Mutual Fund Locator
 

 

 


You can use the following Abbreviations to find the daily prices of your mutual funds in the financial section of most major newspapers.  The funds are listed by their Abbreviations under their Family of Funds.  The following Web Site Addresses and Ticker Symbols can assist you in locating mutual fund information on the Internet.

 

MUTUAL FUND NAME

NEWSPAPER

INTERNET

 

Family of Funds

 

Abbreviation

 

Ticker Symbol

 

Fund Company’s

Web Site Address

 

Vanguard Prime Money Market Fund

[403(b) plan only]

 

The 7-day average yield is found every Thursday in the business section of the Wall Street Journal under Money Market Mutual Funds as VangPr.

 

VMMXX

 

http://www.vanguard.com/

 

Federated U.S. Government Securities Fund:  2-5 Years

 

Federated Instl

 

Gov2-5I

 

FIGTX

 

http://www.federatedinvestors.com/

 

PIMCO Total Return Fund-Institutional Shares

 

PIMCO Fds Instl PIMS

 

Tot Rt

 

PTTRX

 

http://www.pimcofunds.com/

 

 

 

Fidelity Puritan

 

Fidelity Invest

 

Puritn

 

FPURX

 

http://www.fidelity.com/

 

Scudder Flag Investors Value Builder Fund – Institutional Shares

Scudder Funds

FlgVlBdIL

FLIVX

 

http://www.scudder.com/

 

Fidelity Growth & Income Portfolio

 

Fidelity Invest

 

GroInc

 

FGRIX

 

http://www.fidelity.com/

 

Legg Mason Value Trust – Institutional Shares

 

Legg Mason Instl

 

ValTrInst

 

LMNVX

 

http://www.leggmason.com/

 

Vanguard Institutional Index Fund

 

Vanguard Instl Fds

 

InstIdx

 

VINIX

 

http://www.vanguard.com/

 

Growth Fund of America – Class A Shares

 

American Fds Cl A

 

 

GwthA

 

AGTHX

 

 

http://www.americanfunds.com/

 

Washington Mutual Investors Fund – Class A

 

American Funds Cl A

 

WshA

 

AWSHX

 

http://www.americanfunds.com/

 

Dreyfus Mid Cap Index Fund

 

Dreyfus

 

DreyMid

 

PESPX

 

http://www.dreyfus.com/

 

Lord Abbett Mid-Cap Value Fund- Class A Shares

Lord Abbett A

MidCapVl

LAVLX

 

http://www.lordabbett.com/

 

Delaware Trend Fund - Institutional Class

 

Del Grp Instl

 

TrendI

 

DGTIX

 

http://www.delawareinvestments.com/

 

T. Rowe Price Small-Cap Stock Fund

 

Price Funds

 

SmCpStk

 

OTCFX

 

http://www.troweprice.com/

 

EuroPacific Growth Fund – Class A

 

American Funds Cl

 

EupacA

 

AEPGX

 

http://www.americanfunds.com/

 

Maryland Teachers & State Employees Supplemental Retirement Plans ~ William Donald Schaefer Tower · Suite 200 · 6 Saint Paul Street · Baltimore, Maryland 21202

(06/2005)

 
                                    Phone: 410-767-8740 or 1-800-543-5605 Fax: 410-659-0349 E-mail: info@msrp.state.md.us  Web Site: http://www.msrp.state.md.us


Understanding the Mutual Fund Newspaper Listings

 

NAV                   NAV stands for the net asset value per share of the fund at the close of the previous business day. A fund's NAV is generally calculated by adding up the value of all stocks or other securities owned by the fund, subtracting the liabilities, and then dividing by the number of fund shares available.  The Maryland plans purchase mutual fund shares at the NAV and accept only no-load arrangements with funds.

 

NET CHG           The net change column shows the change in the NAV from the preceding day's quote. A plus (+) signs indicates a gain and a minus (-) sign indicates a loss.

 

 

YTD % RET        YTD % return refers to the year-to-date percentage change in the value of the fund. That includes re-investment of any dividends and capital gains, subtracting the fund's annual expenses.

 

 

 
The following is an explanation of the terminology used in mutual fund listings in The Wall Street Journal.

 

NAV

NET CHG

 

YTD %RET

 

 

7.47

+0.04

+2.1

 

11.18

+0.02

+1.5

 

10.79

+0.01

+1.6

 

24.00

+0.11

+8.3

 

22.26

-0.10

-4.8

 

24.79

+0.17

-14.3

 

10.87

+0.04

+3.2

 

 


Understanding Common Mutual Fund Terms Found on the Internet

In addition to the above terms, the following information about mutual funds may be found on the Internet.

 

Annual Operating Expense      The annual operating expense is an annualized figure expressed as a percentage.  It is the ratio of expenses to average net assets in the fund.  Expenses may include advisor, shareholder servicing, custodial, accounting, legal, auditing, prospectuses, registration, proxy and annual meeting and directors expenses.  Most of the mutual funds in the Maryland plans rebate part of their annual operating expense back to the plans and then distributed to participants’ accounts.

 

Investment Objectives             Investment objectives are the desired outcomes, or goals, of the fund manager.

 

Investment Strategies              Investment strategies are the procedures used to meet the fund’s stated objectives.

 

Total Return                             Total return is the annual return, expressed as a percentage, on an investment including appreciation and dividends or interest.  For mutual funds, the total return is the change in the net asset value of the fund over a period plus (or minus) and any reinvestment of dividends and capital gains (or losses).

 

Turnover Rate                          The portfolio turnover rate measures the frequency with which securities in the fund are bought and sold.  It is the number of securities traded as a percentage of the total number held.  A turnover rate below 50% is considered below average.  A rate between 50% and 100% is average, and a rate above 100% is high.

 

Yield                                        Yield is the percentage rate of return paid on a mutual fund in dividends (which are distributions of interest from fixed-income securities and dividends from stocks).  It is calculated by dividing the dividends paid by the price per share.  For example, a mutual fund that sells for $6 a share and pays an annual dividend of $2 per share has a yield of 3%.

 

(06/2005)