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## Distribution Adjustment Work SheetThis worksheet shows how to compute distribution-adjusted total return between any two points. Fund and stock prices must be adjusted for distributions (the white dots on the redline of the T Chart) to reflect an accurate picture of the fund performance over time. FastTrack computations reinvest distributions at the closing price on the x-dividend day. All historical prices from the day before the x-dividend date are reduced backward in time. When a split occurs, prices are reduced by the split ratio. For example, when 3-for-1 split occurs, prices before the x-dividend date will be multiplied by 1/3. A 1-for-5 reverse split is handled the same way: Prices before the x-dividend date will be multiplied by 5. The worksheet below shows how to compute distribution-adjusted prices and compute a total return between any two points with intervening distributions. ## Adjusted Price and Total Return Worksheet* Distribution Adjustment Example (without stock split) * Distribution Adjustment Example (with stock split) - Write down :
Symbol __________ from starting date ________ to last date in the database _________. - Display the T Chart for the ticker Symbol as the red line. Show the entire data range. Place the Dashed Pole on the "starting date". FT shows a BP= value in the performance values on the right side of the screen. This is total return from the "starting date" to the "last date". Record BP= below.
- Without moving the pole record the CP= value in First CP= below
- Move the Dashed Pole to the last day and record in Last CP= below.
- Record the Distribution Amount by moving the pole from the "to last date" to
the "from staring date". Stop in each distribution (white dot) and read the information in
the white box that pops up. Record the X-date and Closing Price in the table below. If there are
multiple distributions on the same white dot, sum
the distributions and record as a single Distribution Amount.
You may have to click and hold on the white box higher and drag it higher to see all it's information. Do not sum split
ratios. You may sum split values when we give a $ amount for fund splits. Record split
ratios in the Split Ratio column. A 2 for 1 split would be recorded as 1/2. If there
is no split on that distribution day, then
under Split Ratio . The ratio recorded will be multiplied in step #1 below.**record the value=1.0**
BP= First CP= Last CP = ____________% $___________ $___________ |

X-Date of Distribution (date of the white dot) |
Closing Price | Distribution Amount | Split Ratio |