Scoring Fund Size and Style Data
AAA
  1. Mutual Fund Asset Size
  2. Fund I-Q No.3: Size and Style Compatibility
  3. Scoring Fund Size and Style Data

Scoring Fund Size and Style Data

By Richard Loth (Contact | Biography)

This is the entry we need to complete in the Fund Investment Quality Scorecard for an analysis of a fund's size and style compatibility:



All the services we are using - Morningstar and Value Line - provide the numbers for historical total net assets, portfolio holdings and an indication of whether the fund is closed. However, only Morningstar's fund report provides any analytical comment on the issue of asset size. The "Morningstar's Take" section will comment on the compatibility of the fund's size and its investing style, if these are worthy of comment. Morningstar will anticipate a size problem, first at a level of "concern". If the problem persists and/or escalates, this can turn into an outright "warning" that the fund should be closed.

Logic tells us that the absence of concern or warning comments is a good sign and indicative of a positive fund investment quality. With this Fund I-Q measurement, no news is truly good news.

Return to the Main Menu.
Proceed to the next chapter on Fund Management Issues.


  1. Mutual Fund Asset Size
  2. Fund I-Q No.3: Size and Style Compatibility
  3. Scoring Fund Size and Style Data
RELATED TERMS
  1. Historic Pricing

    A method for calculating the value of an asset using the last ...
  2. Bear Fund

    A mutual fund designed to provide higher returns when the market ...
  3. Ulcer Index - UI

    An indicator developed by Peter G. Martin and Byron B. McCann ...
  4. Investment Company Act Of 1940

    Created in 1940 through an act of Congress, this piece of legislation ...
  5. Product Portfolio

    Investopedia explains: A Product Portfolio is the collection ...
  6. Sharpe Ratio

    A ratio developed by Nobel laureate William F. Sharpe to measure ...
  1. What are the risks involved in keeping my money in a money market account?

    Setting aside funds in a money market account can be a safe investment strategy, but investors should be aware of the risks ...
  2. Does it make sense for me to have a money market account if I don't want to buy any ...

    Saving funds within a money market account or mutual fund does not have to be limited to those wanting to buy or sell securities ...
  3. How much of my total assets should I be keeping in my money market account?

    Investing a portion of total assets in a cash position such as a money market account provides investors access to funds ...
  4. Why would you keep funds in a money market account and not a savings account?

    Read about the differences between money market accounts and savings accounts, and see why a depositor would elect a money ...

You May Also Like

Related Tutorials
  1. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Top ETFs And What They Track: A Tutorial

  2. Retirement

    Analyzing The Best Retirement Plans And Investment Options

  3. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Complete Guide To Investment Companies, Funds And REITs

  4. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Fund Transactional Activity

  5. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Hedge Funds Tutorial

Trading Center