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Best Mutual Funds in the Philippines to Invest InTen months have passed and, this time, let’s recap the January to October performance of our investments in Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds.

For more educational resources about Mutual Funds and ETF in the Philippines, check out our list at the bottom of this post!

Recap: What are Mutual Funds?

Mutual Funds are a pooled investment scheme where funds collected from a variety of investors are invested by professional fund managers in different asset classes such as stocks, bonds, and money market instruments, among others. Profits are shared by all mutual fund shareholders after deducting all fees and expenses related to fund management.

Recap: What are Exchange Traded Funds?

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), meanwhile, are open-ended investment companies that track a basket of assets and traded on a stock exchange. They are similar, in a way, to Mutual Funds but still differ a bit in some features.

Below is the summary of gains and losses of Philippine Mutual Funds and ETF as of the end of October 2014.

As of October 2014

PESO EQUITY FUNDSOctober 2014 YTD Gain (Loss) %1-year Gain (Loss) %3-year Gain (Loss) %5-year Gain (Loss) %
Philequity Dividend Yield Fund28.80%No data No data No data 
Philequity Fund27.06%14.12% 21.61% 24.02% 
ATRKE Alpha Opportunity Fund24.21%18.11% 11.06% 6.74% 
Philippine Stock Index Fund23.21%9.8% 20.12% 20.52% 
Philequity PSE Index Fund22.20%10.93% 19.49% 20.87% 
ALFM Growth Fund20.17%7.35% 12.74% 17% 
ATRKE Equity Opportunity Fund19.32%10.69% 17.75% 20.32% 
Philam Strategic Growth Fund18.14%4.82% 13.31% 18% 
Sun Life Prosperity Philippine Equity Fund17.55%5.73% 15.58% 18.21% 
First Metro Save and Learn Equity Fund13.98%4.17% 14.59% 22.61% 
United Fund12.40%-2.21% 6.62% 7.86% 
PESO EQUITY ETFOctober 2014 YTD Gain (Loss) %1-year Gain (Loss) %3-year Gain (Loss) %5-year Gain (Loss) %
First Metro Phil. Equity Exchange Traded Fund23.76%No data No data No data 
DOLLAR EQUITY FUNDSOctober 2014 YTD Gain (Loss) %1-year Gain (Loss) %3-year Gain (Loss) %5-year Gain (Loss) %
ATR KimEng AsiaPlus Recovery Fund3.89%1.84%0.42%No data 
PESO BALANCED FUNDSOctober 2014 YTD Gain (Loss) %1-year Gain (Loss) %3-year Gain (Loss) %5-year Gain (Loss) %
PAMI Horizon Fund14.52%1.77% 9.67% 14.13% 
Philam Fund13.42%1.44% 10.3% 15% 
NCM Mutual Fund of the Phils.13.31%1.37% 9.15% No data 
Bahay Pari Solidaritas Fund12.92%6.59% 12.75% No data 
Sun Life of Canada Prosperity Balanced Fund11.41%2.39% 12.25% 14.04% 
ATRKE Philippine Balanced Fund10.85%6.21% 14.43% 16.15% 
Optima Balanced Fund10.21%5.14% 15.41% 15.75% 
One Wealthy Nation Fund5.96%No data No data No data 
First Metro Save and Learn Balanced Fund3.74%-2.73% 11.55% 19.23% 
Sun Life Prosperity Dynamic FundNo data No data No data No data 
DOLLAR BALANCED FUNDSOctober 2014 YTD Gain (Loss) %1-year Gain (Loss) %3-year Gain (Loss) %5-year Gain (Loss) %
Cocolife Dollar Fund Builder6.14%6.08% 4% No data 
Sun Life Prosperity Dollar Advantage Fund-0.28%1.14% 6.12% 4.71% 
PAMI Asia Balanced Fund-1.73%-2.76% 1.81% No data 
PESO BOND FUNDSOctober 2014 YTD Gain (Loss) %1-year Gain (Loss) %3-year Gain (Loss) %5-year Gain (Loss) %
Cocolife Fixed Income Fund3.94%5.14% 6.03% 8.26% 
Philequity Peso Bond Fund1.70%-1.52% 8.56% 8.18% 
Philam Bond Fund1.33%-1.59% 6.97% 6.58% 
ALFM Peso Bond Fund1.30%0.93% 4.89% 5.71% 
Sun Life of Canada Prosperity Bond Fund1.30%-1.54% 5.31% 5.73% 
Ekklesia Mutual Fund0.95%-0.03% 6.54% 6.56% 
Prudentialife Fixed Income Fund0.94%0.74% 6.64% 5.33% 
Sun Life Prosperity GS Fund0.52%-1.7% 4.15% 5.22% 
Grepalife Fixed Income Fund-0.80%-4.56% 2.89% 4.55% 
Grepalife Bond Fund-1.11%-4.79% 4.67% No data 
First Metro Save and Learn Fixed Income Fund-1.26%0.05% 11.63% 10.79% 
FOREIGN CURRENCY BOND FUNDSOctober 2014 YTD Gain (Loss) %1-year Gain (Loss) %3-year Gain (Loss) %5-year Gain (Loss) %
Philam Dollar Bond Fund7.77%6.04% 3.26% 4.62% 
MAA Privilege Dollar Fixed Income Fund7.03%2.73% -0.46% -0.21% 
Grepalife Dollar Bond Fund5.48%4.31% 6.05% 5.66% 
ALFM Dollar Bond Fund5.16%4.66% 3.99% 4.56% 
Philequity Dollar Income Fund5.06%4.17% 4.47% 5.41% 
Sun Life Prosperity Dollar Abundance Fund4.27%3.02% 1.48% 3.61% 
ALFM Euro Bond Fund4.14%4.1% 4.72% 3.87% 
ATR KimEng Total Return Bond Fund3.60%1.83% 0.97% No data 
MAA Privilege Euro Fixed Income Fund1.67%No data No data No data 
PAMI Global Bond Fund-0.03%-2.6% -2% -0.39% 
First Metro Save and Learn Dollar Bond FundNo dataNo data No data No data 
PESO MONEY MARKET FUNDSOctober 2014 YTD Gain (Loss) %1-year Gain (Loss) %3-year Gain (Loss) %5-year Gain (Loss) %
ALFM Money Market Fund0.79%0.91% 2.17% No data 
Philam Managed Income Fund0.09%0.03% 1.21% 1.38% 
Sun Life Prosperity Money Market Fund0.03%-0.15% 0.01% 0.25% 

* Figures with a minus sign (-) denote a loss. All data are from the Philippine Investment Funds Association (PIFA).

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Disclaimer: Our articles are only informative in nature and are not intended as a solicitation of investment. PinoyMoneyTalk does not endorse any of the funds listed above. Investors must conduct due diligence before a decision to invest is made. Be advised, too, that returns are not guaranteed and loss of capital is a possibility.

Let us also highlight that returns should not be used as sole criteria when investing. Although the rate of return is typically a good measure of performance, other factors such as the fund’s consistency of return and exposure to risks must also be considered before investing. Consistency of performance refers to an ETF or mutual fund’s ability to generate expected returns over a long period of time. This is the reason why we also include the past 1-year, 3-year, and 5-year returns of each fund above.

Our easy-to-read guides on Mutual Funds and similar investment options:

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See also: Comparative Returns of Unit Investment Trust Funds (UITF) in the Philippines

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  • Milky Way

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  • Cherie

    How does YTD gain differ from, 1 year, 3 years or 5 years gain?

    • http://www.pinoymoneytalk.com/ James | PinoyMoneyTalk.com

      Hi Cherie, YTD means Year-to-Date or the returns from the start of the year until the reporting date, in the case of our article above, until November 30, 2014.

      1-Year return is the gain/loss in the preceding year, that is, from November 30, 2013 to November 30, 2014.

      Same goes for 3-year and 5-year returns. These are the gains/losses of the fund in the past 3 or 5 years.