5 Worst Mutual Funds So Far in 2012

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5 Worst Mutual Funds So Far in 2012

Guggenheim L/S Commodities Strategy

Guggenheim185 5 Worst Mutual Funds So Far in 2012Return: -10%

A managed futures fund invests in derivatives, such as futures contracts, swaps and options. A key advantage is flexibility, as the portfolio manager can go both long and short. The goal is to achieve absolute returns — that is, to get gains in any market environment.

But the strategy has not translated into gains for the Guggenheim L/S Commodities Strategy (MUTF:RYLEX) fund.

Of course, the fund has focused on commodities, which have seen lots of volatility this year. Plus, the fund’s returns are held back by significantly high costs, with fees of 2.67%.

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