- Last Ratings Update:07/31/2015
- Price as of 07/31/2015 :$8.63
- Net Assets:$1,077.05 Million
- Peer Rank:37 of 235
- Investment Rating:B
We rate Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund at B. Positive factors that influence this rating include a greater than above average total return and low expense structure. The fund invests approximately 100% of its assets in stocks and may be considered for investors seeking a Global Equity strategy.
POSITIVES AND RISKS
Total return ranks above peers over the last three years. The Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund has returned an annual rate of -4.30% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of 5.95% in the last five years, 9.81% in the last three years, and 8.08% in the last year. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last five years, it has outperformed 43% of them. It has also outpaced 65% of its competitors on a three year basis and 70% of them over the last year for the period ending 7/31/2015. On a year to date basis, AOD has returned 6.35%.
Downside risk has been below average. AOD has a draw down risk of -11.74%, which is the largest price decline experienced over the last three years. This fund has a three year standard deviation of 9.3%. This fund has had a low level of volatility in its monthly performance over the last 36 months. As of 7/31/2015, the fund was trading at a price of $8.63, which is 2.8% below its 52-week high of $8.88 and 3.2% above its 52-week low of $8.36.
High expense ratio hinders performance. On total assets of $1.08 billion, AOD maintains a high expense ratio compared to its Global Equity peers of 1.14% to cover all operating costs. Brokerage costs for the fund to buy and sell shares are not included in the expense ratio. As AOD is a closed end fund, it has no front end or back end load.
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