TIAA-CREF Mutual Funds

TIAA-CREF Global Natural Resources Fund (Retail)

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Overall Morningstar Rating

The Overall Morningstar Rating is based on risk-adjusted return, and is a weighted average of the applicable 3-, 5-, and 10-year Ratings.

52 Week Range

0.09 (1.25%)
1.13% / 1.13%
$6.92 - $10.23
As of close 08/28/2015As of 07/31/2015
As of 07/31/2015
Based on risk adjusted returns

Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 
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06/30/2012 - 06/30/2015

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Portfolio Overview

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    Retail Class

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  • Redemption Fee 
    Shares held less than 60 calendar days may be subject to a 2.00% redemption fee. Please see the prospectus for details. The fund performance shown does not reflect the deduction of this fee. Had the fee been deducted, returns would have been lower.

    2.00% if shares held < 60 days

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The fund seeks a favorable long-term total return, mainly through capital appreciation, from investments related to the natural resources sector. It normally invests at least 80% of its assets in securities of issuers that are primarily engaged in energy, metals, agriculture and other commodities, as well as related products and services. The fund’s management team focuses on companies of any capitalization size that it believes are resource-rich, have growth potential and trade at attractive valuation levels, regardless of their geographical location. The fund may also invest in companies that it believes are well-positioned as suppliers to the natural resources sector. Under normal circumstances, the fund will invest over 40% of its assets in foreign issuers, including those in emerging markets. The fund is non-diversified.

Navaneel Ray, CFA

Managing Director, Equity Investments

Performance Returns 
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Portfolio Composition

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Top 10 Holdings 
The top 10 holdings are subject to change and may not be representative of the fund's current or future investments. The holdings listed only include the fund's long-term investments and may exclude any temporary cash investments and equity index products. The holdings listed should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell a particular security. Top holdings by issuer includes the underlying ordinary shares combined with any depositary receipts, preferred shares, contract for differences (CFDs), rights, options and warrants as applicable.

As of 06/30/2015
Market Value ($)% of
Net Assets
Syngenta AG.19.4M7.41%
Monsanto Co11.3M4.32%
BHP Billiton plc10.7M4.11%
Archer Daniels Midland Co7.6M2.90%
CF Industries Holdings, Inc7.1M2.71%
Total S.A.7.1M2.70%
Agrium, Inc6.6M2.53%
Dragon Oil plc6.0M2.30%
Exxon Mobil Corp5.8M2.24%
Southern Copper Corp (NY)5.1M1.97%


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The Overall Morningstar Rating is based on risk-adjusted return, and is a weighted average of the applicable 3-, 5-, and 10-year Ratings.

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Morningstar Category

Natural Resources

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