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SBMBX Saratoga Energy & Basic Materials A

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Fund SBMBX Saratoga Energy & Basic Materials A PRNEX T. Rowe Price New Era GHAYX VanEck Global Hard Assets Y  
100% 87% 89%
Annual Fees
(3.40% Exp. Ratio)
(0.67% Exp. Ratio)
(1.13% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 5.70% annual return
$18,702.35 $43,151.46 $37,542.09
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$24,449.11 +$18,839.74
As of 12/31/16
1 YR RETURN 19.45%
3 YR -10.26%
5 YR -2.47%
10 YR -0.46%
1 YR RETURN 25.01%
3 YR -2.18%
5 YR 2.41%
10 YR 1.93%
1 YR RETURN 43.55%
3 YR -8.19%
5 YR -2.47%
10 YR 1.33%
The investment seeks long-term growth of capital. The fund will normally invest at least 80% of its total assets in equity securities issued by U.S. and foreign Energy and Basic Materials Companies, regardless of their stock market value (or "market capitalization"). It utilizes the Standard & Poor's classification system for purposes of determining whether a company is an Energy or Basic Materials Company. Standard & Poor's maintains a proprietary classification system similar to the North American Industry Classification System which classifies companies according to industry sectors and groups.
The investment seeks to provide long-term capital growth. The fund will normally invest a minimum of two-thirds of its assets in the common stocks of natural resource companies. The earnings and tangible assets of natural resources companies may benefit from periods of accelerating inflation. It also invests in other growth companies that the managers believe have strong potential for earnings growth but do not own or develop natural resources.
The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation; income is a secondary consideration. Under normal conditions, the fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in securities of hard assets companies and instruments that derive their value from hard assets. Hard assets include precious metals (including gold), base and industrial metals, energy, natural resources and other commodities. A hard assets company is a company that derives, directly or indirectly, at least 50% of its revenues from exploration, development, production, distribution or facilitation of processes relating to hard assets.

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