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Invesco Balanced-Risk Commodity Strategy Fund

Alternatives | Commodities

Balanced Commodity

An actively managed strategy that provides exposure to commodity markets. The goal of risk balancing is to provide greater diversification and less downside risk than commodity indexes.

Balanced-risk approach   Defense against inflation   Portfolio diversification
The team invests in derivatives and other commodity-linked instruments that provide exposure to agriculture, energy, industrial metals and precious metals and examines how each asset contributes to overall portfolio risk.   Commodities may play an important role as an inflation hedge within a well-diversified portfolio. The team manages the sources of return from the commodity complexes to potentially benefit performance in both inflationary and non-inflationary environments.   Commodities may be considered a separate and distinct asset class and may provide added diversification to a portfolio due to the low correlation to stocks and bonds. Commodities may help to mitigate overall portfolio volatility.

*Diversification does not guarantee a profit or eliminate the risk of loss.

Objective & Strategy

The fund's investment objective is to provide total return. The fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in derivatives and other commodity-linked instruments that provide exposure to the following four sectors of the commodities markets: agricultural, energy, industrial metals and precious metals.

as of 01/31/2015

Morningstar Rating

Overall Rating - Commodities Broad Basket Category

As of 01/31/2015 the Fund had an overall rating of 2 stars out of 95 funds and was rated 2 stars out of 95 funds, N/A stars out of N/A funds and N/A stars out of N/A funds for the 3-, 5- and 10- year periods, respectively.

Morningstar details

Source: Morningstar Inc. Ratings are based on a risk-adjusted return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance (including the effect of sales charges, loads and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The overall rating is derived from a weighted average of three-, five- and 10-year rating metrics, as applicable. ©2015 Morningstar Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers. It may not be copied or distributed and is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance does not guarantee future results. A fund is eligible for a Morningstar Rating three years after inception. The top 10% of funds in a category receive five stars, the next 22.5% four stars, the next 35% three stars, the next 22.5% two stars and the bottom 10% one star. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages.) Ratings for other share classes may differ due to different performance characteristics.

Management team

as of 10/31/2014

Top Holdings | View all

  % of Total Net Assets
Aluminum BAML OY ER Swap 10.83
Copper CIBC Optim ExtendedRoll Idx ER Swap 10.64
Copper BAML Optim Idx ER Swap 9.33
Soymeal GSCI 1-2 month ER 9.28
S Soybean Future 7.61
Silver BARC Idx ER Swap 7.20
Commodity 3X EqWgt BARCAP7 CLN 7.01
JPM S&P Gold ER Swap 6.99
Sugar GS GSCI Mar-Mar ER Swap 4.70
GS S&P WTI Crude F1 ER Swap 4.19

Holdings are subject to change and are not buy/sell recommendations.

as of 01/31/2015 12/31/2014

Average Annual Returns (%)

  Incept.
Date
Max
Load (%)
Since
Incept. (%)
YTD (%) 1Y (%) 3Y (%) 5Y (%) 10Y (%)
NAV 11/30/2010 N/A -7.21 -2.17 -16.63 -11.79 N/A N/A
Load 11/30/2010 5.50 -8.47 -7.55 -21.18 -13.45 N/A N/A
Performance quoted is past performance and cannot guarantee comparable future results; current performance may be lower or higher. Investment return and principal value will vary so that you may have a gain or a loss when you sell shares.

Performance shown at NAV does not include applicable front-end or CDSC sales charges, which would have reduced the performance.

Performance figures reflect reinvested distributions and changes in net asset value (NAV) and the effect of the maximum sales charge unless otherwise stated.

Had fees not been waived and/or expenses reimbursed currently or in the past, returns would have been lower.

as of 01/31/2015 12/31/2014

Annualized Benchmark Returns


Index Name 1 Mo (%) 3 Mo (%) 1Y (%) 3Y (%) 5Y (%) 10Y (%)
Bloomberg Commodity Index-TR -3.34 -14.34 -20.02 -11.18 -4.74 -2.29
Bloomberg Commodity Index-TR -3.34 -14.34 -20.02 -11.18 -4.74 -2.29
Bloomberg Commodity Index-TR -7.63 -12.10 -17.01 -9.43 -5.53 -1.86
Bloomberg Commodity Index-TR -7.63 -12.10 -17.01 -9.43 -5.53 -1.86

Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.

Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.

An investment cannot be made directly in an index.

Expense Ratio per Prospectus

Management Fee 1.02
12b-1 Fee 0.25
Other Expenses 0.30
Interest/Dividend Exp 0.00
Total Other Expenses 0.30
Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses (Underlying Fund Fees & Expenses) 0.05
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses 1.62
Contractual Waivers/Reimbursements -0.05
Net Expenses - PER PROSPECTUS 1.57
Additional Waivers/Reimbursements 0.00
Net Expenses - With Additional Fee Reduction 1.57
This information is updated per the most recent prospectus.

Historical Prices

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Distributions

From   to
    Capital Gains Reinvestment
Price ($)
Ex-Date Income Short Term Long Term
09/19/2013 0.0065 N/A N/A 9.35
12/07/2012 0.2100 N/A N/A 10.37
as of 01/31/2015

Asset Mix

as of 01/31/2015

Fund Characteristics

3-Year Alpha -1.92%
3-Year Beta 0.88
3-Year R-Squared 0.74
3-Year Sharpe Ratio -0.92
3-Year Standard Deviation 12.92
Number of Securities 4
Total Assets $710,521,932.00

Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc., StyleADVISOR

Benchmark:  Bloomberg Commodity Index-TR

as of 10/31/2014

Top Holdings | View all

  % of Total Net Assets
Aluminum BAML OY ER Swap 10.83
Copper CIBC Optim ExtendedRoll Idx ER Swap 10.64
Copper BAML Optim Idx ER Swap 9.33
Soymeal GSCI 1-2 month ER 9.28
S Soybean Future 7.61
Silver BARC Idx ER Swap 7.20
Commodity 3X EqWgt BARCAP7 CLN 7.01
JPM S&P Gold ER Swap 6.99
Sugar GS GSCI Mar-Mar ER Swap 4.70
GS S&P WTI Crude F1 ER Swap 4.19

Holdings are subject to change and are not buy/sell recommendations.

 About risk

Commodities Tax Risk. The tax treatment of commodity-linked derivative instruments may be adversely affected by changes in legislation, regulations or other legally binding authority. If, as a result of any such adverse action, the income of the Fund from certain commodity-linked derivatives was treated as non-qualifying income, the Fund might fail to qualify as a regulated investment company and be subject to federal income tax at the Fund level. The Fund has received a private letter ruling from the Internal Revenue Service confirming that income derived from the Fund's investment in a form of commodity-linked note constitutes qualifying income to the Fund. The Fund also has applied to the Internal Revenue Service for a private letter ruling relating to the Subsidiary. The Internal Revenue Service has issued a number of similar letter rulings, including to another Invesco fund (upon which only the fund that received the private letter ruling can rely), which indicate that income from a mutual fund's investment in a wholly owned foreign subsidiary that invests in commodity-linked derivatives, such as the Subsidiary, constitutes qualifying income. However, the Internal Revenue Service suspended issuance in July 2011 of any further private letter rulings pending a review of its position. Should the Internal Revenue Service issue guidance, or Congress enact legislation, that adversely affects the tax treatment of the Fund's use of commodity-linked notes, or the Subsidiary (which guidance might be applied retroactively to the Fund's investment in the Subsidiary), it could limit the Fund's ability to pursue its investment strategy and the Fund might not qualify as a regulated investment company for one or more years. In this event, the Fund's Board of Trustees may authorize a significant change in investment strategy or Fund liquidation. The Fund also may incur transaction and other costs to comply with any new or additional guidance from the Internal Revenue Service.

Commodity-Linked Notes Risk. The Fund's investments in commodity-linked notes may involve substantial risks, including risk of loss of a significant portion of their principal value. In addition to risks associated with the underlying commodities, they may be subject to additional special risks, such as the lack of a secondary trading market and temporary price distortions due to speculators and/or the continuous rolling over of futures contracts underlying the notes. Commodity-linked notes are also subject to counterparty risk, which is the risk that the other party to the contract will not fulfill its contractual obligation to complete the transaction with the Fund.

Commodity Risk. The Fund will concentrate its investments in commodities markets. The Fund's significant investment exposure to the commodities markets, and/or a particular sector of the commodities markets, which may subject the Fund to greater volatility than investments in traditional securities, such as stocks and bonds. The commodities markets may fluctuate widely based on a variety of factors, including changes in overall market movements, domestic and foreign political and economic events and policies, war, acts of terrorism, changes in domestic or foreign interest rates and/or investor expectations concerning interest rates, domestic and foreign inflation rates and investment and trading activities of mutual funds, hedge funds and commodities funds. Prices of various commodities may also be affected by factors such as drought, floods, weather, livestock disease, embargoes, tariffs and other regulatory developments. The prices of commodities can also fluctuate widely due to supply and demand disruptions in major producing or consuming regions. Because the Fund's performance is linked to the performance of potentially volatile commodities, investors should be willing to assume the risks of potentially significant fluctuations in the value of the Fund's shares.

Correlation Risk. Changes in the value of two investments or asset classes may not track or offset each other in the manner anticipated by the portfolio managers. Because the Fund's investment strategy seeks to balance risk across the four sectors of the commodities markets and, within each commodity sector, to balance risk across different commodities, to the extent either the four sectors of the commodities markets or the selected commodities are correlated in a way not anticipated by the portfolio managers the Fund's risk allocation process may not succeed in achieving its investment objective.

Credit Risk. The issuer of instruments in which the Fund invests may be unable to meet interest and/or principal payments, thereby causing its instruments to decrease in value and lowering the issuer's credit rating.

Derivatives Risk. The value of a derivative instrument depends largely on (and is derived from) the value of an underlying security, currency, commodity, interest rate, index or other asset (each referred to as an underlying asset). In addition to risks relating to the underlying assets, the use of derivatives may include other, possibly greater, risks, including counterparty, leverage and liquidity risks. Counterparty risk is the risk that the counterparty to the derivative contract will default on its obligation to pay the Fund the amount owed or otherwise perform under the derivative contract. Derivatives create leverage risk because they do not require payment up front equal to the economic exposure created by owning the derivative. As a result, an adverse change in the value of the underlying asset could result in the Fund sustaining a loss that is substantially greater than the amount invested in the derivative, which may make the Fund's returns more volatile and increase the risk of loss. Derivative instruments may also be less liquid than more traditional investments and the Fund may be unable to sell or close out its derivative positions at a desirable time or price. This risk may be more acute under adverse market conditions, during which the Fund may be most in need of liquidating its derivative positions. Derivatives may also be harder to value, less tax efficient and subject to changing government regulation that could impact the Fund's ability to use certain derivatives or their cost. Also, derivatives used for hedging or to gain or limit exposure to a particular market segment may not provide the expected benefits, particularly during adverse market conditions. These risks are greater for the Fund than most other mutual funds because the Fund will implement its investment strategy primarily through derivative instruments rather than direct investments in stocks and bonds.

Exchange-Traded Funds Risk. An investment by the Fund in exchange-traded funds generally presents the same primary risks as an investment in a mutual fund. In addition, an exchange-traded fund may be subject to the following: (1) a discount of the exchange-traded fund's shares to its net asset value; (2) failure to develop an active trading market for the exchange-traded fund's shares; (3) the listing exchange halting trading of the exchange-traded fund's shares; (4) failure of the exchange-traded fund's shares to track the referenced asset; and (5) holding troubled securities in the referenced index or basket of investments. Exchange-traded funds may involve duplication of management fees and certain other expenses, as the Fund indirectly bears its proportionate share of any expenses paid by the exchange-traded funds in which it invests. Further, certain of the exchange-traded funds in which the Fund may invest are leveraged. The more the Fund invests in such leveraged exchange-traded funds, the more this leverage will magnify any losses on those investments.

Exchange-Traded Notes Risk. Exchange-traded notes are subject to credit risk, including the credit risk of the issuer, and the value of the exchange-traded note may drop due to a downgrade in the issuer's credit rating, despite the underlying market benchmark or strategy remaining unchanged. The value of an exchange-traded note may also be influenced by time to maturity, level of supply and demand for the exchange-traded note, volatility and lack of liquidity in the underlying market, changes in the applicable interest rates, changes in the issuer's credit rating, and economic, legal, political, or geographic events that affect the referenced underlying market or strategy. Exchange-traded notes are also subject to the risk that the other party to the contract will not fulfill its contractual obligations, which may cause losses or additional costs to the Fund.

Interest Rate Risk. Interest rate risk refers to the risk that bond prices generally fall as interest rates rise; conversely, bond prices generally rise as interest rates fall. Specific bonds differ in their sensitivity to changes in interest rates depending on their individual characteristics, including duration. This risk may be magnified due to the Fund's use of derivatives that provide leveraged exposure to government bonds.

Liquidity Risk. The Fund may hold illiquid securities that it may be unable to sell at the preferred time or price and could lose its entire investment in such securities. The Fund's significant use of derivative instruments may cause liquidity risk to be greater than other mutual funds that invest in more traditional assets such as stocks and bonds, which trade on markets with more market participants.

Management Risk. The investment techniques and risk analysis used by the Fund's portfolio managers may not produce the desired results. Because the Fund's investment process relies heavily on its asset allocation process, market movements that are counter to the portfolio managers' expectations may have a significant adverse effect on the Fund's net asset value. Further, the portfolio managers' use of short derivative positions and instruments that provide economic leverage increases the volatility of the Fund's net asset value, which increases the potential of greater losses that may cause the Fund to liquidate positions when it may not be advantageous to do so.

Market Risk. The prices of and the income generated by the Fund's securities may decline in response to, among other things, investor sentiment, general economic and market conditions, regional or global instability, and currency and interest rate fluctuations.

Subsidiary Risk. By investing in the Subsidiary, the Fund is indirectly exposed to risks associated with the Subsidiary's investments. The Subsidiary is not registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (1940 Act), and, except as otherwise noted in this prospectus, is not subject to the investor protections of the 1940 Act. Changes in the laws of the United States and/or the Cayman Islands, under which the Fund and the Subsidiary, respectively, are organized, could result in the inability of the Fund and/or the Subsidiary to operate as described in this prospectus and the SAI, and could negatively affect the Fund and its shareholders.

U.S. Government Obligations Risk. The Fund may invest in obligations issued by U.S.Government agencies and instrumentalities that may receive varying levels of support from the government, which could affect the Fund's ability to recover should they default.

Volatility Risk. The Fund may have investments that appreciate or decrease significantly in value over short periods of time. This may cause the Fund's net asset value per share to experience significant increases or declines in value over short periods of time.

as of 03/02/2015

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Fund Details

  • Distribution Frequency Annually
  • NASDAQ BRCAX
  • WSJ Abrev. N/A
  • CUSIP 00888Y102
  • Fund Type Equity
  • Geography Type Domestic
  • Inception Date 11/30/2010
  • Fiscal Year End 10/31
  • Min Initial Investment $1,000
  • Subsequent Investment $50
  • Min Initial IRA Investment $250
  • Fund Number 1611
  • Tax ID 27-2918244

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