The investment seeks to generate a total return. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in equity securities of companies principally engaged in the real estate industry. It invests in equity securities of small, medium, and large market capitalization companies. The fund concentrates its investments (invest more than 25% of its net assets) in securities in the real estate industry. It is non-diversified.
Morningstar Style Box™
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Overall Morningstar Star Rating™
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Out of 224 Real Estate Funds
Morningstar's Star Ratings reflect risk adjusted performance and are derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three, five, and ten-year (if applicable) time periods.
**Morningstar percentile rankings are based on total returns and do not reflect the inclusion of sales charges. If sales charges were reflected, rankings could be lower.
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Represents performance for Class A shares adjusted for the maximum sales charge and assumes the reinvestment of distributions.
Performance assumes reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains.Extended performance is calculated based on the historical performance of the investment option's oldest share class, adjusted for the fees and expenses of the share class shown. Periods of less than one year are not annualized.
Inv Manager or Sub-Advisor
Principal Real Estate Inv
Kelly D. Rush , CFA Since 12/06/2000 M.B.A. , University of Iowa
Matt Richmond Since 09/16/2010 M.B.A. , University of Iowa
Anthony Kenkel , CFA Since 06/15/2012 M.B.A. , University of Chicago
The full name of this investment option is Principal Real Estate Securities Fund (A).
Investors should carefully consider a fund's investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses prior to investing. A prospectus, or summary prospectus if available, containing this and other information can be obtained by contacting a financial professional, visiting principalfunds.com, or calling 800-222-5852. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.
Principal Funds, Inc. is distributed by Principal Funds Distributor, Inc., member of the Principal Financial Group®. Principal Funds Distributor, Principal Shareholder Services, Principal Management Corporation and its affiliates, and Principal Funds, Inc. are collectively referred to as Principal Funds.
Not FDIC Insured May Lose Value - Not a Deposit - No Bank Guarantee Not Insured by any Federal Government Agency
MSCI US REIT Index is a capitalization-weighted benchmark index of most actively traded Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), designed to measure real estate performance.
Real Estate investment options are subject to investment and liquidity risk and other risks inherent in real estate such as those associated with general and local economic conditions. Property values can decline due to environmental and other reasons. In addition, fluctuation in interest rates can negatively impact the performance of real estate investment options.
These calculated returns reflect the historical performance of the oldest share class of the fund, adjusted to reflect a portion of the fees and expenses of this share class. For time periods prior to inception date of the fund, predecessor performance is reflected. Please see the fund's prospectus for more information on specific expenses, and the fund's most recent shareholder report for actual date of first sale. Expenses are deducted from income earned by the fund. As a result, dividends and investment results will differ for each share class.