Paradigm Fund



  • U.S. focused all-cap fund comprised of investments in misunderstood or underappreciated companies whose businesses exhibit long product life cycles and have substantial barriers to entry.
  • Proprietary in-house research sources original investment opportunities in companies for which investors fail to distinguish between permanent and transitory problems.
  • The strategy seeks to capture long-term results commensurate with the returns of companies’ underlying businesses, and has low turnover.

Paradigm Fund Commentary

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Paradigm Fund Fact Sheet

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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...


Murray Stahl

Chairman, Chief Investment Officer, Co-Founder

Murray is Chairman of the Board of Horizon Kinetics and was a co-founder of the Firm. He has over thirty years of investing experience and is responsi...


Daily Performance

As of November 28, 2014
Benchmark Daily NAV One Day Return (%) Month to Date Quarter to Date Year to Date
WWNPX $35.82 -0.50% 2.14% 1.91% 4.28%
S&P 500 Index TR $8,176.57 -0.25% 2.69% 5.20% 13.98%
MSCI ACW Index $192.27 -0.35% 1.67% 2.39% 6.21%

Total Return (Annualized)

As of September 30, 2014
Benchmark 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR Since Inception
WWNPX 11.99% 23.73% 13.22% 9.35% 9.62%
S&P 500 Index TR 19.73% 22.99% 15.70% 8.11% 3.98%
MSCI ACW Index 11.32% 16.61% 10.07% 7.28% 3.29%

Historical Total Return

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
WWNPX 4.00% 2.02% -4.62% 47.77% 20.93% 16.11% 27.81% 21.14% -53.17% 41.02% 17.37% -14.27% 21.78% 44.07%
S&P 500 Index TR -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%
MSCI ACW Index -14.21% -16.21% -19.32% 33.99% 15.23% 10.84% 20.95% 11.66% -42.20% 34.63% 12.67% -7.35% 16.13% 22.80%

Class Information

Class Ticker CUSIP 12b-1 Fee Net Expense Ratio Gross Expense Ratio
No Load Class WWNPX 494613607 - 1.64% 1.72%
Advisor A KNPAX 494613854 0.25% 1.89% 1.97%
Advisor C KNPCX 494613821 1.00% 2.39% 2.47%
Institutional KNPYX 494613797 - 1.44% 1.67%

Fund Statistics

As of September 30, 2014
WWNPX S&P 500 Index TR
Beta 0.93 1.00
Standard Deviation 17.80 15.37
Up Market Capture Ratio 1.12 -
Down Market Capture Ratio 0.84 -
Sharpe Ratio 0.43 0.13
Weighted Avg. Mkt. Cap ($mil) $10,486 $130,658
Median Market Capitalization $4,583 $17,161
Price to Book $2.32 $2.65
Price to Earnings $20.06 $18.43
Return on Equity 13.01% 19.60%

Top 10 Holdings (%)

As of September 30, 2014
Holdings Percent
The Howard Hughes Corporation 11.2%
Icahn Enterprises LP 7.9%
Texas Pacific Land Trust 6.8%
Liberty Media Corporation - Class C 4.6%
DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. - Class A 3.9%
Brookfield Asset Management Inc. - Class A 3.8%
AutoNation, Inc. 3.7%
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. 3.7%
DISH Network Corp. - Class A 3.6%
CBOE Holdings Inc. 3.1%

Top 10 Sectors (%)

As of September 30, 2014
Information 24.7%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 15.1%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 11.8%
Finance and Insurance 10.6%
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 7.7%
Petroleum & Gas 6.8%
Manufacturing 6.6%
Retail Trade 6.4%
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction 4.9%
Utilities 0.2%


The Paradigm 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 Paradigm Fund No Load Class inception date is 12/31/1999.  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 MSCI ACWI (All Country World Index) Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of developed and emerging markets. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index represents an unmanaged, broad-based basket of stocks. It is typically used as a proxy for overall market performance. 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 (12/31/99). 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 Sectors 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, Advisor Class C and Institutional 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.