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Commonwealth Africa

CAFRX - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return -16.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return -11.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return -5.6%
  • Net Assets $2.03 M
  • Holdings in Top 10 50.6%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$7.04
$4.36
$8.53

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 4.35%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 5.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee 2.00%

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $200
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification


Compare CAFRX to Popular Small Regions Equity Funds and ETFs

Overview

Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

$77.86

+1.47%

$4.92 B

1.70%

$1.31

25.20%

-

$11.47

+0.53%

$3.89 B

2.22%

$0.25

1.59%

-

$26.52

+0.49%

$3.64 B

-

-

1.96%

-

$30.73

+0.49%

$2.36 B

0.91%

$0.28

4.52%

-

$28.94

-0.10%

$2.16 B

3.43%

$0.99

-15.13%

-

CAFRX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return -16.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return -11.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return -5.6%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency N/A
  • Net Income Ratio 3.14%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Commonwealth Africa Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    Commonwealth Intl Series Tr
  • Inception Date
    Nov 07, 2011
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    Other
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Wesley Yuhnke

Fund Description

Under normal market conditions, the fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in the securities of, and depositary receipts (including American Depositary Receipts ("ADRs"), Global Depositary Receipts ("GDRs"), and European Depositary Receipts ("EDRs")) represented by, African issuers that are tied economically to Africa. It may also enter into derivative transactions.


CAFRX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period CAFRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -16.0% -57.2% 256.8% 96.58%
1 Yr -21.3% -61.8% 34.3% 78.63%
3 Yr -11.4%* -22.8% 12.8% 90.20%
5 Yr -5.6%* -13.0% 14.4% 90.00%
10 Yr N/A* -11.3% 12.1% N/A

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period CAFRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 1.9% -19.5% 46.8% 86.32%
2018 -23.4% -43.5% 14.1% 84.55%
2017 32.7% -29.3% 409.6% 14.43%
2016 15.9% -39.7% 262.7% 31.96%
2015 -27.4% -42.6% 20.7% 89.13%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period CAFRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -16.0% -57.2% 42.4% 94.87%
1 Yr -21.3% -61.8% 34.3% 77.78%
3 Yr -11.4%* -22.8% 12.8% 90.20%
5 Yr -5.6%* -13.0% 14.4% 90.00%
10 Yr N/A* -11.3% 12.1% N/A

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period CAFRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 1.9% -19.5% 46.8% 86.32%
2018 -23.4% -43.5% 14.1% 86.36%
2017 33.2% -29.3% 55.0% 15.46%
2016 16.7% -39.7% 99.4% 27.84%
2015 -26.9% -42.6% 20.7% 89.13%

NAV & Total Return History


CAFRX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

CAFRX Category Low Category High CAFRX % Rank
Net Assets 2.03 M 680 K 4.92 B 98.31%
Number of Holdings 50 10 752 44.92%
Net Assets in Top 10 1.04 M 429 K 2.5 B 99.15%
Weighting of Top 10 50.63% 12.1% 100.0% 68.64%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Capitec Bank Holdings Ltd 12.93%
  2. Naspers Ltd Class N 6.31%
  3. Naspers Ltd Class N 6.31%
  4. Naspers Ltd Class N 6.31%
  5. Naspers Ltd Class N 6.31%
  6. Naspers Ltd Class N 6.31%
  7. Naspers Ltd Class N 6.31%
  8. Naspers Ltd Class N 6.31%
  9. Naspers Ltd Class N 6.31%
  10. Naspers Ltd Class N 6.31%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High CAFRX % Rank
Stocks
98.31% 91.73% 101.03% 84.75%
Cash
1.69% -1.03% 14.05% 13.56%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 2.28% 100.00%
Other
0.00% -10.00% 8.13% 99.15%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00%
Bonds
0.00% -1.34% 0.05% 99.15%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High CAFRX % Rank
Financial Services
36.10% 0.00% 65.85% 11.97%
Basic Materials
20.40% 0.00% 46.96% 12.82%
Communication Services
15.77% 0.00% 33.36% 12.82%
Consumer Defense
7.86% 0.00% 32.76% 41.88%
Industrials
5.91% 0.00% 38.47% 72.65%
Consumer Cyclical
5.49% 0.00% 35.71% 48.72%
Healthcare
4.41% 0.00% 38.26% 44.44%
Energy
3.55% 0.00% 43.14% 47.86%
Technology
0.42% 0.00% 48.36% 77.78%
Utilities
0.06% 0.00% 36.11% 78.63%
Real Estate
0.03% 0.00% 27.65% 73.50%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High CAFRX % Rank
Non US
98.28% 0.00% 101.03% 62.71%
US
0.03% 0.00% 94.14% 38.14%

CAFRX - Expenses

Operational Fees

CAFRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 4.35% 0.09% 21.28% 1.72%
Management Fee 0.75% 0.00% 1.35% 83.90%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 84.21%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.08% 0.15% N/A

Sales Fees

CAFRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 3.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 1.00% N/A

Trading Fees

CAFRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee 2.00% 2.00% 2.00% 100.00%

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

CAFRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 5.00% 2.00% 372.66% 6.09%

CAFRX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

CAFRX Category Low Category High CAFRX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 13.73% 100.00%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

CAFRX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Quarterly Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

CAFRX Category Low Category High CAFRX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 3.14% -2.81% 11.79% 30.77%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

CAFRX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History

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CAFRX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Wesley Yuhnke


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 07, 2011

8.99

9.0%

Yuhnke currently is an assistant portfolio manager and investment operations manager with FCA Corp, which he joined in May 2002. He was appointed assistant portfolio manager in August 2002. Prior to joining FCA Corp, he attended Stephen F. Austin State University where he received his BBA in Finance. While there he was the recipient of the A.G. Edwards Portfolio Management Award. Mr. Yuhnke earned his MBA with emphasis in Finance from Texas Tech University. He currently serves in a dual role as an Assistant Portfolio Manager to the Funds and Chief Investment Officer of FCA Corp.

Robert Scharar


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 07, 2011

8.99

9.0%

Scharar is a president and director of FCA Corporation, the firm he established in 1983. He co-founded its predecessor, First Commonwealth Associates in 1975. Previously, Scharar was an accounting professor at Bentley and Nichols Colleges, an officer of the United States Trust Company, and a tax specialist at Coopers & Lybrand. He is a member of the Florida and Massachusetts Bars. Scharar holds the Certified Public Accountant designation. Mr. Scharar is a director and past president of the American Association of Attorney-CPAs. He is a director, manager, and/or officer of the following entities: Blantyre Hotels, Ltd. (Malawi), Africap, LLC, NICO Holdings, Ltd. (Malawi), First Commonwealth Holdings Corporation, First Commonwealth Mortgage Trust, Holly Mortgage Trust, Ivy Realty Trust, Nashville Properties, Inc., subsidiary companies at some of the above, and other closely held FCA advised entities and non-FCA related entities. He received his AA degree from Polk Community College in 1968 and his BS in Accounting from the University of Florida in 1970. He received his MBA and JD from Northeastern University in 1971 and 1974, respectively; and an LLM in Taxation from Boston University Law School in 1979.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.01 30.22 5.34 1.84
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