- Last Ratings Update:10/31/2013
- Price as of 10/31/2013 :$71.95
- Net Assets:$589.1 Million
- Peer Rank:4 of 43
- Investment Rating:C-
We rate ETFS Physical Palladium Shares at C-. Positive factors that influence this rating include a low price volatility and low expense structure. The fund may be considered for investors seeking a Sector - Precious Metals strategy.
POSITIVES AND RISKS
Total return ranks below peers over the last three years. The ETFS Physical Palladium Shares has returned an annual rate of 14.59% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of 1.88% in the last three years, 22.40% in the last year, and 6.36% in the last six months. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last three years, it has outperformed 32% of them. It has also outpaced 69% of its competitors on a one year basis for the period ending 10/31/2013. On a year to date basis, PALL has returned 4.54%.
Downside risk has been below average. PALL has a draw down risk of -30.01%, which is the largest price decline experienced over the last three years. This fund has a three year standard deviation of 27.4%. This fund has experienced excessive volatility in its monthly performance over the last 36 months. As of 10/31/2013, the fund was trading at a price of $71.95, which is 2.3% below its 52-week high of $73.64 and 6.5% above its 52-week low of $67.58.
Low expense ratio helps performance. On total assets of $589.10 million, PALL maintains a low expense ratio compared to its Sector - Precious Metals peers of just 0.60% to cover all operating costs. Brokerage costs for the fund to buy and sell shares are not included in the expense ratio. As PALL is an exchange traded fund, it has no front end or back end load.
The ETFS Physical Palladium Shares is managed by a team at ETF Securities USA LLC. This fund is one of 7 ETF Securities USA LLC exchange-traded funds launched since 7/20/2009 that we track.
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