iShares Silver TrustFind Ratings Reports
- Last Ratings Update:07/31/2016
- Price as of 07/31/2016 :$19.35
- Net Assets:$5,987.4 Million
- Peer Rank:18 of 38
- Investment Rating:C-
We rate iShares Silver Trust at C-. Positive factors that influence this rating include a low price volatility, low expense structure and long term portfolio management tenure. The fund may be considered for investors seeking a Sector - Precious Metals strategy.
POSITIVES AND RISKS
Total return ranks below peers over the last three years. The iShares Silver Trust has returned an annual rate of 3.34% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of -12.31% in the last five years, 0.40% in the last three years, and 37.43% in the last year. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last five years, it has outperformed 9% of them. It has also outpaced 29% of its competitors on a three year basis and 95% of them over the last year for the period ending 7/31/2016. On a year to date basis, SLV has returned 46.70%.
Downside risk has been above average. SLV has a draw down risk of -41.64%, which is the largest price decline experienced over the last three years. This fund has a three year standard deviation of 27.0%. 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 $19.35, which is 0.5% below its 52-week high of $19.45 and 5.9% above its 52-week low of $18.28.
Low expense ratio helps performance. On total assets of $5.99 billion, SLV maintains a low expense ratio compared to its Sector - Precious Metals peers of just 0.50% to cover all operating costs. Brokerage costs for the fund to buy and sell shares are not included in the expense ratio. As SLV is an exchange traded fund, it has no front end or back end load.
The iShares Silver Trust is managed by a team at BlackRock Fund Advisors. This fund is one of 310 BlackRock Fund Advisors exchange-traded funds launched since 3/12/1996 that we track.