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15 important things you should know about Invesco CPCFX mutual fund

Updated: September 27, 2020
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Bull Case
  • 5-year return above the benchmark
  • 10-year return above the benchmark
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • 3-year return below the benchmark
  • High expense ratio
  • Sales load and/or distribution fees

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe AIM Counselor Series Trust (Invesco Counselor Series Trust): Invesco Core Plus Bond Fund; Class C Shares (CPCFX).

The Fund seeks total return, comprised of current income and capital appreciation. The Fund invests at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in fixed income securities and in derivatives and other instruments that have economic characteristics similar to such securities.

2. What are CPCFX top holdings?

CPCFX has 19 stock holdings and 1,052 bond holdings.

The top 9 holdings represent 15.03% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
United States Treasury Notes 0.5% N/A 3.19%
Federal National Mortgage Association 3% N/A 2.13%
United States Treasury Bonds 2.38% N/A 2.13%
Federal National Mortgage Association 2.5% N/A 2.10%
Government National Mortgage Association 3% N/A 1.44%
Corning Incorporated 5.45% N/A 1.06%
FHLMC Pc Prepay Prm 30 3.42% N/A 1.02%
Federal National Mortgage Association 4.5% N/A 1.00%
FHLMC Pc Prepay Prm 30 3.21% N/A 0.96%

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

CPCFX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -0.11%;
  • 3-month return is 2.13%;
  • 1-year return is 7.42%;
  • 3-year return is 4.41%;
  • 5-year return is 4.20%;
  • 10-year return is 3.66%.

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

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

CPCFX up and down years

5. What is CPCFX dividend yield?

CPCFX yield is 2.56%.

6. What is CPCFX minimum initial investment amount?

CPCFX minimum initial investment amount is $1.00K.

7. What is CPCFX expense ratio?

CPCFX expense ratio is 1.5%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

CPCFX expenses

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.85%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 0.99%.
CPCFX tax costs

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.13;
  • 5-year beta is 1.06;
  • 10-year beta is 1.01.
CPCFX Beta

11. What is CPCFX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.46;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.61;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.82.
CPCFX Sharpe ratio

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 33. Our quantitative analysis shows 2 reasons to buy and 4 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 33.

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

The following are CPCFX strengths from our perspective:

  • <strong>CPCFX 5-year return</strong> is 4.2%, which is in line with the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond TR USD), 4.32%.
  • <strong>CPCFX 10-year return</strong> is 3.66%, which is in line with the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond TR USD), 3.68%.

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

The following are CPCFX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • <strong>CPCFX net assets</strong> are $94.90 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • <strong>CPCFX 3-year return</strong> is 4.41%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond TR USD), 5.29%.
  • <strong>CPCFX expense ratio</strong> is 1.5%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
  • 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.
In the CPCFX review, we covered CPCFX 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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