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Fund Price: $33.40 (as at April 29, 2016)  1-day chg: $1.8923 6.01%  YTD: 70.62%

Returns as at March 31, 2016

  Fund Group Avg Index*
1 Month 2.90% 2.65% 2.65%
3 Months 32.85% 44.40% 44.07%
6 Months 40.09% 48.00% 47.09%
1 Year 13.75% 28.18% 28.54%
2 Year Avg 0.04% 4.36% 5.82%
3 Year Avg -8.45% -6.12% -4.59%
4 Year Avg -13.16% -12.17% -10.94%
5 Year Avg -15.78% -15.11% -13.42%
10 Year Avg 1.45% -0.48% -1.10%
15 Year Avg 15.04% 9.35% 8.89%
20 Year Avg 6.61% 3.55% 2.46%
Since Inception 9.47% - -
 
2015 -11.66% -7.69% -7.36%
2014 -0.63% 1.67% 2.64%
2013 -44.00% -47.67% -47.43%
 
3 year risk 38.69 43.56 42.09
3 year beta 0.91 1.00 1.00

*Globe Precious Metals Peer Index

Growth of $10,000

This graph shows how a $10,000 investment in this fund would have changed in value compared with the Globe Precious Metals Peer Index.

Risk Measures as at March 31, 2016

Best/Worst 12 months (since inception)
Best (ending Feb 96): 163.70 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
Worst (ending Oct 08): -53.07 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
Volatility meter (Based on 3 year standard deviation from GlobeInvestor.com)
Low VOLATILITY METER: 36 High

Fund Objectives

To provide long-term capital growth by investing primarily in equity securities of companies throughout the world involved directly or indirectly in the exploration, mining and production of precious metals (gold, silver and platinum) and in bullion, coins, receipts and certificates.

Fund Facts

Fund Sponsor: RBC Global Asset Management Inc.
Managed by: RBC Global Asset Management Inc.
Fund Type: MF Trust
Inception Date: November 1988
Asset Class: Precious Metals Equity
Quartile Rank: 4 (3YR ending March 31, 2016)
Total Assets: $471.7 million
Mgmt Exp. Ratio (MER): 2.13%
Management Fee: 1.75%
Load Type: No Load
Globe 5-Star Rating:
RRSP Eligible:
Canadian
Min. Invest (initial):
$500
Subsequent:
$25
Min. Invest (initial RRSP):
$500
Subsequent RRSP:
$25
Closed:
No
Restricted:
No
Restriction:
 
 

Asset Allocation December 31, 2015

Equity Sector Weightings December 31, 2015

Fund Geography December 31, 2015

Top Holdings as at December 31, 2015

Symbol Company Name Sector Geographic
Area
Asset
Type
% of
Total Assets
  Performance as at April 29, 2016
1 Year Performance (%)
AEM-T Agnico Eagle Mines Precious Metals Canada Stock 8.01   62.4 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
NEM-N Newmont Mining Precious Metals United States Stock 7.48   32.01 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
G-T Goldcorp Inc. Precious Metals Canada Stock 7.13   11.32 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
DGC-T Detour Gold Precious Metals Canada Stock 6.92   111.06 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
THO-T Tahoe Resources Precious Metals Canada Stock 5.97   3.93 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
OGC-T OceanaGold Precious Metals Canada Stock 5.73   95.22 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
ELD-T Eldorado Gold Precious Metals Canada Stock 5.52   -11.98 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
SMF-T Semafo Inc. Precious Metals Canada Stock 5.24   50.67 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
SLW-T Silver Wheaton Precious Metals Canada Stock 4.97   10.46 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)

Portfolio Manager(s)

Chris Beer, CFA

RBC Global Asset Management Inc.

Start Date: December, 2003

Fund Return: 2.97%

A graduate of Memorial University, Chris earned his Bachelor of Science in Geology and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He also earned his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance from the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. Chris began his investment career in 1993 with Levesque Beaubien Geoffrion Inc.as an associate analyst doing fundamental research on precious metals, basic material and utility stocks. In 1996, Chris joined RBC Dominion Securities Inc. as an analyst responsible for the analysis and recommendation of small to intermediate capitalization mining companies to institutional and retail investors. Chris moved to RBC AM in 2000 as a global equity resource analyst focusing on global energy and basic material companies.

Also manages:RBC Canadian Small & Mid-Cap Res-O, RBC Global Energy Advisor Series, RBC Global Precious Metals Series H, RBC Global Resources Series A

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