QGLDX: Gold Bullion Strategy Investor

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QGLDX Gold Bullion Strategy Investor


Profile

QGLDX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 8.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 0.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 0.0%
  • Net Assets $69.6 M
  • Holdings in Top 10 42.4%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$23.61
$21.13
$25.78

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.41%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 167.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $1,000
  • IRA $1,000

Fund Classification

  • Primary Caregory
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Commodities Precious Metals

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 8.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 0.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 0.0%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.41%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.1%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    The Gold Bullion Strategy Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    Advisors Preferred
  • Inception Date
    Jul 08, 2013
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    Inv
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Jerry Wagner

Fund Description

The fund will invest primarily in Gold bullion-related: (1) exchange-traded funds ("ETFs"); (2) exchange-traded notes ("ETNs"); (3) exchange-traded futures contracts; (4) over-the-counter forward contracts and (5) fixed income securities, including through mutual funds and ETFs that invest primarily in fixed income securities. It invests over 25% of its assets in the Gold bullion industry. The fund will invest up to 25% of its total assets in a wholly-owned and controlled subsidiary.


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Categories

QGLDX - Mutual Fund Categories


Performance

QGLDX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period QGLDX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 8.0% -1.4% 8.0% 0.47%
1 Yr 6.4% -29.5% 16.1% 18.48%
3 Yr 0.4%* -24.8% 6.2% 44.44%
5 Yr 0.0%* -16.1% 4.7% 32.54%
10 Yr N/A* -6.7% 7.9% N/A

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period QGLDX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 2.0% -29.5% 19.5% 88.15%
2018 -5.3% -64.7% 0.0% 2.97%
2017 5.3% -9.1% 13.3% 39.90%
2016 4.6% -1.0% 9.5% 24.73%
2015 -12.0% -14.5% 0.0% 84.88%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period QGLDX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 8.0% -1.4% 8.0% 0.47%
1 Yr 6.4% -29.5% 16.1% 18.48%
3 Yr 0.4%* -24.8% 6.4% 63.64%
5 Yr 0.0%* -16.1% 5.4% 66.27%
10 Yr N/A* -6.7% 8.4% N/A

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period QGLDX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 2.0% -29.5% 19.5% 88.15%
2018 -5.3% -64.7% 0.0% 16.83%
2017 5.3% 0.0% 19.9% 70.71%
2016 4.6% -1.0% 11.9% 55.91%
2015 -12.0% -14.3% 0.0% 94.19%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

QGLDX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

QGLDX Category Low Category High QGLDX % Rank
Net Assets 69.6 M 555 K 4.36 B 63.85%
Number of Holdings 81 5 603 6.10%
Net Assets in Top 10 35.4 M 918 K 4.34 B 69.48%
Weighting of Top 10 42.42% 24.2% 100.0% 94.83%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Gbsf Fund Ltd 17.29%
  2. Invesco BulletShares 2020 Corp Bd ETF 2.79%
  3. Invesco BulletShares 2021 Corp Bd ETF 2.79%
  4. SPDR® Blmbg Barclays Inv Grd Flt Rt ETF 2.79%
  5. Invesco BulletShares 2019 Corp Bd ETF 2.79%
  6. PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active ETF 2.79%
  7. Invesco BulletShares 2022 Corp Bd ETF 2.79%
  8. iShares Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF 2.79%
  9. SPDR® Portfolio Short Term Corp Bd ETF 2.79%
  10. Invesco Ultra Short Duration ETF 2.79%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High QGLDX % Rank
Cash
50.03% -39.90% 72.37% 14.08%
Bonds
32.23% -29.40% 72.04% 49.77%
Other
17.29% -2.76% 84.54% 6.57%
Convertible Bonds
0.44% 0.00% 26.78% 45.54%
Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 82.67% 100.00%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 10.56% 96.24%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High QGLDX % Rank
Cash & Equivalents
60.52% 0.85% 100.00% 10.33%
Corporate
36.01% 0.00% 71.41% 15.49%
Securitized
2.40% 0.00% 39.35% 81.69%
Government
1.05% 0.00% 75.69% 94.84%
Municipal
0.01% 0.00% 36.89% 55.40%
Derivative
0.00% -0.06% 49.01% 91.08%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High QGLDX % Rank
US
24.65% -38.91% 101.21% 48.83%
Non US
7.58% -69.14% 36.32% 46.95%

Expenses

QGLDX - Expenses

Operational Fees

QGLDX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.41% 0.18% 31.15% 31.37%
Management Fee 0.75% 0.00% 1.50% 82.33%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 45.89%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.03% 0.47% N/A

Sales Fees

QGLDX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 2.25% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 4.50% N/A

Trading Fees

QGLDX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 2.00% 72.73%

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.

QGLDX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 167.00% 1.00% 300.00% 93.33%

Distributions

QGLDX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

QGLDX Category Low Category High QGLDX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.14% 0.00% 16.73% 30.70%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Net Income Ratio Analysis

QGLDX Category Low Category High QGLDX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.41% -1.48% 4.97% 92.75%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

QGLDX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Jerry Wagner


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jul 08, 2013

6.57

6.6%

Jerry C. Wagner, JD is President and Chief Investment Officer of Flexible Plan Investments, Ltd. Mr. Wagner was born on May 7, 1947. He holds the degree of Juris Doctor awarded by the University of Michigan in 1973 and degrees of Masters in Labor & Industrial Relations (1970) and Bachelor of Arts (1969) from Michigan State University. Mr. Wagner has been a member of the State Bar of Michigan since 1973. He has been the principal investment adviser representative for Flexible Plan Investments, Ltd. since 1981. Mr. Wagner has a Series 65. His business experience for the last 5 years is as follows: Flexible Plan Investments, Ltd. Investment Adviser

Jason Teed


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 12, 2018

1.89

1.9%

Jason Teed, CFA, MFS, Director of Research and Senior Portfolio Manager. Mr Teed was born May 21, 1984. He holds a Masters in Finance degree from the Walsh College, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan. Mr. Teed joined Flexible Plan Investments, Ltd. as an Investment Associate in February 2011. He holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Flexible Plan Investments, Ltd. Investment Adviser Director of Research

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.08 19.33 4.52 6.06