uploads///chart

A Deep Dive into the Alternative Fund EAGMX

By

Nov. 20 2020, Updated 10:52 a.m. ET

Easy-access hedge funds

Alternative mutual funds are one of the fastest-growing asset classes in the mutual fund industry. An alternative fund gives retail investors access to hedge fund strategies that include long/short equity, global macro, market neutral, and distressed debt that are otherwise accessible only to institutional investors.

One such alternative fund is the Eaton Vance Global Macro Absolute Return Fund – Class A (EAGMX), which uses the popular global macro hedge fund strategy. The primary benchmark of EAGMX is the BofA Merrill Lynch 3-Month US Treasury Bill Index. A historical performance comparison of EAGMX with its benchmark is shown in the graph below.

Article continues below advertisement

Comparison with the benchmark

The Eaton Vance Global Macro Absolute Return Fund – Class A (EAGMX) has successfully outperformed its benchmark index across various periods. Similarly, looking at a long-term perspective, the fund gave a higher annualized ten-year return of 4.5% to its investors compared to its benchmark return of 1.27%.

EAGMX’s background

The EAGMX is managed by John R. Baur, Michael A. Cirami, and Eric Stein of Eaton Vance Management. The fund was launched on June 27, 2007. Since then, it has given a total return of 5.59% to its investors as of the end of November 2015.

The fund’s portfolio consists of fixed income debt instrument from various countries. The fund also holds derivative contracts of various indexes such as the Tokyo Price Index, the Singapore Exchange NIFTY Index, and the S&P 500 Index (VFINX). The S&P 500 Index is composed of stocks such as Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), and JPMorgan Chase (JPM).

We will provide a detailed holdings analysis of EAGMX’s holdings in the next article.

Advertisement

More From Market Realist

  • BioNano Genomics Saphyr system
    Company & Industry Overviews
    BioNano Genomics (BNGO) Stock Looks Like a Buy, Solid Opportunity
  • Delta aircraft
    Company & Industry Overviews
    Delta Air Lines Updates Mandatory Vaccine Policy, Explained
  • AMC advertisement in walkway
    Company & Industry Overviews
    Why It's Time for Most Investors to Sell AMC Entertainment Stock
  • 100 Thieves founder Matthew Haag
    Company & Industry Overviews
    Why Growing Esports Company 100 Thieves Isn't Publicly Traded
  • CONNECT with Market Realist
  • Link to Facebook
  • Link to Twitter
  • Link to Instagram
  • Link to Email Subscribe
Market Realist Logo
Do Not Sell My Personal Information

© Copyright 2021 Market Realist. Market Realist is a registered trademark. All Rights Reserved. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.