For the quarter ended March 2016, spot gold closed at $1,232.71, up $171.29 per ounce, or 16.14 percent. Gold stocks, as measured by the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index, rose 45.82 percent. The U.S. Trade-Weighted Dollar Index fell 4.10 percent for the quarter. Also for the quarter, the Philadelphia Gold & Silver Index (XAU) rose 53.45 percent. The S&P/TSX Global Gold Index returned 40.69 percent, and the FTSE/JSE African Gold Mining Index climbed 92.40 percent. The Gold and Precious Metals Fund was up 33.33 percent, and the World Precious Minerals Fund returned 39.84 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 U.S. Trade Weighted Dollar Index provides a general indication of the international value of the U.S. dollar. The Philadelphia Gold and Silver Index (XAU) is a capitalization-weighted index that includes the leading companies involved in the mining of gold and silver. The S&P/TSX Global Gold Index is an international benchmark tracking the world's leading gold companies with the intent to provide an investable representative index of publicly-traded international gold companies. 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 3/31/2016: Tahoe Resources Inc. 0.00%; Lake Shore Gold Corp. 2.40% Gold and Precious Metals Fund, 1.34% World Precious Minerals Fund; Silver Standard Resources Inc. 0.00%; Claude Resources Inc. 0.00%; B2Gold Corp. 0.00%; New Gold Inc. 0.02% World Precious Minerals Fund; Polyus Gold International Ltd. 0.00%; BlackRock Inc. 0.00%; Standard Chartered PLC 0.00%.
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Inception Date: 7/1/1974
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