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15 important things you should know about AMG Funds BLUEX mutual fund

Updated: September 09, 2020
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Bull Case
  • No sales load or distribution fees
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • 3-year return below the benchmark
  • 5-year return below the benchmark
  • 10-year return below the benchmark
  • 15-year return below the benchmark
  • High expense ratio

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe AMG Funds I: AMG Managers Brandywine Blue Fund; Class I Shares (BLUEX).

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing in common stocks. The Fund maintains a large-cap focus by uncovering stocks beyond $6 billion in market cap that meet its earnings-growth and valuation criteria.

2. What are BLUEX top holdings?

BLUEX has 42 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 35.02% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Amazon.com Inc AMZN 5.63%
Microsoft Corp MSFT 4.04%
Electronic Arts Inc EA 3.85%
Apple Inc AAPL 3.44%
Salesforce.com Inc CRM 3.16%
Netflix Inc NFLX 3.10%
Adobe Inc ADBE 3.08%
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc TMO 3.00%
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp Class A BAH 2.87%
Zscaler Inc ZS 2.85%

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

BLUEX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -0.31%;
  • 3-month return is 12.61%;
  • 1-year return is 21.62%;
  • 3-year return is 16.18%;
  • 5-year return is 15.64%;
  • 10-year return is 13.00%;
  • 15-year return is 6.96%.

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

In the last 10 years, BLUEX had 7 up years and 3 down years.

5. What is BLUEX dividend yield?

BLUEX yield is 0%.

6. What is BLUEX minimum initial investment amount?

BLUEX minimum initial investment amount is $100.00K.

7. What is BLUEX expense ratio?

BLUEX expense ratio is 1.16%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 2.98%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 1.95%.

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

  • 3-year beta is 0.95;
  • 5-year beta is 0.94;
  • 10-year beta is 1.01.

11. What is BLUEX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.75;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.73;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.81.

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 14. Our quantitative analysis shows 1 reason to buy and 6 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 14.

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

The following are BLUEX strengths from our perspective:

  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

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

The following are BLUEX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • BLUEX net assets are $195.20 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • BLUEX 3-year return is 16.18%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Growth TR USD), 22.47%.
  • BLUEX 5-year return is 15.64%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Growth TR USD), 20.16%.
  • BLUEX 10-year return is 13%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Growth TR USD), 17.91%.
  • BLUEX 15-year return is 6.96%, which is lower than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Growth TR USD), 12.08%.
  • BLUEX expense ratio is 1.16%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the BLUEX review, we covered BLUEX 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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