Man o man. I have been in this fund for over a year. I went into it after doing a lot of comprehensive research and felt comfortable. At the same time I invested in 8 other funds such as VWINX, VWELX, VWESX, VNJTX, SPY ETF and the Yackman funds (Focus and YACKX) With the other funds I'm able to chart, and have a good idea as to how they are doing in real time. All of them are in positive territory, except this one.
This fund is really a mystery! I have read the other comments on this board, and it still doesn't seem right! On days when I think it will be up big (like today) it is up a meager .06 %!! Gold was up .5% the S and P was up .75 and the Nas was up 1.2% and Silver was up as well! Yesterday when the Dow was down 250 points, this fund on a percentage basis was worse!!
Did I just pick the worse time to get into this fund? Is it a good time just to get out? I want to be patient, but this dog is really killing my portfolio.
In a very general way, this fund is a dollar hedge (because it's trying to preserve the purchasing power of its shareholders' principal). On days when the dollar goes up, PFPFX tends to go down -- and vice versa. Another example of something that tends to zig when PRPFX zags is TLT -- long US Treasurys. Compare those two graphs.