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15 important things you should know about Aberdeen GEGAX mutual fund

Updated: September 28, 2020
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Bull Case
  • 3-year return above the benchmark
  • 5-year return above the benchmark
  • 10-year return above the benchmark
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • High expense ratio
  • Sales load and/or distribution fees

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Aberdeen Funds: Aberdeen Emerging Markets Fund; Class A Shares (GEGAX).

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in stocks of emerging markets country issuers. Under normal conditions, the Fund will invest primarily in common stocks, but may also invest in other types of equity securities, including preferred stocks, convertible securities and depositary receipts.

2. What are GEGAX top holdings?

GEGAX has 60 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 40.18% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Tencent Holdings Ltd 00700 8.21%
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Participating Preferred 005935.KS 7.50%
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd 2330.TW 6.66%
Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. of China Ltd Class H 02318 4.10%
Housing Development Finance Corp Ltd HDFC.BO 2.57%
China Resources Land Ltd 01109 2.35%
Kweichow Moutai Co Ltd 600519 2.31%
Naspers Ltd Class N NPN.JO 2.31%
Vale SA ADR VALE.SA 2.12%
Midea Group Co Ltd Class A 000333 2.05%

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

GEGAX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -0.55%;
  • 3-month return is 12.86%;
  • 1-year return is 8.99%;
  • 3-year return is 1.70%;
  • 5-year return is 7.69%;
  • 10-year return is 3.40%.

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

In the last 10 years, GEGAX had 5 up years and 5 down years.

GEGAX up and down years

5. What is GEGAX dividend yield?

GEGAX yield is 1.37%.

6. What is GEGAX minimum initial investment amount?

GEGAX minimum initial investment amount is N/A.

7. What is GEGAX expense ratio?

GEGAX expense ratio is 1.59%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

GEGAX expenses

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

GEGAX 12b-1 distribution fee is 0.25. GEGAX front-end sales load is 5.75. GEGAX back-end sales load is 0.

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.57%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 0.48%.
GEGAX tax costs

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.14;
  • 5-year beta is 1.11;
  • 10-year beta is 1.03.
GEGAX Beta

11. What is GEGAX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.03;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.17;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.27.
GEGAX Sharpe ratio

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 50. Our quantitative analysis shows 3 reasons to buy and 3 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 50.

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

The following are GEGAX strengths from our perspective:

  • <strong>GEGAX 3-year return</strong> is 1.7%, which is in line with the 3-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EM NR USD), 1.85%.
  • <strong>GEGAX 5-year return</strong> is 7.69%, which is in line with the 5-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EM NR USD), 8.49%.
  • <strong>GEGAX 10-year return</strong> is 3.4%, which is higher than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EM NR USD), 2.89%.

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

The following are GEGAX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • <strong>GEGAX net assets</strong> are $139.20 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • <strong>GEGAX expense ratio</strong> is 1.59%, 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 front-end sales fee. The maximum 12b1 fee is 0.25%, while the maximum front-end sales load is 5.75%. A 12b-1 fee is an annual marketing or distribution fee on a mutual fund. Front-end sales load, also known as sales charge, is a fee paid when mutual funds shares are purchased. Those fees are subtracted from your total investable assets.
In the GEGAX review, we covered GEGAX 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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