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ASA Gd & Prcs Mtl (ASA)

Specialty Equity Funds - Energy Natural Resources Funds

Data as of Dec. 12, 2017
Current
Market Price $10.65 (+ $0.02)
NAV (Dec. 8, 2017) $12.31 ( $0.00)
Premium / Discount -13.48% (+0.16%)
Fund Info
Inception Sept. 23, 1958
Sponsor ASA Gold and Precious Metals Limited
Website www.asaltd.com/
Phone 1-800-432-3378
NAV Symbol XASAX
Objective: Solely focused on covering the metals and mining sector
Related Indexes
International Equity Index
Capital & Leverage
Outstanding Shares 19,289,905
Gross Assets $261M
Net Assets $237M
Market Cap $205M
Purchases Turnover 14.59%
Sales Turnover 16.57%
Total Leverage 0.00%
Structural Leverage (out of total) 0.00%
Portfolio Leverage (out of total) 0.00%
Expense Ratio 1.25%
Non Lev Exp Ratio 1.25%
Rel Lev Cost %
Discount Data
Average Discount (3 Yr) -11.41%
Discount Low(3 Yr) -23.35%
Discount High(3 Yr) 3.93%
Discount Rel Range 36.17%
Comp Discount -5.08
Discount St Dev (1Yr) 1.96
Z-Stat
Z-Stat (6mo) -0.87
Z-Stat (1Yr) -0.76
Z-Stat (3Yr) -0.59
Comp Z-Stat (6mo) -0.38
Comp Z-Stat (3Yr) -1.11
Distribution Data
Market Yield 0.38%
Income Yield 0.38%
Lev Adj NAV Yield 0.32%
Distribution Frequency S
Current Distribution $0.020
Current Income $0.020
Ex-Date 11/10/17
Payable Date 11/28/17
Div Growth (3yr) %
Dividend Change % on
Expected Div 3/16/18
RoC (1yr) 0.00%
RoC (3yr) 0.00%
Volume & Liquidity
Average Daily $ (M) $892
Avg Volume 30 day 94,926
Avg Volume 90 day 83,713
Volume Trend 13.39%
Comp Volume Trend 5.89%
Correlation & Volatility
Price Correlation (1yr)
vs. S&P 500 (TR)
-22.0%
Price Correlation (1yr)
vs. CEFA's 12 Major CEF Sectors Index
22.0%
Price Correlation (1yr)
vs. CEFA's Equity Income Index
17.0%
Most Correlated Peer (Mk Pr): GGN 68.0%
NAV - Price Correlation (30 d) 79.7%
NAV - Price Correlation (90 d) 90.1%
NAV - Price Correlation (1 Yr) 91.3%
Price St Dev (1Yr) 26.0%
NAV St Dev (1Yr) 23.9%
Earnings
Earnings / Share (8/31/17) $-0.032
Earn Coverage 0.00%
Earnings Trend Up
UNII / Share (5/31/17) $0.451
Rel UNII 1,128.50
UNII Trend Down
Performance
NAV Beta (2yr)
vs. S&P 500 (TR)
0.50
NAV Beta (2yr)
vs. CEFA's 12 Major CEF Sectors Index
1.43
NAV Beta (2yr)
vs. CEFA's Equity Income Index
0.93

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