- Last Ratings Update:02/28/2015
- Price as of 02/28/2015 :$115.20
- Net Assets:$694.9 Million
- Peer Rank:15 of 39
- Investment Rating:D-
We rate ETFS Physical Platinum Shares 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 short term portfolio management tenure. The fund may be considered for investors seeking a Sector - Precious Metals strategy.
POSITIVES AND RISKS
Total return ranks well below peers over the last three years. The ETFS Physical Platinum Shares has returned an annual rate of -6.14% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of -6.08% in the last five years, -11.72% in the last three years, and -18.30% in the last year. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last five years, it has outperformed 9% of them. It has also outpaced 11% of its competitors on a three year basis and 9% of them over the last year for the period ending 2/28/2015. On a year to date basis, PPLT has returned -1.58%.
Downside risk has been above average. PPLT has a draw down risk of -30.44%, which is the largest price decline experienced over the last three years. This fund has a three year standard deviation of 17.4%. This fund has had moderate volatility in its monthly performance over the last 36 months. As of 2/28/2015, the fund was trading at a price of $115.20, which is 5.4% below its 52-week high of $121.78 and 2.8% above its 52-week low of $112.10.
High expense ratio hinders performance. On total assets of $694.90 million, PPLT maintains a high expense ratio compared to its Sector - Precious Metals peers of 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 PPLT is an exchange traded fund, it has no front end or back end load.
The ETFS Physical Platinum Shares is managed by Benoit Autier 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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