Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund

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AOD : NYSE : Financial
$7.37 -0.02 | -0.27%
Today's Range: 7.37 - 7.42
Avg. Daily Volume: 292,700
10/28/16 - 4:00 PM ET
  • Last Ratings Update:09/30/2016
  • Price as of 09/30/2016 :$7.63
  • Net Assets:$1,028.22 Million
  • NAV:$8.93
  • Premium-14.56%
  • Peer Rank:77 of 252
  • Investment Rating:C+
  • Performance:C
  • RiskB-
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We rate Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund at C+. Positive factors that influence this rating include a greater than above average total return and low expense structure. The fund invests approximately 100% of its assets in stocks and may be considered for investors seeking a Global Equity strategy.


Total return ranks above peers over the last three years. The Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund has returned an annual rate of -3.95% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of 6.70% in the last five years, 6.43% in the last three years, and 9.11% in the last year. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last five years, it has outperformed 40% of them. It has also outpaced 56% of its competitors on a three year basis and 39% of them over the last year for the period ending 9/30/2016. On a year to date basis, AOD has returned 6.48%.

Downside risk has been below average. AOD has a draw down risk of -22.14%, which is the largest price decline experienced over the last three years. This fund has a three year standard deviation of 12.8%. This fund has had moderate volatility in its monthly performance over the last 36 months. As of 9/30/2016, the fund was trading at a price of $7.63, which is 1.9% below its 52-week high of $7.78 and 1.7% above its 52-week low of $7.50.

High expense ratio hinders performance. On total assets of $1.03 billion, AOD maintains a high expense ratio compared to its Global Equity peers of 1.16% to cover all operating costs. Brokerage costs for the fund to buy and sell shares are not included in the expense ratio. As AOD is a closed end fund, it has no front end or back end load.

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