Fund Facts  

Inception Date: Jun 30, 1995
Ticker Symbol: FARCX
Morningstar Category:Real Estate
As of Sep 30, 2016
Fund Net Assets ($millions) $5,084

Documents for Fund or Underlying Fund(s)  



The investment seeks to provide above average current income and long-term capital appreciation.

Principal Investment Strategies  

The fund normally invests at least 80% of the sum of its net assets and the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes in income-producing common stocks of publicly traded companies engaged in the real estate industry. The advisor expects to emphasize investments in equity REITs, although it may invest in all three kinds of REITs. It may invest up to 15% of its total assets in non-dollar denominated equity securities of non-U.S. issuers. Up to 15% of the fund's total assets may be invested in equity securities of emerging market issuers.

Principal Investment Risks  

There is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. You may lose money by investing in the Fund. Please see the Fund’s prospectus or other disclosure documents for information about the Fund’s risks.


Performance & Expenses

Standard Performance As of Sep 30, 2016
Fund/Benchmark Name QtrYTD1-Yr3-Yr5-Yr10-YrSince Inception
Nuveen Real Estate Securitiesa-1.41%9.99%18.50%13.94%15.52%7.18%12.28%
MSCI US REIT Index (Gross)a,b-1.45%11.91%19.83%14.11%15.79%6.22%N/A
Morningstar Real Estatea,c-0.89%9.51%16.66%12.72%14.56%5.47%N/A

Fund past performance, as shown, is no guarantee of how the Fund will perform in the future. The performance shown has been annualized for periods greater than one year. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For current performance, visit

Fund performance is shown comparing it to a "benchmark" which may be a (i) broad-based securities market index (ii) a group of mutual funds with similar investment objectives, or (iii) a short term government backed debt obligation such as a U.S. Treasury Bill. An index is not available for direct investment, is unmanaged, and does not reflect the costs of portfolio management or trading. A fund's portfolio may differ from the securities held in an index.

Annual Fund Operating Expenses
Total Expensesa1.05%


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b. The MSCI US REIT Index reflects the aggregate common stock performance of REIT's (Real Estate Investment Trusts) that own, develop, and manage properties.

c. The Fund’s Morningstar Category Average is a group of funds with similar investment objectives and strategies and is the equal-weighted return of all funds per category. Morningstar places funds in certain categories based on a fund’s historical portfolio holdings.


Dividends and Capital Gains  
Record Date Ex/Payable Date Income/Capital Gains Paid Per Share
Sep 30, 2016Sep 30, 2016$0.209200000
Sep 15, 2016Sep 15, 2016$0.308500000
Jun 30, 2016Jun 30, 2016$0.171200000
Mar 31, 2016Mar 31, 2016$0.173200000
Dec 30, 2015Dec 30, 2015$0.186600000
Dec 15, 2015Dec 15, 2015$0.965800000
Sep 30, 2015Sep 30, 2015$0.144000000
Sep 16, 2015Sep 16, 2015$0.250000000
Jun 30, 2015Jun 30, 2015$0.212500000
Mar 31, 2015Mar 31, 2015$0.134400000
Dec 30, 2014Dec 30, 2014$0.223500000
Dec 15, 2014Dec 15, 2014$1.039600000
Jun 30, 2014Jun 30, 2014$0.147400000
Mar 31, 2014Mar 31, 2014$0.129800000
Dec 30, 2013Dec 30, 2013$0.166700000
Dec 13, 2013Dec 13, 2013$1.158900000
Sep 30, 2013Sep 30, 2013$0.144600000
Sep 16, 2013Sep 16, 2013$0.112900000

Morningstar Information

Morningstar RatingTM   As of Sep 30, 2016
Period Stars Category Size
Overall 5 Stars250
3-Year 4 Stars250
5-Year 4 Stars219
10-Year 5 Stars155

For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating™ based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads, fee waivers, and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each 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 fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five- and ten-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. For funds with loads, the Morningstar rating on a load-waived basis is provided, when available. Load-waived ratings do not include any front- or back-end sales loads and are intended for investors that have access to such purchase terms. Funds with loads are waived for plans administered by ICMA-RC. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Allocation of Assets As of Jul 31, 2016
Type of Asset Percent
Fixed Income0%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.



Allocation of Assets As of Jul 31, 2016
Asset ClassPercent
Domestic Stock95.0%
Foreign Stock0.3%
Domestic Bond0.0%
Foreign Bond0.0%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.

Top Ten Holdings As of Jul 31, 2016
Holding NamePercent
Simon Property Group Inc10.0%
Public Storage5.3%
Prologis Inc4.1%
Equity Residential4.0%
Vornado Realty Trust3.7%
Welltower Inc3.6%
Federal Realty Investment Trust3.5%
Ventas Inc3.1%
National Retail Properties Inc2.9%
Equinix Inc2.5%


Portfolio Statistics As of Sep 30, 2016
Standard Deviation14.5514.93



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