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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
September 7, 2010
Total Assets (all classes) (as of 9/30/2017)
$1.1 billion
Fund Index
Philadelphia Gold & Silver Index
NAV (as of 10/17/17)
  • A
$17.11
performance
analytics
holdings
as of 9/30/2017
  • E
as of 9/30/2017
  • E

Sales charges are not applicable to Y & I Share Classes.
Cumulative
Annualized
3 mo ytd as of 10/17/17
  • C
1 yr 3 yr 5 yr since inception
Gold & Special Minerals Fund (NAV)
3.20% 18.25% -10.90% 5.54% -12.69% -9.63%
Cumulative
Annualized
3 mo ytd as of 10/17/17
  • C
1 yr 3 yr 5 yr since inception
Gold & Special Minerals Fund (NAV)
3.20% 18.25% -10.90% 5.54% -12.69% -9.63%
Gross Expense Ratio: 0.92% | Net Expense Ratio: 0.92%

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.


Year Gold & Special Minerals Fund Philadelphia Gold & Silver Index
2010 0.00% 34.76%
2011 -25.37% -19.41%
2012 -9.05% -6.70%
2013 -47.75% -48.18%
2014 -15.19% -17.28%
2015 -22.95% -33.46%
2016 49.18% 74.92%

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.


Date Gold & Special Minerals Fund Philadelphia Gold & Silver Index (Linked Index) BBG Barclays Agg S&P 500
9/30/2007 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
10/31/2007 12.53 11.94 0.90 1.59
11/30/2007 -0.53 2.69 2.71 -2.66
12/31/2007 0.20 3.55 3.00 -3.33
1/31/2008 3.27 13.13 4.73 -9.13
2/29/2008 12.71 19.78 4.88 -12.08
3/31/2008 3.07 8.01 5.23 -12.46
4/30/2008 1.75 -1.54 5.01 -8.20
5/31/2008 8.40 4.29 4.24 -7.01
6/30/2008 9.27 9.39 4.16 -14.85
7/31/2008 -6.68 -1.61 4.08 -15.56
8/31/2008 -15.18 -15.00 5.06 -14.34
9/30/2008 -30.68 -23.66 3.65 -21.98
10/31/2008 -59.24 -52.83 1.21 -35.08
11/30/2008 -51.15 -39.79 4.50 -39.74
12/31/2008 -38.99 -23.72 8.40 -39.10
1/31/2009 -39.16 -22.81 7.44 -44.23
2/28/2009 -39.11 -24.68 7.04 -50.17
3/31/2009 -30.35 -16.16 8.52 -45.80
4/30/2009 -32.47 -25.35 9.04 -40.62
5/31/2009 -10.68 0.35 9.83 -37.29
6/30/2009 -21.65 -14.18 10.46 -37.17
7/31/2009 -15.40 -9.67 12.24 -32.42
8/31/2009 -14.56 -10.29 13.40 -29.98
9/30/2009 -2.42 2.80 14.59 -27.37
10/31/2009 -6.40 -3.53 15.16 -28.71
11/30/2009 12.16 15.97 16.65 -24.44
12/31/2009 9.41 5.27 14.83 -22.98
1/31/2010 -2.89 -7.13 16.58 -25.75
2/28/2010 6.73 0.27 17.02 -23.45
3/31/2010 11.69 1.20 16.87 -18.83
4/30/2010 24.91 15.64 18.09 -17.55
5/31/2010 19.88 13.64 19.08 -24.13
6/30/2010 21.59 18.95 20.95 -28.10
7/31/2010 20.49 10.55 22.24 -23.07
8/31/2010 33.77 22.67 23.81 -26.54
9/30/2010 45.10 28.37 23.95 -19.98
10/31/2010 50.36 31.17 24.39 -16.94
11/30/2010 60.78 36.44 23.67 -16.93
12/31/2010 69.04 41.86 22.34 -11.38
1/31/2011 48.65 24.56 22.48 -9.28
2/28/2011 63.41 38.24 22.79 -6.17
3/31/2011 64.25 39.08 22.86 -6.13
4/30/2011 71.71 43.89 24.42 -3.35
5/31/2011 60.49 34.42 26.04 -4.45
6/30/2011 52.25 26.48 25.67 -6.04
7/31/2011 59.84 29.55 27.66 -7.95
8/31/2011 68.22 37.33 29.53 -12.95
9/30/2011 35.53 16.70 30.47 -19.07
10/31/2011 47.43 27.08 30.61 -10.22
11/30/2011 46.18 31.70 30.50 -10.42
12/31/2011 25.61 14.33 31.93 -9.51
1/31/2012 40.79 27.41 33.09 -5.45
2/29/2012 39.16 24.04 33.06 -1.36
3/31/2012 23.73 11.54 32.33 1.88
4/30/2012 16.66 5.05 33.80 1.24
5/31/2012 3.70 -1.83 35.01 -4.84
6/30/2012 5.83 0.74 35.06 -0.92
7/31/2012 5.00 -3.41 36.92 0.46
8/31/2012 18.95 8.87 37.01 2.72
9/30/2012 32.89 22.62 37.20 5.37
10/31/2012 29.78 20.95 37.47 3.43
11/30/2012 19.34 9.48 37.69 4.03
12/31/2012 14.13 6.67 37.49 4.98
1/31/2013 3.70 -3.48 36.53 10.41
2/28/2013 -8.29 -13.34 37.22 11.91
3/31/2013 -7.31 -12.14 37.33 16.11
4/30/2013 -26.00 -29.10 38.72 18.35
5/31/2013 -28.10 -30.24 36.24 21.11
6/30/2013 -40.42 -41.32 34.13 19.49
7/31/2013 -32.96 -35.57 34.32 25.57
8/31/2013 -28.07 -32.42 33.63 21.93
9/30/2013 -32.81 -38.91 34.89 25.76
10/31/2013 -32.20 -37.73 35.99 31.54
11/30/2013 -38.90 -43.29 35.48 35.54
12/31/2013 -40.45 -44.73 34.71 38.98
1/31/2014 -36.62 -40.35 36.70 34.17
2/28/2014 -30.17 -34.48 37.43 40.31
3/31/2014 -36.47 -39.92 37.19 41.49
4/30/2014 -34.66 -39.13 38.35 42.53
5/31/2014 -39.37 -43.81 39.93 45.88
6/30/2014 -27.96 -33.35 40.00 48.89
7/31/2014 -30.24 -34.60 39.65 46.84
8/31/2014 -28.83 -32.28 41.19 52.71
9/30/2014 -42.85 -46.26 40.23 50.57
10/31/2014 -53.78 -56.96 41.61 54.25
11/30/2014 -50.70 -54.57 42.61 58.40
12/31/2014 -49.62 -54.28 42.75 58.00
1/31/2015 -44.49 -47.17 45.74 53.26
2/28/2015 -45.49 -48.75 44.37 62.06
3/31/2015 -52.40 -56.31 45.04 59.50
4/30/2015 -48.13 -51.37 44.52 61.03
5/31/2015 -49.06 -53.44 44.17 63.10
6/30/2015 -53.11 -57.79 42.60 59.95
7/31/2015 -61.65 -68.18 43.59 63.30
8/31/2015 -60.75 -67.57 43.39 53.44
9/30/2015 -61.76 -69.00 44.36 49.65
10/31/2015 -58.45 -65.50 44.38 62.27
11/30/2015 -62.17 -69.02 44.00 62.75
12/31/2015 -61.27 -69.58 43.53 60.19
1/31/2016 -61.09 -69.12 45.51 52.24
2/29/2016 -50.36 -57.03 46.54 52.03
3/31/2016 -47.35 -53.22 47.88 62.35
4/30/2016 -33.24 -37.51 48.45 62.97
5/31/2016 -39.48 -45.75 48.49 65.90
6/30/2016 -26.41 -34.24 51.16 66.33
7/31/2016 -17.72 -25.72 52.11 72.46
8/31/2016 -29.01 -39.24 51.94 72.71
9/30/2016 -24.96 -36.62 51.85 72.74
10/31/2016 -31.01 -41.37 50.69 69.59
11/30/2016 -41.45 -46.12 47.12 75.87
12/31/2016 -42.40 -46.78 47.33 79.34
1/31/2017 -32.35 -38.08 47.62 82.75
2/28/2017 -34.02 -42.89 48.61 90.00
3/31/2017 -34.38 -43.35 48.54 90.22
4/30/2017 -37.28 -43.77 49.68 92.18
5/31/2017 -37.32 -43.48 50.83 94.88
6/30/2017 -35.33 -45.23 50.68 96.10
7/31/2017 -34.18 -42.15 51.33 100.13
8/31/2017 -30.41 -38.85 52.69 100.74
9/30/2017 -33.31 -42.54 51.96 104.88
Date Dividends
12/16/2014 0.3517
12/13/2016 1.093

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 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.

$ per share as of 10/17/2017

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 9/30/2017)

Morningstar 9/30/2017 (based on risk adjusted performance)
Overall Rating
Number of Funds
71
Category
Equity Precious Metals
Performance Statistics
3Y
5Y
Alpha
2.51
-1.03
Beta
0.81
0.86
Information Ratio
0.25
0.13
R-Squared
94.15
94.49
Sharpe Ratio
0.31
-0.19
Standard Deviation
38.94
37.34
Sortino Ratio
0.15
-0.08
Tracking Error
13.07
10.52
Dividends
  • D
Est. Frequency
Annual
Last Pay Date
12/13/2016
Per Share ($)
$1.09
Net Income
4.20%
Net Profit from Sale
95.80%
Other Capital Sources
0.00%
12-Month Distribution ($)
$1.09
Portfolio Characteristics
Fund
Fund Index
Average Market Cap (weighted)
$3.40 B
$8.50 B
Median Market Cap (weighted)
$1.90 B
$5.60 B
Turnover Ratio
65.00%
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Top Issuers

(62.0% of assets as of 09/30/17)


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 66.0% 59.1% 6.9%
Australia 16.2% - -
United States 6.8% 27.1% -20.3%
United Kingdom 5.5% 4.1% 1.5%
Mexico 1.0% - -
China 0.7% - -
India 0.1% - -
Equity Sector Gold & Special Minerals Fund Philadelphia Gold & Silver Index Overweight / Underweight
Materials 96.2% 100.0% -3.8%
Industrials 0.1% - -
Consumer Discretionary 0.1% - -
Asset Allocation Gold & Special Minerals Fund Philadelphia Gold & Silver Index Overweight / Underweight
Equity 96.3% 100.0% -3.7%
Market Cap Gold & Special Minerals Fund Philadelphia Gold & Silver Index Overweight / Underweight
Mid 45.7% 53.4% -7.7%
Small 38.8% 15.5% 23.3%
Large 11.7% 31.1% -19.5%
  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 7:00pm 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.
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