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Bancroft Fund Ltd. (BCV)

Equity · Currency in USD · Last updated Jan 24, 2023

Company Info

ISINUS0596951063
CUSIP059695106
SectorFinancial Services
IndustryAsset Management

Trading Data

Previous Close$18.30
Year Range$16.18 - $22.43
EMA (50)$17.24
EMA (200)$18.40
Average Volume$18.96K
Market Capitalization$106.92M

BCVShare Price Chart


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BCVPerformance

The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in Bancroft Fund Ltd. in Jan 2010 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $28,002 for a total return of roughly 180.02%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.


-10.00%-5.00%0.00%5.00%10.00%AugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember2023
1.63%
-0.10%
BCV (Bancroft Fund Ltd.)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

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BCVReturns in periods

Returns over 1 year are annualized

PeriodReturnBenchmark
YTD11.72%4.70%
1M9.84%4.55%
6M2.07%1.47%
1Y-16.41%-8.60%
5Y6.16%7.28%
10Y8.19%10.49%

BCVMonthly Returns Heatmap


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2022-10.13%-5.12%3.22%-9.17%-5.51%-5.96%5.59%1.78%-12.41%6.16%-0.37%-5.65%
20216.80%-3.32%-4.25%5.83%0.26%3.36%-2.62%0.10%-4.06%1.49%1.08%-4.47%
20201.82%-13.25%-14.30%8.68%10.69%3.15%9.48%2.34%-5.94%-0.89%18.99%11.22%
201912.61%1.14%1.96%1.36%-3.60%8.47%5.85%-1.01%1.75%1.27%6.64%6.17%
20184.14%-5.56%-0.80%1.43%2.35%1.55%0.82%3.31%1.59%-10.90%4.58%-5.36%
20175.43%1.92%-2.09%1.29%0.13%2.74%2.76%-2.42%1.91%0.03%1.88%-0.64%
2016-6.70%2.06%5.05%1.84%0.98%2.73%7.70%2.04%3.40%-0.90%-0.24%-0.05%
2015-0.55%3.96%2.16%1.58%2.36%-1.52%0.47%-6.25%-5.01%4.28%-5.11%-0.44%
20141.99%4.53%-0.81%0.61%1.93%1.25%-0.89%1.55%-2.13%1.67%1.36%-0.79%
20135.49%-1.10%3.03%0.09%1.47%-1.87%3.18%-1.57%2.51%2.79%0.55%1.53%
20128.86%3.05%-0.86%-1.50%-3.34%1.21%2.41%0.14%3.43%-2.02%-0.32%1.23%
20113.19%1.72%-0.69%2.79%-1.18%-1.77%-3.07%-3.75%-7.77%7.09%-1.35%-2.26%
2010-2.85%2.32%6.08%1.96%-6.09%-1.12%3.59%0.46%6.62%1.17%1.08%3.23%

BCVSharpe Ratio Chart

The Sharpe ratio shows whether the portfolio's excess returns are due to smart investment decisions or a result of taking a higher risk. The higher a portfolio's Sharpe ratio, the better its risk-adjusted performance.

The current Bancroft Fund Ltd. Sharpe ratio is -0.86. A negative Sharpe ratio means that the risk-free rate is higher than the portfolio's return. This value does not convey any meaningful information.

The chart below displays rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio.


-1.50-1.00-0.500.00AugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember2023
-0.86
-0.43
BCV (Bancroft Fund Ltd.)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

BCVDividend History

Bancroft Fund Ltd. granted a 6.99% dividend yield in the last twelve months. The annual payout for that period amounted to $1.28 per share.


PeriodTTM2022202120202019201820172016201520142013201220112010
Dividend$1.28$1.28$4.13$3.12$1.72$2.40$1.16$1.27$0.99$0.50$0.56$0.58$0.55$0.67

Dividend yield

6.99%7.81%16.83%12.63%9.04%18.98%8.80%10.93%10.13%4.89%6.03%7.28%7.75%8.71%

BCVMonthly Dividends

The table displays the monthly dividend distributions for Bancroft Fund Ltd.. The dividends shown in the table have been adjusted to account for any splits that may have occurred.


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2022$0.00$0.00$0.32$0.00$0.00$0.32$0.00$0.00$0.32$0.00$0.32$0.00
2021$0.00$0.00$0.32$0.00$0.00$0.32$0.00$0.00$0.32$0.00$3.17$0.00
2020$0.00$0.00$0.29$0.00$0.00$0.29$0.00$0.00$0.29$0.00$2.25$0.00
2019$0.00$0.00$0.25$0.00$0.00$0.25$0.00$0.00$0.25$0.00$0.97$0.00
2018$0.00$0.00$0.25$0.00$0.00$0.25$0.00$0.00$0.25$0.00$1.65$0.00
2017$0.00$0.00$0.25$0.00$0.00$0.25$0.00$0.00$0.25$0.00$0.41$0.00
2016$0.00$0.00$0.25$0.00$0.00$0.25$0.00$0.00$0.25$0.00$0.52$0.00
2015$0.00$0.00$0.25$0.00$0.00$0.25$0.00$0.00$0.26$0.00$0.23$0.00
2014$0.00$0.00$0.12$0.00$0.00$0.12$0.00$0.00$0.12$0.00$0.14$0.00
2013$0.00$0.00$0.12$0.00$0.00$0.12$0.00$0.00$0.12$0.00$0.20$0.00
2012$0.00$0.00$0.13$0.00$0.00$0.13$0.00$0.00$0.13$0.00$0.20$0.00
2011$0.00$0.00$0.13$0.00$0.00$0.13$0.00$0.00$0.13$0.00$0.17$0.00
2010$0.15$0.00$0.00$0.15$0.00$0.00$0.15$0.00$0.22$0.00

BCVDrawdowns Chart

The Drawdowns chart displays portfolio losses from any high point along the way.


-40.00%-30.00%-20.00%-10.00%0.00%FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember2023
-37.41%
-16.19%
BCV (Bancroft Fund Ltd.)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

BCVWorst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the Bancroft Fund Ltd.. A maximum drawdown is an indicator of risk. It shows a reduction in portfolio value from its maximum due to a series of losing trades.

The maximum drawdown since January 2010 for the Bancroft Fund Ltd. is 44.66%, recorded on Dec 28, 2022. The portfolio has not recovered from it yet.


Depth

Start

To Bottom

Bottom

To Recover

End

Total

-44.66%Feb 16, 2021471Dec 28, 2022
-42.34%Feb 13, 202024Mar 18, 202095Aug 3, 2020119
-24.35%Jun 29, 2015158Feb 11, 2016124Aug 9, 2016282
-20.04%May 3, 2011108Oct 4, 2011317Jan 9, 2013425
-18.18%Sep 27, 201861Dec 24, 201829Feb 6, 201990
-11.27%Apr 27, 20108May 6, 201094Sep 20, 2010102
-10.69%Sep 8, 201428Oct 15, 201482Feb 12, 2015110
-10.46%Jan 29, 20189Feb 8, 2018138Aug 27, 2018147
-9.64%Aug 7, 202033Sep 23, 202037Nov 13, 202070
-8.46%Sep 24, 201910Oct 7, 201921Nov 5, 201931

BCVVolatility Chart

Current Bancroft Fund Ltd. volatility is 14.01%. The chart below shows the rolling 10-day volatility. Volatility is a statistical measure showing how big price swings are in either direction. The higher asset volatility, the riskier it is, because the price movements are less predictable.


5.00%10.00%15.00%20.00%25.00%30.00%35.00%40.00%AugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember2023
14.01%
17.05%
BCV (Bancroft Fund Ltd.)
Benchmark (^GSPC)