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The Fund Report

The Fund Report displays current price and performance information for the selected mutual funds, as well as links to performance charts, fund profiles and online investing information.

There are actually six different Fund Reports - Standard, Short-term, Long-term, Simple Annual Returns, Decile Rankings, and Key Facts - with Standard being the report that is displayed by default. Simply click on the tabs shown at the top of the report to display the other reports.

At any time, you can click the Help and Information button below any Fund Report to view an explanation of the information shown on the Report.

The various reports are described in detail in the following sections.

Standard Report

The Standard Report is displayed by default and combines elements from the Short-term and Long-term Reports.

You can sort the data in a column by clicking on the column heading. Click once to sort in ascending order; click again to sort in descending order.

All returns greater than one year are calculated as annual compound returns.

Statistics show the return of the fund for the given time period and do not reflect the effects of sales charges or taxes. Management Expense Ratio (MER) is deducted from the prices that fund companies report to globefund.com, provided that the fund, or fund company, is a member of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC). For these funds, MER has been accounted for in the returns shown in reports and charts.

Distributions do not affect mutual funds returns (unlike dividends affecting stock returns). If a fund is trading at $12 and issues a distribution of $1, then the next day the fund trades at $11. The fund owner gets additional units so that there is no effective change in total worth for the fund from the ownser's point of view. Therefore the formula to calculate returns on globefund.com is as follows:

[ P2 + Dist - P1 ] / P1 Where:
P2 = end of period price (net of distributions)
P1 = beginning of period price
Dist = distribution

Below is a description of some of the data shown in this report:

Price $ - Depending on the time of day, the price shown for a fund is the price at the close of the current or previous business day. If a date appears after the fund name (in mm/dd format), the price listed in the report is the price at the close of that date. While most funds are valued and report data on a daily basis, some funds report weekly, monthly or quarterly. Prices are updated at approximately 8 p.m. EST.

30 day % - The percent change in the fund price since the close of business 30 calendar days prior to the date on the report. If the day 30 days prior is a weekend or holiday, the price for the previous business day is used to calculate the change.

Charts/Info - Click the chart symbol for an individual fund to generate a chart for that fund. Click the green symbol to link to detailed fund information provided by the fund company. The red symbol indicates that this fund can be bought and sold online through one of our online investing partners. Click to display a list of online investing partners that buy and sell the fund.

Short-term Report

The Short-term Report lets you see how your funds have performed recently. Data is current to the last business day.

You can sort the data in a column by clicking on the column heading. Click once to sort in ascending order; click again to sort in descending order.

Statistics show the return of the fund for the given time period and do not reflect the effects of sales charges or taxes. Management Expense Ratio (MER) is deducted from the prices that fund companies report to globefund.com, provided that the fund, or fund company, is a member of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC). For these funds, MER has been accounted for in the returns shown in reports and charts.

All returns greater than one year are calculated as annual compound returns.

Statistics show the return of the fund for the given time period and do not reflect the effects of sales charges or taxes. Management Expense Ratio (MER) is deducted from the prices that fund companies report to globefund.com, provided that the fund, or fund company, is a member of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC). For these funds, MER has been accounted for in the returns shown in reports and charts.

Distributions do not affect mutual funds returns (unlike dividends affecting stock returns). If a fund is trading at $12 and issues a distribution of $1, then the next day the fund trades at $11. The fund owner gets additional units so that there is no effective change in total worth for the fund from the ownser's point of view. Therefore the formula to calculate returns on globefund.com is as follows:

[ P2 + Dist - P1 ] / P1 Where:
P2 = end of period price (net of distributions)
P1 = beginning of period price
Dist = distribution

Below is a description of some of the data shown in this report:

Price $ - Depending on the time of day, the price shown for a fund is the price at the close of the current or previous business day. If a date appears after the fund name (in mm/dd format), the price listed in the report is the price at the close of that date. While most funds are valued and report data on a daily basis, some funds report weekly, monthly or quarterly. Prices are updated at approximately 8 p.m. EST.

1 week % - the percent change in the fund price since the close of business seven calendar days prior to the date on the report. If the day seven days prior is a holiday, the price for the previous business day is used to calculate the change.

MTD % (Month To Date) - the percent change in the fund price since the end of the previous month.

30 day % - the percent change in the fund price since the close of business 30 calendar days prior to the date on the report. If the day 30 days prior is a weekend or holiday, the price for the previous business day is used to calculate the change.

YTD % (Year To Date) - the percent change in the fund price since the end of the previous year.

Charts/Info - Click the chart symbol for an individual fund to generate a chart for that fund. Click the green symbol to link to detailed fund information provided by the fund company. The red symbol indicates that this fund can be bought and sold online through one of our online investing partners. Click to display a list of online investing partners that buy and sell the fund.

Long-term Report

The Long-term Report is useful for evaluating the historical performance of a fund. Data in this report is current to the end of the previous month.

You can sort the data in a column by clicking on the column heading. Click once to sort in ascending order; click again to sort in descending order.

All returns greater than one year are calculated as annual compound returns.

Statistics show the return of the fund for the given time period and do not reflect the effects of sales charges or taxes. Management Expense Ratio (MER) is deducted from the prices that fund companies report to globefund.com, provided that the fund, or fund company, is a member of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC). For these funds, MER has been accounted for in the returns shown in reports and charts.

All returns greater than one year are calculated as annual compound returns.

Statistics show the return of the fund for the given time period and do not reflect the effects of sales charges or taxes. Management Expense Ratio (MER) is deducted from the prices that fund companies report to globefund.com, provided that the fund, or fund company, is a member of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC). For these funds, MER has been accounted for in the returns shown in reports and charts.

Distributions do not affect mutual funds returns (unlike dividends affecting stock returns). If a fund is trading at $12 and issues a distribution of $1, then the next day the fund trades at $11. The fund owner gets additional units so that there is no effective change in total worth for the fund from the ownser's point of view. Therefore the formula to calculate returns on globefund.com is as follows:

[ P2 + Dist - P1 ] / P1 Where:
P2 = end of period price (net of distributions)
P1 = beginning of period price
Dist = distribution

Below is a description of some of the data shown in this report:

5 yr Rtg - The Globe 5 Year rating is based on a system which separates funds into five broad asset classes: Canadian equity, international equity, income, balanced, and money market. This risk/reward rating is based on the total performance of each fund over the past five years using five 12-month periods. In order to highlight recent performance, extra weight is given to more recent years. Weights are assigned to the funds by using the sum-of-years-digits method - that is, the return for the most recent year gets a 5/15 weight, the prior year; 4/15 and so on down to five years ago where the weight is 1/15.

The top 10% in the asset class receive an A+ rating; the next 15% receive an A; the next 25% receive a B; the next 25% receive a C; and the bottom 25% receive a D. If there is not five years of data available for a fund, the fund is not rated.

Volatility - a measure of investment risk which varies significantly among asset classes. For example, Money Market funds are much less volatile than Canadian Equity funds. Within each asset class, globefund.com assigns a volatility classification to each fund. Starting with the most volatile funds in the class, the top five percent are assigned a classification of high (HI), the next 20 percent are above average (AV+), the next 25 percent are average (AV), the next 25 percent are below average (AV-), and the final 25 percent are low (LO). For each fund on the Long-term report, an abbreviation of the asset class is shown followed by the volatility classification. As of May 20, 1999, globefund.com has adopted the Investment Funds Standards Committee's new mutual fund classification standard. Here is a list of the asset class categories and their abbreviations:

APR-Asian and Pacific Rim AXJ-Asia ex-Japan BAL-Canadian Balanced
CAA-Canadian Tactical Asset AllocationCBD-Canadian BondCEQ-Canadian Equity
CHI-Canadian High Income BalancedCLC-Canadian Large Cap EquityCMM-Canadian Money Market
CSB-Canadian Short Term BondCSM-Canadian Small and Mid Cap EquityCSP-Country Specific
DIV-Canadian DividendEME-Emerging MarketsEUR-European Equity
FMM-Foreign Money MarketGEQ-Global EquityHYB-High Yield Bond
IBD-Foreign BondINT-Int'l EquityJEQ-Japanese Equity
LAM-Latin American EquityLSF-Labour-SponsoredMIS-Specialty or Miscellaneous
MTG-Canadian MortgageNAE-North American EquityNRS-Natural Resources
PRM-Precious MetalsRET-Real EstateSCT-Global Science & Technology
UEQ-U.S. EquityUIB-Global Balanced & Asset AllocationUSS-U.S. Small & Mid Cap Equity

Charts/Info - Click the chart symbol for an individual fund to generate a chart for that fund. Click the green symbol to link to detailed fund information provided by the fund company. The red symbol indicates that this fund can be bought and sold online through one of our online investing partners. Click to display a list of online investing partners that buy and sell the fund.

Simple Annual Returns Report

This report displays simple (not compounded) annual returns.

You can sort the data in a column by clicking on the column heading. Click once to sort in ascending order; click again to sort in descending order.

Statistics show the return of the fund for the given time period and do not reflect the effects of sales charges or taxes. Management Expense Ratio (MER) is deducted from the prices that fund companies report to globefund.com, provided that the fund, or fund company, is a member of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC). For these funds, MER has been accounted for in the returns shown in reports and charts.

All returns greater than one year are calculated as annual compound returns.

Statistics show the return of the fund for the given time period and do not reflect the effects of sales charges or taxes. Management Expense Ratio (MER) is deducted from the prices that fund companies report to globefund.com, provided that the fund, or fund company, is a member of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC). For these funds, MER has been accounted for in the returns shown in reports and charts.

Distributions do not affect mutual funds returns (unlike dividends affecting stock returns). If a fund is trading at $12 and issues a distribution of $1, then the next day the fund trades at $11. The fund owner gets additional units so that there is no effective change in total worth for the fund from the ownser's point of view. Therefore the formula to calculate returns on globefund.com is as follows:

[ P2 + Dist - P1 ] / P1 Where:
P2 = end of period price (net of distributions)
P1 = beginning of period price
Dist = distribution

Below is a description of some of the data shown in this report:

YTD % (Year To Date) - the percent change in the fund price since the end of the previous year.

[Year] % - a fund's return for a 12 month time period corresponding to calendar years.

Charts/Info - Click the chart symbol for an individual fund to generate a chart for that fund. Click the green symbol to link to detailed fund information provided by the fund company. The red symbol indicates that this fund can be bought and sold online through one of our online investing partners. Click to display a list of online investing partners that buy and sell the fund.

Decile Rankings Report

Decile rankings are a measure of how well a fund has performed against all other funds currently tracked by our system. In particular, funds are not ranked by asset class. The rankings range from 1 to 10 for all time periods covered. Mutual funds with the highest percent returns are assigned a decile of 1, whereas those with the worst returns are assigned a decile of 10.

Decile rankings are compiled by sorting the funds by one-year return. Funds in the top 10% are assigned a decile ranking of 1, the next 10% are assigned a ranking of 2, and so forth.

Note: The decile ranking of a fund may change for the following reason. When funds with historical performance data are added to our site, the decile rankings are recalculated to take into account the performance history of the new funds. The addition of the new funds may change the ranking of funds presently on the site.

You can sort the data in a column by clicking on the column heading. Click once to sort in ascending order; click again to sort in descending order.

Charts/Info - Click the chart symbol for an individual fund to generate a chart for that fund. Click the green symbol to link to detailed fund information provided by the fund company. The red symbol indicates that this fund can be bought and sold online through one of our online investing partners. Click to display a list of online investing partners that buy and sell the fund.

Key Facts Report

The Key Facts report shows a summary of fund information. Click on a fund name for a detailed fund profile.

You can sort the data in a column by clicking on the column heading. Click once to sort in ascending order; click again to sort in descending order.

Below is a description of some of the data shown in this report:

Assets ($M) - Total net assets under management by the fund, in millions of dollars.

MER % - The Management Expense Ratio (MER) is a measure of the total costs associated with managing a fund as a percentage of average total assets.

Load Type - Indicates the type of sales charge on a fund. The following abbreviations are used:

FE
front-end load
BE
back-end (deferred, redemption) load
BOTH
front-end and back-end loads are charged
NL
no load
OPT
load is optional

RSP - 'Yes' indicates the fund is fully eligible for inclusion in an RRSP. 'Foreign' indicates that the fund is only eligible for the foreign content portion of an RRSP, and 'No' indicates the fund is not eligible to be included in an RRSP.

Charts/Info - Click the chart symbol for an individual fund to generate a chart for that fund. Click the green symbol to link to detailed fund information provided by the fund company. The red symbol indicates that this fund can be bought and sold online through one of our online investing partners. Click to display a list of online investing partners that buy and sell the fund.

Fund Report Tips & Tricks

  1. Why is there no data for this fund/index?

  2. A blank in a column usually indicates that data is not available. For example, a new mutual fund does not yet have five or ten years of data.

    An index is a hypothetical, unmanaged, often weighted portfolio of securities, the performance of which is used as a benchmark in measuring performance of actual securities such as mutual funds. Because an index is not available for sale, data for 5 yr Rtg, Volatility, Assets, MER, Load Type, Minimum Investment and RRSP eligibility do not exist.

  3. Can I make the Key Facts report (or any other report) the default report for my fundlist?

  4. Yes! You can do this by bookmarking your preferred report with your Web browser. Follow these steps, depending on your Web browser. With your preferred report on the screen:

    Internet Explorer: Click Favorites | Add to Favorites | OK

    Netscape: Click Bookmarks | Add Bookmark

  5. Can I compare the returns of the funds in my fundlist to a benchmark index?

  6. Yes! You can see at a glance how the funds in your fundlist are performing against an index that is also part of your fundlist.

    Adding an Index to Your Fundlist
    1. Select Update Fundlist from the globefund.com home page. This takes you to a screen where there is an option labelled Adding an Index to your Fundlist.
    2. Select one of the indexes from the pull-down list, and click Add an Index to Fundlist.

    Click For Your Fundlist on the globefund.com home page to see your fundlist. For a column of the fund report that shows the return you are interested in, click the column heading. For example, to evaluate the performance of your funds this month, go to the Short-term report and click the column heading MTD %. Your funds will be sorted in ascending order. Funds listed above a particular index are outperforming the index (their return is greater than that of the index). Funds listed below a particular index have a return less than that of the index.

Fund Profiles

The Fund Profile shows detailed information for one particular fund, including key facts, investment objectives, portfolio manager profiles and top holdings with links to Report on Business company snapshots. Price and performance data are updated daily for most funds. Returns as of month-end with comparisons to a benchmark and the asset class average are also shown.

There are four ways to see the Fund Profiles:

  1. From the Fund Report: You can generate a fund report by clicking Fund Selector, Fund Filter or For Your Fundlist on the left side of the home page. Click the fund name on any Fund Report to see the fund's profile.

  2. From the Top Movers report: Click Top Movers on the left side of the home page. Use Option A or B to generate a Top Movers report. Click the fund name to see the fund's profile.

  3. From the home page: On the left side of the home page under the Profiles heading, click Funds. Select a fund company and fund name from the drop-down lists to generate a fund profile.

  4. From a Company Profile page: A list of the company's funds are given on each Company Profile. Click on a fund name to see the fund's profile.

Most of the details provided in the report are self-explanatory, but descriptions for some of the data are provided below. Unless otherwise indicated, the data reflect the most recent data as reported by the fund company.

Fund Sponsor - the company that issues the fund. Click the fund company name to see a Company Profile.

Portfolio Manager - Click the fund company name to see a profile of the portfolio manager(s).

Fund Type - A definition of the possible fund types follows:

Total Assets - total net assets under management by the fund.

Load Type - indicates the type of sales charge on a fund. Load type can be Front End, Back End, Both (front-end and back-end loads are charged), No Load or Optional (load is optional).

Mgmt Expense Ratio - Management Expense Ratio (MER) is a measure of the total costs associated with managing a fund as a percentage of total (net) assets. Instead of MER, some fund companies provide the Management Fee, which is strictly the cost associated with managing the fund and does not include costs such as brokerage fees, taxes, marketing and administrative costs. The Management Fee will be shown with an 'm' beside the fee to distinguish it from MER.

Closed - indicates whether the fund is open to new investments. N indicates the fund is open to new investments; Y indicates it is not.

Globe 5 year rating - a rating based on a system that separates funds into five broad asset classes: Canadian equity, international equity, income, balanced, and money market. This risk/reward rating is based on the total performance of each fund over the past five years using five 12-month periods. In order to highlight recent performance, extra weight is given to more recent years. The top 10% in the asset class receive an A+ rating; the next 15% receive an A; the next 25% receive a B; the next 25% receive a C; and the bottom 25% receive a D. If five years of data are not available for a fund, the fund is not rated.

RRSP Eligibility - Yes indicates the fund is fully eligible for inclusion in an RRSP. Foreign indicates that the fund is only eligible for the foreign content portion of an RRSP. No indicates the fund is not eligible to be included in an RRSP.

Restricted - N indicates the fund is available for sale across Canada. Y indicates the fund is only available for sale in the provinces and territories listed.

Current Yield - The current yield is shown for money market funds with fixed Net Asset Values (NAVs) and is the annual rate of return that an investor purchasing the fund can expect from it.

7- and 30-day returns - indicate how the fund has performed over the last 7 and 30 calendar days respectively.

Month- and Year-to-Date - indicate how the fund has performed since the beginning of the current month and year respectively.

3 year risk - A statistical measure of the month-to-month ups and downs of a fund's returns. Money market funds, which have stable asset values, have standard deviations close to zero. Volatile, aggressive, growth funds can have standard deviations of 12% or more.

3 year beta - A measure of a fund's volatility in relation to the market index. In general, the volatility of the index is considered to be 1.00, so a beta of 1.50 would indicate a volatility level 50% greater than that of the market index.

Top Holdings - Report on Business company snapshots are available for Canadian-incorporated companies in the Top Holdings list. Snapshots contain primary contact information, the latest financial data and a link to the company's Web site. Click the company name to view its snapshot.

Distribution Report - The Distribution Report shows the frequency, date and amount of the fund's income dividends and capital gains distributions for the past 18 months. This report is updated daily. A description of some of the data shown in this report follows.

Portfolio Manager(s) - The Portfolio Manager(s) section provides a description of the fund manager and data showing their level of success with the fund. In some cases, a fund is managed by a team and individual names are not provided by the fund company. If a fund is managed by more than one person, the following information is given for each person.

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