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Baron Fifth Avenue Growth Fund (BFTHX)

Mutual Fund · Currency in USD · Last updated Mar 21, 2023

The investment seeks capital appreciation through investments primarily in securities of large-sized growth companies. The fund invests primarily in equity securities in the form of common stock of U.S. large-sized growth companies. The Adviser seeks to invest in businesses the advisor believes have significant opportunities for growth, sustainable competitive advantages, exceptional management, and an attractive valuation.

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The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in Baron Fifth Avenue Growth Fund in Oct 2022 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $38,823 for a total return of roughly 288.23%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.

BFTHX (Baron Fifth Avenue Growth Fund)
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Baron Fifth Avenue Growth Fund


Baron Fifth Avenue Growth Fund had a return of 12.07% year-to-date (YTD) and -28.52% in the last 12 months. Over the past 10 years, Baron Fifth Avenue Growth Fund had an annualized return of 10.05%, while the S&P 500 benchmark had an annualized return of 9.86%, indicating that Baron Fifth Avenue Growth Fund performed slightly bigger than the benchmark.

1 month-2.61%-3.13%
6 months-3.67%2.02%
1 year-28.52%-11.46%
5 years (annualized)2.00%7.79%
10 years (annualized)10.05%9.86%

Monthly Returns Heatmap


Sharpe 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 Baron Fifth Avenue Growth Fund Sharpe ratio is -0.58. 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.

BFTHX (Baron Fifth Avenue Growth Fund)
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Dividend History

Baron Fifth Avenue Growth Fund granted a 0.00% dividend yield in the last twelve months. The annual payout for that period amounted to $0.00 per share.


Dividend yield


Monthly Dividends

The table displays the monthly dividend distributions for Baron Fifth Avenue Growth Fund. The dividends shown in the table have been adjusted to account for any splits that may have occurred.


Drawdowns Chart

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

BFTHX (Baron Fifth Avenue Growth Fund)
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Worst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the Baron Fifth Avenue Growth Fund. 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 Baron Fifth Avenue Growth Fund is 58.84%, recorded on Jan 5, 2023. The portfolio has not recovered from it yet.



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-58.84%Nov 17, 2021285Jan 5, 2023
-56.2%Oct 15, 2007352Mar 9, 2009769Mar 26, 20121121
-29.91%Feb 20, 202018Mar 16, 202044May 18, 202062
-24.13%Jul 21, 2015141Feb 9, 2016257Feb 15, 2017398
-23.89%Aug 30, 201880Dec 24, 201873Apr 10, 2019153
-15.84%Feb 16, 202115Mar 8, 202174Jun 22, 202189
-13.21%Apr 4, 201241Jun 1, 2012146Jan 2, 2013187
-11.01%Mar 6, 201427Apr 11, 201489Aug 19, 2014116
-10.8%Apr 7, 200673Jul 21, 200668Oct 26, 2006141
-10.39%Sep 7, 202120Oct 4, 202123Nov 4, 202143

Volatility Chart

Current Baron Fifth Avenue Growth Fund volatility is 32.63%. 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.

BFTHX (Baron Fifth Avenue Growth Fund)
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