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10 important things you should know about Virtus AFJCX mutual fund

Updated: October 10, 2021
Bull Case
  • No Bull case arguments for now!
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • 3-year return below the benchmark
  • 5-year return below the benchmark
  • 10-year return below the benchmark
  • 15-year return below the benchmark
  • High expense ratio
  • Sales load and/or distribution fees

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

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

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

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

  1. Describe Allianz Funds: AllianzGI NFJ International Value Fund; Class C Shares (AFJCX).
  2. What are AFJCX holdings?
  3. What is AFJCX performance? What are AFJCX historical returns?
  4. What is AFJCX dividend yield?
  5. What is AFJCX minimum initial investment amount?
  6. Does AFJCX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  7. What is AFJCX Finny Score? AFJCX buy or sell?
  8. What are the pros of investing in AFJCX? What are AFJCX buy reasons?
  9. What are the cons of investing in AFJCX? What are AFJCX sell reasons?

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Allianz Funds: AllianzGI NFJ International Value Fund; Class C Shares (AFJCX).

The Fund seeks long-term growth of capital and income. The Fund will invest in the common stocks of non-U.S. companies with market capitalizations of more than $1 billion, that are undervalued relative to the market and their industry groups.

2. What are AFJCX top holdings?

AFJCX has 58 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 33.16% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 005930.KS 4.31%
China Merchants Bank Co Ltd Class H 03968 4.22%
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Ordinary Shares 09988 4.21%
Zurich Insurance Group AG ZURN 4.10%
Broadcom Inc AVGO 4.00%
Sony Corp 6758 2.85%
Tencent Holdings Ltd 00700 2.57%
Rio Tinto PLC RIO.L 2.46%
Techtronic Industries Co Ltd 00669.HK 2.27%
Longfor Group Holdings Ltd 00960 2.17%

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

AFJCX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -4.57%;
  • 3-month return is -4.31%;
  • 1-year return is -4.31%;
  • 3-year return is 6.93%;
  • 5-year return is 6.48%;
  • 10-year return is 3.61%;
  • 15-year return is 2.44%.

4. What is AFJCX dividend yield?

AFJCX yield is 1.21%.

5. What is AFJCX minimum initial investment amount?

AFJCX minimum initial investment amount is $1.00K.

6. Does AFJCX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?

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

Analysis

7. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 0. Our quantitative analysis shows 0 reasons to buy and 7 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 0.

8. What are the pros of investing in AFJCX? What are AFJCX buy reasons?

We don't see any strong reasons to buy AFJCX.

9. What are the cons of investing in AFJCX? What are AFJCX negatives?

The following are AFJCX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • AFJCX net assets are $2.90 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • AFJCX 3-year return is 6.93%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD), 9.34%.
  • AFJCX 5-year return is 6.48%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD), 9.03%.
  • AFJCX 10-year return is 3.61%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD), 7.32%.
  • AFJCX 15-year return is 2.44%, which is lower than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD), 4.34%.
  • AFJCX expense ratio is 2.02%, 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 deferred sales fee. The maximum 12b1 fee is 1%, while the maximum deferred sales load is 1%. A 12b-1 fee is an annual marketing or distribution fee on a mutual fund. Deferred sales load is a back-end sales charge and is imposed when an investor redeems shares.
In the AFJCX review, we covered AFJCX 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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