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Key Stats

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Expense Ratio Total Assets Under Management Dividend Yield Turnover Ratio
1.98% 11.49M 0.00% 0.00%
1 Year Fund Level Flows 1 Year Total Returns (Daily) Annualized All Time Total Returns (Daily) Max Drawdown (All)
-248011.9 56.35% Upgrade Upgrade

Basic Info

Investment Strategy
The investment seeks long-term growth of capital. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its assets in alternative energy and alternative energy technology companies, both U.S. and international. It may purchase stocks of any capitalization, including, but not limited to, large-cap, mid-cap or small-cap stocks. The fund's international stock investments may include stocks of companies based in or doing substantial business in both developed markets and emerging markets. It may also from time to time, as part of its principal investment strategies, invest a substantial portion of its assets in cash or cash equivalents. The fund is non-diversified.
General
Security Type Mutual Fund
Oldest Share Symbol ALTEX
Equity Style Mid Cap/Blend
Fixed Income Style --
Broad Asset Class Sector Equity
Broad Category Equity
Category Name Technology
Category Index Morningstar US Technology TR USD
Prospectus Objective Specialty - Natural Resources
Fund Owner Firm Name Firsthand Funds
Prospectus Benchmark Index
S&P 500 TR USD 100.0%
Broad Asset Class Benchmark Index
^MSWNTR 100.0%
Manager Tenure
Kevin Landis 12.93 yrs

Net Fund Flows Versus Category

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As of September 30, 2020

Performance Versus Category

 
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As of October 28, 2020. Returns for periods of 1 year and above are annualized.

Annual Total Returns Versus Peers

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Name
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
YTD
93.71%
-0.15%
-9.75%
-9.26%
27.35%
-18.57%
40.58%
50.46%
26.68%
4.94%
-0.87%
7.51%
22.40%
-8.71%
27.67%
-0.84%
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14.99%
19.57%
-24.96%
7.80%
0.22%
28.16%
14.97%
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19.88%
11.66%
3.95%
6.09%
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41.73%
11.68%
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16.72%
19.02%
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38.18%
14.49%
31.80%
9.29%
4.28%
5.99%
55.45%
4.31%
28.51%
46.68%
As of October 28, 2020.

Fundamentals

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Dividend Yield TTM (10-28-20) 0.00%
30-Day SEC Yield --
7-Day SEC Yield --
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Weighted Average PE Ratio 26.73
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As of June 30, 2020

Growth Estimates

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As of June 30, 2020

Asset Allocation

As of June 30, 2020.
Type % Net % Long % Short
Cash 8.96% Upgrade Upgrade
Stock 91.04% Upgrade Upgrade
Bond 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade
Convertible 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade
Preferred 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade
Other 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade

Top 10 Holdings

Name % Weight Price % Change
SolarEdge Technologies Inc 16.95% 269.69 2.22%
Cree Inc 8.26% 63.14 -4.65%
Itron Inc 6.43% 68.75 0.51%
Vestas Wind Systems A/S
5.37% -- --
Royal Philips NV ADR 4.72% 47.00 -0.53%
Iberdrola SA
4.65% -- --
First Solar Inc 4.32% 87.23 -6.52%
Enphase Energy Inc 4.15% 102.52 -0.28%
Aspen Aerogels Inc 4.02% 14.00 32.33%
Quanta Services Inc 3.42% 62.72 3.02%

Fees & Availability

Fees
Actual 12B-1 Fee --
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Performance Fee --
Switching Fee --
Transaction Fee --
Maximum Front Load --
Maximum Deferred Load --
Maximum Redemption Fee --
General Availability
Available for Insurance Product No
Available for Retirement Plan No
Available for RRSP No
Purchase Details
Open to New Investors Yes
Open to Existing Investors Yes
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Basic Info

Investment Strategy
The investment seeks long-term growth of capital. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its assets in alternative energy and alternative energy technology companies, both U.S. and international. It may purchase stocks of any capitalization, including, but not limited to, large-cap, mid-cap or small-cap stocks. The fund's international stock investments may include stocks of companies based in or doing substantial business in both developed markets and emerging markets. It may also from time to time, as part of its principal investment strategies, invest a substantial portion of its assets in cash or cash equivalents. The fund is non-diversified.
General
Security Type Mutual Fund
Oldest Share Symbol ALTEX
Equity Style Mid Cap/Blend
Fixed Income Style --
Broad Asset Class Sector Equity
Broad Category Equity
Category Name Technology
Category Index Morningstar US Technology TR USD
Prospectus Objective Specialty - Natural Resources
Fund Owner Firm Name Firsthand Funds
Prospectus Benchmark Index
S&P 500 TR USD 100.0%
Broad Asset Class Benchmark Index
^MSWNTR 100.0%
Manager Tenure
Kevin Landis 12.93 yrs

Fundamentals

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Dividend Yield TTM (10-28-20) 0.00%
30-Day SEC Yield --
7-Day SEC Yield --
Number of Holdings Upgrade
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Weighted Average PE Ratio 26.73
Weighted Average Price to Sales Ratio Upgrade
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As of June 30, 2020

Growth Estimates

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As of June 30, 2020

Fund Details

Key Dates
Inception Date 10/29/2007
Last Annual Report Date 12/31/2019
Last Prospectus Date 4/30/2020
Attributes
Enhanced Index Fund No
Index Fund No
Inverse Fund No
Leveraged Fund No
Fund of Funds No
Currency Hedged Fund No
Synthetic Replication Fund No
Has Dividend Investment Plan No
Socially Responsible Fund Yes