Scoring Fund Size and Style Data
  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. Asset Size

    The total market value of the securities in a mutual fund's portfolio. ...
  2. Morningstar Risk Rating

    A ranking ranging from one to five stars, with one being the ...
  3. Diversified Common Stock Fund

    A mutual fund that invests its assets in a relatively large number ...
  4. Morningstar Inc.

    A Chicago-based investment research firm that compiles and analyzes ...
  5. Equity Fund

    A mutual fund that invests principally in stocks. It can be actively ...
  6. Style Drift

    The divergence of a mutual fund from its stated investment style ...
RELATED FAQS
  1. Who rates mutual funds?

    Learn about companies that rate mutual funds, such as S&P Capital IQ, Morningstar and Lipper. Read about each rating agency's ... Read Answer >>
  2. How do I judge a mutual fund's performance?

    Evaluate mutual fund performance utilizing resources such as Morningstar; compare the fund with others in its peer group ... Read Answer >>
  3. How do I find mutual funds that track indexes?

    The two best sources for finding index funds are Fidelity Investments and Vanguard.Of the 57 index funds in investment research ... Read Answer >>
  4. What are some of the most common mutual funds that give exposure to the Internet ...

    Learn about some of the most popular and best performing mutual funds that investors utilize to invest in Internet-related ... Read Answer >>
  5. Where does a hedge fund get its money?

    Learn how a hedge fund is structured and how the managing partner of the fund goes about the process of finding and soliciting ... Read Answer >>
  6. Can mutual funds only hold stocks?

    Learn about which types of mutual funds consist of only stocks, which may include stocks in addition to other assets and ... Read Answer >>

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Cost Of Debt

    The effective rate that a company pays on its current debt. This can be measured in either before- or after-tax returns; ...
  2. Yield Curve

    A line that plots the interest rates, at a set point in time, of bonds having equal credit quality, but differing maturity ...
  3. Stop-Limit Order

    An order placed with a broker that combines the features of stop order with those of a limit order. A stop-limit order will ...
  4. Keynesian Economics

    An economic theory of total spending in the economy and its effects on output and inflation. Keynesian economics was developed ...
  5. Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications ...

    A member-owned cooperative that provides safe and secure financial transactions for its members. Established in 1973, the ...
  6. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles - GAAP

    The common set of accounting principles, standards and procedures that companies use to compile their financial statements. ...
Trading Center