USERX: US Global Investors Gld & Prec Mtls

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USERX US Global Investors Gld & Prec Mtls


Profile

USERX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 41.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 21.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 23.7%
  • Net Assets $170 M
  • Holdings in Top 10 37.1%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$14.39
$6.00
$14.76

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.59%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 36.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $5,000
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification


Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 41.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 21.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 23.7%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -0.90%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    U.S. Global Investors Gold & Precious Metals Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    U.S. Global Investors
  • Inception Date
    Jul 01, 1974
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    No Load
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Frank Holmes

Fund Description

Under normal market conditions, the fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets in equity and equity-related securities of companies principally involved in the mining, fabrication, processing, marketing or distribution of precious metals including gold, silver, platinum group, palladium, as well as diamonds. The fund may also short positions in the fund's portfolio that are considered by the Adviser to be overvalued in an effort to realize a valuation discrepancy. The fund is non-diversified.


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Performance

USERX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period USERX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 41.9% -34.1% 59.6% 25.24%
1 Yr 63.9% -35.3% 65.3% 1.94%
3 Yr 21.8%* -26.2% 103.1% 2.08%
5 Yr 23.7%* -16.3% 66.8% 2.30%
10 Yr -2.4%* -14.2% 8.1% 27.94%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period USERX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 51.3% -25.1% 52.1% 4.04%
2018 -15.8% -46.3% -1.6% 41.05%
2017 13.1% -39.4% 19.1% 26.37%
2016 44.0% 3.4% 50.2% 9.20%
2015 -5.2% -31.0% 0.0% 5.81%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period USERX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 41.9% -34.1% 59.6% 25.24%
1 Yr 63.9% -35.3% 65.3% 1.94%
3 Yr 21.8%* -26.2% 103.1% 7.29%
5 Yr 23.7%* -15.6% 66.8% 10.34%
10 Yr -2.4%* -14.2% 9.4% 55.88%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period USERX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 51.3% -25.1% 52.1% 4.04%
2018 -15.8% -46.3% -1.6% 41.05%
2017 13.1% -9.5% 22.7% 28.57%
2016 44.0% 4.1% 73.0% 40.23%
2015 -5.2% -31.0% 0.6% 5.81%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

USERX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

USERX Category Low Category High USERX % Rank
Net Assets 170 M 12.3 M 2.71 B 80.77%
Number of Holdings 72 21 318 27.88%
Net Assets in Top 10 60.1 M 4.92 M 1.85 B 85.58%
Weighting of Top 10 37.05% 16.5% 76.4% 80.77%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. K92 Mining Inc 10.08%
  2. Wheaton Precious Metals Corp 4.11%
  3. Sandstorm Gold Ltd 3.66%
  4. Silver Lake Resources Ltd 2.96%
  5. Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd 2.95%
  6. Roxgold Inc 2.87%
  7. Centerra Gold Inc 2.81%
  8. Pan American Silver Corp 2.79%
  9. Mene Inc Class B subordinate Shs 2.44%
  10. Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd 2.38%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High USERX % Rank
Stocks
93.51% 59.98% 99.64% 72.12%
Other
3.04% -0.28% 21.02% 18.27%
Cash
2.67% 0.06% 30.90% 40.38%
Bonds
0.78% 0.00% 7.24% 7.69%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 1.39% 22.12%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 2.16% 26.92%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High USERX % Rank
Basic Materials
97.22% 0.00% 100.00% 46.15%
Consumer Cyclical
2.78% 0.00% 27.48% 25.00%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 34.70% 42.31%
Technology
0.00% 0.00% 21.43% 49.04%
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 5.95% 29.81%
Industrials
0.00% 0.00% 65.25% 50.96%
Healthcare
0.00% 0.00% 17.61% 30.77%
Financial Services
0.00% 0.00% 21.81% 25.00%
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 72.63% 57.69%
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 5.53% 23.08%
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 9.03% 47.12%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High USERX % Rank
Non US
87.36% 1.27% 91.67% 12.50%
US
6.15% 4.48% 98.01% 96.15%

Expenses

USERX - Expenses

Operational Fees

USERX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.59% 0.45% 4.31% 35.58%
Management Fee 0.84% 0.00% 1.25% 63.46%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 23.81%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.03% 0.15% 10.53%

Sales Fees

USERX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 2.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

USERX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.50% 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.

USERX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 36.00% 8.00% 397.00% 46.15%

Distributions

USERX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

USERX Category Low Category High USERX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 0.36% 27.88%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

USERX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

USERX Category Low Category High USERX % Rank
Net Income Ratio -0.90% -1.89% 4.18% 90.38%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

USERX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Semi-Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

USERX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Frank Holmes


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jun 04, 1999

21.26

21.3%

Mr. Holmes is Chief Executive Officer since 1989 and Chief Investment Officer since 1999 at 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.

Ralph Aldis


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 31, 2001

18.68

18.7%

Ralph P. Aldis, CFA, is a Portfolio Manager for U.S. Global Investors, Inc. Aldis has served as senior research analyst of the U.S. Global Investors, Inc. since 2001. Previously he was with United Services Advisors as director of research and analysis since April 1989. Before that, he spent three years in the research department at Neil A. Eisner and Company, and he also worked as a research assistant at Southwest Energy Associates during the summer of 1986. He is a member of the Society of Economic Geologists and the San Antonio Society of Financial Analysts.

Joanna Sawicka


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 01, 2020

0.33

0.3%

Juan Leon


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 01, 2020

0.33

0.3%

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.08 32.59 9.74 1.92