ASA Gold and Precious Metals Limited:ASA

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    Overview

    As of 4/1/2020. NAV as of 3/31/2020.

     Share
    Price
    NAVPremium/
    Discount
    Current$10.67$11.90-10.34%
    52 Wk Avg$11.95$14.21-15.82%
    52 Wk High$15.14$17.03-10.34%
    52 Wk Low$8.16$10.55-19.74%
    Regular Distribution TypeIncome Only
    Distribution Rate0.19%
    Distribution Amount$0.0100
    Distribution FrequencySemi-Annually
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Basic Information

    Investment Objective

    It is a fundamental policy of the Company that at least 80% of its total assets be (i) invested in common shares or securities convertible into common shares of companies engaged, directly or indirectly, in the exploration, mining or processing of gold, silver, platinum, diamonds or other precious minerals, (ii) held as bullion or other direct forms of gold, silver, platinum or other precious minerals, (iii) invested in instruments representing interests in gold, silver, platinum or other precious minerals such as certificates of deposit therefor, and/or (iv) invested in securities of investment companies, including exchange traded funds, or other securities that seek to replicate the price movement of gold, silver or platinum bullion.

    Capital Structure

    As of 4/1/2020

    Total Investment Exposure:$229.550M
    Total Common Assets:$229.550M
    Common Shares Outstanding:19,289,905
    Annual Expense Ratios

    As of 11/30/2019

      Per Common Share
    Management FeesN/A
    Other Expenses:1.38%
    Baseline Expense: N/A
    Interest Expense:N/A
    Total: 1.38%
    Fund Management

    Fund Sponsor
    ASA

    Portfolio Managers
    David Christensen

    Basics
    Category: Equity-Sector Equity
    Ticker: ASA
    NAV Ticker: XASAX
    Average Daily Volume (shares): 116,314
    Average Daily Volume (USD): $1.394M
    Inception Date: 9/23/1958
    Inception Share Price: $28.00
    Inception NAV: $28.00
    Tender Offer: Yes
    Term: No
    Fiscal Year End: November 30
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    Distributions

    As of 4/1/2020

    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 11/30/2019
    -$0.0433
    Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV:
    As of 4/1/2020
    0.17%
    Total Return on NAV (12 months):
    As of 4/1/2020
    -0.67%
    Total % Portfolio Effectively Leveraged:
    As of 4/1/2020
    0.00%

    Pricing Information

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

    As of 4/1/2020

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month-15.65%
    1 Year-15.82%
    3 Year-13.99%
    5 Year-12.98%
    Z-Score

    As of 4/1/2020

    PeriodZStat
    3 Month2.64
    6 Month3.28
    1 Year4.03
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount

    Performance

    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 3/31/2020
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Sector Equity

    Past 20 Years

    Return YearPriceNAVCategory - PriceCategory - NAV
    YTD-24.36%-28.53%-12.38%-11.00%
    201944.35%48.11%27.00%22.81%
    2018-16.18%-14.34%-12.66%-10.55%
    20172.89%3.86%18.58%13.02%
    201654.46%53.23%17.45%14.67%
    2015-28.75%-26.25%-15.98%-12.75%
    2014-17.26%-10.29%5.16%4.65%
    2013-42.31%-46.50%16.34%17.44%
    2012-16.31%-14.36%12.53%11.75%
    2011-23.63%-19.39%-1.05%0.79%
    201035.89%28.39%20.02%17.83%
    200954.54%50.35%50.36%35.04%
    2008-29.11%-28.43%-42.07%-39.30%
    200720.17%15.63%  
    200619.13%18.61%  
    200538.67%39.85%  
    2004-9.86%-10.66%  
    200313.18%29.37%  
    2002110.44%81.90%  
    200136.14%20.36%  
    2000-16.14%-12.90%  
    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 3/31/2020
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Sector Equity

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio Characteristics
    Number of Holdings:
    As of 11/30/2019
    56
    Annual Portfolio Turnover:
    As of 11/30/2019
    45.00%
    Asset Allocation

    As of 11/30/2019 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Top Sectors

    As of 11/30/2019 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Sector%Portfolio
    Basic Materials97.55%
    Cyclical (Super Sector)97.55%
    Cash Equivalents (Super Sector)2.11%
    Cash Equivalents2.11%
    Preferred Stock0.04%
    Corporate (Super Sector)0.04%
    Top Holdings

    As of 11/30/2019 reported by Fund Sponsor

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd$23.84M8.32%
    Anglogold Ashanti Ltd$16.81M5.87%
    Barrick Gold Corp$16.80M5.87%
    Newcrest Mining Ltd$15.60M5.45%
    Alacer Gold Corp$13.44M4.69%
    B2Gold Corp$11.09M3.87%
    Endeavour Mining Corp$10.50M3.67%
    Alamos Gold Inc Class A$9.92M3.46%
    SSR Mining Inc$9.40M3.28%
    Detour Gold Corp$8.33M2.91%
    Country Allocation

    As of 11/30/2019 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Country% Portfolio
    Canada - Equity60.86%
    Australia - Equity14.58%
    South Africa - Equity9.76%
    Turkey - Equity4.69%
    Others - Equity3.67%
    United States - Equity2.01%
    New Zealand - Equity1.50%
    United Kingdom - Equity0.78%

    Closed-end fund historical distribution sources have included net investment income, realized gains, and return of capital. For more detailed information on the distributions of a specific fund, please visit the sponsor's website.

    NOTES:

    Distribution type sourced from Morningstar. For specific information about a fund's distribution sources, visit the fund sponsor's website.

    The following information applies to closed-end funds in general: Fund shares are not guaranteed or endorsed by any bank or other insured depository institution, and are not federally insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Shares of closed-end funds are subject to investment risks, including the possible loss of principal invested. There can be no assurance that fund objectives will be achieved. Closed-end funds frequently trade at a discount to their net asset value. NAV returns are net of fund expenses, and assume reinvestment of distributions.

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