Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 09/30/2019

Month EndAs of 09/30/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception Inception 06/05/1995
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -25.37 -6.73 -10.29 -2.73 5.13
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -29.48 -8.47 -11.30 -3.27 4.89
Quarter EndAs of 09/30/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception Inception 06/05/1995
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -25.37 -6.73 -10.29 -2.73 5.13
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -29.48 -8.47 -11.30 -3.27 4.89
S&P North American Natural Resources Sector Index (%) -16.23 -2.80 -5.68 1.31
S&P 500 Index (%) 4.25 13.40 10.84 13.24 9.38

Calendar Year Returns

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -23.75 0.32 34.56 -27.85 -20.17 9.55 -4.89 -11.71 30.12 62.34
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -27.94 -5.44 26.81 -31.99 -24.76 3.25 -10.35 -16.78 22.65 53.03
S&P North American Natural Resources Sector Index (%) -21.07 1.23 30.87 -24.28 -9.77 16.49 2.20 -7.35 23.88 37.54
S&P 500 Index (%) -4.38 21.83 11.96 1.38 13.69 32.39 16.00 2.11 15.06 26.46

Cumulative Total Returns [further-information] As of 09/30/2019

Month EndAs of 09/30/2019 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 06/05/1995
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -0.35 -25.37 -18.86 -41.91 -24.14 237.86
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -5.83 -29.48 -23.31 -45.10 -28.32 219.34
Quarter EndAs of 09/30/2019 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 06/05/1995
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -0.35 -25.37 -18.86 -41.91 -24.14 237.86
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -5.83 -29.48 -23.31 -45.10 -28.32 219.34
S&P North American Natural Resources Sector Index (%) 9.45 -16.23 -8.16 -25.35 13.91
S&P 500 Index (%) 20.55 4.25 45.80 67.27 246.74 784.50

After-Tax Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 09/30/2019

Month EndAs of 09/30/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold -25.78 -7.06 -10.57 -2.97
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold -14.71 -5.00 -7.38 -1.96
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold -29.86 -8.80 -11.58 -3.52
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold -17.16 -6.27 -8.05 -2.35
Quarter EndAs of 09/30/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold -25.78 -7.06 -10.57 -2.97
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold -14.71 -5.00 -7.38 -1.96
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold -29.86 -8.80 -11.58 -3.52
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold -17.16 -6.27 -8.05 -2.35

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 10/31/2019 Updated Monthly, based on a 3-year period

Beta 1.12
Sharpe Ratio -0.38
Standard Deviation 21.62

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