When you are given a dozen eggs and inspect them closely, you will eventually see they are not of the same size (and sometimes shape) even though they came from the same poultry farm.
If you need a more human example: when you see a set of siblings, you will realize they are different from each other even though they came from the same mother and father.
Same with equity mutual funds and equity UITF, even though they are invested in the same stock market (same parent so to speak), the result of each fund differs from the others. You may compare them one by one... but you can also use just one "ruler" to measure all of them -- the Philippine Stock Exchange Index or PSEi.
Graphs after the jump.
I used Bloomberg to show the 5-year charts of some of the equity pooled funds in the Philippines. I then compared each of them to the PSEi. Without any more words, here are the results.
AB Capital Equity Fund vs. PSEi
BDO Equity Fund vs. PSEi
BPI Equity UITF vs. PSEi
First Metro Save & Learn Equity Fund vs. PSEi
Metro Equity Fund vs. PSEi
Odyssey Philippine Equity Fund vs. PSEi
Philam Strategic Growth Fund vs. PSEi
Philequity PSE Index Fund vs. PSEi
UCPB United Equity Fund vs. PSEi
Philequity Fund vs. PSEi
Sun Life (Canada) Prosperity Philippine Equity Fund vs. PSEi
(The order of the pictures DOES NOT indicate performance ranking of the funds against the benchmark, PSEi. All charts were extracted today, Jan. 24, 2013)
P.S. As always, historical performance is not a guarantee of future returns.
P.P.S. As mentioned in my previous post, I will do peso cost averaging back-testing with Philequity Fund soon.
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