If investors are looking at the Mutual Fund Equity Report fund category, Janus Henderson Forty T (
JACTX Quick Quote JACTX - Free Report) could be a potential option. JACTX possesses a Zacks Mutual Fund Rank of 2 (Buy), which is based on various forecasting factors like size, cost, and past performance. History of Fund/Manager
Janus Fund is based in Boston, MA, and is the manager of JACTX. Since Janus Henderson Forty T made its debut in July of 2009, JACTX has garnered more than $2.84 billion in assets. The fund's current manager is a team of investment professionals.
Of course, investors look for strong performance in funds. This fund carries a 5-year annualized total return of 9.4%, and is in the middle third among its category peers. But if you are looking for a shorter time frame, it is also worth looking at its 3-year annualized total return of 4.22%, which places it in the bottom third during this time-frame.
When looking at a fund's performance, it is also important to note the standard deviation of the returns. The lower the standard deviation, the less volatility the fund experiences. The standard deviation of JACTX over the past three years is 23.69% compared to the category average of 17.81%. The fund's standard deviation over the past 5 years is 20.61% compared to the category average of 15.59%. This makes the fund more volatile than its peers over the past half-decade.
Investors should note that the fund has a 5-year beta of 1.04, so it is likely going to be more volatile than the market at large. Another factor to consider is alpha, as it reflects a portfolio's performance on a risk-adjusted basis relative to a benchmark-in this case, the S&P 500. JACTX has generated a positive alpha over the past five years of 0.02, demonstrating that managers in this portfolio are skilled in picking securities that generate better-than-benchmark returns.
Investigating the equity holdings of a mutual fund is also a valuable exercise. This can show us how the manager is applying their stated methodology, as well as if there are any inherent biases in their approach. For this particular fund, the focus is mostly on equities that are traded in the United States.
As of the last filing date, the mutual fund has 96.29% of its assets in stocks, with an average market capitalization of $343.57 billion. The fund has the heaviest exposure to the following market sectors:
Technology Other Industrial Cyclical
Turnover is about 39%, so those in charge of the fund make fewer trades than comparable funds.
Costs are increasingly important for mutual fund investing, and particularly as competition heats up in this market. And all things being equal, a lower cost product will outperform its otherwise identical counterpart, so taking a closer look at these metrics is key for investors. In terms of fees, JACTX is a no load fund. It has an expense ratio of 0.79% compared to the category average of 0.99%. Looking at the fund from a cost perspective, JACTX is actually cheaper than its peers.
Investors should also note that the minimum initial investment for the product is $2,500 and that each subsequent investment has no minimum amount.
Overall, Janus Henderson Forty T ( JACTX ) has a high Zacks Mutual Fund rank, and in conjunction with its comparatively similar performance, worse downside risk, and lower fees, this fund looks like a good potential choice for investors right now.
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