About the World Precious Minerals Fund
The World Precious Minerals Fund complements our Gold and Precious Metals Fund by giving investors increased exposure to junior and intermediate mining companies for added growth potential. With a high level of expertise in this specialized sector, our portfolio management team includes professionals with experience in geology, mineral resources and mining finance.
The World Precious Minerals Fund seeks long-term growth of capital while providing protection against inflation and monetary instability.
Under normal market conditions, the World Precious Minerals Fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets in common stock, preferred stock, convertible securities, rights and warrants, and depository receipts of companies principally engaged in the exploration for, or mining and processing of, precious minerals such as gold, silver, platinum group, palladium and diamonds. The fund focuses on selecting junior and intermediate exploration companies from around the world.
The fund’s benchmark is the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index.
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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.