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15 important things you should know about Aberdeen GIGAX mutual fund

Updated: Last Wednesday
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Bull Case
  • 3-year return above the benchmark
  • 5-year return above the benchmark
  • 10-year return above the benchmark
  • 15-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 GIGAX “stock” price, you can quickly find it out by visiting Finny and typing "GIGAX quote". If you’re looking for a quick scoop on GIGAX "stock" (price chart, key stats, buy or sell analysis and holdings), go to Finny and look for "GIGAX". You’ll get all this info in one place.

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

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Aberdeen Funds: Aberdeen International Equity Fund; Class A Shares (GIGAX).

The Fund seeks long-term capital growth by investing primarily in equity securities of companies in Europe, Australia, the Far East and other regions, including developing countries.

2. What are GIGAX top holdings?

GIGAX has 41 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 34.72% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Tencent Holdings Ltd 00700 4.25%
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd 2330.TW 3.74%
AIA Group Ltd 01299.HK 3.54%
L'Oreal SA OR.PA 3.47%
Deutsche Boerse AG DB1.DE 3.40%
CSL Ltd CSL.AX 3.36%
Roche Holding AG Dividend Right Cert. ROG 3.29%
Diageo PLC DGE.L 3.27%
Nestle SA NESN 3.22%
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE MC.PA 3.18%

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

GIGAX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 2.97%;
  • 3-month return is 5.50%;
  • 1-year return is 13.40%;
  • 3-year return is 4.47%;
  • 5-year return is 6.55%;
  • 10-year return is 4.10%;
  • 15-year return is 5.65%.

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

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

GIGAX up and down years

5. What is GIGAX dividend yield?

GIGAX yield is 0.91%.

6. What is GIGAX minimum initial investment amount?

GIGAX minimum initial investment amount is $3.00K.

7. What is GIGAX expense ratio?

GIGAX expense ratio is 1.52%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

GIGAX expenses

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.38%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 0.56%.
GIGAX tax costs

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

  • 3-year beta is 0.84;
  • 5-year beta is 0.87;
  • 10-year beta is 0.90.
GIGAX Beta

11. What is GIGAX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.10;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.17;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.37.
GIGAX 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 GIGAX? What are GIGAX buy reasons?

The following are GIGAX strengths from our perspective:

  • <strong>GIGAX 3-year return</strong> is 4.47%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD), 1.28%.
  • <strong>GIGAX 5-year return</strong> is 6.55%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD), 4.87%.
  • <strong>GIGAX 10-year return</strong> is 4.1%, which is higher than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD), 3.79%.
  • <strong>GIGAX 15-year return</strong> is 5.65%, which is higher than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD), 4.49%.

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

The following are GIGAX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • <strong>GIGAX net assets</strong> are $22.20 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • <strong>GIGAX expense ratio</strong> is 1.52%, 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 GIGAX review, we covered GIGAX 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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