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15 important things you should know about AMG Funds YAFFX mutual fund

Updated: September 11, 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
  • 15-year return above the benchmark
  • No sales load or distribution fees
Bear Case
  • High expense ratio

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe AMG Funds: AMG Yacktman Focused Fund; Class N Shares (YAFFX).

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation, and, to a lesser extent, current income. The Fund mainly invests in common stocks of United States companies. Some, but not all may pay dividends.

2. What are YAFFX top holdings?

YAFFX has 31 stock holdings and 2 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 42.67% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Participating Preferred 005935.KS 12.85%
Bollore SA BOL.PA 4.76%
Fox Corp Class B FOX 4.26%
Continental AG CON.DE 3.15%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 3.14%
Microsoft Corp MSFT 3.14%
PepsiCo Inc PEP 3.10%
The Walt Disney Co DIS 2.99%
Booking Holdings Inc BKNG 2.73%
Procter & Gamble Co PG 2.55%

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

YAFFX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 3.04%;
  • 3-month return is 4.30%;
  • 1-year return is 6.40%;
  • 3-year return is 9.25%;
  • 5-year return is 11.68%;
  • 10-year return is 10.75%;
  • 15-year return is 10.11%.

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

In the last 10 years, YAFFX had 9 up years and 1 down year.

5. What is YAFFX dividend yield?

YAFFX yield is 1.37%.

6. What is YAFFX minimum initial investment amount?

YAFFX minimum initial investment amount is $3.00K.

7. What is YAFFX expense ratio?

YAFFX expense ratio is 1.27%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 3.52%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 3.62%.

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

  • 3-year beta is 0.73;
  • 5-year beta is 0.74;
  • 10-year beta is 0.73;
  • 15-year beta is 0.85.

11. What is YAFFX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.45;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.62;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.93;
  • 15-year Sharpe ratio is 0.65.

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 83. Our quantitative analysis shows 5 reasons to buy and 1 reason to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 83.

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

The following are YAFFX strengths from our perspective:

  • YAFFX 3-year return is 9.25%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Value TR USD), 4.23%.
  • YAFFX 5-year return is 11.68%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Value TR USD), 8.09%.
  • YAFFX 10-year return is 10.75%, which is higher than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Value TR USD), 10.44%.
  • YAFFX 15-year return is 10.11%, which is higher than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Value TR USD), 6.59%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

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

The following are YAFFX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • YAFFX expense ratio is 1.27%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the YAFFX review, we covered YAFFX 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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