The Stock Market

Calculating Mutual Fund Prices (Including Fees)

Excluding fees, mutual fund shares are bought and sold at the same price, which equals the total value of the fund’s assets divided by the number of shares in the mutual fund. Price examples:

Price examples:
Acquisition Price $2.035
Base Price $2.005
Total Assets per share $2.000
Redemption Price $1.995


When fees are introduced, buying and selling prices differ.

Buyers may pay $2.035 per share, while sellers receive only $1.995 per share.


In order to understand this gap, please review at the third row in the above table.

Calculating Mutual Fund Prices (Including Fees)530Calculating Mutual Fund Prices (Including Fees)