Asked on 12 May 2020
These are the udpdated charges as of this post.
Maximum Sales Charge 5.75%
Maintenance Charge 0.50%
Total Annual Charge 1.50%
How do I take into account the max sales charge? Does this mean the charge may be less than 5.75%? If I were to buy $1000 worth of funds 6 months ago and the market value has increased to $1100 now, how do I calculate my return if i sold the fund now? Thank you!
Yes, you are right, sales charge could be less than the stated max.
but did you get those figures from the fund fact sheet or from your broker? For me, the figures in fact sheet are important for me to decide whether the fund managers are efficient, or over charging, but these are immaterial to the investor as these figures will be accounted for in the bid/ask price.
to calculate the returns, you should look at your investment account and see the net liquidating value, or total assets, or similar. it should have taken into account any fees charged by your broker (your broker should have sent you invoices regurlaly or they would sold a portion of your units, or they withheld some dividends as their fees).
hope this is not too confusing.