Nuveen Mortgage Opportunity Term Fund 2Find Ratings Reports
- Last Ratings Update:12/31/2016
- Price as of 12/31/2016 :$23.16
- Net Assets:$118.28 Million
- Peer Rank:4 of 14
- Investment Rating:B
We rate Nuveen Mortgage Opportunity Term 2 at B. Positive factors that influence this rating include a greater than above average total return and low price volatility. The fund invests approximately 82% of its assets in bonds and may be considered for investors seeking a General Mortgage strategy.
POSITIVES AND RISKS
Total return ranks above peers over the last three years. The Nuveen Mortgage Opportunity Term 2 has returned an annual rate of 7.66% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of 11.10% in the last five years, 7.84% in the last three years, and 11.86% in the last year. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last five years, it has outperformed 72% of them. It has also outpaced 68% of its competitors on a three year basis and 62% of them over the last year for the period ending 12/31/2016. On a year to date basis, JMT has returned 11.86%.
Downside risk has been below average. JMT has a draw down risk of -9.49%, which is the largest price decline experienced over the last three years. This fund has a three year standard deviation of 5.0%. This fund has had very little volatility in its monthly performance over the last 36 months. As of 12/31/2016, the fund was trading at a price of $23.16, which is 1.8% below its 52-week high of $23.59 and 1.9% above its 52-week low of $22.73.
High expense ratio hinders performance. On total assets of $118.28 million, JMT maintains a high expense ratio compared to its General Mortgage peers of 2.47% to cover all operating costs. Brokerage costs for the fund to buy and sell shares are not included in the expense ratio. As JMT is a closed end fund, it has no front end or back end load.