Merk Hard Currency Fund Class Investor (MERKX)

Net Asset Value
1 Day
Overall Morningstar Rating
World bond
Style or Category
No Load
Sales Expenses
Expense Ratio
Morningstar Risk Rating™
Investment Objective The investment seeks to profit from a rise in hard currencies relative to the U.S. dollar. The fund invests at least 80% of the value of its net assets (plus borrowings for investment purposes) in "hard currency" denominated investments. It normally invests in a managed basket of hard currency denominated- high quality- short-term debt instruments- including sovereign debt and gold. To the extent that the fund invests in gold- it will normally do so indirectly through U.S. listed exchange-traded products ("ETPs") that invest in gold bullion and futures contracts- including ETPs sponsored by the Adviser or its affiliates. The fund is non-diversified.


1 month-1.34% 3 years-0.78%
3 months-5.02% 5 years-3.34%
1 year+0.94% Since inception+1.55%
Data through --

Peer Comparisonvs. World bond

Performance 5-yr return-3.34%+1.43%
Expense ratio1.30%0.93%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio-0.420.27
Net assets$103.2M$2.7B
Average market cap--$21.9B
Average P/E--21.7
Portfolio turnover81%81%

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Fund Management and Purchase Info

Fund familyMerk Funds
Fund manager & tenureAxel Merk / 13 Years
Minimal initial investment$2,500.00
Minimum IRA investment$1,000.00


Fixed income57.78%
U.S. stock0.00%
International stock0.00%
Top 5 Sectors
Portfolio weighting
Industrial materials 100.00%
Business service 0.00%
Consumer goods 0.00%
Consumer service 0.00%
Energy 0.00%
Top 10 Holdings
Portfolio weighting
-- 11.89%
OUNZ VanEck Merk Gold Trust8.45%
-- 6.03%
-- 5.24%
-- 4.01%
-- 3.48%
-- 3.45%
-- 3.42%
-- 2.73%
-- 2.48%