Nuveen Mortgage Opportunity Term Fund 2Find Ratings Reports
- Last Ratings Update:08/31/2017
- Price as of 08/31/2017 :$24.73
- Net Assets:$117.61 Million
- Peer Rank:5 of 14
- Investment Rating:B
We rate Nuveen Mortgage Opportunity Term 2 at B. Positive factors that influence this rating include a greater than average total return. 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 8.44% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of 6.93% in the last five years, 8.87% in the last three years, and 12.41% in the last year. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last five years, it has outperformed 53% of them. It has also outpaced 74% of its competitors on a three year basis and 56% of them over the last year for the period ending 8/31/2017. On a year to date basis, JMT has returned 11.01%.
Downside risk has been below average. JMT has a draw down risk of -7.67%, which is the largest price decline experienced over the last three years. This fund has a three year standard deviation of 4.7%. This fund has had very little volatility in its monthly performance over the last 36 months. As of 8/31/2017, the fund was trading at a price of $24.73, which is 0.3% below its 52-week high of $24.81 and 2.6% above its 52-week low of $24.10.
High expense ratio hinders performance. On total assets of $117.61 million, JMT maintains a high expense ratio compared to its General Mortgage peers of 2.67% 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.
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 Nuveen Mortgage Opportunity Term 2 has been managed by Michael F. Garrett for the last 8 years. Over that period, the manager was able to capture more actual gains in excess of the expected return than 94% of other fund managers.