The Average APR is calculated by adding the APRs for each month between and inclusive of the transaction date and the refund date. The amount is then divided by the number of months between the transaction date and refund date, with the result being calculated out to three decimal places.
Why did the Breakpoint Calculator computation change on 1/10/2005?
The Breakpoint Calculator computation was revised on January 10, 2005 to reflect increasing interest rates. This change has been made to ensure that investors receive the most appropriate refund possible.
The Mutual Fund Breakpoint Refund Interest Rate Calculator determines the appropriate Annual Percentage Rate (APR) for the timeframe of the transaction, and uses a simple interest calculation to determine the amount that should be refunded to the investor.
What happens if the refund amount is greater than two decimal places?
If the calculation result returns a number that has more than two decimal points precision, the number is truncated. For example, if the result were calculated to be $1002.338, the value displayed would be $1002.33.
Can you explain in detail how the calculation is performed?
Here is a sample calculation based on the rules listed above:
Parameters: Transaction date = 11/23/1998, Dollars owed = $500.00, Refund date = 8/11/2003.
Calculation Steps (for transactions before January 1, 2001)
Average monthly interest rate = .03954—this is the average monthly interest rate from November, 1998 through August, 2003 inclusive, divided by 100, and rounded to a decimal precision of 5 places (x.xxxxx).
Average daily interest rate = .000108328—this is the average monthly interest rate (.03954), divided by 365, and truncated to a decimal precision of 9 places (x.xxxxxxxxx).
Refund Amount = $593.27—this is the average daily interest rate (.000108328) multiplied by dollars owed (500), multiplied by the number of days between the transaction date and refund date (1722), added to the dollars owed (500), and truncated to a decimal precision of 2 places (xxx.xx).
Who may I contact if I have questions regarding the Mutual Fund Breakpoint Refund Interest Calculator?
For questions or comments regarding the Mutual Fund Breakpoint Refund Interest Calculator, please use this feedback form. For all other inquiries related to mutual fund breakpoint refunds and regulations, please refer to the contact information provided in the Notice To Members.