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Expert Tips: Fund Screener

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Mutual Fund & ETF Flow Report

Screen for ESG & SRI Funds

Discount or Premium to NAV

Fund Flows

Mutual Fund Manager Tenure

Security Exposure Filter

Fund Sector Exposures

Examining Fees

Screen by Style Boxes

Geographic Fund Exposure

Tracking Error

Saving Screens

 

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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.

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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.

50. screen for ESG and SRI funds

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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.

46. discount or premium to NAV

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Fund Flows

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.

33. fund flows

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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.

manager tenure

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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.

25. security exposure filter

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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:

20. fund sector exposures

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Examining Fees

Fees can erode performance and have a major impact on growth. Quickly compare and analyze expenses associated with any funds you’re invested in:

08. examining fees

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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:

07. screen by style boxes

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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:

10. geographic fund exposure

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Tracking Error

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:

18. tracking error

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Saving Screens

Building a screen everytime you’re researching a new idea can be time consuming.  Save your custom screens and open them at any time to see the results or make changes:

02. saving screens

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