14 important things you should know about Amana AMDWX mutual fund

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

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Amana Mutual Funds Trust: Developing World Fund; Investor Class Shares (AMDWX).

The Fund seeks long-term capital growth, consistent with Islamic principles. Under normal circumstances, the Fund invests at least 80% of total net assets in common stocks of companies with significant exposure (50% or more of production assets, or revenues) to countries with developing economies and/or markets.

2. What are AMDWX top holdings?

AMDWX has 40 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 34.01% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Tencent Holdings Ltd ADR TCEHY 5.87%
Silergy Corp 6415.TW 4.46%
Clicks Group Ltd CLS.JO 3.74%
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd ADR TSM.TW 3.33%
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 005930.KS 3.07%
Techtronic Industries Co Ltd 00669.HK 2.95%
Colgate-Palmolive Co CL 2.78%
Kansas City Southern KSU 2.75%
Sunny Friend Environmental Technology Co 8341.TW 2.54%
Hong Kong and China Gas Co Ltd 00003.HK 2.52%

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

AMDWX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 3.27%;
  • 3-month return is -11.99%;
  • 1-year return is -2.11%;
  • 3-year return is -1.19%;
  • 5-year return is -1.61%;
  • 10-year return is -0.49%.

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

In the last 10 years, AMDWX had 6 up years and 4 down years.

5. What is AMDWX dividend yield?

AMDWX yield is 0.36%.

6. What is AMDWX minimum initial investment amount?

AMDWX minimum initial investment amount is $3.00K.

7. What is AMDWX expense ratio?

AMDWX expense ratio is 1.31%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.09%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 0.08%.

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

  • 3-year beta is 0.80;
  • 5-year beta is 0.76;
  • 10-year beta is 0.61.

11. What is AMDWX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.24;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is -0.25;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is -0.12.

Analysis

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

AMDWX Finny Score is 33. Our quantitative analysis shows 3 reasons to buy AMDWX and 6 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 33.

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

The following are AMDWX strengths from our perspective:

  • AMDWX 3-year Beta is 0.8, which is inversely correlated with the index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD). The could be good if you're trying to hedge your portfolio.
  • AMDWX 5-year Beta is 0.76, which is inversely correlated with the index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD). The could be good if you're trying to hedge your portfolio.
  • AMDWX 10-year Beta is 0.61, which is inversely correlated with the index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD). The could be good if you're trying to hedge your portfolio.

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

The following are AMDWX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • AMDWX net assets are $15.70 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • AMDWX 3-year return is -1.19%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EM NR USD), -0.52%.
  • AMDWX 5-year return is -1.61%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EM NR USD), -0.07%.
  • AMDWX 10-year return is -0.49%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EM NR USD), 1.96%.
  • Warning: this fund has a 12b1 sales fee. The maximum 12b1 fee is 0.25%. A 12b-1 fee is an annual marketing or distribution fee on a mutual fund.
  • AMDWX expense ratio is 1.31%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the AMDWX review, we covered AMDWX 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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