14 important things you should know about Invesco AFRAX mutual fund

Updated: June 27, 2020
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Are you looking to buy or sell AFRAX? Or perhaps you’re looking for AFRAX fact sheet, and learn about its alternatives? If so, you came to the right place.

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe AIM Counselor Series Trust (Invesco Counselor Series Trust): Invesco Floating Rate Fund; Class A Shares (AFRAX).

The Fund seeks to provide as high a level of current income and preservation of capital as is consistent with investment in senior debt securities that meet credit standards established by Chancellor Light Asset Management, Inc.

2. What are AFRAX top holdings?

AFRAX has 22 stock holdings and 683 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 10.88% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
1011778 B.C. Unlimited Liability Company Term Loan B4 N/A 1.57%
Sprint Communications, Inc. 1st Lien Term Loan B N/A 1.21%
Berry Global, Inc. USD Term Loan U N/A 1.19%
Vistra Operations Company LLC 1st Lien Term Loan B3 N/A 1.13%
Caesars Resort Collection, LLC 2017 1st Lien Term Loan B N/A 1.06%
JBS USA Lux S.A. 2019 Term Loan B N/A 0.98%
Telesat Canada Term Loan B5 N/A 0.95%
CenturyLink, Inc. 2017 Term Loan B N/A 0.94%
Virgin Media Bristol LLC USD Term Loan N N/A 0.94%
Delta 2 (LUX) S.a.r.l. 2018 USD Term Loan N/A 0.91%

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

AFRAX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 0.48%;
  • 3-month return is -9.87%;
  • 1-year return is -7.78%;
  • 3-year return is -0.31%;
  • 5-year return is 1.10%;
  • 10-year return is 3.19%;
  • 15-year return is 3.04%.

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

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

5. What is AFRAX dividend yield?

AFRAX yield is 5.53%.

6. What is AFRAX minimum initial investment amount?

AFRAX minimum initial investment amount is $1.00K.

7. What is AFRAX expense ratio?

AFRAX expense ratio is 1.09%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

AFRAX 12b-1 distribution fee is 0.25. AFRAX front-end sales load is 2.5. AFRAX back-end sales load is 0.

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 2.18%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 1.92%.

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

  • 3-year beta is -0.02;
  • 5-year beta is -0.01;
  • 10-year beta is -0.06;
  • 15-year beta is -0.05.

11. What is AFRAX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.37;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is -0.04;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.46.

Analysis

12. What is AFRAX Finny Score? AFRAX buy or sell?

AFRAX Finny Score is 36. Our quantitative analysis shows 4 reasons to buy AFRAX and 7 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 36.

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

The following are AFRAX strengths from our perspective:

  • AFRAX 3-year Beta is -0.02, which is inversely correlated with the index (BBgBarc US Agg Bond TR USD). The could be good if you're trying to hedge your portfolio.
  • AFRAX 5-year Beta is -0.01, which is inversely correlated with the index (BBgBarc US Agg Bond TR USD). The could be good if you're trying to hedge your portfolio.
  • AFRAX 10-year Beta is -0.06, which is inversely correlated with the index (BBgBarc US Agg Bond TR USD). The could be good if you're trying to hedge your portfolio.
  • AFRAX 15-year Beta is -0.05, which is inversely correlated with the index (BBgBarc US Agg Bond TR USD). The could be good if you're trying to hedge your portfolio.

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

The following are AFRAX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • AFRAX net assets are $516.40 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • AFRAX 3-year return is -0.31%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond TR USD), 5.13%.
  • AFRAX 5-year return is 1.1%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond TR USD), 3.79%.
  • AFRAX 10-year return is 3.19%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond TR USD), 3.87%.
  • AFRAX 15-year return is 3.04%, which is lower than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond TR USD), 4.41%.
  • 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 2.5%. 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.
  • AFRAX expense ratio is 1.09%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the AFRAX review, we covered AFRAX 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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