iShares S&P GSCI Commodity-Indexed Trust

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GSG : n.a. : Financial
$14.21 -0.04 | -0.28%
Today's Range: 14.14 - 14.25
Avg. Daily Volume: 475,200
07/26/16 - 4:00 PM ET
  • Last Ratings Update:06/30/2016
  • Price as of 06/30/2016 :$15.54
  • Net Assets:$979.2 Million
  • NAV:$15.61
  • Premium-0.45%
  • Peer Rank:247 of 268
  • Investment Rating:E+
  • Performance:E+
  • RiskC-
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We rate iShares S&P GSCI Commodity-Indexed at E+. Negative factors that influence this rating include a short term portfolio management tenure. The fund invests approximately 100% of its assets in stocks and may be considered for investors seeking an Equity Income strategy.


Total return ranks well below peers over the last three years. The iShares S&P GSCI Commodity-Indexed has returned an annual rate of -10.98% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of -14.93% in the last five years, -21.01% in the last three years, and -24.31% in the last year. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last five years, it has outperformed 7% of them. It has also outpaced 5% of its competitors on a three year basis and 7% of them over the last year for the period ending 6/30/2016. On a year to date basis, GSG has returned 10.37%.

Downside risk has been above average. GSG has a draw down risk of -61.08%, which is the largest price decline experienced over the last three years. This fund has a three year standard deviation of 21.2%. This fund has experienced a high level of volatility in its monthly performance over the last 36 months. As of 6/30/2016, the fund was trading at a price of $15.54, which is 22.9% below its 52-week high of $20.16 and 29.2% above its 52-week low of $12.03.

High expense ratio hinders performance. As GSG is an exchange traded fund, it has no front end or back end load.

The iShares S&P GSCI Commodity-Indexed is managed by Gregory R Savage at BlackRock Fund Advisors. This fund is one of 305 BlackRock Fund Advisors exchange-traded funds launched since 3/12/1996 that we track.

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