Expert Tips - December 1, 2018
Expert Tips: Fund Screener
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Set Alerts on Screens
Screens can be an integral aspect of your idea generation and portfolio construction. Using both the Stock Screener and Fund Screener, click the “Activate Alerts” bell icon to set alerts on screens you’ve built. YCharts will notify you any time a security enters or exits your screen criteria.
Mutual Fund & ETF Flow Report
The monthly Fund Flows Report compiles the previous month’s fund flow numbers, historical flows, and performance data at both the category and individual fund level for Mutual Funds and ETFs. Please reply to this email to inquire about accessing the Fund Flows Report going forward.
Screen for ESG & SRI Funds
Use the Fund Screener to locate Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) and Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG) Funds. Click “Modify Fund Universe” then navigate to “Attributes” and/or “YCharts Proprietary” to add the criteria to your screen.
Discount or Premium to NAV
Using the Fund Screener, add a Metric Filter to identify funds that are trading at prices above or below their Net Asset Value (NAV). When trading at a discount to NAV, values will be negative; at prices premium to NAV, values are positive.
Fund Flows, which tracks the difference in beginning and ending net assets, is an important momentum indicator for Mutual Funds and ETFs. Utilize the Fund Screener to filter inflows or outflows in your analysis.
Mutual Fund Manager Tenure
Manager tenure can be an important factor when evaluating a mutual fund’s performance. Add “Max Manager Tenure” to your screen to test if experienced managers lead to stronger performance.
Security Exposure Filter
A fund’s exposure to certain stocks may present unwanted risk — or it may also help a fund outperform its peers. In the Fund Screener, use the Security Exposure Filter to limit or maximize exposure to individual tickers that meet your own thresholds.
Fund Sector Exposures
Performing a sector breakdown may highlight unwarranted exposures or undue volatility of a fund. Uncover and examine the composition of a fund by adding these metrics to your review:
Fees can erode performance and have a major impact on growth. Quickly compare and analyze expenses associated with any funds you’re invested in:
Screen by Style Boxes
Style Boxes are often used as a key element of an asset allocation strategy. When looking for Large Cap Growth funds, start your screen with funds classified as that style:
Geographic Fund Exposure
Many investors consider exposure to different regions to avoid risk and gain performance. Explore and understand the underlying geographic exposure of your securities:
Many fund managers have an objective to duplicate the performance of a benchmark while others aim to outperform it. Utilize this metric to quickly grasp the effectiveness of a portfolio manager: