The Handbook for Investment Committee Members: How to Make by Russell L. Olson

By Russell L. Olson

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S. stocks for intervals ranging from 1 to 20 years. It shows that one-year returns on common stock have been almost totally unpredictable. Two-thirds of the time, one-year returns have ranged between +35% and negative 9%. But for 10-year intervals, this span of annual returns has narrowed to a range of +18% to +4%, and the range has narrowed further for longer intervals. Clearly, an investment fund should go for the benefits of being very long-term oriented. But too much volatility will make annual payments to the sponsor too unreliable.

Also, we invested in not one but a portfolio of funds. How do we keep score on a portfolio like that? 25 Return There are two basic ways: (1) time-weighted returns, and (2) dollarweighted returns. It’s important to understand the differences between them. ■ ■ A time-weighted rate of return measures the rate of return on the first dollar invested during an interval being measured. Every quarter of the year is weighted equally regardless of how much money was in the fund. A dollar-weighted rate of return (also called an internal rate of return) measures the rate of return on every dollar invested during the interval being measured.

How can we know how we are doing if we don’t know how to keep score? This is equally true of investing, which I view as a “game” in the classical sense of the term, an extremely serious game. How do we keep score in investing? ” What constitutes investment return? Investment return on stocks and bonds includes income (such as dividends and interest) and capital gains (or losses), net of all fees and expenses. As basic as that is, we need to keep it in mind. The stock indexes as reported in the newspaper reflect only price—even though dividends have provided investors with close to half of their total return on stocks over the past 75 years.

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