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• Simon Jay
• 14th Mar 18, 9:51 AM
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Simon Jay
Please excuse what is probably a very basic question. I am looking at the fact sheets for various funds to try and work out past performance. I am struggling to interpret the information and would be really grateful for some help with this. I think it is the Performance and Yield values I should be looking at.

Performance: past 3 months=1.19%, past 6 months=2,63%, past 1 year=6.6%
Historical Yield: 1.2%

Does this mean that the value of the fund has increased by 6,6% over the past year and that, on average, the fund has been returning growth of 1.2% year on year. So the amount invested would have been increasing by 1.2% each year (before fees)?

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• cloud_dog
• 14th Mar 18, 10:04 AM
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cloud_dog
Please excuse what is probably a very basic question. I am looking at the fact sheets for various funds to try and work out past performance. I am struggling to interpret the information and would be really grateful for some help with this. I think it is the Performance and Yield values I should be looking at.

Performance: past 3 months=1.19%, past 6 months=2,63%, past 1 year=6.6%
Historical Yield: 1.2%

Does this mean that the value of the fund has increased by 6,6% over the past year and that, on average, the fund has been returning growth of 1.2% year on year. So the amount invested would have been increasing by 1.2% each year (before fees)?

Originally posted by Simon Jay
First bit, correct. Second bit, incorrect.

References to 'yield' usually refer to the income generated by the investment, Yield is a calculation based on the income generated against the unit/share price.

If something was priced at £1 (12 months ago) and you obtained 5p per share/unit in income the yield would be 5%. If the share/unit price is £1.50 and you still receive 5p income then the yield would be shown as 3.33%.

I've noticed that Trustnet refer to the growth (in unit/share) price for the year as 'YTD'. So something to be aware of and hence the use of the term 'usually' above.
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• Audaxer
• By Audaxer 14th Mar 18, 10:04 AM
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Audaxer
The 6.6% over the past year will be total return, i.e. the amount the fund has increased from growth and including dividends reinvested. The total return shown is after payment of fees. The 1.2% historic yield is how much income the fund has paid (based on the past year I think), i.e. a £10k investment at the start of the year would have paid £120 in dividends over the year.
• Simon Jay
• 14th Mar 18, 10:26 AM
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Simon Jay
Thanks very much indeed for coming back - so that means that a £1000 pot would now be worth £1066 at the end of the year.
• Linton
• By Linton 14th Mar 18, 10:37 AM
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Linton
Thanks very much indeed for coming back - so that means that a £1000 pot would now be worth £1066 at the end of the year.
Originally posted by Simon Jay
Yes. if you had reinvested the dividends.
• Simon Jay
• 14th Mar 18, 11:04 AM
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Simon Jay
Thanks to everyone for the help - that now all makes sense
• peterg1965
• 14th Mar 18, 11:42 AM
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peterg1965
Just to continue this question...

So for the same fund which offers an accumulation and an income option, would the performance figures for the accumulation fund show dividends reinvested and without dividend reinvested for the income fund? so, would the income fund assume you take the income?
• Linton
• By Linton 14th Mar 18, 12:03 PM
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Linton
Just to continue this question...

So for the same fund which offers an accumulation and an income option, would the performance figures for the accumulation fund show dividends reinvested and without dividend reinvested for the income fund? so, would the income fund assume you take the income?
Originally posted by peterg1965
The normally quoted figures would show dividend or interest reinvested for both - you will find that INC funds have very much the same performance as the equivalent ACC funds.

If you want to see the performance without dividends re-invested look at trustnet/tools/charting which gives you the option.
• peterg1965
• 14th Mar 18, 1:03 PM
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peterg1965
The normally quoted figures would show dividend or interest reinvested for both - you will find that INC funds have very much the same performance as the equivalent ACC funds.

If you want to see the performance without dividends re-invested look at trustnet/tools/charting which gives you the option.
Originally posted by Linton

That's a really useful tool. Thanks for pointing it out.
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