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15 important things you should know about Allianz Global Investors PSVIX mutual fund

Updated: September 28, 2020
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Bull Case
  • 15-year return above the benchmark
  • No sales load or distribution fees
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • 3-year return below the benchmark
  • 5-year return below the benchmark
  • 10-year return below the benchmark
  • High expense ratio

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Allianz Funds: AllianzGI NFJ Small-Cap Value Fund; Institutional Class Shares (PSVIX).

The Fund seeks long-term growth of capital and income. The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by normally investing at least 80% of its net assets in common stocks and other equity securities of companies with smaller market capitalizations.

2. What are PSVIX top holdings?

PSVIX has 127 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 13.66% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
National Health Investors Inc NHI 1.78%
EMCOR Group Inc EME 1.66%
Houlihan Lokey Inc Class A HLI 1.47%
Terreno Realty Corp TRNO 1.39%
AllianceBernstein Holding LP AB 1.28%
First American Financial Corp FAF 1.28%
Hill-Rom Holdings Inc HRC 1.25%
Black Hills Corp BKH 1.19%
Curtiss-Wright Corp CW 1.19%
M.D.C. Holdings Inc MDC 1.17%

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

PSVIX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -6.01%;
  • 3-month return is -0.23%;
  • 1-year return is -19.02%;
  • 3-year return is -6.48%;
  • 5-year return is 0.56%;
  • 10-year return is 5.25%;
  • 15-year return is 5.28%.

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

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

PSVIX up and down years

5. What is PSVIX dividend yield?

PSVIX yield is 0.44%.

6. What is PSVIX minimum initial investment amount?

PSVIX minimum initial investment amount is $25.00K.

7. What is PSVIX expense ratio?

PSVIX expense ratio is 0.82%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

PSVIX expenses

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 1.84%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 3.98%.
PSVIX tax costs

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.23;
  • 5-year beta is 1.17;
  • 10-year beta is 1.12.
PSVIX Beta

11. What is PSVIX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.23;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.41.
PSVIX Sharpe ratio

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 29. Our quantitative analysis shows 2 reasons to buy and 5 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 29.

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

The following are PSVIX strengths from our perspective:

  • <strong>PSVIX 15-year return</strong> is 5.28%, which is higher than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), 5.04%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

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

The following are PSVIX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • <strong>PSVIX net assets</strong> are $148.50 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • <strong>PSVIX 3-year return</strong> is -6.48%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), -4.3%.
  • <strong>PSVIX 5-year return</strong> is 0.56%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), 3.25%.
  • <strong>PSVIX 10-year return</strong> is 5.25%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), 7.14%.
  • <strong>PSVIX expense ratio</strong> is 0.82%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the PSVIX review, we covered PSVIX 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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