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15 important things you should know about Aberdeen BJBIX mutual fund

Updated: September 27, 2020
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Bull Case
  • 3-year return above the benchmark
  • 5-year return above the benchmark
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • 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 BJBIX “stock” price, you can quickly find it out by visiting Finny and typing "BJBIX quote". If you’re looking for a quick scoop on BJBIX "stock" (price chart, key stats, buy or sell analysis and holdings), go to Finny and look for "BJBIX". You’ll get all this info in one place.

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

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Aberdeen Investment Funds: Aberdeen Select International Equity Fund; Class A Shares (BJBIX).

The Fund seeks long-term growth of capital. The Fund seeks to achieve its goal by investing in a wide variety of international equity securities issued throughout the world, normally excluding the U.S.

2. What are BJBIX top holdings?

BJBIX has 40 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 35.22% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR BABA 4.01%
RWE AG RWE.DE 3.89%
Novo Nordisk A/S B NOVO B 3.81%
Enel SpA ENEL.MI 3.80%
Nestle SA NESN 3.76%
Koninklijke DSM NV DSM 3.40%
Vonovia SE VNA.DE 3.39%
Genus PLC GNS.L 3.19%
Tencent Holdings Ltd 00700 3.03%
NICE Ltd NICE 2.94%

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

BJBIX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -1.48%;
  • 3-month return is 9.37%;
  • 1-year return is 5.25%;
  • 3-year return is 2.12%;
  • 5-year return is 6.78%;
  • 10-year return is 2.18%;
  • 15-year return is 2.17%.

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

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

BJBIX up and down years

5. What is BJBIX dividend yield?

BJBIX yield is 4.55%.

6. What is BJBIX minimum initial investment amount?

BJBIX minimum initial investment amount is $3.00K.

7. What is BJBIX expense ratio?

BJBIX expense ratio is 2.3%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

BJBIX expenses

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 1.79%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 1.32%.
BJBIX tax costs

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.01;
  • 5-year beta is 1.00;
  • 10-year beta is 1.00.
BJBIX Beta

11. What is BJBIX Sharpe ratio?

  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.14;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.20.
BJBIX Sharpe ratio

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 29. Our quantitative analysis shows 2 reasons to buy and 5 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 29.

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

The following are BJBIX strengths from our perspective:

  • <strong>BJBIX 3-year return</strong> is 2.12%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD), 1.1%.
  • <strong>BJBIX 5-year return</strong> is 6.78%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD), 5.59%.

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

The following are BJBIX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • <strong>BJBIX net assets</strong> are $120.30 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • <strong>BJBIX 10-year return</strong> is 2.18%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD), 4.21%.
  • <strong>BJBIX 15-year return</strong> is 2.17%, which is lower than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD), 4.18%.
  • <strong>BJBIX expense ratio</strong> is 2.3%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
  • 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.
In the BJBIX review, we covered BJBIX 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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