TCW Strategic IncomeFind Ratings Reports
- Last Ratings Update:08/31/2017
- Price as of 08/31/2017 :$5.69
- Net Assets:$277.13 Million
- Peer Rank:63 of 128
- Investment Rating:C
We rate TCW Strategic Income Fund at C. Positive factors that influence this rating include a greater than above average total return, 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.
POSITIVES AND RISKS
Total return ranks above peers over the last three years. The TCW Strategic Income Fund has returned an annual rate of 8.66% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of 6.67% in the last five years, 5.33% in the last three years, and 11.47% in the last year. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last five years, it has outperformed 51% of them. It has also outpaced 51% of its competitors on a three year basis and 52% of them over the last year for the period ending 8/31/2017. On a year to date basis, TSI has returned 8.69%.
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 6.2%. 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 $5.69, which is 0.5% below its 52-week high of $5.72 and 2.9% above its 52-week low of $5.53.
Low expense ratio helps performance. On total assets of $277.13 million, TSI maintains a low expense ratio compared to its Growth & Income peers of just 0.85% 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.