Equity Precious Metals

Precious metals portfolios focus on mining stocks, though some do own small amounts of gold bullion. Most portfolios concentrate on gold-mining stocks, but some have significant exposure to silver-, platinum-, and base-metal-mining stocks as well. Precious-metals companies are typically based in North America, Australia, or South Africa. Morningstar®

#1 Tocqueville Gold Fund (TGLDX)

Performance (1-yr.): 27.98% Expenses: 1.35%
Performance (1-mo.): 19.99% Total Assets: $1.56B
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#2 Van Eck International Investors Gold Fund (INIVX)

Performance (1-yr.): 27.28% Expenses: 1.45%
Performance (1-mo.): 21.74% Total Assets: $829.52M
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#3 U.S. Global Investors Gold & Precious Metals Fund (USERX)

Performance (1-yr.): 15.69% Expenses: 2.15%
Performance (1-mo.): 20.41% Total Assets: $96.97M
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#4 Gabelli Gold Fund (GLDAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 29.02% Expenses: 1.57%
Performance (1-mo.): 18.21% Total Assets: $262.57M
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#5 First Eagle Gold Fund (SGGDX)

Performance (1-yr.): 16.01% Expenses: 1.25%
Performance (1-mo.): 13.77% Total Assets: $1.46B
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#5 Invesco Gold & Precious Metals Fund (IGDAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 18.85% Expenses: 1.34%
Performance (1-mo.): 19.11% Total Assets: $368.44M
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#7 Franklin Gold and Precious Metals Fund (FKRCX)

Performance (1-yr.): 32.99% Expenses: 1.01%
Performance (1-mo.): 15.75% Total Assets: $995.39M
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#7 USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund (USAGX)

Performance (1-yr.): 22.07% Expenses: 1.18%
Performance (1-mo.): 19.97% Total Assets: $1.09B
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#9 Wells Fargo Advantage Precious Metals Fund (EKWAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 21.45% Expenses: 1.09%
Performance (1-mo.): 18.61% Total Assets: $529.5M
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#10 American Century Quantitative Equity Funds Global Gold Fund (ACGGX)

Performance (1-yr.): 13.84% Expenses: 0.93%
Performance (1-mo.): 18.02% Total Assets: $417.06M
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Top Performing Equity Precious Metals Funds As of 07.03.2014

Van Eck International Investors Gold Fund (INIVX)

Total Return: 21.74%

U.S. Global Investors Gold & Precious Metals Fund (USERX)

Total Return: 20.41%

Tocqueville Gold Fund (TGLDX)

Total Return: 19.99%

Franklin Gold and Precious Metals Fund (FKRCX)

Total Return: 32.99%

Gabelli Gold Fund (GLDAX)

Total Return: 29.02%

Tocqueville Gold Fund (TGLDX)

Total Return: 27.98%

First Eagle Gold Fund (SGGDX)

Total Return: 15.89%

Invesco Gold & Precious Metals Fund (IGDAX)

Total Return: 16.25%

Gabelli Gold Fund (GLDAX)

Total Return: 16.35%

* Annualized