Firsthand Funds (ALTEX)
General Fund Information
Firsthand Funds
125 South Market Street Suite 1200
San Jose CA 95113
(888) 884-2675
Category:Domestic Equity Funds
Assets: ($ millions)$5.9

Account min.:$2,000
Reinvest. min.:$50
IRA account min.:$2,000
IRA reinvest min.:50.00
Max. defer. load: 
Max. front load: 
Avg. P/E:26.75
Avg. P/B:3.69
Avg. YTM: 
Avg. Coupon Rate: 
Fund Description
The Firsthand Alternative Energy Fund seeks long-term growth of capital. The Fund normally invests at least 80% of its assets in alternative energy and energy technology companies, both U.S. and international. The Fund may purchase stocks of any capitalization and is non-diversified.
Social Issues12/31/17
Shareholder activism:
Community investment:
Human rights:
Products and Services:
Animal testing:
Nuclear power:
Alcohol, tobacco & gambling:

P = Positive screen: fund seeks companies with a positive record or achievement.
R = Restricted investment: the fund has minimum criteria related to this issue.
X = Exclusionary screen: fund avoids companies involved with this issue.
"-" Fund does not screen for this criteria.
Fund Performance12/31/17
  Fund Return Percentile Rank *
Year to date: 27.35% 3
1 Year: 27.35% 3
Annualized returns:
3 Year: 1.41% 16
5 Year: 15.06% 1
10 Year: -4.69% 68
Since inception: -3.81% 84
Inception date: 10/29/07  
Bear Market: -40.75%  
Bear Market Period:     —      

* Percentile rank compares the performance of a fund to other funds with similar investing goals and styles. Funds with a percentile rank of 10 performed better than 90 percent of their peers. Funds with a percentile rank of 70 performed worse than 69 percent of their peers.
MPT Statistics12/31/17
Alpha 3YR:1.46
Alpha 5YR:13.83
Beta 3YR:0.30
Beta 5YR:0.46
R. Squared 3YR:13.39
R. Squared 5YR:17.68
Sharpe 3YR:0.07
Sharpe 5YR:0.77
Std. Dev. 3YR:19.21
Std. Dev. 5YR:19.21
Sector Distribution 
No fund sectors available