U.S. Global Investors Gold & Precious Metals Fund

Class No Load (USERX)
Scorecard
4 / 5 Stars
Lipper
3 3 1 1 3
Zacks Investment Research
5 (Strong Sell)
Standard & Poor's
3 / 5 Stars
TheStreet.com
E- (Sell)

#13 in Equity Precious Metals

U.S. News evaluated 20 Equity Precious Metals Funds. Our list highlights the top-rated funds for long-term investors based on the ratings of leading fund industry researchers.

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Performance

The fund has returned -23.71 percent over the past year, -21.78 percent over the past three years, -2.02 percent over the past five years, and 4.42 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 02.28.2014
Year to date 25.5%
1 Year -23.7%
3 Years (Annualized) -21.8%
5 Years (Annualized) -2.0%
10 Years (Annualized) 4.4%

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Summary

The investment seeks long-term growth of capital plus protection against inflation and monetary instability; current income is a secondary objective. 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 and diamonds. It may invest in warrants to gain exposure to individual securities in the gold and precious metals industry over the long term. The fund is non-diversified.

Fees

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.

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Risk

Risk is Below Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.

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