Prices & Performance

 

We believe that successful investing is more a matter of avoiding losses than of seeking outsized gains. The historical performance of the First Eagle Funds reflects that conviction. We maintain a long-term perspective and continue to be guided by our primary goal: protecting and growing our shareholders’ purchasing power over time.

View long term performance and daily pricing information by share class. Please keep in mind that past performance does not guarantee future results.

The performance data quoted herein represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Market volatility can dramatically impact the Funds' short term performance. Current performance may be lower or higher than figures shown. The investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Past performance data through the most recent month-end is available on the Prices & Performance page.

 

 

The performance data quoted herein represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Market volatility can dramatically impact the fund's short term performance. Current performance may be lower or higher than figures shown. The investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed may be worth more or less than their original cost. Past performance data through the most recent month end is available on the Prices & Performance page.

The average annual returns for Class A Shares "with sales charge" of First Eagle Global, Overseas and Gold Funds give effect to the deduction of the maximum sales charge of 3.75% for periods prior to March 1, 2000 and of 5.00% thereafter.

The average annual returns for Class A Shares "with sales charge" of First Eagle U.S. Value, Global Income Builder and Fund of America Funds give effect to the deduction of the maximum sales charge of 5.00%.

The average annual returns for Class A Shares "with sales charge" of the First Eagle High Yield Fund gives effect to the deduction of the maximum sales charge of 4.50%.

The average annual returns for Class C Shares reflect a CDSC (contingent deferred sales charge) of 1.00% in the year-to-date and first year only.

Class I Shares require $1mm minimum investment, and are offered without sales charge.

Class R Shares are offered without sales charge.

For the First Eagle High Yield, Global Income Builder, and U.S. Value Funds had fees not been waived and/or expenses reimbursed in the past, returns would have been lower.

For the First Eagle U.S. Value Fund, the Adviser has contractually agreed to waive its management fee at an annual rate in the amount of 0.05% of the average daily value of the Fund's net assets for the period through February 28, 2019. This waiver has the effect of reducing the management fee shown in the table for the term of the waiver from 0.75% to 0.70%.

For the First Eagle High Yield Fund, the Adviser has agreed to waive its management fee at an annual rate in the amount of 0.05% of the average daily value of the Fund's net assets for the period through February 28, 2019. This waiver has the effect of reducing the management fee shown in the table for the term of the waiver from 0.70% to 0.65%.

*Global (EAGRX) and Overseas (FIORX) R4 share YTD performance is for since inception January 17, 2018 through the previous day.

**Global Fund Inception dates: A Shares 01/01/1979, C Shares 06/05/2000, I Shares 07/31/1998, R4 Shares 01/17/2018, R6 Shares 03/01/2017. Performance for periods prior to January 1, 2000 occurred while a prior portfolio manager of the fund was affiliated with another firm.  Inception date shown is when this prior portfolio manager assumed portfolio management responsibilities.

**Overseas Fund Inception dates: A Shares 08/31/1993, C Shares 06/05/2000, I Shares 07/31/1998, R4 Shares 01/17/2018, R6 Shares 03/01/2017

**U.S. Value Fund Inception dates: A Shares 09/04/2001 , C Shares 09/04/2001, I Shares 09/04/2001, R6 Shares 03/01/2017

**Gold Fund Inception dates:  A Shares 08/31/1993, C Shares 05/15/2003, I Shares 05/15/2003, R6 Shares 03/01/2017

**Fund of America Inception dates:  A Shares 11/20/1998, C Shares 03/02/1998, I Shares 03/08/2013, Y Shares 04/10/1987, R6 Shares 03/01/2017

**High Yield Fund Inception dates: A Shares 01/03/2012, C Shares 01/03/2012, I Shares 11/19/2007, R6 Shares 03/01/2017

**Global Income Builder Fund Inception dates: A Shares 05/01/2012, C Shares 05/01/2012, I Shares 05/01/2012, R6 Shares 03/01/2017

As of May 9, 2014, the First Eagle Overseas Fund is closed to certain investors.  Please see the prospectus for more information.

As of September 1, 2005, Class Y Shares of First Eagle Fund of America are closed to new accounts.

The average annual returns shown above are historical and reflect changes in share price, reinvested dividends and are net of expenses.  Investment results and the principal value of an investment will vary.

Returns for periods less than one year are not annualized.

The annual expense ratio is based on expenses incurred by the fund, as stated in the most recent prospectus.

Global, Overseas, Gold, Global Income Builder and High Yield Funds: There are risks associated with investing in securities of foreign countries, such as erratic market conditions, economic and political instability and fluctuations in currency exchange rates.

Global, Overseas, U.S. Value, Global Income Builder, High Yield and Fund of America Funds: The principal risk of investing in value stocks is that the price of the security may not approach its anticipated value or may decline in value.

High Yield and Global Income Builder Funds: High yield securities (commonly known as "junk bonds") which are generally considered speculative because they may be subject to greater levels of interest rate, credit (including issuer default) and liquidity risk than investment grade securities and may be subject to greater volatility. The Funds invest in high yield securities that are non-investment grade. High yield, lower rated securities involve greater price volatility and present greater risks than high rated fixed income securities. High yield securities are rated lower than investment-grade securities because there is a greater possibility that the issuer may be unable to make interest and principal payments on those securities.

High Yield and Global Income Builder Funds: Investments in bonds are subject to interest-rate risk and can lose principal value when interest rates rise. Bonds are also subject to credit risk, in which the bond issuer may fail to pay interest and principal in a timely manner, or that negative perception of the issuer's ability to make such payments may cause the price of that bond to decline.

High Yield and Global Income Builder Funds: Bank loans are often less liquid than other types of debt instruments. There is no assurance that the liquidation of any collateral from a secured bank loan would satisfy the borrower's obligation, or that such collateral could be liquidated.

Global Income Builder Fund: Income generation is not guaranteed. If dividend paying stocks in the Fund's portfolio stop paying or reduce dividends, the fund's ability to generate income will be adversely affected.

Fund of America: The event-driven investment style used by First Eagle Fund of America carries the additional risk that the event anticipated occurs later than expected, does not occur at all or does not have the desired effect on the market price of the securities.

Gold Fund: Funds whose investments are concentrated in a specific industry or sector may be subject to a higher degree of risk than funds whose investments are diversified and may not be suitable for all investors.

Global, Overseas, U.S. Value, Gold, Global Income Builder, High Yield and Fund of America Funds: All investments involve the risk of loss.

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First Eagle Global Fund Morningstar ratings – World Allocation Category; A Shares: Overall: 5 stars/376 funds, Three-year rating: 5 stars/376 funds. Five-year rating: 4 stars/329 funds. Ten-year rating: 5 stars/151 funds. C Shares: Overall: 4 stars/376 funds, Three-year rating: 4 stars/376 funds. Five-year rating: 4 stars/329 funds. Ten-year rating: 4 stars/151 funds. I Shares: Overall; 5 stars/376 funds, Three-year rating: 5 stars/376 funds. Five-year rating: 5 stars/329 funds. Ten-year rating: 5 stars/151 funds. Different share classes may have different ratings.

First Eagle Overseas Fund Morningstar ratings – Foreign Large Blend Category; A Shares: Overall:  4 stars/605 funds, Three-year rating: 3 stars/605 funds. Five-year rating: 3 stars/536 funds. Ten-year rating: 5 stars/355 funds. C Shares: Overall:  4 stars/605 funds, Three-year rating: 2 stars/605 funds. Five-year rating: 2 stars/536 funds. Ten-year rating: 5 stars/355 funds.  I Shares: Overall:  4 stars/605 funds, Three-year rating: 3 stars/605 funds. Five-year rating: 3 stars/536 funds. Ten-year rating: 5 stars/355 funds. Different share classes may have different ratings.

The Morningstar percentile rankings for the First Eagle Overseas Fund in the Morningstar Foreign Large Blend Category were derived using the total return of the performance figure associated with its 1-, 3-, 5- and 10-year periods. 

First Eagle U.S. Value Fund Morningstar ratings – Large Blend Category; A Shares: Overall rating: 2 stars/1,204 funds, Three-year rating: 2 stars/1,204 funds. Five-year rating: 1 star/1,077 funds. Ten-year rating: 3 stars/802 funds. C Shares: Overall rating: 2 stars/1,204 funds, Three-year rating: 2 stars/1,204 funds. Five-year rating: 1 star/1,077 funds. Ten-year rating: 2 stars/802 funds. I Shares: Overall rating: 2 stars/1,204 funds, Three-year rating: 2 stars/1,204 funds. Five-year rating: 1 star/1,077 funds. Ten-year rating: 3 stars/802 funds.  Different share classes may have different ratings.

The Morningstar percentile rankings for the First Eagle U.S. Value Fund in the Morningstar Large Blend Category were derived using the total return of the performance figure associated with its 1-, 3-, 5- and 10-year periods. 

First Eagle Gold Fund Morningstar ratings – Equity Precious Metals Category; A Shares: Overall rating: 5 stars/67 funds, Three-year rating: 4 stars/67 funds. Five-year rating: 4 stars/63 funds. Ten-year rating: 5 stars/45 funds. C Shares: Overall rating: 5 stars/67 funds, Three-year rating: 4 stars/67 funds. Five-year rating: 4 stars/63 funds. Ten-year rating: 5 stars/45 funds. I Shares: Overall rating: 5 stars/67 funds, Three-year rating: 4 stars/67 funds. Five-year rating: 5 stars/63 funds. Ten-year rating: 5 stars/45 funds. Different share classes may have different ratings.

The Morningstar percentile rankings for the First Eagle Gold Fund in the Morningstar Equity Precious Metals Category were derived using the total return of the performance figure associated with its 1-, 3-, 5- and 10-year periods. 

First Eagle Global Income Builder Fund Morningstar ratings – World Allocation Category; A Shares: Overall 4 stars/376 funds, Three-year rating: 4 stars/376 funds, Five-year rating: 4 stars/329 funds. C Shares: Overall: 3 stars/376 funds, Three-year rating: 3 stars/376 funds, Five-year rating: 3 stars/329 funds. I Shares: Overall: 4 stars/376 funds, Three-year rating: 4 stars/376 funds, Five-year rating: 4 stars/329 funds. Different share classes may have different ratings.

The Morningstar percentile rankings for the First Eagle Global Income Builder Fund in the Morningstar World Allocation category were derived using the total return of the performance figure associated with its 1- and 3- and 5-year time periods.

First Eagle High Yield Fund Morningstar ratings – High Yield Bond Category; A Shares: Overall: 2 stars/588 funds, Three-year rating: 2 stars/588 funds, Five-year rating: 2 stars/488 funds.  C Shares: Overall: 1 star/588 funds, Three-year rating: 2 stars/588 funds, Five-year rating 1 stars/488 funds.  I Shares: Overall: 4 stars/588 funds, Three-year rating: 3 stars/588 funds, Five-year rating: 2 stars/488 funds, Ten-year rating: 5 stars/319 funds. Different share classes may have different ratings.

The Morningstar percentile rankings for the First Eagle High Yield Fund Morningstar High Yield Bond Category were derived using the total return of the performance figure associated with its 1-, 3-  5- and 10-year periods. 

First Eagle Fund of America Morningstar ratings – Mid-Cap Blend Category; A Shares: Overall: 3 stars/356 funds, Three-year rating: 2 stars/356 funds, Five-year rating 2 stars/322 funds, Ten-year rating: 3 stars/223 funds. C Shares: Overall: 2 stars/356 funds, Three-year rating: 2 stars/356 funds, Five-year rating 1 star/322 funds, Ten-year rating: 3 stars/223 funds. Y Shares: Overall: 3 stars/356 funds, Three-year rating: 2 stars/356 funds. Five-year rating: 2 stars/322 funds. Ten-year rating: 3 stars/223 funds. I Shares:  Overall: 2 stars/356 funds, Three-year rating: 2 stars/356 funds, Different share classes may have different ratings.

The Morningstar percentile rankings for the First Eagle Fund of America in the Morningstar Mid-Cap Blend Category were derived using the total return of the performance figure associated with its 1-, 3-, 5- and 10-year periods. 

Composite Index - effective March 1, 2016 the Fund is compared against a composite index, 60% of which consists of the MSCI World Index and 40% of which consists of the Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index. The Fund believes this composite index provides a useful comparison against the performance of the Fund, which currently invests in both equity and fixed income securities.

The MSCI World Index is a widely followed, unmanaged group of stocks from 23 international markets and is not available for purchase.  The index provides total returns in U.S. dollars with net dividends reinvested.

The MSCI EAFE Index is an unmanaged total return index, reported in U.S. dollars, based on share prices and reinvested net dividends of approximately 1,100 companies from 22 countries and is not available for purchase.

Standard & Poor's 500 Index is a widely recognized unmanaged index including a representative sample of 500 leading companies in leading sectors of the U.S. economy and is not available for purchase.  Although the Standard & Poor's 500 Index focuses on the large-cap segment of the market, with approximately 80% coverage of U.S. equities, it is also considered a proxy for the total market.

The Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Corporate High Yield Bond Index is composed of fixed-rate, publicly issued, non-investment grade debt, is unmanaged, with dividends reinvested, and is not available for purchase.  The index includes both corporate and non-corporate sectors.  The corporate sectors are Industrial, Utility and Finance, which include both U.S. and non-U.S. corporations.  The index is presented here for comparison purposes only.

The FTSE Gold Mines Index Series is designed to reflect the performance of the worldwide market in the shares of companies whose principal activity is the mining of gold. The FTSE Gold Mines Index encompasses all gold mining companies that have a sustainable, attributable gold production of at least 300,000 ounces a year and that derive 51% or more of their revenue from mined gold. The Index is unmanaged, is available with dividends reinvested and is not available for purchase.

The Bloomberg Barclays Capital Aggregate Bond Index is a broad-based benchmark that measures the investment grade U.S. dollar-denominated fixed-rate taxable bond market, including Treasuries, government-related and corporate securities, MBS (agency fixed-rate and hybrid ARM passthroughts), ABS, and CMBS.  One cannot invest directly in an index.

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