In industry jargon the "time weighted return" of a fund is usually higher than the "money weighted return". We would like to attempt the impossible, run a fund where the money weighted return is higher than the time weighted return.

To illustrate, let's consider a simple fund where the price of share dips 50% in the first year because of an unjustified panic in the markets. In the second year the price of shares increases to 21% higher than the launch date of the fund:

$10 million start, no money taken out or put in. Time weighted return is money weighted return. The returns for the investors are on average 10% per year, 21% after 2 years.

$10 million start, almost $10 million taken out after 1 year. Time weighted return is 10% per year, 21% after 2 years.

__Money weighted return is minus 50% after 1 year and after 2 years.__The fund manager has picked the exact same stocks, but has failed to make it clear to investors that the end of Year 1 was not a good time to sell. In fact Warren Buffett says that a good time to buy stocks is after a dip:

*"Be greedy when others are fearful."*Almost no money at start, $10 million invested after 1 year. Time weighted return is 10% per year, 21% after 2 years.

__Money weighted return is 55% per year and 242% after 2 years.__

One of the most famous value investors in history, Sir John Templeton, founder of Fidelity always coached his customers to help them outperform the indexes and even his own funds. See: http://sinaas.blogspot.nl/2016/12/templetons-way-with-money-re-balancing.html

Comments, questions or E-mails welcome: ajbrenninkmeijer@gmail.com

Comments, questions or E-mails welcome: ajbrenninkmeijer@gmail.com

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