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For the quarter ending March, spot gold closed at $1,183.68 down $1.18 per ounce, or 0.10 percent. Gold stocks, as measured by the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index, fell 0.93 percent. The U.S. Trade-Weighted Dollar Index surged 8.96 percent for the quarter. See complete fund performance here.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Diversification does not protect an investor from market risks and does not assure a profit.
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 S&P 500 Stock Index is a widely recognized capitalization-weighted index of 500 common stock prices in U.S. companies.
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 3/31/2015: CME Group 0.00%; JP Morgan Chase 0.00%; Barclays 0.00%; Goldman Sachs 0.00%; HSBC Holdings PLC 0.00%; Bank of Nova Scotia 0.00%; Société Générale S.A. 0.00%; UBS Financial Services Inc. 0.00%; Apple Inc. 0.00%; Integra Gold Corp. 0.53% World Precious Minerals Fund; Klondex Mines Ltd. 12.37% in Gold and Precious Metals Fund, 13.18% in World Precious Minerals Fund; Osisko Gold Royalties 7.13% in Gold and Precious Metals Fund, 10.29% in World Precious Minerals Fund; AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. 0.07% in Gold and Precious Metals Fund, 0.08% in World and Precious Minerals Fund; Gold Fields Ltd. 1.31% in Gold and Precious Metals Fund, 0.32% in World Precious Minerals Fund; Sibanye Gold Ltd. 0.00%; Harmony Gold Mining Co. Inc. 0.83% in Gold and Precious Metals Fund, 0.83% in World Precious Minerals Fund; Credit Suisse Group 0.00%.