First Eagle Fund of America is a non-diversified fund that seeks capital appreciation by investing primarily in U.S. stocks and, to a lesser extent, in debt and international equity securities. The Fund has a unique event-driven bias that focuses on identifying companies poised to benefit from change that the market has not yet recognized.
|Share Class||1 Yr||3 Yr||5 Yr||10 Yr||Since
|A||w/o sales charge||18.74%||15.05%||8.34%||10.83%||8.50%||11/20/98|
|w/ sales charge||12.82||13.10||7.23||10.27||8.12||11/20/98|
No values for that date.
This chart illustrates a hypothetical investment in Class A shares without the effect of sales charges and assumes all distributions have been reinvested. Date Selected Assumes Purchase at End of Month.
|Eastman Chemical Co.||6.2|
|Wyndham Worldwide Corp.||6.1|
|Valeant Pharmaceuticals International||5.1|
|W.R. Grace & Co.||4.2|
|Seagate Technology Inc.||4.2|
|Rockwood Holdings Inc.||4.2|
|Occidental Petroleum Corp.||3.8|
|Packaging Corporation of America||3.6|
|Total as % of Net Assets||48.1%|
|Companies in Portfolio||39|
|Median Market Cap ($Mil)||$7,488|
|Beta7 vs S&P 500 Index8||0.92|
The performance data quoted herein represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Market volatility can dramatically impact the fund's short term performance. Current performance may be lower or higher than figures shown. The investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed may be worth more or less than their original cost. Past performance data through the most recent month end is available at firsteaglefunds.com or by calling 800.334.2143.
The event-driven investment style used by First Eagle Fund of America carries the additional risk that the event anticipated occurs later than expected, does not occur at all or does not have the desired effect on the market price of the securities. Investment in gold and gold related investments present certain risks, and returns on gold related investments have traditionally been more volatile than investments in broader equity or debt markets. The principal risk of investing in value stocks is that the price of the security may not approach its anticipated value or may decline in value.
* As of September 1, 2005, Class Y Shares are closed to new accounts.
† Portfolio holdings are subject to change and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell securities. Current and future portfolio holdings are subject to risk.
1 The average annual returns shown above are historical and reflect changes in share price, reinvested dividends and are net of expenses. Investment results and the principal value of an investment will vary. The average annual returns for Class A Shares reflect the maximum sales charge of 5.00%. The average annual returns for Class C Shares reflect a CDSC (contingent deferred sales charge) of 1.00% in the year-to-date and first year only. Class Y shares are offered without sales charge.
2 Class Y Shares as of March 1, 2013 (Class A, 1.45%, Class C, 2.20%, Class I, 1.20%). Class I percentage is based on anticipated expenses for the first fiscal year. However, the rate at which expenses are accrued during the fiscal yearmay not be constant and, at any particular point, may be greater or less than the stated average percentage.
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4 The Morningstar Style Box tm reveals a fund's investment strategy. For equity funds the vertical axis shows the market capitalization of the stocks owned and the horizontal axis shows investment style (value, blend or growth). All of these numbers are drawn from the fund's portfolio holding figures most recently entered into the Morningstar database and the corresponding market conditions. Past performance does not guarantee future results.
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6Based on Morningstar’s definition of Market Capitalization Breakpoints, as of 03/31/13. Small Cap is less than $2.9 billion, Mid Cap is between $2.9 and $13.1 billion, and Large Cap is greater than $13.1 billion.
7 Beta is a measure of the fund’s volatility (risk) relative to the overall market. The higher the fund’s Beta, the more the fund price is expected to change in response to a given change in the value of the market.
8 Standard & Poor's 500 Index is a widely recognized unmanaged index including a representative sample of 500 leading companies in leading sectors of the U.S. economy and is not available for purchase. Although the Standard & Poor's 500 Index focuses on the large-cap segment of the market, with approximately 75% coverage of U.S. equities, it is also considered a proxy for the total market.