PEER GROUP ANALYSIS
This chart compares GDX to the highest rated funds in its peer group of Sector - Precious Metals funds. The above graph illustrates two key measures that investors should consider when assessing the investment potential of a particular fund. One of the key factors is how the fund has performed over the most recent reporting period, defined as the 1 year total return on the bottom axis. The second factor is the fund's reported expense ratio, on the right axis, which includes things like management fees. The best funds, with higher returns and lower expenses, stake out a position in the lower left part of this graph.
TOP RATED FUNDS : Sector - Precious Metals
|DB Base Metals Double Short ETN||BOM||60.65||60.65||26.44||0.75||1|
|DB Gold Double Short ETN||DZZ||17.95||17.95||24.78||0.00||2|
|DB Gold Short ETN||DGZ||9.34||9.34||12.73||0.00||3|
|DB Base Metals Short ETN||BOS||26.51||26.51||12.61||0.75||4|
|IQ Hedge Market Neutral Tracker||QMN||-1.46||-1.46||0.34||0.76||5|
|iShares Gold Trust||IAU||-11.04||-11.04||-14.05||0.25||6|
|ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares||SGOL||-11.02||-11.02||-14.15||0.39||7|
|SPDR Gold Shares||GLD||-11.06||-11.06||-14.17||0.40||8|
|PowerShares DB Gold Fund||DGL||-11.60||-11.60||-15.15||0.80||9|
|Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF||GDX||-26.95||-26.95||-32.31||0.53||23|
|The above table compares the total return performance and expense ratio of Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF to the top rated funds within the Sector - Precious Metals peer group. Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF ranks number 23 out of 37 Sector - Precious Metals closed-end and exchange-traded funds that we rate.|
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