Firsthand Alternative Energy Fund

Class No Load (ALTEX)
Scorecard
1 / 5 Stars
Lipper
2 1 1 1 5
Zacks Investment Research
1 (Strong Buy)
Standard & Poor's
4 / 5 Stars
TheStreet.com
D- (Sell)

#34 in Technology

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Performance

The fund has returned 90.28 percent over the past year, -2.19 percent over the past three years, and 7.68 percent over the past five years.

Trailing Returns Updated 03.31.2014
Year to date 15.0%
1 Year 90.3%
3 Years (Annualized) -2.2%
5 Years (Annualized) 7.7%
10 Years (Annualized) N/A

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Summary

The investment seeks long-term growth of capital. The fund normally invests at least 80% of assets in alternative energy and alternative energy technology companies, both U.S. and international. It may purchase stocks of any capitalization, including, but not limited to, large-cap, mid-cap or small-cap stocks. The fund's international stock investments may include stocks of companies based in or doing substantial business in both developed markets and emerging markets. It may also engage in short sales. The fund may invest a substantial portion of its assets in cash or cash equivalents. It is non-diversified.

Fees

Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
Firsthand Alternative Energy Fund has an expense ratio of 1.98 percent.

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Risk

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

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