Both BACAX and VGENX are mutual funds. BACAX has a higher 5-year return than VGENX (6.57% vs 1.38%). BACAX has a higher expense ratio than VGENX (1.32% vs 0.41%). Below is the comparison between BACAX and VGENX.
|Security Type||Mutual fund||Mutual fund|
|Segment||Specialty: Equity Energy||Specialty: Equity Energy|
The Fund seeks to provide long-term growth of capital by investing at least 80% of its total assets in securities of global energy and natural resources companies and companies in associated businesses, as well as utilities. The Fund may invest without limit in companies located anywhere in the world.
BACAX performance & returns
Top 10 Holdings (62.96% of Total Assets)
|Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A||RDSA.L||8.78%|
|TC Energy Corp||TRP.TO||4.66%|
|Williams Companies Inc||WMB||4.28%|
|Kinder Morgan Inc Class P||KMI||4.17%|
|Suncor Energy Inc||SU.TO||3.34%|
|Pioneer Natural Resources Co||PXD||3.04%|
The following are BACAX strengths from our perspective:
- BACAX 3-year return is 11.03%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI World/Energy NR USD), 9.47%.
The following are BACAX weaknesses from our perspective:
- BACAX net assets are $189.10 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
- BACAX 10-year return is 2.8%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI World/Energy NR USD), 3.99%.
- BACAX 15-year return is 0.63%, which is lower than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI World/Energy NR USD), 2.05%.
- BACAX expense ratio is 1.32%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
- Warning: this fund has a 12b1 and front-end sales fee. The maximum 12b1 fee is 0.25%, while the maximum front-end sales load is 5.25%. A 12b-1 fee is an annual marketing or distribution fee on a mutual fund. Front-end sales load, also known as sales charge, is a fee paid when mutual funds shares are purchased. Those fees are subtracted from your total investable assets.
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The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing in the equity securities of companies engaged in energy related activities.
VGENX performance & returns
Top 10 Holdings (39.20% of Total Assets)
|Vanguard Market Liquidity Inv||N/A||7.28%|
|Total SE ADR||TOT.PA||4.75%|
|Marathon Petroleum Corp||MPC||3.63%|
|BP PLC ADR||BP.L||3.50%|
|Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Class A||RDS.A.L||2.94%|
|TC Energy Corp||TRP.TO||2.92%|
The following are VGENX strengths from our perspective:
- Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.
The following are VGENX weaknesses from our perspective:
- VGENX 3-year return is 1.65%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI NR USD), 9.04%.
- VGENX 5-year return is 1.38%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI NR USD), 8.14%.
- VGENX 10-year return is 1.96%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI NR USD), 9.72%.
- VGENX 15-year return is 0.97%, which is lower than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI NR USD), 5.11%.
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