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15 important things you should know about DGSCX mutual fund

Updated: September 27, 2020
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Bull Case
  • 3-year return above the benchmark
  • 10-year return above the benchmark
  • 15-year return above the benchmark
  • No sales load or distribution fees
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • 5-year return below the benchmark
  • High expense ratio

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Allianz Funds: AllianzGI Global Small-Cap Fund; Institutional Class Shares (DGSCX).

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing at least 65% of its assets in companies with market capitalizations comparable to those of companies included in the MSCI World Small Cap Index. Invests in companies in at least three different countries.

2. What are DGSCX top holdings?

DGSCX has 176 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 12.07% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Horizon Therapeutics PLC HZNP 1.66%
Zynga Inc Class A ZNGA 1.41%
Chegg Inc CHGG 1.26%
Mercury Systems Inc MRCY 1.17%
HubSpot Inc HUBS 1.14%
Tandem Diabetes Care Inc TNDM 1.14%
Palomar Holdings Inc PLMR 1.10%
Repay Holdings Corp Ordinary Shares - Class A RPAY 1.08%
Terreno Realty Corp TRNO 1.07%
CKD Corp 6407 1.04%

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

DGSCX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -1.07%;
  • 3-month return is 8.37%;
  • 1-year return is 7.28%;
  • 3-year return is 3.98%;
  • 5-year return is 5.84%;
  • 10-year return is 10.16%;
  • 15-year return is 6.64%.

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

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

DGSCX up and down years

5. What is DGSCX dividend yield?

DGSCX yield is 0%.

6. What is DGSCX minimum initial investment amount?

DGSCX minimum initial investment amount is $25.00K.

7. What is DGSCX expense ratio?

DGSCX expense ratio is 1.27%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

DGSCX expenses

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 1.57%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 2.88%.
DGSCX tax costs

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.15;
  • 5-year beta is 1.03;
  • 10-year beta is 0.97.
DGSCX Beta

11. What is DGSCX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.18;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.21;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.67.
DGSCX Sharpe ratio

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 57. Our quantitative analysis shows 4 reasons to buy and 3 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 57.

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

The following are DGSCX strengths from our perspective:

  • <strong>DGSCX 3-year return</strong> is 3.98%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI World Small Cap NR USD), 2.4%.
  • <strong>DGSCX 10-year return</strong> is 10.16%, which is higher than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI World Small Cap NR USD), 8.8%.
  • <strong>DGSCX 15-year return</strong> is 6.64%, which is in line with the 15-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI World Small Cap NR USD), 6.69%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

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

The following are DGSCX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • <strong>DGSCX net assets</strong> are $47.20 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • <strong>DGSCX 5-year return</strong> is 5.84%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI World Small Cap NR USD), 6.81%.
  • <strong>DGSCX expense ratio</strong> is 1.27%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the DGSCX review, we covered DGSCX 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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