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Forward Select Income A (KIFAX) Fund Ranking and Research

Ranking, Research and Recommendation of Forward Select Income A (KIFAX) Fund

    Last Trade: $24.46 on 8/31/2015, Change: -0.05 (-0.2%)

 

Graph of Forward Select Income A Fund (KIFAX) ManagerFund Manager - Joel Beam

Fund Manager Information

Fund Manager Tenure: 14.4 years
Similar Funds: KIFBX  KIFCX  KIFYX 
Fund Family: Forward Funds
Fund Category: Preferred Stock
Fund Performance: Jul 30, 2015
Fundmojo Fund Grade: A (Score: 0.7)     (What does this score mean?)
Beam is a portfolio manager responsible for securities investment decisions on behalf of Kensington's portfolios and is the principal responsible for managing the research and trading group. He joined Kensington in 1995 as a senior analyst and began managing portfolios in 1997. He was previously employed by Liquidity Financial Advisors, Inc.  Get more insights on Joel Beam

 

Graph of Forward Select Income A Fund (KIFAX) ProfileForward Select Income A Fund (KIFAX) Profile

Fund Profile and Description

Forward Select Income A Fund seeks high current income and long-term growth of capital. Forward Select Income A Fund invests at least 80% of net assets plus borrowings for investment purposes, if any, in income-producing securities. It invests primarily in securities of companies in the real estate industry, such as real estate investment trusts (“REITs”), master limited partnerships and other real estate firms. Forward Select Income A Fund is non-diversified.

 

Forward Select Income A (KIFAX) Fund Strength What we like about Forward Select Income A (KIFAX) Fund

Data for Forward Select Income A Fund (KIFAX) as of Jul 30, 2015

  • Forward Select Income A Fund (KIFAX) management has been with Forward Select Income A Fund for 14.4 years
  • Forward Select Income A Fund (KIFAX) ratio of up-years vs down years is greater than 2
  • Forward Select Income A Fund (KIFAX) has an annual stock turnover rate of 32.00% vs Preferred Stock average of 46.19%. It is good that Forward Select Income A management does not trade extensively for its return.

Forward Select Income A Fund (KIFAX) Weakness What we are cautious about Forward Select Income A (KIFAX) Fund

Data for Forward Select Income A Fund (KIFAX) as of Jul 30, 2015

  • Forward Select Income A Fund (KIFAX) has a Morningstar rating of 3 and below
  • Forward Select Income A Fund (KIFAX) is less safe compared to its Preferred Stock peers
  • Forward Select Income A Fund (KIFAX) is more volatile than its peers as it has a 3-year Standard Deviation of 5.37 that is higher than category average of 4.22
  • Forward Select Income A Fund (KIFAX) has a higher expense ratio of 1.66% than its Preferred Stock average of 1.38%
  • Forward Select Income A Fund (KIFAX) carries a 5.75% load
  • Asset base in Forward Select Income A Fund (KIFAX) has been consistently decreasing in the last 2 months. It shows lacks of investor confidence and market support
See Forward Select Income A Fund (KIFAX) performance details as of Jul 30, 2015

 

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FundYear to Date1 Year3 year5 year
Forward Select Income A1.195.559.0110.50
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Some Preferred Stock ETFs for your consideration

ETFYear to DateOne YearThree Year
PowerShares Preferred ETF (PGX)3.54%8.24%6.34%
PowerShares Financial Preferred ETF (PGF)4.02%8.17%6.49%
SPDR Wells Fargo Preferred Stock ETF (PSK)3.14%7.69%5.14%
iShares US Preferred Stock (PFF)2.96%6.22%6.50%
First Trust Preferred Sec & Inc ETF (FPE)4.21%6.05%NaN

 

Graph of Forward Select Income A Fund (KIFAX) Net Asset TrackingForward Select Income A (KIFAX) Fund Net Asset

Track net asset change of Forward Select Income A fund (KIFAX)

DateNet Asset
07/2015$1.54B
05/2015$1.72B
04/2015$1.82B
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Graph of Forward Select Income A Fund (KIFAX) Portfolio TrackingForward Select Income A (KIFAX) Fund Portfolio Allocation

Track portfolio allocation change of Forward Select Income A fund (KIFAX)

DateCashStockBondOther
06/20150%39.5%3.07%0.79%
04/20159.18%36.42%3.77%2.28%
03/201510.61%33.82%3.89%0.71%
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graph of Forward Select Income A Fund (KIFAX) Top 10 Position TrackingTop 10 Holdings in Forward Select Income A (KIFAX) Fund

Discover what Forward Select Income A Fund (KIFAX) manager is buying

Jun 29, 2015
iShares US Real Estate [9.29%]
Ashford Hosptlty Prime Pfd Cv 144A [4.17%]
Chatham Lodging Trust (REIT) Co [3.19%]
Chs Pfd [3.06%]
Sabra Healthcare REIT, Inc. [2.66%]
Franklin Street Properties Corp [2.53%]
Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. C [2.41%]
Stag Industrial, Inc. Common St [2.4%]
Dupont Fabros Tech Pfd [2.26%]
VEREIT, Inc. Common Stock [2.12%]

Apr 29, 2015
iShares US Real Estate [8.88%]
Chatham Lodging Trust (REIT) Co [3.01%]
Chs Pfd [2.85%]
Franklin Street Properties Corp [2.39%]
Stag Industrial, Inc. Common St [2.35%]
Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. C [2.21%]
American Realty Capital Propert [2.12%]
Dupont Fabros Tech Pfd [2.07%]
Sabra Health Care Reit Pfd [1.85%]
Sabra Healthcare REIT, Inc. [1.7%]

Mar 30, 2015
iShares US Real Estate [9.19%]
Chatham Lodging Trust (REIT) Co [3.15%]
Chs Pfd [2.79%]
Franklin Street Properties Corp [2.55%]
Stag Industrial, Inc. Common St [2.51%]
Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. C [2.32%]
American Realty Capital Propert [2.28%]
Dupont Fabros Tech Pfd [2.03%]
Sabra Healthcare REIT, Inc. [2%]
Excel Trust, Inc. Common Stock [1.83%]
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