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Parnassus Fund (PARNX)
General Fund Information
Parnassus Funds
One Market - Steuart Tower #1600  
San Francisco CA 94105
(800) 999-3505
Category:Domestic Equity Funds
Assets: ($ millions)$832.8

Account min.:$2,000
Reinvest. min.:$50
IRA account min.:$500
IRA reinvest min.:50.00
Max. defer. load:0.00%
Max. front load:0.00%
Avg. P/E:22.98
Avg. P/B:4.27
Avg. YTM: 
Avg. Coupon Rate: 
Fund Description
Fund seeks long-term growth of capital by investing in companies with depressed prices, financially sound with good future prospects. The fund may not invest in companies that manufacture alcohol or tobacco products, are involved with gambling, or generate electricity from nuclear power.
Social Issues08/31/18
Shareholder activism:YES
Community investment:YES
Human rights:P
Products and Services:P
Animal testing:P
Nuclear power:X
Alcohol, tobacco & gambling:X/X/X

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 Performance08/31/18
  Fund Return Percentile Rank *
Year to date: 2.94% 81
1 Year: 10.64% 80
Annualized returns:
3 Year: 10.82% 73
5 Year: 12.57% 49
10 Year: 11.26% 24
Since inception: 10.17% 41
Inception date: 12/31/84  
Bear Market: -25.89%  
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 Statistics08/31/18
Alpha 3YR:-5.25
Alpha 5YR:-2.48
Beta 3YR:1.05
Beta 5YR:1.06
R. Squared 3YR:70.65
R. Squared 5YR:74.92
Sharpe 3YR:0.86
Sharpe 5YR:1.02
Std. Dev. 3YR:11.72
Std. Dev. 5YR:11.72
Sector Distribution 
Cap. Goods & Tech.28.09% 
Consumer Cyclicals26.21% 
Consumer Non-Cyclicals28.82% 
Parnassus Funds

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