 800.258.3030 or visit homesteadfunds.com.
Total returns include interest, capital gains, dividends and distributions.
Equity securities generally have greater price volatility than fixed-income securities and are subject to issuer risk and market risk. International investing involves currency, economic and political risks, which may be greater for investments in emerging and frontier markets.
The MSCI EAFE Index is an equity index which captures large and mid-cap representation across developed markets countries around the world, excluding the US and Canada. Indices are unmanaged and investors cannot invest directly in an index. Unless otherwise noted, performance of indices do not account for any fees, commissions or other expenses that would be incurred. Returns include reinvested dividends.
Performance information for the International Equity Fund (formerly the International Value Fund) reflects its investment as an actively managed fund subadvised by Mercator Asset Management from December 31, 2006 to September 14, 2015, as a passively managed portfolio directed by SSgA Funds Management, Inc. from September 15, 2015 to January 8, 2016 and, after a transition, as an actively managed fund subadvised by Harding Loevner LP from January 15, 2016 to period end.
The expense ratio shows the percentage of fund assets deducted annually to cover operating costs. Fund expense ratios shown here do not include acquired fund fees and expenses. If applicable, these additional costs are disclosed in the prospectus. The net expense ratio is the expense ratio minus the portion of expenses waived or reimbursed. Please see the current prospectus for additional details. The peer ratio is according to Morningstar Direct, based on each fundâ€™s Morningstar classification.
RE Advisers has contractually agreed, through at least May 1, 2019, to limit the Fundâ€™s operating expenses to an amount not to exceed 0.99%. This waiver agreement will terminate immediately upon termination of the Fundâ€™s Management Agreement and may be terminated by the Fund or RE Advisers with one yearâ€™s notice.
|International Equity Fund||$16,597|
The line chart compares the change in value of a $10,000 investment in the fund and MSCI EAFE Index over a ten-year period. The chart represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than that shown above. Returns and the principal value of your investment will fluctuate such that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. The fundâ€™s average annual total returns are net of any fee waivers and reimbursements. Returns do not reflect taxes that the shareholder may pay on fund distributions or the redemption of fund shares.