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Two months down, 10 more to go. How are your investments so far?

If you want to check how your mutual fund or exchange traded fund performed in the past 2 months, look no further. Below is a summary of the current returns generated by your funds, together with a comparison of their previous years’ performance.

Year-to-date (YTD) performances, or the returns earned by the fund from the start of the year until the current date, should not be used as sole criteria when deciding which fund performed well. 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 in the list below.

What are Mutual Funds?

Mutual Funds are a collective investment scheme where funds are pooled from a variety of investors and invested by professional fund managers in different asset classes such as stocks, bonds, and money market instruments, among others.

To learn more about Mutual Funds and similar investment options, here are our easy-to-read guides.

What are Exchange Traded Funds?

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Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are open-ended investment companies that track a basket of assets and traded on a stock exchange.

To learn more about ETFs, read our primers below.

Take note that 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 below. Investors must conduct due diligence before making the decision to invest. Be advised, too, that returns in these funds are not guaranteed and loss of capital is a possibility.

PERFORMANCE OF PHILIPPINE MUTUAL FUNDS
As of February 28, 2014

PESO EQUITY FUNDS
February 2014 YTD Gain (Loss) %
1-year Gain (Loss) %
3-year Gain (Loss) %
5-year Gain (Loss) %
ALFM Growth Fund8.26% -2.01% 12.81% 25.97% 
Philippine Stock Index Fund7.86% -3.17% 20.09% 28.16% 
Philequity Fund7.66% -4.43% 18.92% 31.21% 
Philam Strategic Growth Fund7.39% -12.75% 13.07% 24.42% 
Philequity PSE Index Fund6.82% -1.05% 19.55% 27.7% 
ATRKE Equity Opportunity Fund5.59% 0.83% 15.94% 24.94% 
Sun Life Prosperity Philippine Equity Fund5.48% -9.16% 15.46% 23.51% 
First Metro Save and Learn Equity Fund5.35% -6.71% 15.95% 28.12% 
ATRKE Alpha Opportunity Fund4.81% -6.52% N.A. N.A. 
United Fund4.38% -16.09% 4.12% 9.58% 
PESO EQUITY ETF
February 2014 YTD Gain (Loss) %
1-year Gain (Loss) %
3-year Gain (Loss) %
5-year Gain (Loss) %
First Metro Phil. Equity Exchange Traded Fund7.78% N.A. N.A. N.A. 
DOLLAR EQUITY FUNDS
February 2014 YTD Gain (Loss) %
1-year Gain (Loss) %
3-year Gain (Loss) %
5-year Gain (Loss) %
ATR KimEng AsiaPlus Recovery Fund-2.87% -6.54% -4.56% N.A. 
PESO BALANCED FUNDS
February 2014 YTD Gain (Loss) %
1-year Gain (Loss) %
3-year Gain (Loss) %
5-year Gain (Loss) %
PAMI Horizon Fund6.75%-14.01% 9.61% 19.16% 
NCM Mutual Fund of the Phils.5.97%-12.41% 9.79% N.A. 
Philam Fund5.86%-13.18% 10.86% 20.16% 
Bahay Pari Solidaritas Fund4.33%-1.95% 12.93% N.A. 
ATRKE Philippine Balanced Fund2.64%2.86% 13.66% 18.41% 
Sun Life of Canada Prosperity Balanced Fund2.59%-8.1% 12.8% 15.94% 
Optima Balanced Fund2.12%1.77% 16.58% 17.66% 
First Metro Save and Learn Balanced Fund1.77%-6.85% 14.46% 25.77% 
One Wealthy Nation Fund0.31%N.A. N.A. N.A. 
DOLLAR BALANCED FUNDS
February 2014 YTD Gain (Loss) %
1-year Gain (Loss) %
3-year Gain (Loss) %
5-year Gain (Loss) %
Cocolife Dollar Fund Builder1.79%-3.23% 3.69% N.A. 
Sun Life Prosperity Dollar Advantage Fund1.57%11.89% 6.53% 6.02% 
PAMI Asia Balanced Fund-1.32%-5.65% -0.77% N.A. 
PESO BOND FUNDS
February 2014 YTD Gain (Loss) %
1-year Gain (Loss) %
3-year Gain (Loss) %
5-year Gain (Loss) %
Cocolife Fixed Income Fund0.70%5.13% 6.70%8.81% 
Prudentialife Fixed Income Fund-0.59%5.37% 8.15% 5.30%
ALFM Peso Bond Fund-0.61%1.17% 5.87% 5.88% 
Sun Life Prosperity GS Fund-1.37%-2.93% 5.97% 6.03% 
Sun Life of Canada Prosperity Bond Fund-1.49%-0.71% 6.68% 5.98% 
Ekklesia Mutual Fund-1.56%1.96% 8.38% 6.88% 
Philequity Peso Bond Fund-1.71%4.28% 10.12% 8.56% 
Philam Bond Fund-2.13%-1.55% 8.05% 6.57% 
First Metro Save and Learn Fixed Income Fund-3.13%12.09% 13.29% 11.13% 
Grepalife Bond Fund Corporation-3.49%-4.91% 5.13% N.A. 
FOREIGN CURRENCY BOND FUNDS
February 2014 YTD Gain (Loss) %
1-year Gain (Loss) %
3-year Gain (Loss) %
5-year Gain (Loss) %
Philam Dollar Bond Fund2.35%-4.49% 2.65% 5.74% 
Grepalife Dollar Bond Fund Corp.1.71%-1.24% 5.73% 7.71% 
PAMI Global Bond Fund1.67%-1.24% 0.01% 2.71% 
Philequity Dollar Income Fund1.62%-1.51% 4.58% 6.27% 
ATR KimEng Total Return Bond Fund1.28%-3.00%1.44% N.A. 
ALFM Dollar Bond Fund1.24%-1.62% 3.95% 4.48% 
ALFM Euro Bond Fund1.18%1.7% 3.76% 4.22% 
Sun Life Prosperity Dollar Abundance Fund1.03%-7.28% 2.11% 4.66% 
MAA Privilege Euro Fixed-0.87%N.A. N.A. N.A. 
MAA Privilege Dollar Fixed-1.25%-10.8% 0% 0.75% 
Grepalife Fixed Income Fund-3.35%-5.68% 4.38% 6.3% 
PESO MONEY MARKET FUNDS
February 2014 YTD Gain (Loss) %
1-year Gain (Loss) %
3-year Gain (Loss) %
5-year Gain (Loss) %
ALFM Money Market Fund0.13%1.58% 2.77% N.A. 
Sun Life Prosperity Money Market Fund0.04%-0.46% 0.09% 0.42% 
First Metro Save and Learn Money Market Fund-0.01%0.28% 1.4% 1.41% 
Philam Managed Income Fund-0.07%0.24% 1.29% 1.52% 

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

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