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Rydex Telecommunications C (RYCSX) Fund Ranking and Research

Ranking, Research and Recommendation of Rydex Telecommunications C (RYCSX) Fund

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Graph of Rydex Telecommunications C Fund (RYCSX) ManagerFund Manager - Michael P. Byrum

Fund Manager Information

Fund Manager Tenure: 22.4 years
Fund Family: Rydex Funds
Fund Category: Communications
Fund Performance: May 30, 2016
Fundmojo Fund Grade: E (Score: 0.31)     (What does this score mean?)
Byrum is president and CIO of Rydex Investments, his employer since its foundation in 1993. He has ultimate responsibility for the management of the funds. He was named the president of Rydex Investments in 2004 and has served as chief investment officer since 2003. He was named Vice President of Portfolio for Rydex Investments in 1998, and Executive Vice President in 2000. Prior to joining Rydex Investments, Mr. Byrum worked for Money Management Associates, the investment adviser for Rushmore Funds, Inc. Prior to joining Rydex Advisors, LLC, Mr. Byrum worked for Money Management Associates, Rydex Advisors, LLC for Rushmore Funds, Inc. He holds a degree in finance from Miami University of Ohio and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Washington Society of Investment Analysts.  Get more insights on Michael P. Byrum

 

Graph of Rydex Telecommunications C Fund (RYCSX) ProfileRydex Telecommunications C Fund (RYCSX) Profile

Fund Profile and Description

Rydex Telecommunications C Fund seeks capital appreciation. Rydex Telecommunications C Fund invests substantially at least 80% of its net assets in equity securities of Telecommunications Companies that are traded in the United States and derivatives. Telecommunications Companies include traditional and wireless telephone services or equipment providers, Internet equipment and service providers, and fiber-optics. It may also purchase American Depositary Receipts and U.S. government securities. Rydex Telecommunications C Fund is non-diversified.

 

Rydex Telecommunications C (RYCSX) Fund Strength What we like about Rydex Telecommunications C (RYCSX) Fund

Data for Rydex Telecommunications C Fund (RYCSX) as of May 30, 2016

  • Rydex Telecommunications C Fund (RYCSX) management has been with Rydex Telecommunications C Fund for 22.4 years
  • Rydex Telecommunications C Fund (RYCSX) is less volatile than its peers as it has a 3-year Standard Deviation of 12.01, lower than category average of 12.04

Rydex Telecommunications C Fund (RYCSX) Weakness What we are cautious about Rydex Telecommunications C (RYCSX) Fund

Data for Rydex Telecommunications C Fund (RYCSX) as of May 30, 2016

  • Rydex Telecommunications C Fund (RYCSX) has a less-than-ideal short-term performance (1-year return -6.59% vs -2.83% Communications category median performance)
  • Rydex Telecommunications C Fund (RYCSX) has a less-than-ideal mid-term performance (3-year return 2.98% vs 8.74% Communications category median performance)
  • Rydex Telecommunications C Fund (RYCSX) has a less-than-ideal Long-term performance (5-year return -0.21% vs 7.50% Communications category median performance)
  • Rydex Telecommunications C Fund (RYCSX) ratio of up-years vs down years can be improved
  • Rydex Telecommunications C Fund (RYCSX) has a Morningstar rating of 3 and below
  • Rydex Telecommunications C Fund (RYCSX) is less safe compared to its Communications peers
  • Rydex Telecommunications C Fund (RYCSX) has an annual stock turnover rate of 804.00% that is higher than the Communications average of 68.25%. This could mean Rydex Telecommunications C is more nimble, but also signal potential high tax impact and high trading fees
  • Rydex Telecommunications C Fund (RYCSX) does not have a good risk adjusted return as its 3-year Alpha of -1.32 is worse than category average of 2.32, and its 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.3
  • Rydex Telecommunications C Fund (RYCSX) has a higher expense ratio of 2.35% than its Communications average of 1.28%
  • Rydex Telecommunications C Fund (RYCSX) carries a 1% load
  • As a Communications focused fund, Rydex Telecommunications C Fund (RYCSX) is less diversified and has inherited sector risks associated with the fund
  • Asset base in Rydex Telecommunications C Fund (RYCSX) has increased significantly in the last 2 months. The fund manager may not be able to achieve the desired investment results with the large cash inflow
See Rydex Telecommunications C Fund (RYCSX) performance details as of May 30, 2016

 

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Compare Rydex Telecommunications C Fund (RYCSX)Compare with other top Communications category mutual funds

Aadditional top Communications mutual funds for your consideration

FundYear to Date1 Year3 year5 year
Rydex Telecommunications C4.67-6.592.98-0.21
Fidelity Select Telecommunications Port (FSTCX)11.819.169.707.96Compare
T. Rowe Price Media & Telecommunications (PRMTX)2.376.7114.5913.22Compare
Fidelity Advisor Telecommunications A (FTUAX)11.658.799.337.61Compare

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Compare Rydex Telecommunications C Fund (RYCSX)Compare with Communications category ETFs

Some Communications ETFs for your consideration

ETFYear to DateOne YearThree Year
iShares Global Telecom (IXP)7.55%1.09%7.60%
iShares US Telecommunications (IYZ)000
Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF (VOX)000
PowerShares Dynamic Media ETF (PBS)0.40%-6.99%7.58%
SPDR S&P Telecom ETF (XTL)3.81%-1.47%7.20%

 

Graph of Rydex Telecommunications C Fund (RYCSX) Net Asset TrackingRydex Telecommunications C (RYCSX) Fund Net Asset

Track net asset change of Rydex Telecommunications C fund (RYCSX)

DateNet Asset
05/2016$35.19M
03/2016$31.60M
02/2016$17.41M
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Graph of Rydex Telecommunications C Fund (RYCSX) Portfolio TrackingRydex Telecommunications C (RYCSX) Fund Portfolio Allocation

Track portfolio allocation change of Rydex Telecommunications C fund (RYCSX)

DateCashStockBondOther
04/20160.64%99.23%0%0.13%
03/20160.91%99.09%0%0%
01/20160%99.45%0%0.55%
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graph of Rydex Telecommunications C Fund (RYCSX) Top 10 Position TrackingTop 10 Holdings in Rydex Telecommunications C (RYCSX) Fund

Discover what Rydex Telecommunications C Fund (RYCSX) manager is buying

Apr 29, 2016
AT&T Inc. [9.51%]
Verizon Communications Inc. Com [8.66%]
Cisco Systems, Inc. [7.16%]
QUALCOMM Incorporated [5.37%]
T-Mobile US, Inc. [3.61%]
Crown Castle International Corp [3.37%]
Level 3 Communications, Inc. Co [2.64%]
CenturyLink, Inc. Common Stock [2.54%]
Sprint Corporation Common Stock [2.36%]
Motorola Solutions, Inc. Common [2.28%]

Mar 30, 2016
AT&T Inc. [9.38%]
Verizon Communications Inc. Com [8.99%]
Cisco Systems, Inc. [7.25%]
QUALCOMM Incorporated [5.31%]
T-Mobile US, Inc. [3.44%]
Crown Castle International Corp [3.31%]
Level 3 Communications, Inc. Co [2.61%]
CenturyLink, Inc. Common Stock [2.57%]
Palo Alto Networks, Inc. Common [2.4%]
Sprint Corporation Common Stock [2.34%]

Jan 30, 2016
AT&T Inc. [10.55%]
Verizon Communications Inc. Com [10.06%]
Cisco Systems, Inc. [7.09%]
QUALCOMM Incorporated [5.17%]
Crown Castle International Corp [3.81%]
T-Mobile US, Inc. [3.8%]
Level 3 Communications, Inc. Co [3%]
CenturyLink, Inc. Common Stock [2.54%]
Harris Corporation Common Stock [2.39%]
Motorola Solutions, Inc. Common [2.31%]
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