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USAA Precious Metals and Minerals (USAGX) Fund Ranking and Research

Ranking, Research and Recommendation of USAA Precious Metals and Minerals (USAGX) Fund

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Graph of USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund (USAGX) ManagerFund Manager - Dan Denbow

Fund Manager Information

Fund Manager Tenure: 9.7 years
Fund Family: USAA
Fund Category: Equity Precious Metals
Fund Performance: May 30, 2016
Fundmojo Fund Grade: E (Score: 0.38)     (What does this score mean?)

 

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Fund Profile and Description

USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation and protection against inflation. USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund normally invests at least 80% of assets in the equity securities of domestic and foreign companies principally engaged in gold exploration, mining, or processing and other precious metals and minerals, such as platinum, silver and diamonds. It is non-diversified.

 

USAA Precious Metals and Minerals (USAGX) Fund Strength What we like about USAA Precious Metals and Minerals (USAGX) Fund

Data for USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund (USAGX) as of May 30, 2016

  • USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund (USAGX) management has been with USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund for 9.7 years
  • Asset base in USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund (USAGX) has been consistently increasing at a reasonable pace in the last 2 months. It shows investor confidence and market support
  • USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund (USAGX) has an annual stock turnover rate of 8.00% vs Equity Precious Metals average of 52.40%. It is good that USAA Precious Metals and Minerals management does not trade extensively for its return.
  • USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund (USAGX) has a lower expense ratio than its Equity Precious Metals average: 1.25% vs 1.45%
  • USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund (USAGX) is a true no-load fund as it has no load and no 12b1 promotion, distributions, marketing expenses

USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund (USAGX) Weakness What we are cautious about USAA Precious Metals and Minerals (USAGX) Fund

Data for USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund (USAGX) as of May 30, 2016

  • USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund (USAGX) has a less-than-ideal short-term performance (1-year return 13.38% vs 18.36% Equity Precious Metals category median performance)
  • USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund (USAGX) has a less-than-ideal mid-term performance (3-year return -5.44% vs -5.42% Equity Precious Metals category median performance)
  • USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund (USAGX) has a less-than-ideal Long-term performance (5-year return -16.97% vs -15.77% Equity Precious Metals category median performance)
  • USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund (USAGX) ratio of up-years vs down years can be improved
  • USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund (USAGX) has a Morningstar rating of 3 and below
  • USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund (USAGX) is less safe compared to its Equity Precious Metals peers
  • USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund (USAGX) does not have a good risk adjusted return as its 3-year Alpha of -0.36 is worse than category average of 1.98, and its 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.07
  • USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund (USAGX) is more volatile than its peers as it has a 3-year Standard Deviation of 43.18 that is higher than category average of 40.63
  • As a Equity Precious Metals focused fund, USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund (USAGX) is less diversified and has inherited sector risks associated with the fund
See USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund (USAGX) performance details as of May 30, 2016

 

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Compare USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund (USAGX)Compare with other top Equity Precious Metals category mutual funds

Aadditional top Equity Precious Metals mutual funds for your consideration

FundYear to Date1 Year3 year5 year
USAA Precious Metals and Minerals60.3213.38-5.44-16.97
Gabelli Gold AAA (GOLDX)58.3422.42-0.69-12.10Compare

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Compare USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund (USAGX)Compare with Equity Precious Metals category ETFs

Some Equity Precious Metals ETFs for your consideration

ETFYear to DateOne YearThree Year
Global X Gold Explorers ETF (GLDX)87.40%58.57%1.71%
Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX)64.58%16.29%-7.77%
PowerShares Global Gold & Prec Mtls ETF (PSAU)64.26%15.41%-6.15%
Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ)000
Market Vectors Rare EarthStrat Mtls ETF (REMX)21.48%-34.28%-26.30%

 

Graph of USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund (USAGX) Net Asset TrackingUSAA Precious Metals and Minerals (USAGX) Fund Net Asset

Track net asset change of USAA Precious Metals and Minerals fund (USAGX)

DateNet Asset
05/2016$678.84M
03/2016$597.44M
02/2016$570.35M
More historic net asset information on USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund (USAGX)

  

Graph of USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund (USAGX) Portfolio TrackingUSAA Precious Metals and Minerals (USAGX) Fund Portfolio Allocation

Track portfolio allocation change of USAA Precious Metals and Minerals fund (USAGX)

DateCashStockBondOther
02/20162.58%96.27%0%1.15%
11/20151.98%95.12%0%2.9%
08/20151.49%95.95%0%2.56%
Click here to see more historic asset allocation information on USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund (USAGX)

 

graph of USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund (USAGX) Top 10 Position TrackingTop 10 Holdings in USAA Precious Metals and Minerals (USAGX) Fund

Discover what USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund (USAGX) manager is buying

Feb 28, 2016
RANDGOLD RESOURCES LD ADS (EACH [5.55%]
Goldcorp Inc [4.87%]
Newmont Mining Corporation [4.85%]
Newcrest Mining Ltd [4.46%]
AGNICO EAGLE MINES LIMITED [4.41%]
Royal Gold, Inc. [4.31%]
ALAMOS GOLD INC CLS A [4.01%]
SILVER WHEATON CORP. [3.94%]
Eldorado Gold Corp [3.84%]
Oceanagold Corp Common Stock [3.59%]

Nov 29, 2015
RANDGOLD RESOURCES LD ADS (EACH [5.87%]
SILVER WHEATON CORP. [4.98%]
Goldcorp Inc [4.49%]
AGNICO EAGLE MINES LIMITED [4.36%]
Eldorado Gold Corp [4.2%]
Newmont Mining Corporation [4.05%]
Newcrest Mining Ltd [4.05%]
Tahoe Resources Inc [4.02%]
Centerra Gold Inc [3.79%]
Royal Gold, Inc. [3.55%]

Aug 30, 2015
Randgold Resources Ltd ADR [5.87%]
ALAMOS GOLD INC CLS A [5.03%]
Goldcorp Inc [4.9%]
Royal Gold, Inc. [4.68%]
SILVER WHEATON CORP. [4.6%]
Newcrest Mining Ltd [4.09%]
AGNICO EAGLE MINES LIMITED [3.9%]
Eldorado Gold Corp [3.83%]
Centerra Gold Inc [3.72%]
Tahoe Resources Inc [3.69%]
Click here for Stock Holding Change Map in USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund (USAGX)

  

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