|YTD %||1 YR %||3 YR %||5 YR %||10 YR %||Since
|» Global Fund||A||w/o sales charge||5.06%||8.77%||9.98%||6.46%||13.04%||14.12%||01/01/79*|
|w/ sales charge||-0.20||3.34||8.12||5.37||12.46||13.99||01/01/79*|
|» Overseas Fund||A||w/o sales charge||3.72||8.77||8.44||5.27||13.20||11.87||08/31/93|
|w/ sales charge||-1.47||3.35||6.60||4.19||12.62||11.65||08/31/93|
|» U.S. Value Fund||A||w/o sales charge||6.10||9.07||10.51||6.77||10.37||9.55||09/04/01|
|w/ sales charge||0.80||3.64||8.63||5.68||9.81||9.06||09/04/01|
|» Gold Fund||A||w/o sales charge||-15.13||-17.09||-0.45||1.41||12.31||8.35||08/31/93|
|w/ sales charge||-19.37||-21.23||-2.13||0.38||11.74||8.14||08/31/93|
|» Fund of America||A||w/o sales charge||9.59||18.74||15.05||8.34||10.83||8.50||11/20/98|
|w/ sales charge||4.10||12.82||13.10||7.23||10.27||8.12||11/20/98|
|» High Yield Fund||A||w/o sales charge||2.85||11.07||N/A||N/A||-||13.28||01/03/12|
|w/ sales charge||-1.74||6.06||N/A||N/A||9.18||01/03/12|
|» Global Income Builder Fund||A||w/o sales charge||3.16||-||-||-||-||9.94||05/01/12|
|w/ sales charge||-1.99||4.40||05/01/12|
* Commencement of management by Jean-Marie Eveillard. Mr. Eveillard transitioned to senior adviser on March 26, 2009, a position he also held from January 2005 to March 2007, and continues to be a member of First Eagle Funds' Board of Trustees and a Senior Vice President of First Eagle Investment Management, LLC. The Fund commenced operation April 28, 1970.
† As of September 1, 2005 First Eagle Fund of America Class Y is closed to new accounts.
Year to date (YTD) figures are not annualized.
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 at firsteaglefunds.com or by calling 800.334.2143. The average annual returns shown above are historical and reflect changes in share price, reinvested dividends and are net of expenses. The average annual returns for Class A Shares "with sales charge" of First Eagle Global Fund, First Eagle Overseas Fund and First Eagle Gold Fund 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 Fund and First Eagle Fund of America give effect to the deduction of the maximum sales charge of 5.00%. The average annual returns for Class C Shares reflect the CDSC (Contingent Deferred Sales Charge) of 1.00% which pertains to the year-to-date and first year of investment only. Class I Shares of First Eagle Global Fund, First Eagle Overseas Fund, First Eagle U.S. Value Fund, First Eagle Gold Fund and First Eagle Global Income Builder Fund require $1MM minimum investment and are offered without sales charge. Class Y Shares of First Eagle Fund of America are offered without sales charge.
**Class I Shares of First Eagle High Yield Fund require $1MM minimum investment, and are offered without sales charge. Performance information is for Class I Shares without the effect of sales charges and assumes all distributions have been reinvested and if a sales charge was included values would be lower. Had fees not been waived and/or expenses reimbursed, the performance would have been lower. Class A and C Shares have maximum sales charges of 4.50% and 1.00% respectively, and 12b-1 fees, which reduce performance. The Fund commenced operations in its present form on December 30, 2011, and is successor to another mutual fund pursuant to a reorganization December 30, 2011. Information prior to December 30, 2011 is for this predecessor fund.
|Fund||Class A||Class C||Class I||Class Y|
|» Global Fund||1.16%||1.91%||0.91%||-%|
|» Overseas Fund||1.17||1.92||0.92||-|
|» U.S. Value Fund||1.24||1.99||1.00||-|
|» Gold Fund||1.22||1.97||0.97||-|
|» Fund of America||1.49||2.24||-||1.49|
|» High Yield Fund||Gross||1.51*||2.26*||1.26*||-|
|» Global Income Builder Fund||Gross||1.62**||2.37**||1.37**||-|
There are risks associated with investing in funds that invest in securities of foreign countries, such as erratic market conditions, economic and political instability and fluctuations in currency exchange rates. Investment in gold and gold related investments present certain risks, and returns on gold related investments have traditionally been more volatile than investments in broader equity or debt markets. 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. 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. Funds that invest 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.
*These are the actual fund operating expenses prior to the application of fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements. The Adviser has contractually agreed to limit operating expenses of the Fund to an annual rate of 0.81% for I Shares, 1.26% for A Shares, and 2.01% for C Shares, with gross operating expenses of 1.26%, 1.51%, and 2.26% respectively. This limitation excludes certain expenses as described in the Fees and Expenses section of the prospectus. This limitation will continue until 2013 for I-Shares, and until 2012 for A and C Shares. The expense limitation may be terminated by the Adviser in future years.
**These are the actual fund operating expenses prior to the application of fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements. The Adviser has contractually agreed to limit operating expenses of the Fund to an annual rate of 1.30% for A Shares, 2.05% for C Shares, and 1.05% for I Shares with gross operating expenses of 1.62%, 2.37%, and 1.37% respectively. This limitation excludes certain expenses as described in the Fees and Expenses section of the prospectus. This limitation will continue until 2013. The expense limitation may be terminated by the Adviser in future years.
All investments involve the risk of loss. First Eagle High Yield Fund invests in high yield, fixed income securities that, at the time of purchase, 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 securities involve greater risk than higher rated securities and portfolios that invest in them may be subject to greater levels of credit and liquidity risk than portfolios that do not.