One Year Return AnalysisOne Year Return is the annualized return generated from holding a security for exactly 12 months. The measure is considered to be good short-term measures of fund performance. In other words it represents the capital appreciation of fund investments over the last year. However when the market is volatile such as in recent years, One Year Return measure can be misleading.
About One Year ReturnAlthough One Year Fund Return indicator can give a sense of overall fund short-term potential, it is recommended to look at mid and long term return measure before selecting a particular fund or ETF. The great way to validate fund short-term performance is to compare it with other similar funds or ETFs for the same 12 months interval.Compare to competition
Based on recorded statements iPath US Treasury Steepener ETN has One Year Return of -1.49%. This is much lower than that of the Barclays Capital family, and significantly lower than that of Spreads category, The One Year Return for all etfs is over 1000% higher than the company.