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Fund Price: $25.51 (as at April 17, 2014)  1-day chg: $-.1703 -0.66%  YTD: 14.37%

Returns as at March 31, 2014

  Fund Group Avg Index*
1 Month -8.06% -7.36% -7.36%
3 Months 16.53% 22.24% 22.35%
6 Months 2.79% 6.25% 6.78%
1 Year -23.34% -23.43% -22.43%
2 Year Avg -24.62% -26.29% -25.04%
3 Year Avg -24.91% -25.52% -24.25%
4 Year Avg -7.56% -10.96% -9.41%
5 Year Avg 0.55% -2.27% -1.92%
10 Year Avg 5.07% 1.63% 0.90%
15 Year Avg 14.07% 8.63% 7.35%
20 Year Avg 11.16% 6.55% 3.59%
Since Inception 10.21% - -
 
2013 -44.00% -47.95% -47.43%
2012 -12.45% -15.04% -15.21%
2011 -28.08% -23.94% -21.47%
 
3 year risk 31.42 34.09 32.50
3 year beta 0.96 1.02 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, 2014

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: 31 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: 3 (3YR ending March 31, 2014)
Total Assets: $544.1 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 July 31, 2013

Equity Sector Weightings July 31, 2013

Fund Geography July 31, 2013

Top Holdings as at July 31, 2013

Symbol Company Name Sector Geographic
Area
Asset
Type
% of
Total Assets
  Performance as at April 17, 2014
1 Year Performance (%)
YRI-T Yamana Gold Inc. Precious Metals Canada Stock 6.4   -23.16 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 6.33   -6.94 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
GOLD-Q Randgold Resources Precious Metals United Kingdom Stock 6.25   17.66 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
FNV-T Franco-Nevada Corp. Precious Metals Canada Stock 5.74   42.88 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 5.21   6.41 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
BTO-T B2Gold Precious Metals Canada Stock 5.07   41.31 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
NGD-T New Gold Precious Metals Canada Stock 4.99   -16.21 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 4.96   -6.61 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
OSK-T Osisko Mining Precious Metals Canada Stock 3.52   129.23 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
P-T Primero Mining Corp. Metal Mines Canada Stock 3.09   30.66 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: 3.54%

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 Global Energy, RBC Global Resources Srs A

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