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Investment perspectives: Why consider shorter duration today?

  • Apr 17, 2019

Rod Chadehumbe shares his thoughts on financial markets and the First Investors Limited Duration Bond Fund.

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Investments: A look ahead

  • Apr 11, 2019

In our latest, A look ahead, our FIMCO investment team looks at their five themes for 2019 and provides their asset class views over the near term.

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Market insights: Stocks roar back

  • Mar 08, 2019

Clark Wagner, CIO, looks at the three drivers for the recent stock comeback.

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International equity observations: Brexit primer

  • Mar 05, 2019

We think there are four main scenarios to consider relating to a potential UK departure from the EU. Regardless of which occurs, the UK has likely already suffered some permanent damage.

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Investment perspectives: Using a covered call strategy in today's market

  • Mar 04, 2019

Our First Investors Covered Call Strategy Fund offers investors upside capture potential. Senior Portfolio Manager Wiley Angell discusses its recent performance, investment style and current positioning.

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Market insights: Are we there yet?

  • Feb 01, 2019

Have we reached the highs in this interest rate cycle? Clark Wagner, CIO, answers this question.

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Market pulse: A quick word on the government shutdown

  • Jan 22, 2019

Although the impact to the overall economy has been minimal, Clark Wagner, CIO, thinks financial markets may start to notice the government shutdown soon. 

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Investment outlook 2019: Mostly cloudy with a chance of severe thunderstorms

  • Dec 27, 2018

The FIMCO Investment Committee provides their weather forecast for 2019 along with thoughts on the major asset classes.

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Multi-asset observations: Beneath an index’s calm exterior, does risk loom?

  • Dec 13, 2018

By James Macey, CFA, CAIA
Director of Multi-Asset Portfolio Management

Are there unseen dangers lurking beneath the surface of your favorite equity index? We think investors may be overlooking the dark side of volatility.

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Market insights: Monetary disconnects

  • Nov 21, 2018

A divergence in global monetary policy is underway and the U.S. is seemingly out of step with most central bankers.

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Market insights: Midterm elections snapshot

  • Nov 06, 2018

Our Director of Multi-Asset Portfolio Management, James Macey, CFA, CAIA, provides an Election Day look at the potential fall-out from the 2018 midterms.

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Multi-asset observations: The S&P 500 Index may not be the right benchmark for an investor

  • Nov 01, 2018

Unhappy investors & their expectations: Time to question using the S&P 500 as a portfolio benchmark from James Macey, Director of Multi-Asset Portfolio Management.

 

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Market insights: Optimism versus inertia

  • Sep 24, 2018

Clark Wagner, CIO, thinks now is an opportune moment for investors to revisit their portfolio allocations.

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Investment perspectives: Clarity in an often misunderstood world

  • Sep 01, 2018

Pat Tucci, CFA, Portfolio Manager, thinks that choosing between income-focused and total return approaches in the municipal fund world is based entirely on the investor’s needs and preferences. Read his complete thoughts here.

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Investment perspectives: Why consider shorter duration in a rising rate world?

  • Aug 31, 2018

Rod Chadehumbe, Portfolio Manager, shares his thoughts on financial markets and the First Investors Limited Duration Bond Fund. 

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Market insights: Don't fear the FAANGs

  • Aug 22, 2018

Our CIO, Clark Wagner, looks at FAANGs and considers a market with narrow leadership.

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Market pulse: Recent Supreme Court rulings and their impact on state governments

  • Jul 01, 2018

Elza Carter, Senior Municipal Analyst, provides an update on three recent Supreme Court decisions in our inaugural Market pulse, a series in which our investment professionals provide quick observations on financial and non-financial events of note.

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Investment perspectives: Concerned about rising rates and maintaining your income?

  • Jul 01, 2018

Where can investors look for an option that mitigates the impact of volatility while providing income? Learn from Wiley Angell, Senior Portfolio Manager, about our latest fund offering - First Investors Premium Income Fund.

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2018 Midyear outlook: Shifting sands

  • Jul 01, 2018

The market’s complexion has changed but our CIO, Clark Wagner, and our investment heads think that certain sectors may yet outperform in the second half of 2018.

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Market insights: Is there a new sweet spot in fixed income?

  • May 01, 2018

Our CIO, Clark Wagner, suggests the short end of the yield curve may offer investors an opportunity.

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Market insights: When will the equity cycle end?

  • Apr 01, 2018

Is there still life in the U.S. stock market? Our CIO, Clark Wagner, gives his assessment of the patient.

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Investment perspectives: Keep calm and stay in munis

  • Apr 01, 2018

Patrick Tucci, CFA, Portfolio Manager, explains the municipal ratio and why equilibrium may be still missing from the municipal market.

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High yield allocations added to state-specific tax exempt funds

  • Dec 06, 2018

Effective December 7, 2018, Foresters Investment Management Company, Inc., (FIMCO), the investment adviser for First Investors Funds, is making several changes to help improve the overall competitiveness of several vehicles in our mutual fund family.

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Morningstar Ratings

  • Mar 31, 2019

Morningstar Ratings

Browse our mutual funds that have five-, four- or three-star overall rating as of March 31, 2019.

Upcoming fund mergers and proxy materials

  • Aug 10, 2018

On August 6, 2018, proxy materials were mailed to First Investors Balanced Income Fund shareholders who were holders of the record on July 10, 2018.

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Sales Charges and Commissions flyer

  • Apr 01, 2019

A comprehensive listing of the latest Sales Charges and Commissions for the First Investor Funds and their respective share classes. As of April 1, 2019. 

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First Investors Funds Realignment

  • May 10, 2018

FIMCO, the investment adviser of First Investors Funds, filed prospectus supplements on May 4, 2018, containing several changes to help streamline and better position our products in the marketplace. These restructurings, most of which require shareholder approval via a formal proxy vote, are meant to enhance FIMCO’s ability to offer tailored solutions to meet the evolving needs of our clients.

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First Investors Covered Call Strategy Fund

Investment Objective: Long-term capital appreciation.

Morningstar Category: Option based

Investment Strategy: The Fund invests in a portfolio of equity securities and writes (sells) call options on those securities.

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First Investors Equity Income Fund

Investment Objective & Strategy: The Fund seeks total return.

Morningstar Category: U.S. Fund Large

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First Investors Fund For Income

Investment Objective & Strategy: The Fund seeks high current income.

Morningstar Category: High Yield

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2018 Fourth Quarter Fund Commentary

First Investors Global Fund

Investment Objective & Strategy: The Fund seeks long-term capital growth.

Morningstar Category: World Large Stock

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2018 Fourth Quarter Fund Commentary

First Investors Hedged U.S. Equity Opportunities Fund

Investment Objective: Total return, and secondarily, capital preservation. 

Morningstar Category: Option based

Investment Strategy: The Fund will seek to achieve its investment objective by investing in a broadly diversified portfolio of U.S. common stocks of any market capitalization, while also investing in derivatives  to help manage investment risk.

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First Investors International Fund

Investment Objective & Strategy: The Fund primarily seeks long-term capital growth.

Morningstar Category: Foreign Large Growth

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First Investors Investment Grade Fund

Investment Objective & Strategy: The Fund seeks to generate a maximum level of income consistent with investment in investment grade debt securities.

Morningstar Category: U.S. Fund Corporate Bond

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First Investors Limited Duration Bond Fund

Investment Objective & Strategy: The Fund seeks current income consistent with low volatility of principal.

Morningstar Category: Short-Term Bond

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2018 Fourth Quarter Fund Commentary

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First Investors Premium Income Fund

Investment Objective: The Fund seeks to generate income

Morningstar Category: Option based

Investment Strategy: The Fund invests in a portfolio of equity securities and writes (sells) call options on those securities. Under normal circumstances, the Fund will write (sell) call options on a majority of its total assets. Typically, all of the call options written (sold) by the Fund are expected to be "in the money" at the time they are written (sold). The Fund's call option writing strategy is designed to generate income and lower the overall risk profile of the Fund's portfolio.

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2018 Fourth Quarter Fund Commentary

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First Investors Select Growth Fund

Investment Objective & Strategy: The Fund seeks long-term growth of capital. The Fund invests in approximately 40-45 common stocks that the Fund’s subadviser believes offer the best potential for earnings growth with the lowest risk of negative earnings surprises.

Morningstar Category: Large Growth 

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2018 Fourth Quarter Fund Commentary

First Investors Special Situations Fund

Investment Objective: Long-term growth of capital.

Morningstar Category: Small Value

Investment Strategy: The Fund invests primarily in common stocks of small-size companies that the Fund’s adviser Foresters Investment Management Company, Inc. believes are undervalued, and generally invests in companies that are experiencing a “special situation” that makes them undervalued relative to their long-term potential. Developments creating special situations may include mergers, spin-offs, litigation resolution, new products or management changes. The Fund may also invest in stocks of mid-size or large companies. The Fund also may invest in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to gain exposure to stocks.

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2018 Fourth Quarter Fund Commentary

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First Investors Tax Exempt Income Fund

Investment Objective & Strategy:  A high level of interest income that is exempt from federal income tax.

Morningstar Category: Muni National Intermediate

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First Investors Tax Exempt Opportunities Fund

First Investors Tax Exempt Opportunities Fund

Investment Objective & Strategy: The Fund seeks a high level of interest income that is exempt from federal income tax and secondarily total return.

Morningstar Category: Muni National Long

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2018 Fourth Quarter Fund Commentary

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Municipal Bond Taxable Equivalent Yields

Municipal bond tax equivalent yields using the five federal tax rates and taking into consideration state income tax rates.

Municipal Bond Taxable Equivalent Yields


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First Investors Funds 2017 Year-End Distributions Table

  • Dec 28, 2017

Below is the First Investors Funds Year-End Distributions table. The table indicates which funds are expected to pay capital gains distributions to shareholders of record.

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Timely insights on Benchmarking.  Many investors are experiencing a certain level of frustration with “underperforming” portfolios during an all-time bull market rally. Given this struggle, we think it’s time to re-examine both the benchmarks most commonly used and the average investor’s expectations. James Macey, CFA, CAIA, Director of Multi-Asset Portfolio Management, shares his perspective on these timely topics.

 

Munis in Focus: Active Management in the First Investors Tax Exempt Income Fund.  Clark Wagner, President, Foresters Investment Management Company, Inc. and Chief Investment Officer, Foresters Financial.

Beta budget – risk measurement.  Wiley D. Angell, Portfolio Manager, First Investors Covered Call Strategy Fund and CIO, FAMCO Group Ziegler Capital Management, LLC  

Reap the benefits of lower volatility and active management with the First Investors Covered Call Strategy Fund.  Wiley D. Angell, Portfolio Manager, First Investors Covered Call Strategy Fund and CIO, FAMCO Group Ziegler Capital Management, LLC  

Using active management in a covered call strategy.  Wiley D. Angell, Portfolio Manager, First Investors Covered Call Strategy Fund and CIO, FAMCO Group Ziegler Capital Management, LLC  

Discover how high yield bonds can diversify your portfolio.  Clinton Comeaux, Co-Portfolio Manager, First Investors Fund For Income and Portfolio Manager, Muzinich

Default activity in the High Yield Market.  Clinton Comeaux, Co-Portfolio Manager, First Investors Fund For Income and Portfolio Manager, Muzinich

First Investors Fund for Income current positioning.  Clinton Comeaux, Co-Portfolio Manager, First Investors Fund For Income and Portfolio Manager, Muzinich