The Stock Index Fund (HSTIX) is designed to replicate the performance of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Stock Index, which tracks 500 large U.S. companies and is possibly the most widely used index of the U.S. stock market.
|Inception||October 28, 1999|
|Morningstar Category||Large Blend|
|Lipper Classification||S&P 500 Index|
|Benchmark||S&P 500 Stock Index|
|Expense Ratio||0.58% (12/31/16)|
|Median Expense Ratio for Peer Group||0.42% (12/31/16)|
|Minimum for Initial Purchase||$500/$200 IRA|
The expense ratio shows the percentage of fund assets deducted annually to cover operating expenses. Fund expense ratios shown here do not include acquired fund fees and expenses. If applicable, these additional costs are disclosed in the prospectus. The peer group ratio is according to Morningstar Direct, based on each fund’s Morningstar classification.
|Morningstar Overall Rating||****|
Lipper ratings for Preservation reflect Fund’s historical loss avoidance relative to other funds in the same asset class as of 03/31/17. Preservation ratings are relative, rather than absolute, measures, and funds named Lipper Leaders for Preservation may still experience losses periodically; those losses may be larger for equity and mixed equity funds than for fixed income funds. The ratings are subject to change every month and are based on an equal-weighted average of percentile ranks for the Preservation metrics over three- , five- and 10-year periods (if applicable). The highest 20% of funds in each peer group are named Lipper Leader or a score of 5, the next 20% receive a score of 4, the middle 20% are scored 3, the next 20% are scored 2 and the lowest 20% are scored 1. Homestead Stock Index Fund, in Lipper’s S&P 500 Index classification, received a rating of 5 for the three-, five-, 10-year and Overall periods, respectively (number of funds rated in parentheses). Preservation: Three Year (11,898 funds), 5 Year (10,080 funds), 10 Year (6,479 funds) and Overall (11,898 funds). Lipper ratings are not intended to predict future results, and Lipper does not guarantee the accuracy of this information. More information is available at lipperleaders.com.
Morningstar rated this Fund, in Morningstar’s large blend category, 4 stars for the Overall period out of 1,248 funds, 3 stars for the 10-year period out of 822 funds, 4 stars for the five-year period out of 1,113 funds and 4 stars for the three-year period out of 1,248 funds for performance periods ending 03/31/17. The Morningstar Rating for funds, or “star rating”, is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product’s monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Ratings are updated regularly. More information is available at morningstar.com.
Equity funds, in general, are subject to style risk, the chance that returns on stocks within the style category in which the fund invests will trail returns of stocks representing other styles or the market overall. Index funds are subject to tracking risk, the risk that the fund’s return will not closely track the return of the index. 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 do not include reinvested dividends. BlackRock Fund Advisors is not affiliated with Homestead Funds, RE Advisers Corporation, RE Investment Corporation or NRECA.