Internet Fund



  • A fund that invests in undervalued companies participating in the growth of the Internet.
  • Focused not only on investing in traditional technology companies, but also those that provide new kinds of services or products made possible by the development of the Internet, as well as existing businesses that are radically reinventing themselves through the Internet.
  • Such companies typically enjoy high barriers to entry, such as proprietary content or technology that is difficult to replicate.

Internet Fund Commentary

Read more about the Internet Fund in this Commentary.

Internet Fund Fact Sheet

Learn more about the Internet Fund in this fact sheet.

Performance Overview


Portfolio Characteristics

As of September 30, 2014

Portfolio Managers

Peter Doyle

President Kinetics Mutual Funds, Inc., Co-Founder, Senior Portfolio Manager

Peter is a Senior Member of Horizon Kinetics’ Research Team. He is a member of the Investment Committee and the Board and manages customized portfol...


James Davolos

Portfolio Manager, Research Analyst

James joined the firm in 2005 and currently serves as an Assistant Portfolio Manager for several Kinetics funds. He began his investment career with ...


Daily Performance

As of November 26, 2014
Benchmark Daily NAV One Day Return (%) Month to Date Quarter to Date Year to Date
WWWFX $60.19 0.58% 4.12% 5.39% 1.55%
S&P 500 Index TR $8,197.03 0.30% 2.95% 5.46% 14.26%
Nasdaq Index $4,787.32 0.61% 3.38% 6.54% 14.62%

Total Return (Annualized)

As of September 30, 2014
Benchmark 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR Since Inception
WWWFX 8.61% 22.89% 15.84% 11.16% 15.40%
S&P 500 Index TR 19.73% 22.99% 15.70% 8.11% 7.83%
Nasdaq Index 19.14% 22.99% 16.18% 9.01% 7.46%

Historical Total Return

1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
WWWFX -5.80% 12.74% 196.14% 216.44% -51.49% -9.62% -23.44% 40.11% 10.06% -1.69% 16.49% 26.81% -42.24% 48.61% 21.18% -1.98% 23.24% 44.28%
S&P 500 Index TR 4.80% 33.36% 28.58% 21.04% -9.10% -11.89% -22.10% 28.68% 10.88% 4.91% 15.79% 5.49% -37.00% 26.46% 15.06% 2.11% 16.00% 32.39%
Nasdaq Index 4.42% 21.64% 39.63% 85.59% -39.29% -21.05% -31.53% 50.01% 8.59% 1.37% 9.52% 9.81% -40.54% 43.89% 16.91% -1.80% 15.91% 38.32%

Class Information

Class Ticker CUSIP 12b-1 Fee Net Expense Ratio Gross Expense Ratio
No Load Class WWWFX 460953102 - 1.84% 1.84%
Advisor A KINAX 494613862 0.25% 2.09% 2.09%
Advisor C KINCX 494613763 1.00% 2.59% 2.59%

Fund Statistics

As of September 30, 2014
WWWFX S&P 500 Index TR
Beta 1.29 1.00
Standard Deviation 32.26 15.76
Up Market Capture Ratio 1.55 -
Down Market Capture Ratio 1.27 -
Sharpe Ratio 0.38 0.34
Weighted Avg. Mkt. Cap ($mil) $46,407 $130,658
Median Market Capitalization $4,936 $17,161
Price to Book $2.23 $2.65
Price to Earnings $22.17 $18.43
Return on Equity 15.87% 19.60%

Top 10 Holdings (%)

As of September 30, 2014
Holdings Percent
Liberty Media Corporation - Class C 7.0%
EchoStar Corporation - Class A 6.6%
Liberty Interactive Corporation - Class A 6.6%
DISH Network Corp. - Class A 5.8%
Scripps Networks Interactive - Class A 3.8%
IAC/InterActiveCorp 3.7%
Liberty Global plc - Series C 3.7%
Time Warner,  Inc. 3.6%
Liberty Media Corporation - Class A 3.5%
Viacom Inc. - Class B 3.5%

Top 10 Industries (%)

As of September 30, 2014
Title Percent
Media 18.4%
Holding Company 18.2%
Satellite Telecommunications 16.9%
E-Commerce 12.9%
Other Information Services 7.7%
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries 5.5%
Broadcasting (except Internet) 3.2%
Data Processor 3.1%
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries 2.7%
Defense 2.2%


The Internet Fund is classified as a non-diversified fund. Therefore, the value of its shares may fluctuate more than shares invested in a broader range of industries. You should consult the Fund’s prospectus for a complete list of risks associated with your investment.

You should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the fund carefully before investing.  For a free copy of the fund’s prospectus, which contains this and other information, you may click here or call us at 1-800-930-3828.  You should read the prospectus carefully before you invest.

The Internet Fund No Load Class inception date is 10/21/1996.  Figures include changes in principal value, reinvested dividends and capital gains distributions.  Performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results.  Investment return and principal value will vary, and shares may be worth more or less at redemption than at original purchase.  The most recent month-end performance data is listed above, or you may obtain it by calling us at 1-800-930-3828.  Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted.  Performance data does not reflect the deduction of the sales load or fee which, if reflected, would reduce the performance quoted.  You will be charged a redemption fee equal to 2.00% of the net amount of the redemption if you redeem or exchange your shares 30 days or less after you purchase them.

S&P 500 Index statistics data is based on the iShares S&P 500 Index Fund.

The NASDAQ Composite (NASDAQ) and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (S&P 500) each represent an unmanaged, broad-based basket of stocks. They are typically used as a proxy for overall market performance. NASDAQ Composite returns stated above do NOT include reinvested dividends, while the S&P 500 Index returns assume that dividends are reinvested. An investor cannot invest directly in an index.

The Growth of $10,000 chart illustrates the performance of a hypothetical $10,000 investment made in No Load Class shares commencement of operations (10/21/96). It assumes reinvestment of capital gains and dividends. This chart is not intended to imply any future performance.

Holdings are expressed as a percentage of total net investments and may vary over time. Equity holdings are subject to change, and may not be indicative of actual market position due to the use of call and put options.

The Top 10 Industries displayed represent a percentage of the net assets and excludes cash equivalents and other assets in excess of liabilities.

Assets represent the total net assets for the specified portfolio, which includes all fund classes.

Gross expense ratio listed for No-Load Class, Advisor Class A and Advisor Class C Class are referenced in the April 30, 2014 respective prospectus.

The Fund’s adviser, Kinetics Asset Management LLC, has voluntarily agreed to waive management fees and reimburse fund expenses so that net annual fund operating expenses of the No Load Class do not exceed certain levels through May 1, 2015 and may be discontinued at any time by the Fund’s adviser after May 1, 2015.