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15 important things you should know about Ariel Investments ADYIX mutual fund

Updated: September 09, 2020
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Bull Case
  • No sales load or distribution fees
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • High expense ratio

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

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Ariel Investment Trust: Ariel Discovery Fund; Institutional Class Shares (ADYIX).

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation. The Fund invests primarily in common stocks of companies with market capitalizations under $2 billion, measured at the time of purchase. The Fund seeks to hold investments for a relatively long period of time generally with an investment time horizon of five years.

2. What are ADYIX top holdings?

ADYIX has 35 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 48.45% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Century Casinos Inc CNTY 6.63%
RealNetworks Inc RNWK 5.38%
Kindred Biosciences Inc KIN 5.31%
ORBCOMM Inc ORBC 4.81%
Cowen Inc COWN 4.67%
First American Financial Corp FAF 4.67%
Green Brick Partners Inc GRBK 4.60%
Telenav Inc TNAV 4.58%
Strattec Security Corp STRT 3.92%
Safeguard Scientifics Inc SFE 3.88%

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

ADYIX has generated the following returns:

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

In the last 10 years, ADYIX had 10 up years and 0 down years.

5. What is ADYIX dividend yield?

ADYIX yield is 0%.

6. What is ADYIX minimum initial investment amount?

ADYIX minimum initial investment amount is $1.00M.

7. What is ADYIX expense ratio?

ADYIX expense ratio is 1%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

ADYIX 12b-1 distribution fee is 0. ADYIX front-end sales load is 0. ADYIX back-end sales load is 0.

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is %;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is %.

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

11. What is ADYIX Sharpe ratio?

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is N/A. Our quantitative analysis shows 1 reason to buy and 2 reasons to sell. Finny Scores are not available if there are insufficient data points from the analysis.

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

The following are ADYIX strengths from our perspective:

  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

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

The following are ADYIX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • ADYIX net assets are $15.70 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • ADYIX expense ratio is 1%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the ADYIX review, we covered ADYIX 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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