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Technology Opportunities Fund

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Performance

Performance

  • Returns

The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.

The Fund’s returns prior to December 30, 2017 are the returns of the Fund when it followed different investment strategies under the name “BlackRock Science & Technology Opportunities Portfolio.”

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Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Class (Millions) as of Oct 16, 2019 $21.1 M
Size of Fund (Millions) as of Oct 16, 2019 $1,936.4 M
Share Class launch date May 15, 2000
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Technology
Lipper Classification Global Science/Tech
Benchmark Index MSCI All Country World Information Technology- Net Return in USD
CUSIP 091929620
Number of Holdings as of Sep 30, 2019 120
Max Offer Price as of Oct 16, 2019 $31.50
Open to New Investors Yes
Turnover Percent as of Sep 30, 2019 49%

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Average Market Cap (Millions) The average size of the securities the fund invests in. as of Sep 30, 2019 $ 196,378.2 M
R-Squared (3y) as of Sep 30, 2019 87.23
Beta (3y) as of Sep 30, 2019 1.06
Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Mar 31, 2019 22.30%
Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Dec 31, 2018 -18.33%

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Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for Technology Opportunities Fund, Service, as of Sep 30, 2019 rated against 194 Technology Funds.

Lipper Leader

 
Overall Lipper Leaders ratings based on an equal-weighted average of percentile ranks for each measure over 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods (if applicable) and do not take into account the effects of sales charges for these categories (Consistent Return, Preservation, Total Return, Expense, and Tax Efficiency) as of Aug 31, 2019 out of 37, 12,229, 37, 10 and 37 Funds, respectively in Lipper's Global Science/Tech classification.

Morningstar Analyst Rating

Morningstar Analyst Rating - Silver
Morningstar has awarded the Fund a Silver medal. Fewer than 10% of US open-end funds hold medalist ratings. (Effective Sep 09, 2019) ‡

Holdings

Holdings

as of Sep 30, 2019
Name Weight (%)
MICROSOFT CORPORATION 4.52
ALPHABET INC 3.19
TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD 3.06
ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LTD 2.84
AMAZON.COM INC 2.79
Name Weight (%)
APPLE INC 2.75
SALESFORCE.COM INC. 2.63
TWILIO INC 1.83
PAYPAL HOLDINGS INC 1.57
FACEBOOK INC 1.52

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Sep 30, 2019

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Sep 30, 2019

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
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% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Sep 30, 2019

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
Negative weightings may result from specific circumstances (including timing differences between trade and settle dates of securities purchased by the funds) and/or the use of certain financial instruments, including derivatives, which may be used to gain or reduce market exposure and/or risk management.

Allocations are subject to change.

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Tony Kim
Tony Kim
Portfolio Manager

Literature

Literature

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