Enter the initial value, current value, and distributions received during the period to determine the return on the mutual fund.

Return on Mutual Fund Formula

The following formula is used to calculate a return on a mutual fund.

RMF = (CV-IV+D) / IV * 100

  • Where RMF is the return on mutual fund (%)
  • CV is the current value ($)
  • IV is the initial value of the fund ($)
  • D is the distributions received during the period

Return on Mutual Fund Definition

A return on a mutual fund is defined as the percentage increase of the value of a mutual fund including distributions over a holding period.

Return on Mutual Fund Example

How to calculate a return on a mutual fund?

  1. First, determine the initial price.

    This is the initial investment made in the fund.

  2. Next, determine the current price.

    Determine the current value of the investment in the mutual fund.

  3. Next, determine the total distributions.

    Calculate the total distributions received over the holding period.

  4. Finally, calculate the ROI.

    Calculate the return on the fund using the equation above.


What is a mutual fund?

A mutual fund is a type of financial security that is made up of a pool of money collected from many individuals that are then invested in various stocks.

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