- Last Ratings Update:03/31/2015
- Price as of 03/31/2015 :$8.91
- Net Assets:$1,077.05 Million
- Peer Rank:51 of 230
- Investment Rating:C+
We rate Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund at C+. This overall rating indicates it is among the top 10% of all closed end funds in its peer group. 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 -4.41% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of -3.02% in the last five years, 8.56% in the last three years, and 14.23% in the last year. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last five years, it has outperformed 13% of them. It has also outpaced 54% of its competitors on a three year basis and 75% of them over the last year for the period ending 3/31/2015. On a year to date basis, AOD has returned 6.99%.
Downside risk has been below average. AOD has a draw down risk of -17.51%, which is the largest price decline experienced over the last three years. This fund has a three year standard deviation of 11.1%. This fund has had moderate volatility in its monthly performance over the last 36 months. As of 3/31/2015, the fund was trading at a price of $8.91, which is 1.1% below its 52-week high of $9.01 and 2.3% above its 52-week low of $8.71.
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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