According to investment dictionary, “investment objective” is financial goal or goals of an investor. It will guides an investor to decide where to invest his or her money.

Normally, unit trusts or mutual fund describes its investment objective clearly in its prospectus. They also will identify the strategy the fund manager follows to meet that objective. Investors often look for funds whose stated objectives are compatible with their own goals.

Four most commonly used investment objectives are Capital Preservation, Income, Growth & Speculation.

The table below define each investment objective.

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Amanah Saham Nasional Bhd (ASNB), announced a dividend of 6.5 sen per unit for the Amanah Saham Wawasan 2020 for the financial year ending 31st August, 2011.

The dividend is an increase of 0.15 sen per unit compared with the 6.35 sen dividend given in 2010. Kindly refer to “Historical ASW2020 Dividend Rate” for previous year dividend.

The dividend will involve a payout of RM909.05 million. The figures is 17.72 percent higher than the payment of RM772.19 made in 2010.

As at Aug 15, 2011, ASW 2020 registered a gross income of RM1.158 billion.

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For financial end of 31st March 2011, ASM declared 6.38 sen dividend to the unitholders. In the same period, 549,683 peoples subscribe to ASM down from 551,918 in 2010. The total fund size was RM11.85 billion up from RM11.21 billion in 2010.

In summary, ASM  invest 71.78 percent of the total funds size in Malaysia Stock Market up from 68.92 percent in 2010. The remaining was invested in money market and others.

The following table show 20 largest stock portfolio held ASM, unitholder distribution and investment income for financial end of 31st March 2011.

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Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad (ASNB), recently announced 5.50 sen dividend per unit for Amanah Saham Nasional 2 (ASN 2) for the financial year ended 30 June 2011. For previous year dividend, refer to “Historical ASN2 Dividend Rate” page.

The figure is 0.3 sen higher when compared with the dividend of 5.20 sen per unit in 2010. Based on the net asset value (NAV) growth of ASN 2 from RM1.0267 per unit on 30 June 2010 to RM1.2246 per unit on 23 June 2011, the total returns for the fund is 19.27%.

The dividend involve a total payment of RM10.8 million and would benefit 8,832 unit holders who collectively owned 196 million units of ASN 2.

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Amanah Saham Nasional Bhd (ASNB) announced dividend of 6.50 sen per unit for Amanah Saham Didik (ASD) for the financial year ending 30th June 2011. The payout for 2010 was 6.35 sen per unit. Browse “Historical Amanah Saham Didik (ASD) Dividend Rate” for previous dividend rate since 2001.

The dividend would involve a total payment of RM256.73 million, an increase of 25.19 per cent compare to last year. It will benefit a total of 344,655 unitholders who collectively owned 3.99 billion units of the ASD.

As of 9th June 2011,  ASD has recorded a gross income of RM332.94 million. Profit from the sale of shares contributed RM180.23 million or 54.13 per cent and dividend income from investee companies contributed RM113.63 million or 34.13 per cent.

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