Second Quarter 2016
For the quarter ended June 30, 2016, the World Precious Minerals Fund rose 52.26 percent, outperforming the fund's benchmark, the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index, which rose 38.49 percent. The Gold and Precious Metals returned 40.64 percent, compared to its benchmark, the FTSE Gold Mines Index, which rose 38.08 percent. See complete fund performance here.
Performance data quoted above is historical. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Results reflect the reinvestment of dividends and other earnings. For a portion of periods, the fund had expense limitations, without which returns would have been lower. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance data quoted. The principal value and investment return of an investment will fluctuate so that your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance does not include the effect of any direct fees described in the fund's prospectus (e.g., short-term trading fees of 0.05%) which, if applicable, would lower your total returns. Performance quoted for periods of one year or less is cumulative and not annualized. Obtain performance data current to the most recent month-end here or by calling 1-800-US-FUNDS.
The NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index is a modified market capitalization weighted index comprised of publicly traded companies involved primarily in the mining for gold and silver. The index benchmark value was 500.0 at the close of trading on December 20, 2002. The FTSE/JSE African Gold Mining Index is a market capitalization weighted index. (Returns are quoted as price return in the home currencies of each index. For example, the S&P/TSX Canadian Global Gold Index is calculated using Canadian Dollars.)
Fund portfolios are actively managed, and holdings may change daily. Holdings are reported as of the most recent quarter-end. Holdings in the Gold and Precious Metals Fund and the World Precious Minerals Fund as a percentage of net assets as of 6/30/2016: ICBC Standard Bank Plc. 0.00%, Barclays Plc 0.00%, Huaan Yifu Gold ETF 0.00%, JPMorgan Chase & Co. 0.00%, Deutsche Bank AG 0.00%.
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as of 10/21/2016
Change: $ -0.07
Inception Date: 7/1/1974
Lipper Fund Category: Gold Oriented
AUM: $135.65 M as of 09-30-2016
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