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Address And Details

7900 Callaghan Road , San Antonio, TX 78229
Fund Manager Team Managed
Manager Tenure

Strategy And Objective

The Gold and Precious Metals Fund seeks long-term growth of capital plus protection against inflation and monetary instability. The fund also pursues current income as a secondary objective. The Adviser uses a matrix of top-down macro models and bottom-up micro stock selection models to determine weighting in countries, sectors and individual securities. The Adviser believes government policies are a precursor to change, and as a result, it monitors and tracks the fiscal and monetary policies of the world s largest countries both in terms of economic stature and population. The Adviser focuses on historical and socioeconomic cycles, and it applies both statistical and fundamental models, including growth at a reasonable price (GARP), to identify companies with superior growth and value metrics. The Adviser overlays these explicit knowledge models with the tacit knowledge obtained by domestic and global travel for first-hand observation of local and geopolitical conditions, as well as specific companies and projects. Under normal market conditions, the Gold and Precious Metals Fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets in equity and equity- related securities of companies principally involved in the mining, fabrication, processing, marketing or distribution of precious metals including gold, silver, platinum group, palladium, as well as diamonds. The fund may invest in these precious metals directly and/or in equity and equity-related securities, such as exchange- traded funds ( ETFs ) that represent interests in, or related to, these precious metals. The fund may invest in foreign or emerging market securities. The equity and equity-related securities in which the fund primarily invests include common stocks, preferred stocks, convertible securities, rights and warrants, and depository receipts (American Depository Receipts (ADRs) and Global Depository Receipts (GDRs)). The fund also participates in private placements, initial public offerings (IPOs), and long-term equity anticipation securities (LEAPS). The fund may invest in warrants to gain exposure to individual securities in the gold and precious metals industry over the long term. Warrants allow the fund to imitate a purchase or sale of a stock for a fraction of its price (premium) and hold that option for a long period of time before it expires. The fund may also receive warrants when it participates in a private placement. The issuer of the private placement may provide a warrant as an incentive for investing in the initial financing of the company. The fund may also short positions in the fund s portfolio that are considered by the Adviser to be overvalued in an effort to realize a valuation discrepancy. A short position generally involves the sale of a security that the fund has borrowed (but does not own) with the expectation that the price of the security will decrease in value, enabling the fund to repurchase the security later at the lower price. The fund focuses on selecting companies with established producing mines that create a significant stream of cash flow. Senior mining companies that have proven reserves are more strongly influenced by the price of gold. The fund invests across senior mining companies, as well as junior and intermediate mining companies. Junior mining companies typically have small market capitalization and their growth generally comes from a major mining discovery. Therefore, the risk and opportunities are substantially greater than investing in a senior mining company with proven reserves. The volatility of these smaller mining companies is typically greater than that of senior producers. The Adviser s stock selection process for established mining companies looks to identify companies with robust growth profiles and strong cash flows. In making security selections for junior and intermediate mining investments, the Adviser looks for companies with proven management who have a strong track record in developing and producing mining companies and whose potential mining assets and financial structure have upside leverage to rising commodity prices. Although the fund has greater latitude to invest its assets in different precious metals, such as platinum, palladium and silver, it currently has significant investments in the gold sector. Gold companies include mining companies that exploit gold deposits that are supported by co-products and by-products such as copper, silver, lead and zinc, and also diversified mining companies which produce a meaningful amount of gold. The fund is non-diversified and, therefore, may invest a greater percentage of its assets in a particular issuer in comparison to a diversified fund. The fund also may purchase call and put options, and enter into covered option writing transactions. In addition, the fund may invest up to 15% of its net assets in illiquid securities. The Adviser uses a matrix of statistical models to monitor market volatility and money flows, and as a result, the fund may at times maintain higher than normal cash levels. For example, the Adviser may take a temporary defensive position when the securities trading markets or the economy are experiencing excessive volatility, a prolonged general decline, or other adverse conditions.

Net Asset Value

as of 5:27 PM ET 05/13/2022

Performance

  • 1 Week
  • -8.97%
  • 1 Month
  • -21.56%
  • 3 Months
  • -7.63%
  • 1 Yr Return
  • -19.67%
  • 5 Yr Return
  • +51.42%

Equity Sector Breakdown

IndustrialCyclical 49.14%
RetailTrade 29.38%
Services 2.63%
Energy 2.47%
Technology 1.21%
Finance 0.61%
ConsumerDurables n/a
Health n/a
NonDurables n/a
Utilities n/a

Asset Allocation

Asset Type % Of Allocation
Stocks 95.10%
ForeignStocks 77.19%
Other 0.33%
Cash 0.00%
Bonds 0.00%
Preferred 0.00%
Convertible 0.00%
ForeignBonds 0.00%
ForeignHedged 0.00%
Total Net Assets 144.30 M

Risk Measures

Criteria 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years
Alpha 8.92 2.74 -3.80
Beta 1.35 1.00 0.77
R Squared 0.42 0.25 0.09
Std Deviation 38.98 32.84 34.91
Sharpe Ratio 0.81 0.52 n/a

Purchase Information

as of 5:28 PM ET 05/12/2022
Minimum Initial $5000
Minimum Additional $100
Minimum Initial IRA $0

Performance

Timeframe Average Annual Current Performance Monthly As Of 04/30/2022 Average Annual Current Performance Quarterly As Of 03/31/2022 Avg Annual Current Performance Monthly As Of 04/30/2022 Avg Annual Current Performance Quarterly As Of 03/31/2022
1 Year
  • -6.08%
  • +12.64%
-6.08% +12.64%
3 Year
  • +23.47%
  • +23.87%
+23.47% +23.87%
10 Year
  • +1.06%
  • +1.35%
+1.06% +1.35%
Life Of Fund
  • +1.06%
  • +1.23%
+1.06% +1.23%

Top 10 Holdings

Symbol Company Name % Of Assets
AYA AYA GOLD & SILVER INC 5.35%
WDO WESDOME GOLD MINES LTD 5.32%
SSRM SSR MINING INC 5.20%
GGD.TO GOGOLD RESOURCES INC 3.10%
MENE.V MENE INC 3.01%
NCVB TOTAL*NON-CONVERTIBLE BONDS 2.96%
FSM FORTUNA SILVER MINES INC 2.77%
DDH.AX DDH1 LTD 2.67%
VOX VOX ROYALTY CORP 2.63%
FFX.AX FIREFINCH LTD 2.51%

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