PIMCO GIS Total One Year Return vs. Net Asset Fundamental AnalysisPIMCO GIS Total Ret Bd Ins GBP Hdg is currently considered the top fund in net asset among similar funds. It is currently considered the top fund in one year return among similar funds . Net Asset is current market value of a fund less its liabilities. In a nutshell, if the fund is liquidated or all of the assest is sold out, the net asset will be the amount that the shareholders would demand back from the fund.
Net Asset is the value used in calulating NAV of a fund. NAV (or Net Asset Value) is computed once a day based on the formullay that uses closing prices of all positions in the fund's portfolio.One 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.
Although 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.