ASA Gold and Precious Metals:ASA

    Overview

    As of 8/29/2014. NAV as of 8/22/2014.

     Share
    Price
    NAVPremium/
    Discount
    Current$14.42$15.65-7.86%
    52 Wk Avg$13.65$14.49-6.10%
    52 Wk High$15.07$16.47-0.62%
    52 Wk Low$11.52$12.13-9.97%
    Regular Distribution TypeIncome Only
    Distribution Rate1.18%
    Distribution Amount$0.0200
    Distribution FrequencySemi-Annual
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Basic Information

    Investment Objective

    The Fund seeks capital appreciation through investment in common shares of companies engaged in the exploration, mining or processing of precious minerals, or held as bullion or precious minerals

    Capital Structure

    As of 8/29/2014

    Total Net Assets:$306.971M
    Total Common Assets:$306.971M
    Common Shares Outstanding:19,289,905
    Leverage

    As of

    Preferred Share Assets:
    Type of Preferred:
    Total Debt (USD):
    Structural Leverage (USD):
    Structural Leverage (%):
    Effective Leverage (USD):
    Effective Leverage (%):
    Preferred Share Rates
    Date Symbol Series Rate Shares
    Annual Expense Ratios

    As of 11/30/2013

      Per Common Share
    Management Fees0.00%
    Other Expenses:0.81%
    Baseline Expense: 0.81%
    Interest Expense:0.00%
    Total: 0.81%

    Fund Management

    Fund Sponsor
    ASA Limited

    Portfolio Managers
    David, J Christensen (31 May 2007)

    Basics
    Category:US Equity-Energy/Resources
    Ticker:ASA
    NAV Ticker:XASAX
    Average Daily Volume (shares):
    Average Daily Volume (USD): 
    Inception Date:9/23/1958
    Inception Share Price: 
    Inception NAV: 
    Tender Offer:Yes
    Term:No
    Fiscal Year End:November 30
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    Distributions

    As of 8/29/2014

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Distribution History

    Enter declared start and end dates to display distribution history below. Income, Long Gain, Short Gain and ROC breakdowns will only be shown for the past year.

    Declared Date Payable Date Ex Date Distrib Amount Income Long Gain Short Gain ROC
    Key Information Regarding Distributions
    Avg. Earnings Per Share:
    As of 5/31/2014
    -$0.0016
    Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV:
    As of 8/29/2014
    1.07%
    Total Return on NAV (12 months):
    As of 8/29/2014
    3.90%
    Avg. UNII Per Share:
    As of 5/31/2014
    $0.8204
    Total % Portfolio Effectively Leveraged:
    As of 8/29/2014

    Pricing Information

    Premium/Discount Information
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Premium/Discount Information

    As of 8/29/2014

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month-7.00%
    1 Year-6.10%
    3 Year-6.99%
    5 Year-7.51%
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount

    Performance

    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 8/29/2014
    Category: Energy/Resources

    Past 20 Years

    Return YearPriceNAVCategory - PriceCategory - NAV
    YTD17.71%25.60%18.25%14.20%
    2013-42.31%-46.50%-1.05%2.43%
    2012-16.31%-14.36%2.57%1.49%
    2011-23.63%-19.39%-15.40%-7.85%
    201035.87%28.39%25.11%22.17%
    200954.59%50.35%63.30%53.87%
    2008-29.09%-28.43%-47.06%-48.23%
    200720.84%15.63%27.02%32.12%
    200618.59%18.61%14.10%14.13%
    200538.98%39.85%21.80%30.20%
    2004-10.56%-10.66%4.36%15.07%
    200317.17%29.15%26.64%23.22%
    2002108.44%81.95%0.69%0.17%
    200135.08%20.36%  
    2000-16.04%-12.90%  
    199927.13%53.53%  
    1998-22.89%-21.57%  
    1997-38.93%-35.80%  
    1996-3.01%-6.21%  
    1995-14.10%-27.76%  
    1994-6.12%4.23%  
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Annualized Total Returns

    Returns for periods less than one year are cumulative rather than annualized

    As of 8/29/2014
    Category: Energy/Resources

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio Characteristics
    Number of Holdings:
    As of 2/28/2014
    39
    Annual Portfolio Turnover:
    As of 11/30/2013
    6.90%
    Asset Allocation

    As of 5/31/2014 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Top Sectors

    As of 5/31/2014 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Sector%Portfolio
    Mining 86.75%
    Resources 8.92%
    ETF 3.34%
    Net Current Assets 1.00%
    Top Holdings

    As of 5/31/2014 reported by Fund Sponsor

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    Randgold Resources, Ltd.$28.26M10.60%
    Goldcorp Inc.$22.61M8.48%
    Barrick Gold Corp.$22.55M8.46%
    Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold 6.75 01 May 2010$18.73M7.02%
    Tahoe Resources, Inc.$16.76M6.29%
    Newmont Mining Corporation$14.20M5.33%
    Royal Gold, Inc.$13.17M4.94%
    Agnico-Eagle Mines$12.98M4.87%
    Newcrest Mining Ltd - ADR$11.85M4.44%
    Franco Nevada Mining Corp$10.44M3.92%
    Country Allocation

    As of 5/31/2014 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Country% Portfolio
    Canada 45.16%
    USA 17.46%
    South Africa 12.91%
    Channel Islands 10.71%
    Australia 4.89%
    Global 3.37%
    Peru 3.23%
    UK 2.26%

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