Fact sheet: BlackRock Gold & General

Fund information

Fund name
BlackRock Gold & General D Acc
Fund company manager
BlackRock
Fund type
UKA
Fund manager
Graham Birch
since 01/01/1999
Fund objective
The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth on your investment. The Fund invests primarily in global shares of companies which derive a significant proportion of their income from gold mining or commodities such as precious metals. The Fund has the flexibility to invest outside of the asset class and sector set out above.
Benchmark
FTSE Gold Mines Index
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares

Performance snapshot

Quick stats

1 Year return

6.59 %

1 Year rank in sector

83/106

Sector

UT Specialist

Yield
-
Fund size

£ 1.2 b

FE Risk score

289

NAV
-
Discount/Premium
-
Gearing
-

Top in sector

Holdings snapshot

  • Canada
    51.99%
  • USA
    19.28%
  • Australia
    12.61%
  • UK
    11.51%
  • Russia
    1.98%
  • Gold
    85.63%
  • Precious Metals & Stones
    13.01%
  • Money Market
    0.72%
  • Other Metals
    0.66%
  • Commodity & Energy
    99.28%
  • Money Market
    0.72%

Performance vs. Sector

Cumulative performance

1m6m1y3y5y
Fund-1.33 %15.01 %6.59 %29 %-18.28 %
Sector0.51 %5.85 %18.47 %19.77 %38.19 %
Rank within sector90 / 10810 / 10683 / 10637 / 9977 / 84
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Calendar performance

YTD-20172016201520142013
Fund1.47 %80.02 %-18.07 %2.96 %-47.5 %
Sector4.25 %22.72 %-4.47 %1.15 %4.5 %
Rank within sector79 / 1067 / 10583 / 10155 / 9785 / 87
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Risk statistics

Alpha-0.33
Beta2.52
Sharpe0.24
Volatility38.64
Tracking error32.52
Information ratio0.16
R-Squared0.41

Price movement

52 week high1354
52 week low879.7
Current bid price1037
Current offer price1044
Current mid price0

Holdings by region

  • 51.99% Canada
  • 19.28% USA
  • 12.61% Australia
  • 11.51% UK
  • 1.98% Russia
  • 1.16% Peru
  • 0.76% Mexico
  • 0.72% Money Market

Holdings by sector

  • 85.63% Gold
  • 13.01% Precious Metals & Stones
  • 0.72% Money Market
  • 0.66% Other Metals

Holdings by asset type

  • 99.28% Commodity & Energy
  • 0.72% Money Market

Individual holdings

  • 9.54% RANDGOLD RESOURCES
  • 8.47% NEWCREST MINING
  • 8.45% AGNICO EAGLE MINES
  • 5.63% NEWMONT MINING CORP
  • 5.22% FRANCO NEVADA CORP
  • 4.02% WHEATON PRECIOUS METALS CORP
  • 3.87% FRESNILLO PLC
  • 3.22% OCEANAGOLD CORP
  • 3.18% GOLDCORP INC
  • 3.14% NORTHERN STAR RESOURCES LTD