4 / 5 Stars
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Zacks Investment Research
1 (Strong Buy)
Standard & Poor's
4 / 5 Stars
#6 in Equity Precious Metals
U.S. News evaluated 23 Equity Precious Metals Funds. Our list highlights the top-rated funds for long-term investors based on the ratings of leading fund industry researchers.
The fund has returned -29.16 percent over the past year, -14.25 percent over the past three years, -6.16 percent over the past five years, and 11.81 percent over the past decade.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 04.30.2013|
|Year to date||-29.2%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||-14.2%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||-6.2%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||11.8%|
The investment seeks long-term growth of capital plus protection against inflation and monetary instability; current income is secondary. 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 and diamonds. It may invest in warrants to gain exposure to individual securities in the gold and precious metals industry over the long term.
Fees are Above Average compared to funds in the same category.
U.S. Global Investors Gold & Precious Metals Fund has an expense ratio of 1.61 percent.
Risk is Below Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.