Performance Gaps

PT Inc. tracks over 400 No-load and Exchange Traded Funds in Morningstar’s US Large Company Sector. Every month the 40 funds with the highest combined PT Rank are compared to the 40 lowest ranked funds to show how big the Performance Gaps can be for fund’s within the Same Market Sector over the Same Time Period.

The comparisons shown below are as of February 7, 2024.

40 Highest 40 Lowest Highest vs Lowest
Annual Expenses: 0.12% 0.99% -0.87% Less Each Year
Dividend Yield: 1.27% 1.12% +0.15% More Each Year
1 Year Total Return: 25.29% 1.69% +23.60% More Last 12 Mo
3 Year Annualized Return: 10.97% 0.19% +10.78% More Each Year

Even though the performance of the lowest ranked funds has been much worse and their expenses much higher Millions are Currently Invested with these Expensive, Underperforming Managers. One of the advantages of fund investments is the ability to easily invest with the best managers available. Finding these managers is the first part of the PT Portfolios Investment Strategy, but the most important part of the process is the Ongoing Tracking to keep investors informed and to identify and exchange any fund with consistently poor performance and high expenses.

Lower Fees and Lower Fund Expenses combined with Higher Dividends and Better Performance could easily add 3% or more every year to an investors Total Return. The Securities & Exchange Commissions compound interest calculator (at shows how much this relatively small annual gain could add to the value of a portfolio over time. Depending on the size of the portfolio it could be worth Thousands Every Year.