- Last Ratings Update:09/30/2014
- Price as of 09/30/2014 :$18.24
- Net Assets:$173.1 Million
- Peer Rank:20 of 43
- Investment Rating:E+
We rate iShares MSCI Gl Met&MP at E+. 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 short term portfolio management tenure. The fund may be considered for investors seeking a Sector - Precious Metals strategy.
POSITIVES AND RISKS
New Fund off to poor start in the last year. The iShares MSCI Gl Met&MP has returned an annual rate of -10.72% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of -6.63% in the last year, -9.28% in the last six months, and -13.90% in the last three months. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last year, it has outperformed 13% of them for the period ending 9/30/2014. On a year to date basis, PICK has returned -10.28%.
Downside risk has been above average. PICK has a draw down risk of -30.55%, which is the largest price decline experienced since the inception of the fund. This fund has a one year standard deviation of 17.0%. This fund has had moderate volatility in its monthly performance over the last 12 months. As of 9/30/2014, the fund was trading at a price of $18.24, which is 13.1% below its 52-week high of $20.99 and 2.4% above its 52-week low of $17.81.
Low expense ratio helps performance. On total assets of $173.10 million, PICK maintains a low expense ratio compared to its Sector - Precious Metals peers of just 0.39% to cover all operating costs. Brokerage costs for the fund to buy and sell shares are not included in the expense ratio. As PICK is an exchange traded fund, it has no front end or back end load.
The iShares MSCI Gl Met&MP is managed by Jennifer F.Y. Hsui at BlackRock Fund Advisors. This fund is one of 310 BlackRock Fund Advisors exchange-traded funds launched since 3/12/1996 that we track.
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