14 important things you should know about Aberdeen GSXAX mutual fund

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

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Aberdeen Funds: Aberdeen US Small Cap Equity Fund; Class A Shares (GSXAX).

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing in diversified portfolio of equity securities issued by small capitalization U.S. companies.

2. What are GSXAX top holdings?

GSXAX has 58 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 26.76% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
BJ's Wholesale Club Holdings Inc BJ 4.00%
Globus Medical Inc Class A GMED 2.69%
Horizon Therapeutics PLC HZNP 2.67%
TMX Group Ltd X.TO 2.64%
Rapid7 Inc RPD 2.63%
Five9 Inc FIVN 2.60%
Mercury Systems Inc MRCY 2.51%
Gibraltar Industries Inc ROCK 2.41%
Neenah Inc NP 2.32%
Emergent BioSolutions Inc EBS 2.29%

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

GSXAX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 9.75%;
  • 3-month return is -12.40%;
  • 1-year return is -3.83%;
  • 3-year return is 3.27%;
  • 5-year return is 6.97%;
  • 10-year return is 10.19%;
  • 15-year return is 8.70%.

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

In the last 10 years, GSXAX had 8 up years and 2 down years.

5. What is GSXAX dividend yield?

GSXAX yield is 0%.

6. What is GSXAX minimum initial investment amount?

GSXAX minimum initial investment amount is $3.00K.

7. What is GSXAX expense ratio?

GSXAX expense ratio is 1.35%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 1.75%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 1.61%.

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.18;
  • 5-year beta is 1.09;
  • 10-year beta is 1.16.

11. What is GSXAX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.10;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.20;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.54.

Analysis

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

GSXAX Finny Score is 44. Our quantitative analysis shows 4 reasons to buy GSXAX and 5 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 44.

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

The following are GSXAX strengths from our perspective:

  • GSXAX 3-year return is 3.27%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 TR USD), -0.32%.
  • GSXAX 5-year return is 6.97%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 TR USD), 2.79%.
  • GSXAX 10-year return is 10.19%, which is higher than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 TR USD), 8.1%.
  • GSXAX 15-year return is 8.7%, which is higher than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 TR USD), 6.9%.

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

The following are GSXAX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • GSXAX net assets are $155.90 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • 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.
  • GSXAX expense ratio is 1.35%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
  • GSXAX 3-year Beta is 1.18, which is higher than the index (S&P 500 TR USD) 3-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 3 years.
  • GSXAX 10-year Beta is 1.16, which is higher than the index (S&P 500 TR 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 GSXAX review, we covered GSXAX 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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