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Gold & Special Minerals Fund

The Strategy typically invests in stocks of companies that provide exposure to gold and other precious metals.

Investment Style
Gold & Special Minerals
Fund Inception
October 26, 2012
Total Assets (all classes) (as of 4/30/2017)
$1.07 billion
Fund Index
Philadelphia Gold & Silver Index
NAV (as of 5/26/17)
  • A
$16.13

Equity

Fixed Income

Municipal Bond
performance
analytics
holdings
as of 4/30/2017
  • F
as of 3/31/2017
  • F

Sales charges are not applicable to Y & I Share Classes.
Cumulative
Annualized
1 mo 3 mo ytd as of 5/26/17
  • C
1 yr 3 yr since inception
Gold & Special Minerals Fund (NAV)
-0.48% 14.02% 10.86% 25.24% 1.53% -13.53%
Cumulative
Annualized
1 mo 3 mo ytd as of 5/26/17
  • C
1 yr 3 yr since inception
Gold & Special Minerals Fund (NAV)
-4.40% -7.20% 10.86% -5.65% -0.91% -14.17%
Gross Expense Ratio: 0.75% | Net Expense Ratio: 0.74%

The performance data quoted represents past performance, which does not guarantee future results. The investments return and principal value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance and expense ratios may be lower or higher than the data quoted. Fund returns include changes in share price and reinvested distributions. Class I shares are not subject to a sales charge. Returns do not consider capital gains or income taxes on an individual's investment.


Year Gold & Special Minerals Fund Philadelphia Gold & Silver Index
2013 -47.56% -48.18%
2014 -14.96% -17.28%
2015 -22.79% -33.46%
2016 49.39% 74.92%

The performance data quoted represents past performance, which does not guarantee future results. The investments return and principal value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance and expense ratios may be lower or higher than the data quoted. Fund returns include changes in share price and reinvested distributions. Class I shares are not subject to a sales charge. Returns do not consider capital gains or income taxes on an individual's investment.


Date Gold & Special Minerals Fund Philadelphia Gold & Silver Index (Linked Index) BBG Barclays Agg S&P 500
4/30/2007 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
5/31/2007 2.38 -1.12 -0.76 3.49
6/30/2007 1.14 -4.34 -1.05 1.77
7/31/2007 3.97 1.14 -0.23 -1.39
8/31/2007 -2.13 -5.16 1.00 0.09
9/30/2007 19.81 14.01 1.76 3.84
10/31/2007 34.82 27.62 2.68 5.49
11/30/2007 19.17 17.07 4.52 1.08
12/31/2007 20.05 18.05 4.82 0.38
1/31/2008 23.73 28.97 6.58 -5.64
2/29/2008 35.03 36.56 6.73 -8.71
3/31/2008 23.49 23.13 7.09 -9.10
4/30/2008 21.90 12.25 6.87 -4.68
5/31/2008 29.87 18.90 6.08 -3.44
6/30/2008 30.91 24.71 6.00 -11.58
7/31/2008 11.81 12.17 5.91 -12.33
8/31/2008 1.62 -3.10 6.92 -11.06
9/30/2008 -16.94 -12.97 5.48 -18.98
10/31/2008 -51.16 -46.22 2.99 -32.59
11/30/2008 -41.48 -31.35 6.34 -37.43
12/31/2008 -26.90 -13.03 10.31 -36.76
1/31/2009 -27.11 -12.00 9.34 -42.09
2/28/2009 -27.04 -14.13 8.92 -48.26
3/31/2009 -16.55 -4.42 10.44 -43.72
4/30/2009 -19.09 -14.89 10.97 -38.34
5/31/2009 7.02 14.41 11.77 -34.89
6/30/2009 -6.13 -2.16 12.41 -34.76
7/31/2009 1.36 2.98 14.22 -29.83
8/31/2009 2.36 2.27 15.40 -27.29
9/30/2009 16.90 17.20 16.61 -24.58
10/31/2009 12.14 9.98 17.19 -25.98
11/30/2009 34.38 32.21 18.71 -21.54
12/31/2009 31.08 20.01 16.85 -20.02
1/31/2010 16.34 5.88 18.64 -22.90
2/28/2010 27.87 14.32 19.08 -20.51
3/31/2010 33.82 15.37 18.93 -15.72
4/30/2010 49.65 31.83 20.17 -14.39
5/31/2010 43.63 29.55 21.18 -21.22
6/30/2010 45.67 35.61 23.08 -25.35
7/31/2010 44.36 26.03 24.40 -20.12
8/31/2010 60.27 39.85 26.00 -23.72
9/30/2010 73.84 46.35 26.13 -16.91
10/31/2010 80.15 49.54 26.58 -13.75
11/30/2010 92.63 55.55 25.85 -13.74
12/31/2010 102.52 61.72 24.50 -7.98
1/31/2011 78.10 42.00 24.64 -5.80
2/28/2011 95.77 57.60 24.95 -2.57
3/31/2011 96.79 58.55 25.02 -2.53
4/30/2011 105.73 64.04 26.61 0.36
5/31/2011 92.28 53.25 28.26 -0.78
6/30/2011 82.41 44.19 27.89 -2.43
7/31/2011 91.51 47.70 29.91 -4.42
8/31/2011 101.54 56.56 31.81 -9.61
9/30/2011 62.37 33.04 32.77 -15.96
10/31/2011 76.64 44.88 32.91 -6.78
11/30/2011 75.13 50.14 32.80 -6.99
12/31/2011 50.49 30.34 34.26 -6.03
1/31/2012 68.68 45.25 35.44 -1.82
2/29/2012 66.72 41.42 35.41 2.42
3/31/2012 48.24 27.16 34.66 5.79
4/30/2012 39.77 19.76 36.16 5.13
5/31/2012 24.24 11.92 37.39 -1.19
6/30/2012 26.80 14.85 37.44 2.88
7/31/2012 25.80 10.11 39.34 4.31
8/31/2012 42.51 24.12 39.43 6.66
9/30/2012 59.22 39.79 39.62 9.42
10/31/2012 55.48 37.88 39.90 7.40
11/30/2012 42.99 24.82 40.12 8.02
12/31/2012 36.74 21.61 39.92 9.00
1/31/2013 24.24 10.04 38.94 14.65
2/28/2013 9.88 -1.20 39.64 16.21
3/31/2013 11.05 0.16 39.75 20.56
4/30/2013 -11.34 -19.17 41.16 22.89
5/31/2013 -13.86 -20.47 38.64 25.76
6/30/2013 -28.62 -33.10 36.50 24.07
7/31/2013 -19.68 -26.55 36.68 30.39
8/31/2013 -13.82 -22.96 35.99 26.61
9/30/2013 -19.50 -30.35 37.27 30.58
10/31/2013 -18.77 -29.01 38.38 36.58
11/30/2013 -26.79 -35.34 37.86 40.74
12/31/2013 -28.66 -36.99 37.09 44.31
1/31/2014 -24.06 -32.00 39.11 39.32
2/28/2014 -16.33 -25.31 39.85 45.69
3/31/2014 -23.89 -31.50 39.61 46.92
4/30/2014 -21.72 -30.61 40.79 48.00
5/31/2014 -27.36 -35.94 42.39 51.48
6/30/2014 -13.69 -24.01 42.47 54.61
7/31/2014 -16.42 -25.44 42.11 52.47
8/31/2014 -14.73 -22.79 43.68 58.57
9/30/2014 -31.52 -38.74 42.70 56.35
10/31/2014 -44.63 -50.94 44.11 60.17
11/30/2014 -40.94 -48.20 45.13 64.48
12/31/2014 -39.64 -47.88 45.26 64.06
1/31/2015 -33.50 -39.77 48.31 59.14
2/28/2015 -34.70 -41.57 46.92 68.28
3/31/2015 -42.97 -50.19 47.60 65.62
4/30/2015 -37.86 -44.56 47.07 67.21
5/31/2015 -38.97 -46.91 46.71 69.36
6/30/2015 -43.82 -51.88 45.11 66.08
7/31/2015 -54.05 -63.73 46.12 69.56
8/31/2015 -52.98 -63.03 45.91 59.33
9/30/2015 -54.18 -64.66 46.90 55.39
10/31/2015 -50.22 -60.67 46.92 68.50
11/30/2015 -54.67 -64.68 46.54 69.00
12/31/2015 -53.60 -65.32 46.06 66.33
1/31/2016 -53.38 -64.79 48.07 58.08
2/29/2016 -40.53 -51.01 49.12 57.86
3/31/2016 -36.92 -46.66 50.49 68.57
4/30/2016 -20.02 -28.76 51.07 69.23
5/31/2016 -27.49 -38.15 51.11 72.27
6/30/2016 -11.83 -25.03 53.82 72.71
7/31/2016 -1.42 -15.32 54.80 79.08
8/31/2016 -14.95 -30.74 54.62 79.33
9/30/2016 -10.10 -27.74 54.53 79.37
10/31/2016 -17.35 -33.16 53.35 76.09
11/30/2016 -29.85 -38.57 49.72 82.62
12/31/2016 -30.99 -39.33 49.93 86.23
1/31/2017 -18.95 -29.40 50.22 89.76
2/28/2017 -20.95 -34.90 51.23 97.29
3/31/2017 -21.38 -35.42 51.15 97.52
4/30/2017 -24.85 -35.89 52.32 99.55
Date Dividends
12/16/2014 0.3941
12/13/2016 1.1267

There is no guarantee of the payment of any dividend or other distributions at any level.

The performance data quoted represents past performance, which does not guarantee future results. The investments return and principal value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance and expense ratios may be lower or higher than the data quoted. Fund returns include changes in share price and reinvested distributions. Class I shares are not subject to a sales charge. Returns do not consider capital gains or income taxes on an individual's investment.

$ per share as of 5/26/2017

Date 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Short Term
Long Term
Total Amount of Distribution
Record Date
Ex Div Date
Pay Date

There is no guarantee of the payment of any dividend or other distributions at any level.

Analytics

(As of 4/30/2017)

Morningstar 4/30/2017 (based on risk adjusted performance)
Overall Rating
Number of Funds
71
Category
Equity Precious Metals
Performance Statistics
3Y
Alpha
0.19
Information Ratio
0.14
Sharpe Ratio
0.17
Standard Deviation
42.20
Sortino Ratio
0.08
Beta
0.83
Tracking Error
12.34
Dividends
  • D
Est. Frequency
Annual
Last Pay Date
12/13/2016
Per Share ($)
$1.13
Net Income
4.20%
Net Profit from Sale
95.80%
Other Capital Sources
0.00%
12-Month Distribution ($)
$1.13
Portfolio Characteristics
Fund
Fund Index
Average Market Cap (weighted)
$4.00 B
$8.10 B
Median Market Cap (weighted)
$1.70 B
$4.70 B
Turnover Ratio
69.00%
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Top Issuers

(61.2% of assets as of 04/30/17)


Portfolio Holdings Breakdown

Country 5
Equity Sector 5
Asset Allocation 5
Market Cap 6
Country Gold & Special Minerals Fund Philadelphia Gold & Silver Index Overweight / Underweight
Canada 64.1% 59.3% 4.8%
Australia 14.1% - -
United States 9.2% 27.4% -18.2%
United Kingdom 7.8% 3.9% 3.9%
Mexico 0.6% - -
South Africa 0.1% 6.0% -5.9%
Jersey 0.1% - -
India 0.1% - -
Equity Sector Gold & Special Minerals Fund Philadelphia Gold & Silver Index Overweight / Underweight
Materials 96.1% 100.0% -3.9%
Consumer Discretionary 0.1% - -
Asset Allocation Gold & Special Minerals Fund Philadelphia Gold & Silver Index Overweight / Underweight
Equity 96.2% 100.0% -3.8%
Market Cap Gold & Special Minerals Fund Philadelphia Gold & Silver Index Overweight / Underweight
Mid 50.0% 53.6% -3.6%
Small 30.2% 14.8% 15.4%
Large 16.0% 31.7% -15.7%
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  1. 1. Special Risks: Investments in mining and metal industry companies are speculative and may be subject to volatility. Foreign investments may be volatile and involve additional expenses and special risks, including currency fluctuations, foreign taxes, regulatory and geopolitical risks. Emerging and developing market investments may be especially volatile. Large sector holdings may expose investors to greater volatility and special risks associated with that sector. Investments in securities of growth companies may be volatile. Derivative instruments entail higher volatility and risk of loss compared to traditional stock or bond investments. Mid-sized company stock is typically more volatile than that of larger company stock. It may take a substantial period of time to realize a gain on an investment in a mid-sized company, if any gain is realized at all. Gold ETFs involve additional fees and risks. The Fund is classified as a “non-diversified” fund and may invest a greater portion of its assets in the securities of a single issuer. The Fund may also invest through a wholly-owned Cayman Islands subsidiary, which involves the risk that changes to the laws of the Cayman Islands could negatively affect the Fund.
  2. 2. The Manager has contractually agreed to waive expenses in an amount equal to the management fee it receives from its Subsidiary for so long as the Fund invests in the Subsidiary. This waiver may not be terminated without the prior approval of the Fund's Board of Trustees.
  3. 3. The net expense ratio (where applicable) also takes into account contractual fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements without which performance would have been less. These undertakings may not be amended or withdrawn for one year from the date of the current prospectus, unless approved by the Board.
  4. 4. Access index definitions.
  5. 5. Holdings are subject to change, and are dollar weighted based on total net assets. Negative weightings may result from the use of leverage. Leverage involves the use of various financial instruments or borrowed capital in an attempt to increase investment return. Leverage risks include potential for higher volatility, greater decline of the fund's net asset value and fluctuations of dividends and distributions paid by the fund.
  6. 6. Holdings are subject to change, are dollar-weighted based on assets, and may not reflect the use of leverage in the Fund. Market Cap breakdown is calculated using Morningstar's methodology and those capitalization standards may not align with those in the Fund’s prospectus.
  7. 7. For Share Classes with less than a one-year track record, expense ratios are estimated based on the Manager's projections of those expenses for the coming fiscal year.
  8. A. Daily net asset value and dollar change of the fund is as of the previous business day's closing. Fund net asset values are updated at approximately 7 p.m. ET daily. ↩
  9. B. The performance data quoted represents past performance, which does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance and expense ratios may be lower or higher than the data quoted. Fund returns include changes in share price, reinvested distributions, and a 5.75% maximum sales charge where indicated. Returns do not consider capital gains or income taxes on an individual's investment. ↩
  10. C. "Year to Date" returns are cumulative, not annualized, and do not reflect sales charges (if sales charges are applicable to the Fund). These returns would be lower if sales charges were taken into consideration. Short-term returns may not be indicative of longer-term performance, which should also be considered when making investment decisions. ↩
  11. D. There is no guarantee of the payment of any dividend or other distributions at any level. ↩
  12. E. The performance data quoted represents past performance, which does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investments in the Fund will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than the originals cost. Current performance and expense ratios may be lower or higher than the data quoted. Fund returns include changes in share price and reinvested distributions. Class Y shares are not subject to a sales charge. Returns do not consider capital gains or income taxes on an individual's investment. ↩
  13. F. The performance data quoted represents past performance, which does not guarantee future results. The investments return and principal value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance and expense ratios may be lower or higher than the data quoted. Fund returns include changes in share price and reinvested distributions. Class I shares are not subject to a sales charge. Returns do not consider capital gains or income taxes on an individual's investment. ↩
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