ASA Gold and Precious Metals:ASA

    Overview

    As of 12/5/2016. NAV as of 12/2/2016.

     Share
    Price
    NAVPremium/
    Discount
    Current$11.12$12.90-13.80%
    52 Wk Avg$12.01$13.58-11.98%
    52 Wk High$17.08$18.41-4.36%
    52 Wk Low$6.70$7.65-21.99%
    Regular Distribution TypeIncome Only
    Distribution Rate0.36%
    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 12/5/2016

    Total Net Assets:$249.801M
    Total Common Assets:$249.801M
    Common Shares Outstanding:19,289,905
    Annual Expense Ratios

    As of 11/30/2016

      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): 169,000
    Average Daily Volume (USD): $2.071M
    Inception Date: 9/23/1958
    Inception Share Price: $28.00
    Inception NAV:
    Tender Offer: Yes
    Term: No
    Fiscal Year End: November 30
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    Distributions

    As of 12/5/2016

    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

    *Indicates a Special Distribution: A distribution disbursed in addition to the normal distributions paid out by the company.

    Key Information Regarding Distributions
    Avg. Earnings Per Share:
    As of 5/31/2016
    -$0.0085
    Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV:
    As of 12/5/2016
    0.31%
    Total Return on NAV (12 months):
    As of 12/5/2016
    45.91%
    Avg. UNII Per Share:
    As of 5/31/2016
    $0.5804
    Total % Portfolio Effectively Leveraged:
    As of 12/5/2016
    0.00%

    Pricing Information

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

    As of 12/5/2016

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month-9.88%
    1 Year-11.98%
    3 Year-9.75%
    5 Year-8.53%
    Z-Score

    As of 12/6/2016

    PeriodZStat
    3 Month-1.70
    6 Month-1.40
    1 Year-0.50
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount

    Performance

    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 12/5/2016
    Category: Energy/Resources

    Past 20 Years

    Return YearPriceNAVCategory - PriceCategory - NAV
    YTD55.58%55.90%32.69%28.54%
    2015-28.75%-26.25%-28.39%-25.54%
    2014-17.26%-10.29%-3.72%-5.70%
    2013-42.31%-46.50%-1.05%2.43%
    2012-16.31%-14.35%2.57%1.49%
    2011-23.63%-19.41%-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%  
    2002108.44%81.95%  
    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%  
    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 12/5/2016
    Category: Energy/Resources

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio Characteristics
    Number of Holdings:
    As of 2/28/2015
    45
    Asset Allocation

    As of 8/31/2016 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Top Sectors

    As of 8/31/2016 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Sector%Portfolio
    Mining 98.70%
    Net Current Assets 0.99%
    Derivatives (War Opt Fut)0.31%
    Top Holdings

    As of 8/31/2016 reported by Fund Sponsor

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    Newmont Mining Corporation$26.59M8.97%
    Randgold Resources, Ltd. ADR$26.42M8.92%
    Agnico-Eagle Mines$24.06M8.12%
    Barrick Gold Corp.$21.69M7.32%
    Newcrest Mining Ltd.$19.94M6.73%
    AngloGold Ashanti Limited$14.46M4.88%
    Goldcorp Inc.$14.21M4.80%
    Royal Gold, Inc.$13.93M4.70%
    Franco Nevada Mining Corp$11.19M3.78%
    Stornoway Diamond Corp$10.64M3.59%
    Country Allocation

    As of 8/31/2016 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Country% Portfolio
    Canada 54.55%
    USA 16.16%
    Channel Islands 10.10%
    South Africa 8.08%
    Australia 7.68%
    Peru 2.93%
    Bermuda 0.51%

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