• Portfolio Facts
  • Portfolio Managers:ProFund Advisors
  • Investment Objective: Seeks to provide exposure to the Dow Jones Precious Metals Index.
  • Inception Date: 6/3/2002

At a Glance
ProFund VP Precious Metals seeks to provide exposure to the Dow Jones Precious Metals Index.

ProFund VP Precious Metals seeks daily investment results, before fees and expenses, that correspond to the daily performance of the Dow Jones Precious Metals Index.

There is no guarantee that any ProFund will achieve its investment objective. Investment return and principal value will vary and shares may be worth more or less at redemption than at original purchase. An investment in this ProFund entails certain risks, which are outlined in the Fund's Prospectus.

Because non-diversified portfolios invest a substantial proportion of their assets in a limited number of securities within a specific industry, they may suffer greater volatility as a result of economic, political or regulatory events than diversified portfolios would.

Certain funds are subject to concentration risk which results from maintaining exposure to issuers conducting business in a specific industry. Sector funds may have significant exposure to an individual company that constitutes a significant portion of that fund's benchmark index and thus will be more susceptible to the risks associated with that specific company.

Risks associated with investing in companies in the gold and silver mining industry include but are not limited to: fluctuating prices of precious metals due to changes in inflation or inflation expectations or currency fluctuations, speculation, and worldwide demand; adverse effects from government regulation, world events and economic conditions; market, economic and political risks of the countries where precious metals companies are located or do business; thin capitalization and limited product lines, markets, financial resources or personnel; securities may be illiquid and may be more difficult to value.

There are several risk considerations associated with the ProFunds VP and the Access VP High Yield Fund, including but not limited to the following: Active Investor Risk, Aggressive Investment Technique Risk, CDS Risk, Concentration Risk, Correlation Risk, Counterparty Risk, Credit Risk, Debt Instrument Risk, Early Close/Trading Halt Risk, Emerging Markets Risk, Equity Risk, Foreign Currency Risk, Foreign Investment Risk, Geographic Concentration Risk, High Yield Risk, Interest Rate Risk, Issuer Specific Risk, Liquidity Risk, Management Risk, Market Risk, Non-Diversification Risk, Repurchase Agreement Risk, Portfolio Turnover Risk, Short Sale Risk, Small and Mid-Cap Company Investment Risk, Technology Investment Risk, Valuation Risk, Value Investing Risk.

Please see the prospectus for complete discussion of these risks and other special risks that may apply to specific Funds.