GAMCO Natural Resources Gold & Income Trust

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GNT : NYSE : Financial
$7.53 -0.14 | -1.80%
Today's Range: 7.52 - 7.73
Avg. Daily Volume: 112,300
08/25/16 - 3:50 PM ET
  • Last Ratings Update:07/31/2016
  • Price as of 07/31/2016 :$7.94
  • Net Assets:$135.91 Million
  • NAV:$7.81
  • Premium1.66%
  • Peer Rank:15 of 122
  • Investment Rating:C-
  • Performance:B-
  • RiskC-
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We rate GAMCO Nat Res Gold & Income Trust 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 - Energy/Natural Res strategy.


Total return ranks below peers over the last three years. The GAMCO Nat Res Gold & Income Trust has returned an annual rate of -5.22% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of -2.96% in the last five years, -0.39% in the last three years, and 46.34% in the last year. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last five years, it has outperformed 19% of them. It has also outpaced 25% of its competitors on a three year basis and 98% of them over the last year for the period ending 7/31/2016. On a year to date basis, GNT has returned 49.33%.

Downside risk has been above average. GNT has a draw down risk of -55.92%, which is the largest price decline experienced over the last three years. This fund has a three year standard deviation of 26.4%. This fund has experienced excessive volatility in its monthly performance over the last 36 months. As of 7/31/2016, the fund was trading at a price of $7.94, which is 3.2% below its 52-week high of $8.20 and 2.3% above its 52-week low of $7.76.

High expense ratio hinders performance. On total assets of $135.91 million, GNT maintains a high expense ratio compared to its Sector - Energy/Natural Res peers of 1.36% to cover all operating costs. Brokerage costs for the fund to buy and sell shares are not included in the expense ratio. As GNT is a closed end fund, it has no front end or back end load.

Manager tenure and performance record are net positives. Substandard fund managers tend to be replaced, so a long tenure is usually a good sign that a fund is achieving its objectives. The GAMCO Nat Res Gold & Income Trust has been managed by Caesar M. P. Bryan for the last 6 years. Over that period, the manager was able to capture more actual gains in excess of the expected return than 82% of other fund managers.

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