Global Gold

(F2) as of 04/16/14
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Daily Price (04/16/14) $9.82 Daily Change: $-0.07 (-0.71%)  
Investment Objective: Growth & Income Ticker Symbol: BGEIX
Fund Type: Specialty Stock Funds Fund Code: 980
Share Class: Investor Inception Date: 08/17/88
Total Assets: $405,767,294.16 Newspaper Symbol: GlGold  
Performance

Data reflects past performance for Investor Class shares, assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains and is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than data shown. Investment return and principal value fluctuates. Redemption value may be more or less than original cost. Obtain performance data current to the most recent month end. For additional share class information, consult the prospectus. Extraordinary performance is attributable in part to unusually favorable market conditions and may not be repeated or consistently achieved in the future.

  Total Return Average Annual Total Return as of 03/31/2014
Expense
Ratio*
Inception
Date
as of
04/16/2014
YTD
as of
03/31/2014
1 yr
3 yr 5 yr 10 yr 20 yr Life
  +12.23% -33.96% -25.58% -5.44% +0.81% +1.11% +2.03% 0.68% 08/17/88
Morningstar
Ratings
M1:(as of 03/31/2014)
-- -- 3 out of 5 Stars2 out of 5 Stars2 out of 5 Stars--Overall
2 out of 5 Stars Overall
Funds rated in category:----71 65 49 --71
Morningstar Category: Equity Precious Metals
Lipper Quartiles & Rankings:L1 --Quartile Ranking
62/72
Quartile Ranking
40/67
Quartile Ranking
39/56
Quartile Ranking
30/40
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Ranking for Precious Metals Equity Funds as of 03/31/2014, based on total returns.
 

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Morningstar InfoM1

Overall Rating
Stars
rated among 71 Equity Precious Metals
(as of 03/31/2014 )
Equity Style BoxN1

The fund's current expense ratio is 0.68%

Investment Strategy:
  • Domestic and foreign gold–related companies.K1,K2
For Investors who are:
  • Seek an inflation hedge.
  • Want portfolio diversification.K2
  • Seek long–term capital growth and income.
  • Can tolerate high share price fluctuation.
Risk Factors:

International investing involves special risk considerations, including economic and political conditions, inflation rates and currency fluctuations. Due to the limited focus of this fund, it may experience greater volatility than funds with a broader investment strategy. It is not intended to serve as a complete investment program by itself.

Fund Management

William Martin, CFA
William Martin, CFA
Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager

Lynette Pang, CFA
Lynette Pang, CFA
Portfolio Manager

Objective

Total return (capital growth and dividends) consistent with investment in securities of companies engaged in mining, processing, fabricating or distributing gold or other precious metals.



Footnotes

(*) The annual expense ratio is based on expenses incurred by the fund, as stated in the most recent prospectus.

(F2) Redemption of shares within 60 days of purchase will be subject to a 1% redemption fee.

K1International investing involves special risks, such as political instability and currency fluctuations. Investing in emerging markets may accentuate these risks.

K2Specialty funds are designed to provide portfolio diversification and should not be considered core holdings in an investment portfolio.

N1The Morningstar Style BoxTM reveals a fund's investment strategy. For the equity holdings in the fund's portfolio, the vertical axis shows the market capitalization of the stocks owned and the horizontal axis shows investment style (value, blend or growth).

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