14 important things you should know about Invesco FSTEX mutual fund

Updated: June 28, 2020
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Are you looking to buy or sell FSTEX? Or perhaps you’re looking for FSTEX fact sheet, and learn about its alternatives? If so, you came to the right place.

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe AIM Sector Funds (Invesco Sector Funds): Invesco Energy Fund; Investor Class Shares (FSTEX).

The Fund seeks long-term capital growth by investing primarily in the equity securities of companies within the energy sector. These industries include oil companies, oil and gas exploration companies, pipeline companies, refinery companies, energy conservation companies, coal and uranium and other assorted firms.

2. What are FSTEX top holdings?

FSTEX has 38 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 51.72% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd CNQ.TO 6.32%
Noble Energy Inc NBL 6.10%
Suncor Energy Inc SU.TO 5.98%
Chevron Corp CVX 5.66%
BP PLC ADR BP.L 5.59%
Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Class A RDS.A.L 5.45%
PrairieSky Royalty Ltd PSK.TO 4.47%
Exxon Mobil Corp XOM 4.13%
Total SA FP.PA 4.12%
Hess Corp HES 3.90%

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

FSTEX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 9.92%;
  • 3-month return is -31.68%;
  • 1-year return is -43.19%;
  • 3-year return is -20.79%;
  • 5-year return is -18.27%;
  • 10-year return is -8.12%;
  • 15-year return is -2.22%.

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

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

5. What is FSTEX dividend yield?

FSTEX yield is 1.53%.

6. What is FSTEX minimum initial investment amount?

FSTEX minimum initial investment amount is N/A.

7. What is FSTEX expense ratio?

FSTEX expense ratio is 1.32%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.65%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 0.92%.

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.80;
  • 5-year beta is 1.69;
  • 10-year beta is 1.52.

11. What is FSTEX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.86;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is -0.60;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is -0.28.

Analysis

12. What is FSTEX Finny Score? FSTEX buy or sell?

FSTEX Finny Score is 0. Our quantitative analysis shows 0 reasons to buy FSTEX and 10 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 0.

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

We don't see any strong reasons to buy FSTEX.

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

The following are FSTEX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • FSTEX net assets are $77.30 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • FSTEX 3-year return is -20.79%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI World/Energy NR USD), -12.49%.
  • FSTEX 5-year return is -18.27%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI World/Energy NR USD), -9.63%.
  • FSTEX 10-year return is -8.12%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI World/Energy NR USD), -2.57%.
  • FSTEX 15-year return is -2.22%, which is lower than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI World/Energy NR USD), 0.23%.
  • 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.
  • FSTEX expense ratio is 1.32%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
  • FSTEX 3-year Beta is 1.8, which is higher than the index (MSCI ACWI NR USD) 3-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 3 years.
  • FSTEX 5-year Beta is 1.69, which is higher than the index (MSCI ACWI NR USD) 5-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 5 years.
  • FSTEX 10-year Beta is 1.52, which is higher than the index (MSCI ACWI NR USD) 10-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 10 years.
In the FSTEX review, we covered FSTEX 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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