3 Top-Ranked USAA Mutual Funds to Buy Now

By Zacks Equity Research, Zacks Investment Research

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Founded 40 years ago, USAA Investment Management Company currently has $64.6 billion of assets under management invested in more than 50 mutual funds. The company also manages $60.8 billion of assets for USAA and its subsidiaries. It allocates assets across a wide range of mutual fund categories including both equity and fixed-income funds. The company seeks to follow military values — Service, Loyalty, Honesty and Integrity — to offer financial services including brokerage services and discretionary asset management.

Below we share with you three top-ranked USAA mutual funds. Each has earned a Zacks Mutual Fund Rank #1 (Strong Buy) is expected to outperform its peers in the future. Investors can click here to see the complete list of USAA funds.

USAA Aggressive Growth (MUTF:USAUX) seeks growth of capital. USAUX primarily invests in equity securities of domestic companies with large-size market capitalizations. USAUX focuses on acquiring securities of companies that are believed to have above-average growth prospects.

USAUX may also invest a maximum of 20% of its assets in securities of foreign companies, including those from emerging markets. USAA Aggressive Growth has one-year annualized returns of 24.2%.

USAUX has an expense ratio of 0.81% as compared with the category average of 1.12%.

USAA Income (MUTF:USAIX) seeks income growth without any undue risk. USAIX invests mainly in dollar-denominated bonds that have been chosen for their high yields with respect to the risk involved.

Although the fund invests the majority of its assets in investment-grade debt securities, it may invest nearly 10% of its assets in “junk bonds” or high yield bonds. USAA Income has one-year annualized returns of 2.9%.

As of August 2017, USAIX held 948 issues, with 1.07% of its assets invested in US Treasury Note 2%.

USAA Income Fund Adviser (MUTF:UINCX) seeks growth of income. UINCX invests the majority of its assets in dollar-denominated debt securities, including government and corporate bonds and asset-backed and mortgage-backed bonds with high yields. The fund may also invest around one-tenth of its assets in high-yield or junk bonds. USAA Income Adviser has returned 2.6% in a year’s time.

Julianne Bass has been one of the mangers of UINCX since 2012.

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