Wells Fargo Precious Metals Fund - Class C (EKWCX)

Net Asset Value
1 Day
Overall Morningstar Rating
Equity precious metals
Style or Category
No Load
Sales Expenses
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Investment Objective The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation. The fund normally invests at least 80% of the fund's net assets in investments related to precious metals. It invests any amount of the fund's total assets in equity securities of foreign issuers- including ADRs and similar investments. The fund invests up to 40% of its total assets in emerging market equity securities; and up to 25% of its total assets- at the time of purchase- in debt securities linked to precious metals and common or preferred stocks of subsidiaries of the fund that invest directly or indirectly in precious metals and minerals. It is non-diversified.


1 month+0.48% 3 years+2.22%
3 months-6.52% 5 years-9.57%
1 year-8.36% Since inception+5.79%
Data through --

Peer Comparisonvs. Equity precious metals

Performance 5-yr return-9.57%-10.16%
Expense ratio1.96%1.41%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio-0.11-0.05
Net assets$302.1M$581.3M
Average market cap$5.0B$3.2B
Average P/E28.819.7
Portfolio turnover21%21%

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Fund Management and Purchase Info

Fund familyWells Fargo Funds
Fund manager & tenureMichael Bradshaw / 10 Years
Minimal initial investment$1,000.00
Minimum IRA investment$250.00


International stock83.72%
U.S. stock14.02%
Fixed income0.56%
Top 5 Sectors
Portfolio weighting
Industrial materials 99.44%
Energy 0.56%
Business service 0.00%
Consumer goods 0.00%
Consumer service 0.00%
Top 10 Holdings
Portfolio weighting
NEM Newmont Mining Corp8.21%
GOLD Randgold Resources Ltd7.99%
-- 6.59%
-- 5.29%
RGLD Royal Gold Inc5.15%
-- 4.97%
-- 4.11%
-- 3.79%
-- 3.54%
-- 3.19%