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15 important things you should know about Allianz Global Investors AABUX mutual fund

Updated: September 27, 2020
40
Bull Case
  • 3-year return above the benchmark
  • 5-year return above the benchmark
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • High expense ratio
  • Sales load and/or distribution fees

Before we start: if you’re looking for AABUX “stock” price, you can quickly find it out by visiting Finny and typing "AABUX quote". If you’re looking for a quick scoop on AABUX "stock" (price chart, key stats, buy or sell analysis and holdings), go to Finny and look for "AABUX". You’ll get all this info in one place.

Are you looking to buy or sell AABUX? Or perhaps you’re looking for AABUX fact sheet, and learn about its alternatives? If so, you came to the right place.

In this AABUX mutual fund review, we’ll address key questions our readers have been asking us about this fund, above and beyond what you can find in its prospectus, and on Morningstar or Yahoo Finance.

Here is what you’ll be able to find in this review:

  • Fact Sheet: AABUX performance, returns, expense ratio, holdings and dividend yield;
  • Analysis: AABUX buy or sell; the pros and cons of investing in AABUX mutual fund;
  • Alternatives: other ETFs and mutual funds you should consider as alternatives to AABUX.

And here is the list of questions we’ll answer:

  1. Describe Allianz Funds Multi-Strategy Trust: AllianzGI Best Styles US Equity Fund; Class A Shares (AABUX).
  2. What are AABUX holdings?
  3. What is AABUX performance? What are AABUX historical returns?
  4. How many up and down years did AABUX have historically?
  5. What is AABUX dividend yield?
  6. What is AABUX minimum initial investment amount?
  7. What is AABUX expense ratio?
  8. Does AABUX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  9. What is AABUX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?
  10. What is AABUX beta? How would you assess AABUX risk?
  11. What is AABUX Sharpe ratio?
  12. What is AABUX Finny Score? AABUX buy or sell?
  13. What are the pros of investing in AABUX? What are AABUX buy reasons?
  14. What are the cons of investing in AABUX? What are AABUX sell reasons?

So let’s start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Allianz Funds Multi-Strategy Trust: AllianzGI Best Styles US Equity Fund; Class A Shares (AABUX).

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation. The Fund will normally invest at least 80% of its net assets in equity securities and equity-related instruments, and the Fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets in securities of U.S. companies. The Fund may invest in issuers of any size market capitalization.

2. What are AABUX top holdings?

AABUX has 306 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 25.41% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Microsoft Corp MSFT 5.75%
Apple Inc AAPL 4.95%
Amazon.com Inc AMZN 3.81%
Facebook Inc A FB 2.23%
Alphabet Inc Class C GOOG 1.72%
Alphabet Inc A GOOGL 1.71%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 1.52%
UnitedHealth Group Inc UNH 1.36%
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM 1.20%
Intel Corp INTC 1.16%

3. What is AABUX performance? What are AABUX historical returns?

AABUX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 1.34%;
  • 3-month return is 9.77%;
  • 1-year return is 13.50%;
  • 3-year return is 10.94%;
  • 5-year return is 11.84%.

4. How many up and down years did AABUX have historically?

In the last 10 years, AABUX had 8 up years and 2 down years.

AABUX up and down years

5. What is AABUX dividend yield?

AABUX yield is 4.42%.

6. What is AABUX minimum initial investment amount?

AABUX minimum initial investment amount is $1.00K.

7. What is AABUX expense ratio?

AABUX expense ratio is 0.65%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

AABUX expenses

8. Does AABUX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?

AABUX 12b-1 distribution fee is 0.25. AABUX front-end sales load is 5.5. AABUX back-end sales load is 0.

9. What is AABUX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 6.13%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 4.57%.
AABUX tax costs

10. What is AABUX beta? How would you assess AABUX risk?

  • 3-year beta is 1.04;
  • 5-year beta is 1.02.
AABUX Beta

11. What is AABUX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.47;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.57.
AABUX Sharpe ratio

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 40. Our quantitative analysis shows 2 reasons to buy and 3 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 40.

13. What are the pros of investing in AABUX? What are AABUX buy reasons?

The following are AABUX strengths from our perspective:

  • <strong>AABUX 3-year return</strong> is 10.94%, which is in line with the 3-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 11.64%.
  • <strong>AABUX 5-year return</strong> is 11.84%, which is in line with the 5-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 13.04%.

14. What are the cons of investing in AABUX? What are AABUX negatives?

The following are AABUX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • <strong>AABUX net assets</strong> are $1.30 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • <strong>AABUX expense ratio</strong> is 0.65%, 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 5.5%. 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.
In the AABUX review, we covered AABUX key stats (return, performance, yield, expense ratio, and holdings), buy and sell analysis, and alternative investments. If this review was helpful to you, feel free to check out other mutual fund and ETF reviews.
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