# All you want to know about Nav in Mutual Funds

Posted by Ravi Kumar
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Jun 12, 2019
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Net asset value (NAV) signifies a fund's per-share market value. It is the price at which investors purchase ("bid price") fund shares from a fund service or company and vends them. Redemption cost ") to a fund service or company. This is something that is derived by dividing the complete value of all the cash and safety in the portfolio of a fund, less any type of the liabilities, by the number of shares outstanding. It is important for you to know that NAV computation is accepted once at the end of every trading day based on the closing market costs of the portfolio's securities.

Is it an important number?

This number is important for the investors. It is because it is from here that the cost or price per unit of a fund gets calculated. By dividing the complete value of a fund by the number of outstanding units, an individual is left with the cost per unit — the type of measurement wherein NAV is generally given. In an example, in case the fund had four million shares outstanding, the cost -per-share value is going to be \$40 million divided by 4 million. It equals a NAV of \$10 per share.

Remember that this pricing system for the interchange of shares in a mutual fund differs extensively from that of common stock issued by a business or company listed on a stock exchange. In this example, a service or firm issues a limited number of shares through an initial public offering (IPO), and perhaps subsequent additional offerings. It is then trade in the subordinate market. In such market, stock costs are set as per the market forces of supply and demand. The pricing system for stocks is based completely on market sentiment. Since mutual funds distribute in a virtual manner all their income and realized capital gains to fund the stockholders, a mutual fund's NAV is comparatively unimportant in measuring the performance of a fund and it is best judged by its complete return.

In simple words, this Nav formula is just the price per share of the mutual fund. It is not going to change throughout the day such as a stock price; it updates at the end of every single trading day. So, a listed NAV cost is actually the price that of yesterday’s closes. But an order a person puts in is going to be based on the updated NAV at the end of the present trading day. As a result of this, an investor may not know about the exact NAV when he or she buys or sell sells share.

As an example, in case you want to purchase \$10,000 worth of mutual fund ABC, and the NAV as of yesterday's shut was \$100, it would mean you bought 100 shares. However, in case the NAV enhanced drastically on the day you made the purchase, you would be buying more than the ten thousand shares you originally planned. To avert such an issue, you can even purchase or sell in dollar amounts rather than in shares.

Conclusion

Thus, once you know what it is and how it works, you can make prescient decisions. Learn more at Gulaq Mutual Fund Blog