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15 important things you should know about American Century Investments BGEIX mutual fund

Updated: November 20, 2020
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Bull Case
  • 3-year return above the benchmark
  • 5-year return above the benchmark
  • No sales load or distribution fees
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • 10-year return below the benchmark
  • 15-year return below the benchmark
  • High expense ratio

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe American Century Quantitative Equity Funds, Inc: Global Gold Fund; Investor Class Shares (BGEIX).

The Fund seeks to realize a total return (capital growth and dividends) consistent with investment in securities of companies that are engaged in mining, processing, fabricating, or distributing gold throughout the world.

2. What are BGEIX top holdings?

BGEIX has 60 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 60.69% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Newmont Corp NEM 13.42%
Barrick Gold Corp ABX.TO 12.56%
Franco-Nevada Corp FNV.TO 7.68%
Wheaton Precious Metals Corp WPM.TO 5.11%
Newcrest Mining Ltd NCM.AX 4.42%
Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd AEM.TO 3.72%
Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd KL.TO 3.59%
Anglogold Ashanti Ltd ADR AU.JO 3.58%
Royal Gold Inc RGLD 3.33%
Kinross Gold Corp K.TO 3.28%

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

BGEIX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -4.29%;
  • 3-month return is -9.80%;
  • 1-year return is 45.11%;
  • 3-year return is 19.05%;
  • 5-year return is 23.00%;
  • 10-year return is -3.22%;
  • 15-year return is 4.17%.

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

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

BGEIX up and down years

5. What is BGEIX dividend yield?

BGEIX yield is 0.74%.

6. What is BGEIX minimum initial investment amount?

BGEIX minimum initial investment amount is $3.00K.

7. What is BGEIX expense ratio?

BGEIX expense ratio is 0.69%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

BGEIX expenses

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.4%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 0.13%.
BGEIX tax costs

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

  • 3-year beta is 0.93;
  • 5-year beta is 0.84;
  • 10-year beta is 0.71.
BGEIX Beta

11. What is BGEIX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.64;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.71;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.09.
BGEIX Sharpe ratio

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 43. Our quantitative analysis shows 3 reasons to buy and 4 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 43.

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

The following are BGEIX strengths from our perspective:

  • <strong>BGEIX 3-year return</strong> is 19.05%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI World NR USD), 8.45%.
  • <strong>BGEIX 5-year return</strong> is 23%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI World NR USD), 9.76%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

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

The following are BGEIX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • <strong>BGEIX net assets</strong> are $678.20 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • <strong>BGEIX 10-year return</strong> is -3.22%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI World NR USD), 9.07%.
  • <strong>BGEIX 15-year return</strong> is 4.17%, which is lower than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI World NR USD), 7.02%.
  • <strong>BGEIX expense ratio</strong> is 0.69%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the BGEIX review, we covered BGEIX 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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