USERX: US Global Investors Gld & Prec Mtls

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USERX US Global Investors Gld & Prec Mtls

  • Fund
  • USERX
  • Price as of: Oct 18, 2019
  • $8.63 - $0.02 - 0.23%

USERX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 28.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return -1.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 7.2%
  • Net Assets $103 M
  • Holdings in Top 10 40.9%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$8.63
$6.25
$9.88

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.76%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 74.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee 0.05%

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$5,000

IRA

$5,000

Fund Classification

PRIMARY CATEGORY

  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Equity Precious Metals

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 28.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return -1.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 7.2%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -0.87%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 1.4%
  • 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 E. 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.

USERX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period USERX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 28.8% -43.1% 35.0% 9.65%
1 Yr 24.2% -62.0% 39.5% 31.58%
3 Yr -1.1%* -31.4% 6.8% 39.25%
5 Yr 7.2%* -21.8% 7.2% 1.00%
10 Yr -5.7%* -12.9% 7.6% 67.09%

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period USERX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -15.8% -46.3% -1.6% 38.18%
2017 13.1% -39.4% 19.1% 24.76%
2016 44.0% 3.4% 50.2% 6.93%
2015 -5.2% -31.0% 0.0% 5.00%
2014 -14.0% -26.2% 55.4% 62.89%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period USERX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 28.8% -43.1% 35.0% 9.65%
1 Yr 24.2% -62.0% 39.5% 30.70%
3 Yr -1.1%* -31.4% 9.1% 46.73%
5 Yr 7.2%* -15.6% 8.6% 5.00%
10 Yr -5.7%* -12.9% 9.0% 93.67%

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period USERX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -15.8% -46.3% -1.6% 38.18%
2017 13.1% -9.5% 22.7% 26.67%
2016 44.0% 4.1% 73.0% 33.66%
2015 -5.2% -31.0% 0.6% 5.00%
2014 -14.0% -26.2% 55.4% 76.29%

NAV & Total Return History

USERX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

USERX Category Low Category High USERX % Rank
Net Assets 103 M 2.18 M 1.77 B 89.83%
Number of Holdings 67 21 325 32.20%
Net Assets in Top 10 38.8 M 178 K 1.33 B 90.68%
Weighting of Top 10 40.93% 14.8% 72.6% 71.19%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd 8.68%

  2. Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X ETF 4.34%

  3. Wheaton Precious Metals Corp 3.82%

  4. Centerra Gold Inc 3.71%

  5. Maverix Metals Inc 3.53%

  6. K92 Mining Inc 3.51%

  7. Sandstorm Gold Ltd 3.50%

  8. Roxgold Inc 3.48%

  9. Direxion Daily Jr Gld Mnrs Bull 3X ETF 3.48%

  10. SSR Mining Inc 2.88%


Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High USERX % Rank
Stocks
91.38% 19.96% 100.93% 83.90%
Cash
6.89% -0.93% 80.17% 8.47%
Bonds
2.74% 0.00% 8.67% 5.08%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 31.36%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 2.04% 37.29%
Other
-1.01% -1.01% 22.00% 100.00%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High USERX % Rank
Basic Materials
86.41% -1.29% 99.42% 33.90%
Consumer Cyclical
2.53% 0.00% 18.35% 18.64%
Industrials
1.73% 0.00% 44.40% 38.98%
Real Estate
0.19% 0.00% 1.18% 10.17%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 34.06% 48.31%
Technology
0.00% 0.00% 18.26% 51.69%
Healthcare
0.00% 0.00% 14.10% 48.31%
Financial Services
0.00% -0.01% 0.97% 33.90%
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 81.56% 72.88%
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 3.81% 34.75%
Consumer Defense
0.00% -0.32% 10.93% 50.85%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High USERX % Rank
Non US
88.29% 0.34% 94.69% 16.95%
US
3.09% 3.09% 95.10% 100.00%

USERX - Expenses

Operational Fees

USERX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.76% 0.47% 11.69% 28.07%
Management Fee 0.97% 0.00% 1.25% 78.81%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 28.38%
Administrative Fee 0.05% 0.01% 1.00% 27.59%

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 0.05% 0.05% 2.00% 100.00%

Turnover 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 74.00% 6.00% 528.00% 84.75%

USERX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

USERX Category Low Category High USERX % Rank
Dividend Yield 1.37% 0.00% 7.61% 33.90%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

USERX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Semi-Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

USERX Category Low Category High USERX % Rank
Net Income Ratio -0.87% -2.27% 2.86% 91.23%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

USERX - Managers

Frank E. Holmes

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jun 04, 1999

20.34

20.3%

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 P. Aldis

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 31, 2001

17.76

17.8%

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.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.34

Category High

31.67

Category Average

8.97

Category Mode

9.0