Fund Performance - Investments | Iowa United Methodist Foundation

View our latest report: 3rd Quarter 2021

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The actual net returns for each of the funds as of September 30, 2021:

  Monthly Quarter-to-Date Year-to-Date Trailing
12 Months
Balanced Fund -2.46% -0.54% 8.38% 20.85%
Bond Fund -0.47% -0.56% -0.39% 0.45%
Equity Fund -3.88% -0.88% 12.50% 31.26%
Short-Term Income Fund -0.23% -0.01% -0.60% -0.25%

Benchmark average gross returns for each of the funds as of September 30, 2021: (Please note—The benchmark includes higher risk/junk bonds and growth/higher risk stocks, so we aren’t quite comparing “apples to apples.” This also does not include management or administration fees.)

  Monthly Quarter-to-Date Year-to-Date Trailing
12 Months
Balanced Fund -2.40% -0.03% 9.21% 20.62%
Bond Fund -0.32% 0.51% 1.09% 2.56%
Equity Fund -3.69% -0.32% 14.12% 32.96%
Short-Term Income Fund  -0.10% 0.06% -0.36% -0.15%

The average annual calendar net returns:

  2020 2018-2020 2016-2020
Balanced Fund 11.17% 8.84% 7.59%
Bond Fund 3.07% 2.90% 1.76%
Equity Fund 11.49% 10.75% 10.15%
Short-Term Income Fund 3.90% 3.18% 3.42%

The benchmark average annual calendar returns:

  2020 2018-2020 2016-2020
Balanced Fund  9.99% 9.57% 9.33%
Bond Fund  5.79% 4.95% 3.51%
Equity  11.50% 10.94% 13.21%
Short-Term Income Fund  2.74% 2.43% 1.73%