TCW Strategic Income

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TSI : NYSE : Financial
$5.38 -0.01 | -0.19%
Today's Range: 5.38 - 5.39
Avg. Daily Volume: 82,400
08/31/16 - 2:20 PM ET
  • Last Ratings Update:07/31/2016
  • Price as of 07/31/2016 :$5.44
  • Net Assets:$277.93 Million
  • NAV:$5.89
  • Premium-7.64%
  • Peer Rank:53 of 119
  • Investment Rating:C+
  • Performance:C
  • RiskB
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We rate TCW Strategic Income Fund at C+. Positive factors that influence this rating include a low price volatility and low expense structure. The fund invests approximately 90% of its assets in bonds and may be considered for investors seeking a Growth & Income strategy.


Total return ranks below peers over the last three years. The TCW Strategic Income Fund has returned an annual rate of 8.63% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of 9.74% in the last five years, 4.81% in the last three years, and 7.36% in the last year. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last five years, it has outperformed 58% of them. It has also outpaced 49% of its competitors on a three year basis and 66% of them over the last year for the period ending 7/31/2016. On a year to date basis, TSI has returned 5.20%.

Downside risk has been below average. TSI has a draw down risk of -8.88%, which is the largest price decline experienced over the last three years. This fund has a three year standard deviation of 6.6%. This fund has had very little volatility in its monthly performance over the last 36 months. As of 7/31/2016, the fund was trading at a price of $5.44, which is 0.2% below its 52-week high of $5.45 and 2.3% above its 52-week low of $5.32.

Low expense ratio helps performance. On total assets of $277.93 million, TSI maintains a low expense ratio compared to its Growth & Income peers of just 0.88% to cover all operating costs. Brokerage costs for the fund to buy and sell shares are not included in the expense ratio. As TSI is a closed end fund, it has no front end or back end load.

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