14 important things you should know about Aberdeen GXXAX mutual fund

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

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Aberdeen Funds: Aberdeen US Multi-Cap Equity Fund; Class A Shares (GXXAX).

The Fund seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation. The Fund invests 80% of its net assets in U.S. equity securities of 40-60 US Companies with a focus on companies & industry sectors with favorable economic profit trends.

2. What are GXXAX top holdings?

GXXAX has 38 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 40.93% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Microsoft Corp MSFT 8.14%
Amazon.com Inc AMZN 5.72%
Visa Inc Class A V 4.25%
Alphabet Inc A GOOGL 4.23%
Fidelity National Information Services Inc FIS 3.31%
BJ's Wholesale Club Holdings Inc BJ 3.25%
Baxter International Inc BAX 3.13%
UnitedHealth Group Inc UNH 3.02%
Comcast Corp Class A CMCSA 2.99%
TMX Group Ltd X.TO 2.89%

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

GXXAX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 7.36%;
  • 3-month return is -8.75%;
  • 1-year return is 10.34%;
  • 3-year return is 11.20%;
  • 5-year return is 9.06%;
  • 10-year return is 10.34%;
  • 15-year return is 7.70%.

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

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

5. What is GXXAX dividend yield?

GXXAX yield is 0.07%.

6. What is GXXAX minimum initial investment amount?

GXXAX minimum initial investment amount is $3.00K.

7. What is GXXAX expense ratio?

GXXAX expense ratio is 1.19%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 2.31%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 2.65%.

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

  • 3-year beta is 0.96;
  • 5-year beta is 0.96;
  • 10-year beta is 1.01.

11. What is GXXAX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.39;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.44;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.62.

Analysis

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

GXXAX Finny Score is 43. Our quantitative analysis shows 3 reasons to buy GXXAX and 4 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 43.

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

The following are GXXAX strengths from our perspective:

  • GXXAX 3-year return is 11.2%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 3000 TR USD), 8.24%.
  • GXXAX 5-year return is 9.06%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 3000 TR USD), 8.32%.
  • GXXAX 15-year return is 7.7%, which is in line with the 15-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 3000 TR USD), 8.51%.

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

The following are GXXAX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • GXXAX net assets are $259.90 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • GXXAX 10-year return is 10.34%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 3000 TR USD), 11.7%.
  • 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.
  • GXXAX expense ratio is 1.19%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the GXXAX review, we covered GXXAX 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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