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Bruce (BRUFX) Fund Ranking and Research

Ranking, Research and Recommendation of Bruce (BRUFX) Fund

    Last Trade: $490.58 on 4/17/2014, Change: -1.26 (-0.26%)

 

Graph of Bruce Fund (BRUFX) ManagerFund Manager - R. Bruce

Fund Manager Information

Fund Manager Tenure: 30.5 years
Fund Family: Bruce
Fund Category: Conservative Allocation
Fund Performance: Mar 30, 2014
Fundmojo Fund Grade: *Master* (Score: 0.86)     (What does this score mean?)
Bruce has been president of Bruce & Company since 1974. His growth-oriented investment style emphasizes capital appreciation and turnaround situations. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.  Get more insights on R. Bruce

 

Graph of Bruce Fund (BRUFX) ProfileBruce Fund (BRUFX) Profile

Fund Profile and Description

Bruce Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation. Bruce Fund invests primarily in domestic common stocks and bonds, including convertible bonds and "zero coupon" government bonds. It may invest, without restriction, in future interest and principal of U.S. government securities, commonly known as "zero coupon" bonds. Bruce Fund invests in domestic common stocks of any capitalization where the overriding strategy is long-term capital appreciation. It may also invest in foreign securities.

 

Bruce (BRUFX) Fund Strength What we like about Bruce (BRUFX) Fund

Data for Bruce Fund (BRUFX) as of Mar 30, 2014

  • Bruce Fund (BRUFX) management has been with Bruce Fund for 30.5 years
  • Bruce Fund (BRUFX) has good short-term performance (1-year return 16.47% vs 6.25% Conservative Allocation category median performance)
  • Bruce Fund (BRUFX) has good mid-term performance (3-year return 10.15% vs 5.95% Conservative Allocation category median performance)
  • Bruce Fund (BRUFX) has good Long-term performance (5-year return 19.92% vs 11.06% Conservative Allocation category median performance)
  • Bruce Fund (BRUFX) ratio of up-years vs down years is greater than 2
  • Bruce Fund (BRUFX) has a Morningstar rating of 4 and above
  • Asset base in Bruce Fund (BRUFX) has been consistently increasing at a reasonable pace in the last 2 months. It shows investor confidence and market support
  • Bruce Fund (BRUFX) has an annual stock turnover rate of 7.27% vs Conservative Allocation average of 51.41%. It is good that Bruce management does not trade extensively for its return.
  • Bruce Fund (BRUFX) has a lower expense ratio than its Conservative Allocation average: 0.75% vs 0.92%
  • Bruce Fund (BRUFX) is a true no-load fund as it has no load and no 12b1 promotion, distributions, marketing expenses

Bruce Fund (BRUFX) Weakness What we are cautious about Bruce (BRUFX) Fund

Data for Bruce Fund (BRUFX) as of Mar 30, 2014

  • Bruce Fund (BRUFX) is more volatile than its peers as it has a 3-year Standard Deviation of 8.35 that is higher than category average of 6.17
See Bruce Fund (BRUFX) performance details as of Mar 30, 2014

 

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Compare Bruce Fund (BRUFX)Compare with other top Conservative Allocation category mutual funds

Aadditional top Conservative Allocation mutual funds for your consideration

FundYear to Date1 Year3 year5 year
Bruce6.0016.4710.1519.92
Hartford Balanced Income I (HBLIX)2.749.9310.9316.10Compare
ING Strat Allocation Cnsrv Port S (ISCVX)1.919.437.9713.22Compare
Thrivent Diversified Income Plus A (AAHYX)1.396.407.7515.24Compare

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Compare Bruce Fund (BRUFX)Compare with Conservative Allocation category ETFs

Some Conservative Allocation ETFs for your consideration

ETFYear to DateOne YearThree Year
TDX Independence In-Target ETF (TDX)-0.49%8.41%5.32%
iShares S&P Moderate Allocation (AOM)1.49%8.13%6.64%
iShares S&P Conservative Allocation (AOK)1.39%5.82%5.67%
PowerShares CEF Income Composite (PCEF)3.80%2.48%6.93%

 

Graph of Bruce Fund (BRUFX) Net Asset TrackingBruce (BRUFX) Fund Net Asset

Track net asset change of Bruce fund (BRUFX)

DateNet Asset
03/2014$468.96M
02/2014$464.78M
01/2014$439.41M
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Graph of Bruce Fund (BRUFX) Portfolio TrackingBruce (BRUFX) Fund Portfolio Allocation

Track portfolio allocation change of Bruce fund (BRUFX)

DateCashStockBondOther
02/201415.08%50.56%18.9%0%
01/201416.55%49.89%19.72%0%
11/201312.34%50.39%20.86%0%
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graph of Bruce Fund (BRUFX) Top 10 Position TrackingTop 10 Holdings in Bruce (BRUFX) Fund

Discover what Bruce Fund (BRUFX) manager is buying

Feb 27, 2014
Amerco [10.54%]
Mannkind Cv 5.75% [5.42%]
Flotek Industries, Inc. Common [3.79%]
Intermune Cv 2.5% [3.09%]
International Business Machines [2.99%]
Airboss of America Corp [2.96%]
Allstate Corporation (The) Comm [2.92%]
U S Treas Bd Stripped Prin Pmt [2.61%]

Jan 30, 2014
Amerco [10.57%]
Mannkind Cv 5.75% [5.43%]
Flotek Industries, Inc. Common [3.36%]
Airboss of America [3.17%]
International Business Machines [2.99%]
Allstate Corporation (The) Comm [2.89%]
U S Treas Bd Stripped Prin Pmt [2.71%]
Pfizer, Inc. Common Stock [2.4%]

Nov 29, 2013
Amerco [11.32%]
Mannkind Cv 5.75% [4.73%]
Flotek Industries, Inc. Common [3.36%]
Airboss of America [3.22%]
Allstate Corporation (The) Comm [3.15%]
U S Treas Bd Stripped Prin Pmt [2.59%]
Pfizer, Inc. Common Stock [2.58%]
International Business Machines [2.51%]
Click here for Stock Holding Change Map in Bruce Fund (BRUFX)

  

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