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Net Asset Value - NAV

Net Asset Value (NAV) represents the current value of a mutual fund's share. In order to calculate it first subtract the fund's liabilities from its assets. Then divide the result by the number of outstanding shares. Its calculation is done at the end of every day and its increase represents an increase in the value of your investments.

For instance in the beginning of the trading day the value of Fund X was 20. At the end it is 25. Therefore, the value of the investors' holdings has increased by 25%.

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