The Fund publishes its currency exposure on a monthly basis. Below is the Fund's exposure as of April 30, 2013.
Australasia ex Japan
New Zealand Dollar
The Fund publishes its sector exposure on a monthly basis. Sectors as of April 30, 2013.
Non-U.S. Government - Australia
U.S. Treasury Bill
Regional Agency - Australia
Supranational - Europe
Non-U.S. Government - Canada
Non-U.S. Government - New Zealand
Non-U.S. Government - Sweden
Non-U.S. Government - Norway
Non-U.S. Government - France
Non-U.S. Government - Netherlands
Non-U.S. Government - Belgium
Non-U.S. Government - Germany
Supranational - Norway
Regional Agency - Canada
The Fund publishes its security holdings on a monthly basis. Security holdings as of April 30, 2013 are shown below:
Australian Government 6.50%
European Stability Mechanism Bill
Canadian Treasury Bill
New South Wales Treasury Corp 5.50%
Western Australian Treasury 8.00%
New Zealand Government 6.00%
Swedish Treasury Bill
Norwegian Treasury Bill
Queenlands Treasury Corp. 6.00%
France Treasury Bill
Netherlands Treaury Certificate
Belgium Treasury Bill
German Treasury Bill
European Investment Bank 4.50%
Province of British Colimbia 8.50%
The Fund accepts investments in the following minimum amounts:
Minimum Initial Investment
Minimum Additional Investment
Roth IRA Accounts
Currency symbols: AUD Australian dollar; CAD Canadian dollar; CHF Swiss Franc; EUR euro; GBP British pound; JPY Japanese yen; NOK Norwegian krone; NZD New Zealand dollar; SGD Singapore dollar; SEK Swedish krona; USD U.S. dollar
Fund holdings are subject to change without notice.
Currency exposure includes unsettled trades, market or accrued cost value of debt securities held, money market deposit account, capital shares sold, accrued income, as well as effective exposure through currency forward contracts, if applicable. US Dollar, net, includes net other assets and liabilities. All percentages are of total net assets. Top holdings currency exposure is before settlements, if any. Sector allocation adheres to balance sheet classifications and makes no adjustment for gold futures exposure. Please also consult with the latest annual or semi-annual report for complete information on assets, liabilities and applicable notes as of the publication date for the respective reports.
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†Source for all currency data: Bloomberg. All performance figures versus U.S. dollar, unless otherwise stated.
1Assets reflect investor and institutional shares combined.
As with any mutual fund product, there is no guarantee that the fund will achieve its goals. Investment return and principal value will vary and shares may be worth more or less at redemption than at original purchase; the Fund is not a substitute for a money market fund. Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks and charges and expenses of the Merk Absolute Return Currency Fund carefully before investing. The prospectus contains this and other information about the Merk Absolute Return Currency Fund. To obtain a prospectus, please download it now or call (866) MERK FUND. The prospectus should be read carefully before investing.
Since the Fund primarily invests in foreign currencies, changes in currency exchange rates will affect the value of what the Fund owns and the price of the Fund’s shares. Investing in foreign instruments bears a greater risk than investing in domestic instruments for reasons such as volatility of currency exchange rates and, in some cases, limited geographic focus, political and economic instability, and relatively illiquid markets. The Fund is subject to interest rate risk which is the risk that debt securities in the Fund’s portfolio will decline in value because of increases in market interest rates. The Fund may also invest in derivative securities which can be volatile and involve various types and degrees of risk. For a more complete discussion of these and other Fund risks please refer to the Fund’s prospectus.
Before investing you should carefully consider the Fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other information is in the prospectus, a copy of which may be obtained by clicking here. Please read the prospectus carefully.Foreside Fund Services, LLC, distributor.