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Invesco Gold & Special Minerals Fund

Class A

Class A

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  • Class R
  • Class R5
  • Class R6
  • Class Y
Ticker: OPGSX

Objective & Strategy

The Fund seeks capital appreciation. The strategy typically invests in stocks of mining companies that provide diversified exposure to gold and other precious metals.

as of 08/31/2022

Morningstar Rating

Overall Rating - Equity Precious Metals Category

As of 08/31/2022 the Fund had an overall rating of 4 stars out of 68 funds and was rated 4 stars out of 68 funds, 4 stars out of 61 funds and 4 stars out of 53 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, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. Open-end mutual funds and exchange-traded funds are considered a single population for comparison purposes. Ratings are calculated for funds with at least a three year history. The overall rating is derived from a weighted average of three-, five- and 10-year rating metrics, as applicable, excluding sales charges and including fees and expenses. ©2022 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. 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. Ratings are subject to change monthly. Had fees not been waived and/or expenses reimbursed currently or in the past, the Morningstar rating would have been lower. Ratings for other share classes may differ due to different performance characteristics.

Management team

as of 08/31/2022

Top Equity Holdings | View all

  % of Total Assets
Northern Star Resources 5.47
Barrick Gold 5.22
Newmont 4.78
Ivanhoe Mines 3.86
Evolution Mining 3.18
Ganfeng Lithium 'H' 2.82
De Grey Mining 2.57
K92 Mining 2.51
Chalice Mining 2.24
Wheaton Precious Metals 2.15

May not equal 100% due to rounding.

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

as of 08/31/2022 06/30/2022

Average Annual Returns (%)

  Incept.
Date
Max
Load (%)
Since
Incept. (%)
YTD (%) 1Y (%) 3Y (%) 5Y (%) 10Y (%)
NAV 07/19/1983 N/A 5.42 -29.48 -26.13 -0.52 2.83 -3.89
Load 07/19/1983 5.50 5.26 -33.37 -30.19 -2.38 1.67 -4.43
NAV 07/19/1983 N/A 5.66 -23.65 -24.30 5.82 6.02 -1.98
Load 07/19/1983 5.50 5.50 -27.86 -28.47 3.84 4.82 -2.54

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.

As the result of a reorganization on May 24, 2019, the returns of the fund for periods on or prior to May 24, 2019 reflect performance of the Oppenheimer predecessor fund. Share class returns will differ from the predecessor fund due to a change in expenses and sales charges.

Please keep in mind that high, double-digit and/or triple-digit returns are highly unusual and cannot be sustained.
 
as of 08/31/2022 06/30/2022

Annualized Benchmark Returns


Index Name 1 Mo (%) 3 Mo (%) 1Y (%) 3Y (%) 5Y (%) 10Y (%)
Custom Invesco Gold & Special Minerals Benchmark -9.52 -23.40 -25.40 1.11 2.89 -4.25
MSCI World IX ND -4.18 -5.53 -15.08 8.77 7.85 9.47
Custom Invesco Gold & Special Minerals Benchmark -13.52 -29.53 -19.82 11.18 7.77 -2.33
MSCI World IX ND -8.66 -16.19 -14.34 7.00 7.67 9.51

Source: RIMES Technologies Corp.

An investment cannot be made directly in an index.

Expense Ratio per Prospectus

Management Fee 0.58
12b-1 Fee 0.24
Other Expenses 0.23
Interest/Dividend Exp N/A
Total Other Expenses 0.23
Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses (Underlying Fund Fees & Expenses) N/A
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses 1.05
Contractual Waivers/Reimbursements N/A
Net Expenses - PER PROSPECTUS 1.05
Additional Waivers/Reimbursements N/A
Net Expenses - With Additional Fee Reduction 1.05
This information is updated per the most recent prospectus.

Historical Prices

 
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as of 08/31/2022

Fund Characteristics

3-Year Alpha -1.62%
3-Year Beta 0.91
3-Year R-Squared 0.95
3-Year Sharpe Ratio -0.03
3-Year Standard Deviation 37.75
Number of Securities 167
Total Assets $1,619,903,532.00
Wghtd Med Mkt Cap MM$ $3,006.00

Source: RIMES Technologies Corp.,StyleADVISOR

Benchmark:  Custom Invesco Gold & Special Minerals Fund Benchmark

as of 08/31/2022

Top Equity Holdings | View all

  % of Total Assets
Northern Star Resources 5.47
Barrick Gold 5.22
Newmont 4.78
Ivanhoe Mines 3.86
Evolution Mining 3.18
Ganfeng Lithium 'H' 2.82
De Grey Mining 2.57
K92 Mining 2.51
Chalice Mining 2.24
Wheaton Precious Metals 2.15

May not equal 100% due to rounding.

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

as of 08/31/2022

Top Industries

  % of Total Assets
Gold 68.89
Diversified Metals & Mining 17.04
Silver 4.11
Precious Metals & Minerals 2.27
Coal & Consumable Fuels 1.24
Commodity Chemicals 1.12
Copper 1.04
Steel 0.37
Aluminum 0.22
Specialty Chemicals 0.21

May not equal 100% due to rounding.

The holdings are organized according to the Global Industry Classification Standard, which was developed by and is the exclusive property and a service mark of Morgan Stanley Capital International Inc. and Standard & Poor's.

About risk

As with any mutual fund investment, loss of money is a risk of investing. An investment in the Fund is not a deposit in a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other governmental agency. The risks associated with an investment in the Fund can increase during times of significant market volatility. The principal risks of investing in the Fund are:

Market Risk. The market values of the Fund’s investments, and therefore the value of the Fund’s shares, will go up and down, sometimes rapidly or unpredictably. Market risk may affect a single issuer, industry or section of the economy, or it may affect the market as a whole. The value of the Fund’s investments may go up or down due to general market conditions that are not specifically related to the particular issuer, such as real or perceived adverse economic conditions, changes in the general outlook for revenues or corporate earnings, changes in interest or currency rates, regional or global instability, natural or environmental disasters, widespread disease or other public health issues, war, acts of terrorism or adverse investor sentiment generally. During a general downturn in the financial markets, multiple asset classes may decline in value. When markets perform well, there can be no assurance that specific investments held by the Fund will rise in value.

Investing in Stocks Risk. The value of the Fund’s portfolio may be affected by changes in the stock markets. Stock markets may experience significant short-term volatility and may fall or rise sharply at times. Adverse events in any part of the equity or fixed-income markets may have unexpected negative effects on other market segments. Different stock markets may behave differently from each other and U.S. stock markets may move in the opposite direction from one or more foreign stock markets.

The prices of individual stocks generally do not all move in the same direction at the same time. However, individual stock prices tend to go up and down more dramatically than those of certain other types of investments, such as bonds. A variety of factors can negatively affect the price of a particular company’s stock. These factors may include, but are not limited to: poor earnings reports, a loss of customers, litigation against the company, general unfavorable performance of the company’s sector or industry, or changes in government regulations affecting the company or its industry. To the extent that securities of a particular type are emphasized (for example foreign stocks, stocks of small- or mid-cap companies, growth or value stocks, or stocks of companies in a particular industry), fund share values may fluctuate more in response to events affecting the market for those types of securities.

Risks of Mining, Minerals and Metal Industry Securities. Investments in mining and metal industry companies may be speculative and may be subject to greater price volatility than investments in other types of companies. The special risks of mining and metal industry investments include:

  • changes in international monetary policies or economic and political conditions can affect the supply of gold and precious metals and consequently the value of mining and metal company investments;
  • the United States or foreign governments may pass laws or regulations limiting metal investments for strategic or other policy reasons;
  • the principal supplies of gold are concentrated in only five countries or territories: Australia, Canada, Russia and certain other former Soviet Union countries, South Africa and the United States, the governments of which may pass laws or regulations limiting metal investments for strategic or other policy reasons; and
  • increased environmental or labor costs may depress the value of mining and metal investments.

Risks of Investing in Gold Bullion. To the extent the Fund invests in gold bullion, appreciation in the market price is the sole manner in which the Fund can realize gains, and such investments may incur higher storage and custody costs as compared to purchasing, holding and selling more traditional investments.

Investments in metals entail the risk that the Fund might not qualify as a “regulated investment company” under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (Internal Revenue Code) and its income might become subject to income taxes, reducing returns to shareholders.

Non-Diversification Risk. The Fund is non-diversified and can invest a greater portion of its assets in the obligations or securities of a small number of issuers or any single issuer than a diversified fund can. A change in the value of one or a few issuers’ securities will therefore affect the value of the Fund more than if it was a diversified fund.

Concentration Risk. Concentration risk is the risk that the Fund’s investments in the securities of companies in one industry or market sector will cause the Fund to be more exposed to developments affecting a single industry or market sector than a more broadly diversified fund would be. Because the Fund concentrates its investments in the metals, mining and minerals industries, the Fund may perform poorly during a downturn in that industry.

Risks of Investing in Gold ETFs. An exchange-traded fund or other exchange-traded product that invests in gold bullion (Gold ETF) is a publicly-traded investment entity that acquires and physically holds gold bullion, the shares of which are intended to reflect the price performance of gold bullion. A Gold ETF will sell gold from time to time to pay expenses, which will reduce the amount of gold represented by each Gold ETF share. Investment in a Gold ETF is subject to the same risks of investing directly in gold bullion, including tax risk. The market value of Gold ETF shares may differ from their net asset value because the supply and demand of Gold ETF shares may be different from the supply and demand for the underlying asset. The Fund will indirectly bear its proportionate share of the management fees associated with Gold ETFs. It is possible that a Gold ETF in which the Fund invests may have to liquidate its holdings at a time when the price of gold is falling. In addition, certain of the Gold ETFs in which the Fund invests are not registered as investment companies under the Investment Company Act of 1940. Therefore, the Fund’s investments in an unregistered fund will not have the regulatory protections afforded by the Investment Company Act of 1940 to investors in registered investment companies.

Exchange-Traded Funds Risk. In addition to the risks associated with the underlying assets held by the exchange-traded fund, investments in exchange-traded funds are subject to the following additional risks: (1) an exchange-traded fund’s shares may trade above or below its net asset value; (2) an active trading market for the exchange-traded fund’s shares may not develop or be maintained; (3) trading an exchange-traded fund’s shares may be halted by the listing exchange; (4) a passively managed exchange-traded fund may not track the performance of the reference asset; and (5) a passively managed exchange-traded fund may hold troubled securities. Investment in 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 exchange-traded funds in which the Fund may invest are leveraged, which may result in economic leverage, permitting the Fund to gain exposure that is greater than would be the case in an unlevered instrument and potentially resulting in greater volatility.

Foreign Securities Risk. The Fund’s foreign investments may be adversely affected by political and social instability, changes in economic or taxation policies, difficulty in enforcing obligations, decreased liquidity or increased volatility. Foreign investments also involve the risk of the possible seizure, nationalization or expropriation of the issuer or foreign deposits (in which the Fund could lose its entire investments in a certain market) and the possible adoption of foreign governmental restrictions such as exchange controls. Unless the Fund has hedged its foreign currency exposure, foreign securities risk also involves the risk of negative foreign currency rate fluctuations, which may cause the value of securities denominated in such foreign currency (or other instruments through which the Fund has exposure to foreign currencies) to decline in value. Currency exchange rates may fluctuate significantly over short periods of time. Currency hedging strategies, if used, are not always successful. For instance, currency forward contracts, if used by the Fund, could reduce performance if there are unanticipated changes in currency exchange rates.

Emerging Markets Securities Risk. Emerging markets (also referred to as developing markets) are generally subject to greater market volatility, political, social and economic instability, uncertain trading markets and more governmental limitations on foreign investment than more developed markets. In addition, companies operating in emerging markets may be subject to lower trading volume and greater price fluctuations than companies in more developed markets. Such countries’ economies may be more dependent on relatively few industries or investors that may be highly vulnerable to local and global changes. Companies in emerging market countries generally may be subject to less stringent regulatory, disclosure, financial reporting, accounting, auditing and recordkeeping standards than companies in more developed countries. As a result, information, including financial information, about such companies may be less available and reliable which can impede the Fund’s ability to evaluate such companies. Securities law and the enforcement of systems of taxation in many emerging market countries may change quickly and unpredictably, and the ability to bring and enforce actions (including bankruptcy, confiscatory taxation, expropriation, nationalization of a company’s assets, restrictions on foreign ownership of local companies, restrictions on withdrawing assets from the country, protectionist measures and practices such as share blocking), or to obtain information needed to pursue or enforce such actions, may be limited. In addition, the ability of foreign entities to participate in privatization programs of certain developing or emerging market countries may be limited by local law. Investments in emerging markets securities may be subject to additional transaction costs, delays in settlement procedures, unexpected market closures, and lack of timely information.

Geographic Focus Risk. The Fund may from time to time have a substantial amount of its assets invested in securities of issuers located in a single country or a limited number of countries. Adverse economic, political or social conditions in those countries may therefore have a significant negative impact on the Fund’s investment performance.

Depositary Receipts Risk. Investing in depositary receipts involves the same risks as direct investments in foreign securities. In addition, the underlying issuers of certain depositary receipts are under no obligation to distribute shareholder communications or pass through any voting rights with respect to the deposited securities to the holders of such receipts. The Fund may therefore receive less timely information or have less control than if it invested directly in the foreign issuer.

Small- and Mid-Capitalization Companies Risks. Investing in securities of small- and mid-capitalization companies involves greater risk than customarily is associated with investing in larger, more established companies. Stocks of small- and mid-capitalization companies tend to be more vulnerable to changing market conditions, may have little or no operating history or track record of success, and may have more limited product lines and markets, less experienced management and fewer financial resources than larger companies. These companies’ securities may be more volatile and less liquid than those of more established companies. They may be more sensitive to changes in a company’s earnings expectations and may experience more abrupt and erratic price movements. Smaller companies’ securities often trade in lower volumes and in many instances, are traded over-the-counter or on a regional securities exchange, where the frequency and volume of trading is substantially less than is typical for securities of larger companies traded on national securities exchanges. Therefore, the securities of smaller companies may be subject to wider price fluctuations and it might be harder for the Fund to dispose of its holdings at an acceptable price when it wants to sell them. Since smalland mid-cap companies typically reinvest a high proportion of their earnings in their business, they may not pay dividends for some time, particularly if they are newer companies. It may take a substantial period of time to realize a gain on an investment in a small- or mid-cap company, if any gain is realized at all. The Fund measures the market capitalization of an issuer at the time of investment.

Risks of Growth Investing. If a growth company’s earnings or stock price fails to increase as anticipated, or if its business plans do not produce the expected results, the value of its securities may decline sharply. Growth companies may be newer or smaller companies that may experience greater stock price fluctuations and risks of loss than larger, more established companies. Newer growth companies tend to retain a large part of their earnings for research, development or investments in capital assets. Therefore, they may not pay any dividends for some time. Growth investing has gone in and out of favor during past market cycles and is likely to continue to do so. During periods when growth investing is out of favor or when markets are unstable, it may be more difficult to sell growth company securities at an acceptable price. Growth stocks may also be more volatile than other securities because of investor speculation.

Risks of Investments in the Fund’s Wholly-Owned Subsidiary. The Subsidiary is not registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and is not subject to its investor protections (except as otherwise noted in this prospectus). As an investor in the Subsidiary, the Fund does not have all of the protections offered to investors by the Investment Company Act of 1940. However, the Subsidiary is wholly-owned and controlled by the Fund and managed by the Adviser. Therefore, the Fund’s ownership and control of the Subsidiary make it unlikely that the Subsidiary would take actions contrary to the interests of the Fund or its shareholders. In addition, changes in the laws of the United States and/or the Cayman Islands (where the Subsidiary is incorporated) could result in the inability of the Fund and/ or the Subsidiary to operate as described in this prospectus and the Statement of Additional Information and could adversely affect the Fund. Changes in the laws of the United States and/or the Cayman Islands could adversely affect the performance of the Fund and/or the Subsidiary. For example, the Cayman Islands currently does not impose certain taxes on exempted companies like the Subsidiary, including income and capital gains tax, among others. If Cayman Islands laws were changed to require such entities to pay Cayman Islands taxes, the investment returns of the Fund would likely decrease.

Risks of Commodity-Linked Investments. Commodity-linked investments are considered speculative and have substantial risks, including the risk of loss of a significant portion of their principal value. Prices of commodities and commodity-linked investments may fluctuate significantly over short periods due to a variety of factors, including for example agricultural, economic and regulatory developments. These risks may make commodity-linked investments more volatile than other types of investments. The tax treatment of commodity-linked investments 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.

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 holding a position in 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 or the anticipated value of the underlying asset, 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. Derivatives strategies may not always be successful. For example, 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.

Management Risk. The Fund is actively managed and depends heavily on the Adviser’s judgment about markets, interest rates or the attractiveness, relative values, liquidity, or potential appreciation of particular investments made for the Fund’s portfolio. The Fund could experience losses if these judgments prove to be incorrect. Additionally, legislative, regulatory, or tax developments may adversely affect management of the Fund and, therefore, the ability of the Fund to achieve its investment objective.