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For the month ending August, spot gold closed at $1,134.80, up $38.98 per ounce, or 3.56 percent. Gold stocks, as measured by the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index, rose 1.99 percent. The U.S. Trade-Weighted Dollar Index slid 1.55 percent for the month. The Philadelphia Gold & Silver Index (XAU) rose 1.81 percent. The S&P/TSX Global Gold Index gained 4.54 percent. The FTSE/JSE African Gold Mining Index rocketed 23.48 percent.
Past performance does not guarantee future results.
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. 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.
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 6/30/2015: De Beers S.A. 0.00%, McEwen Mining Inc. 0.00%, Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. 0.00%, Silvercorp Metals Inc. 0.00%.