Merk Hard Currency Fund Class Investor

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Performance

Trailing returns

1 day   +0.26%
   
1 week
   
-0.09%  
4 week   +1.32%
   
3 month
   
-0.50%  
YTD   +1.17%
   
1 year   +5.21%
   
3 years*
   
-1.18%  
5 years*   +3.11%
   
*annualized
Best 3 month return+13.01%  
Worst 3 month return-16.92%  

Morningstar statistics

Morningstar category: Multicurrency

Key statistics

Total assets294.05M 
Front load-  
Deferred load-  
Expense ratio1.30%  
Management fee-  
Fund familyMerk Funds 

Asset allocation

Cash86.46%  
Stocks0.00%  
Bonds0.00%  
Other13.54%  

Purchase information

Initial$2,500  
Additional$100  
IRA Initial$1,000  
AIP Initial$2,500  
AIP Additional$100  
11.52-0.01(-0.09%)
Jul 10, 4:00PM EDT

Description

The investment seeks to profit from a rise in hard currencies relative to the U.S. dollar. Under normal market conditions, the fund invests at least 80% of the value of its net assets (plus borrowings for investment purposes) in "hard currency" denominated investments. It normally invests in a managed basket of hard currency denominated investments composed of high quality, short-term debt instruments, including sovereign debt, and indirectly in gold and gold-related securities. Hard currencies are currencies of countries pursuing what the Adviser believes to be "sound" monetary policy and gold. The fund is non-diversified.
Fund filings (PDF) »
Asset manager:
Axel Merk (Started: May 10, 2005)
Advisor Company:
Merk Investments, LLC
Fund family reports on Morningstar »
Merk Funds, P.O. Box 588, Portland, ME 04112, USA

Risk

  1 year 3 years 5 years 10 years  
Alpha* -6.20 -12.63 -9.71     -
Beta* 51.86 41.60 48.08     -
Mean annual return 0.39 -0.07 0.28     -
R-squared* 1.10 3.40 6.98     -
Standard deviation 5.00 8.38 9.10     -
Sharpe ratio 0.92 -0.11 0.36     -
* Against standard index

Top 10 holdings

Security Net Assets  
Merk Gold Trust 13.56%  
Gold 100 Oz Futr Aug14 0.02%