Firsthand Alternative Energy (ALTEX)

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Investment Objective The investment seeks long-term growth of capital. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its assets in alternative energy and alternative energy technology companies, both U.S. and international. It may purchase stocks of any capitalization, including, but not limited to, large-cap, mid-cap or small-cap stocks. The fund's international stock investments may include stocks of companies based in or doing substantial business in both developed markets and emerging markets. It may also from time to time, as part of its principal investment strategies, invest a substantial portion of its assets in cash or cash equivalents. The fund is non-diversified.


1 month-2.77% 3 years+9.70%
3 months-1.71% 5 years-3.85%
1 year-7.07% Since inception-5.91%
Data through --

Peer Comparisonvs. Technology

Performance 5-yr return-3.85%+13.59%
Expense ratio2.02%1.58%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio-0.020.83
Net assets$9.1M$805.8M
Average market cap$6.4B$40.0B
Average P/E23.422.8
Portfolio turnover26%26%

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Fund Management and Purchase Info

Fund familyFirsthand Funds
Fund manager & tenureKevin Landis / 7 Years
Minimal initial investment$2,000.00
Minimum IRA investment$2,000.00


U.S. stock75.39%
International stock17.10%
Fixed income0.01%
Top 5 Sectors
Portfolio weighting
Hardware 56.71%
Industrial materials 27.84%
Telecommunication 6.75%
Consumer goods 6.26%
Utilities 2.45%
Top 10 Holdings
Portfolio weighting
-- Rockwood Holdings Inc6.58%
FSLR First Solar Inc6.54%
SUNE SunEdison Inc6.27%
SCTY SolarCity Corp5.92%
SPWR SunPower Corp5.82%
POWI Power Integrations Inc5.64%
CREE Cree Inc5.43%
PX Praxair Inc4.61%
JCI Johnson Controls Inc4.43%
ABB ABB Ltd ADR4.31%

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