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15 important things you should know about AMG Funds YAFIX 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
  • No sales load or distribution fees
Bear Case
  • High expense ratio

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

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

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

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

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

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 YAFIX top holdings?

YAFIX 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 YAFIX performance? What are YAFIX historical returns?

YAFIX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 3.11%;
  • 3-month return is 4.37%;
  • 1-year return is 6.64%;
  • 3-year return is 9.45%;
  • 5-year return is 11.88%;
  • 10-year return is 10.91%.

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

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

5. What is YAFIX dividend yield?

YAFIX yield is 1.61%.

6. What is YAFIX minimum initial investment amount?

YAFIX minimum initial investment amount is $100.00K.

7. What is YAFIX expense ratio?

YAFIX expense ratio is 1.09%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 3.6%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 3.71%.

10. What is YAFIX beta? How would you assess YAFIX 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 YAFIX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.46;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.64;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.94;
  • 15-year Sharpe ratio is 0.66.

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 80. Our quantitative analysis shows 4 reasons to buy and 1 reason to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 80.

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

The following are YAFIX strengths from our perspective:

  • YAFIX 3-year return is 9.45%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Value TR USD), 4.23%.
  • YAFIX 5-year return is 11.88%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Value TR USD), 8.09%.
  • YAFIX 10-year return is 10.91%, which is higher than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Value TR USD), 10.44%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

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

The following are YAFIX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • YAFIX expense ratio is 1.09%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the YAFIX review, we covered YAFIX 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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