Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 02/29/2020

Month EndAs of 02/29/2020 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since InceptionInception 06/05/1995
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -27.39 -13.31 -9.61 -5.02 4.30
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -31.39 -14.92 -10.62 -5.55 4.06
S&P North American Natural Resources Sector Index (%) -17.09 -7.72 -5.79 -0.49
S&P 500 Index (%) 8.19 9.87 9.23 12.65 9.21
Quarter EndAs of 12/31/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since InceptionInception 06/05/1995
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 10.00 -5.59 -3.96 -2.44 5.50
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 3.95 -7.35 -5.04 -3.00 5.26
S&P North American Natural Resources Sector Index (%) 17.63 -2.05 -1.41 1.39
S&P 500 Index (%) 31.49 15.28 11.70 13.56 9.66

After-Tax Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 02/29/2020

Month EndAs of 02/29/2020 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold -27.68 -13.66 -9.91 -5.26
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold -15.90 -9.68 -6.86 -3.51
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold -31.67 -15.27 -10.92 -5.80
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold -18.29 -10.82 -7.55 -3.87
Quarter EndAs of 12/31/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 9.56 -5.98 -4.28 -2.70
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 6.21 -4.21 -2.96 -1.79
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 3.54 -7.73 -5.36 -3.25
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 2.61 -5.50 -3.74 -2.18

Calendar Year Returns

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 10.00 -23.75 0.32 34.56 -27.85 -20.17 9.55 -4.89 -11.71 30.12
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 3.95 -27.94 -5.44 26.81 -31.99 -24.76 3.25 -10.35 -16.78 22.65
S&P North American Natural Resources Sector Index (%) 17.63 -21.07 1.23 30.87 -24.28 -9.77 16.49 2.20 -7.35 23.88
S&P 500 Index (%) 31.49 -4.38 21.83 11.96 1.38 13.69 32.39 16.00 2.11 15.06

Cumulative Total Returns [further-information] As of 02/29/2020

Month EndAs of 02/29/2020 3 Month YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 06/05/1995
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -15.67 -24.10 -27.39 -34.84 -39.64 -40.22 183.06
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -20.32 -28.29 -31.39 -38.42 -42.97 -43.51 167.54
S&P North American Natural Resources Sector Index (%) -13.76 -19.47 -17.09 -21.41 -25.81 -4.84
S&P 500 Index (%) -5.50 -8.27 8.19 32.62 55.49 229.18 784.97
Quarter EndAs of 12/31/2019 3 Month YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 06/05/1995
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 10.39 10.00 10.00 -15.85 -18.30 -21.93 272.95
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 4.29 3.95 3.95 -20.47 -22.79 -26.23 252.51
S&P North American Natural Resources Sector Index (%) 7.47 17.63 17.63 -6.02 -6.86 14.84
S&P 500 Index (%) 9.07 31.49 31.49 53.17 73.86 256.66 864.73

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY (MPT) STATISTICSAs of 02/29/2020 (updated monthly)

3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Standard Deviation (Fund) 24.02 24.61 24.24
Standard Deviation (S&P North American Natural Resources Sector Index) 20.44 20.84 20.56
Beta 1.15 1.16 1.16
Sharpe Ratio -0.62 -0.43 -0.23
Information Ratio -0.98 -0.66 -0.81
Tracking Error 5.71 5.73 5.59

ADDITIONAL RISK STATISTICSAs of 02/29/2020 (updated monthly)

3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Beta Bull 1.19 1.18 1.17
Beta Bear 0.95 1.03 1.11
Bull Bear Capture Ratio 0.97 1.01 0.95
% of Positive Months 47.22 46.67 52.50
Gains/Losses 0.71 0.81 0.94
Maximum Drawdown
39.65 43.69 59.58

SALES CHARGE, EXPENSES & FEES As of 09/01/2019 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio 1.04%
Net Expense Ratio [further-information] 1.04%
Max Initial Sales Charge 5.50%
CDSC 1.00%

Volatility Measures [further-information] As of 02/29/2020 Updated Monthly, based on a 3-year period

Beta 1.15
Sharpe Ratio -0.62
Standard Deviation 24.02

Benchmarks

A benchmark is a comparable broad-based index that can be used to evaluate a fund's performance.

  • S&P North American Natural Resources Sector Index
  • S&P 500 Index