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US Global Investors Gld & Prec Mtls (USERX) Fund Ranking and Research

Ranking, Research and Recommendation of US Global Investors Gld & Prec Mtls (USERX) Fund

    Last Trade: $7.45 on 4/21/2017, Change: +0.04 (0.54%)

 

Graph of US Global Investors Gld & Prec Mtls Fund (USERX) ManagerFund Manager - Frank E. Holmes

Fund Manager Information

Fund Manager Tenure: 17.9 years
Fund Family: U.S. Global Investors
Fund Category: Equity Precious Metals
Fund Performance: May 30, 2016
Fundmojo Fund Grade: B (Score: 0.69)     (What does this score mean?)
Mr. Holmes is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of U.S. Global Investors, Inc. Mr. Holmes had investment banking experience in the international capital markets and the gold mining industry. He was formerly President and Chairman of the Toronto Society of the Investment Dealers Association and a member of the Toronto Stock Exchange's Listing Committee as well as a member seat holder of the stock exchanges in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Alberta.  Get more insights on Frank E. Holmes

 

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Fund Profile and Description

US Global Investors Gld & Prec Mtls Fund seeks long-term growth of capital plus protection against inflation and monetary instability; current income is secondary. US Global Investors Gld & Prec Mtls Fund invests at least 80% of net assets in equity and equity related securities including common stock, preferred stock, convertible securities, rights and warrants, and depository receipts of companies principally involved in the mining, fabrication, processing, marketing, or distribution of metals including gold, silver, platinum group, palladium and diamonds. It participates in private placements, initial public offerings (IPOs), and long-term equity anticipation securities (LEAPS). US Global Investors Gld & Prec Mtls Fund is non-diversified.

 

US Global Investors Gld & Prec Mtls (USERX) Fund Strength What we like about US Global Investors Gld & Prec Mtls (USERX) Fund

Data for US Global Investors Gld & Prec Mtls Fund (USERX) as of May 30, 2016

  • US Global Investors Gld & Prec Mtls Fund (USERX) management has been with US Global Investors Gld & Prec Mtls Fund for 17.9 years
  • US Global Investors Gld & Prec Mtls Fund (USERX) has good short-term performance (1-year return 36.28% vs 18.36% Equity Precious Metals category median performance)
  • US Global Investors Gld & Prec Mtls Fund (USERX) has good mid-term performance (3-year return 0.37% vs -5.42% Equity Precious Metals category median performance)
  • US Global Investors Gld & Prec Mtls Fund (USERX) has good Long-term performance (5-year return -12.21% vs -15.77% Equity Precious Metals category median performance)
  • US Global Investors Gld & Prec Mtls Fund (USERX) has a Morningstar rating of 4 and above
  • Asset base in US Global Investors Gld & Prec Mtls Fund (USERX) has been consistently increasing at a reasonable pace in the last 2 months. It shows investor confidence and market support
  • US Global Investors Gld & Prec Mtls Fund (USERX) is less volatile than its peers as it has a 3-year Standard Deviation of 39.73, lower than category average of 40.63

US Global Investors Gld & Prec Mtls Fund (USERX) Weakness What we are cautious about US Global Investors Gld & Prec Mtls (USERX) Fund

Data for US Global Investors Gld & Prec Mtls Fund (USERX) as of May 30, 2016

  • US Global Investors Gld & Prec Mtls Fund (USERX) ratio of up-years vs down years can be improved
  • US Global Investors Gld & Prec Mtls Fund (USERX) has an annual stock turnover rate of 106.00% that is higher than the Equity Precious Metals average of 52.40%. This could mean US Global Investors Gld & Prec Mtls is more nimble, but also signal potential high tax impact and high trading fees
  • US Global Investors Gld & Prec Mtls Fund (USERX) has a higher expense ratio of 2.05% than its Equity Precious Metals average of 1.45%
  • Even though US Global Investors Gld & Prec Mtls Fund carries no load, it does have a 0.25% of 12b1 promotion, distributions, marketing expenses
  • As a Equity Precious Metals focused fund, US Global Investors Gld & Prec Mtls Fund (USERX) is less diversified and has inherited sector risks associated with the fund
See US Global Investors Gld & Prec Mtls Fund (USERX) performance details as of May 30, 2016

 

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Aadditional top Equity Precious Metals mutual funds for your consideration

FundYear to Date1 Year3 year5 year
US Global Investors Gld & Prec Mtls60.3336.280.37-12.21
Gabelli Gold AAA (GOLDX)58.3422.42-0.69-12.10Compare

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Compare US Global Investors Gld & Prec Mtls Fund (USERX)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%

 

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Track net asset change of US Global Investors Gld & Prec Mtls fund (USERX)

DateNet Asset
05/2016$109.19M
03/2016$84.82M
02/2016$80.13M
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Track portfolio allocation change of US Global Investors Gld & Prec Mtls fund (USERX)

DateCashStockBondOther
03/201617.4%75.1%0.31%1.26%
12/201513.09%81.16%3.99%0.77%
09/201521.46%73.32%2.19%2.68%
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graph of US Global Investors Gld & Prec Mtls Fund (USERX) Top 10 Position TrackingTop 10 Holdings in US Global Investors Gld & Prec Mtls (USERX) Fund

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Mar 30, 2016
Klondex Mines Ltd [13.59%]
St Barbara Ltd [6.76%]
Goldcorp Inc [6%]
Northern Star Resources Ltd [4.77%]
Gran Colombia Gold Cv 1% [3.25%]
Kirkland Lake Gold Inc [3.17%]
Newmarket Gold Inc [3.07%]
Gran Colombia Gold Cv 6% [2.67%]
FRANCO-NEVADA CORPORATION [2.65%]
LAKE SHORE GOLD CORP. [2.51%]

Dec 30, 2015
Klondex Mines Ltd [14.54%]
St Barbara Ltd [6.47%]
LAKE SHORE GOLD CORP. [5.38%]
Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd [5.36%]
Northern Star Resources Ltd [5.25%]
AGNICO EAGLE MINES LIMITED [4.53%]
Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X ETF [4.18%]
Claude Resources Inc [4.09%]
Direxion Daily Jr Gld Mnrs Bull 3X ETF [3.74%]
Gran Colombia Gold 5% [3.14%]

Sep 29, 2015
Klondex Mines Ltd [16.86%]
Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd [5.83%]
Northern Star Resources Ltd [4.98%]
St Barbara Ltd [4.69%]
AGNICO EAGLE MINES LIMITED [4.44%]
LAKE SHORE GOLD CORP. [4.41%]
Kirkland Lake Gold Inc [3.65%]
Alacer Gold Corp [3.16%]
RICHMONT MINES [2.78%]
Claude Resources Inc [2.73%]
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