- Last Ratings Update:01/31/2015
- Price as of 01/31/2015 :$147.91
- Net Assets:$87.7 Million
- Peer Rank:155 of 277
- Investment Rating:D+
We rate Guggenheim British Pound Sterling at D+. This overall rating indicates it is among the top 10% of all closed end funds in its peer group. Negative factors that influence this rating include a well below average total return. The fund may be considered for investors seeking a Non-US Equity strategy.
POSITIVES AND RISKS
Total return ranks well below peers over the last three years. The Guggenheim British Pound Sterling has returned an annual rate of -2.10% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of -1.04% in the last five years, -1.94% in the last three years, and -8.67% 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 20% of its competitors on a three year basis and 15% of them over the last year for the period ending 1/31/2015. On a year to date basis, FXB has returned -3.36%.
Downside risk has been below average. FXB has a draw down risk of -12.16%, which is the largest price decline experienced over the last three years. This fund has a three year standard deviation of 7.0%. This fund has had very little volatility in its monthly performance over the last 36 months. As of 1/31/2015, the fund was trading at a price of $147.91, which is 2.2% below its 52-week high of $151.24 and 0.5% above its 52-week low of $147.12.
Low expense ratio helps performance. On total assets of $87.70 million, FXB maintains a low expense ratio compared to its Non-US Equity peers of just 0.40% to cover all operating costs. Brokerage costs for the fund to buy and sell shares are not included in the expense ratio. As FXB is an exchange traded fund, it has no front end or back end load.
The Guggenheim British Pound Sterling is managed by a team at Guggenheim Investments. This fund is one of 30 Guggenheim Investments exchange-traded funds launched since 4/24/2003 that we track.
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