14 important things you should know about Allianz Funds ARMCX mutual fund

Updated: June 28, 2020
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Are you looking to buy or sell ARMCX? Or perhaps you’re looking for ARMCX fact sheet, and learn about its alternatives? If so, you came to the right place.

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Allianz Funds: AllianzGI Global Natural Resources Fund; Class C Shares (ARMCX).

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation. Under normal conditions, the Fund seeks to invests at least 80% of its assets in common stocks and other equity securities of companies engaged in oil & gas, minerals, base metals, precious metals, chemicals, fertilizers, paper products, coal, alternative energy and steel.

2. What are ARMCX top holdings?

ARMCX has 75 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 27.68% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
BHP Group Ltd BHP.AX 3.53%
Linde PLC LIN.L 3.14%
Chevron Corp CVX 3.03%
BP PLC BP..L 2.90%
Invesco Solar ETF TAN 2.87%
Rio Tinto PLC RIO.L 2.57%
Occidental Petroleum Corp OXY 2.54%
Ecolab Inc ECL 2.52%
Total SA FP.PA 2.41%
Air Products & Chemicals Inc APD 2.17%

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

ARMCX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 5.75%;
  • 3-month return is -18.63%;
  • 1-year return is -23.09%;
  • 3-year return is -9.85%;
  • 5-year return is -9.95%;
  • 10-year return is -3.21%.

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

In the last 10 years, ARMCX had 5 up years and 5 down years.

5. What is ARMCX dividend yield?

ARMCX yield is 2.14%.

6. What is ARMCX minimum initial investment amount?

ARMCX minimum initial investment amount is $1.00K.

7. What is ARMCX expense ratio?

ARMCX expense ratio is 2.19%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.88%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 0.37%.

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.22;
  • 5-year beta is 1.20;
  • 10-year beta is 1.26;
  • 15-year beta is 1.27.

11. What is ARMCX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.79;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is -0.54;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is -0.19;
  • 15-year Sharpe ratio is 0.04.

Analysis

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

ARMCX Finny Score is 0. Our quantitative analysis shows 0 reasons to buy ARMCX and 10 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 0.

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

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

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

The following are ARMCX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • ARMCX net assets are $1.00 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • ARMCX 3-year return is -9.85%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI World NR USD), 4.85%.
  • ARMCX 5-year return is -9.95%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI World NR USD), 4.86%.
  • ARMCX 10-year return is -3.21%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI World NR USD), 8.2%.
  • 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.
  • ARMCX expense ratio is 2.19%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
  • ARMCX 3-year Beta is 1.22, which is higher than the index (MSCI ACWI NR USD) 3-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 3 years.
  • ARMCX 5-year Beta is 1.2, which is higher than the index (MSCI ACWI NR USD) 5-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 5 years.
  • ARMCX 10-year Beta is 1.26, which is higher than the index (MSCI ACWI NR USD) 10-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 10 years.
  • ARMCX 15-year Beta is 1.27, which is higher than the index (MSCI ACWI NR USD) 15-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 15 years.
In the ARMCX review, we covered ARMCX 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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