The Value Line Aggressive Income Trust changed its name to Value Line Core Bond Fund and its primary strategy effective December 10, 2012. All data below prior to December 10, 2012 reflects the old strategy.
Daily Price Change as of 12/04/13
|Change ($/%)||-0.02 / -0.41|
Fund Details as of 10/31/13
|Manager||Liane Rosenberg/Jeff Geffen|
|Inception Date||February 26, 1986|
Morningstar as of 10/31/13
|of 124 Funds|
|of 93 Funds|
|of 66 Funds|
|of 124 Funds|
Portfolio Statistics (3 Yr.)
as of 10/31/13
Valuation as of 10/31/13
Fees & Expenses as of 01/31/13
|Max Mgmt Fee*||0.75%|
|Expense Ratio Before Waivers||1.62%|
|Expense Ratio After Waivers*||1.32%|
|Minimum Initial Investment||$1,000|
|Minimum Subsequent Investment||$250|
|Best 3 Mo. Period
(last 10 years)
|Worst 3 Mo. Period
(last 10 years)
Portfolio Composition as of 09/30/13
Investment Objective and Strategy (Condensed)
The investment objective of the Fund is to maximize current income. Capital appreciation is a secondary objective but only when consistent with the Fund’s primary objective.
The Fund invests primarily in a diversified portfolio of primarily investment grade, fixed income obligations, including securities issued or guaranteed by the U.S. government, its agencies or instrumentalities (U.S. government securities), mortgage-backed securities, asset-backed securities, corporate bonds, and other fixed income securities. Under normal circumstances, the Fund invests at least 80% of its assets in fixed income securities. The Fund invests in debt securities of any maturity, and there is no limit on the Fund’s maximum average portfolio maturity.
Average Annual Returns as of 10/31/13
Calendar Year Returns (10 Yrs) as of 10/31/13
|Core Bond Fund||25.42||10.30||1.79||8.91||3.65||-21.55||40.33||10.64||4.60||11.29||-1.98|
|Barclays US Agg. Bond Index||4.10||4.34||2.43||4.33||6.97||5.24||5.93||6.54||7.84||4.22||-1.10|
Top Ten Holdings as of 09/30/13
|Company Name||Market Value||Weight (%)||Sector|
|Canadian National Railway Co.||$579,751||0.65||Industrials|
|American International Group, Inc. MTN||$568,539||0.63||Financials|
|PNC Funding Corp.||$556,169||0.62||Financials|
|D.R. Horton, Inc.||$545,000||0.61||Consumer Discretionary|
|Agilent Technologies, Inc.||$542,016||0.60||Industrials|
|Briggs & Stratton Corp.||$541,250||0.60||Industrials|
|Home Depot, Inc. (The)||$538,135||0.60||Consumer Discretionary|
|Ryder System, Inc. MTN||$522,921||0.58||Industrials|
|MetroPCS Wireless, Inc.||$518,125||0.58||Telecommunication Services|
Sector Distribution as of 09/30/13
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Beta Equation (Stocks)
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*Effective Feb. 1, 2013, your Fund's Management Fee rate will be permanently reduced so that the Mgmt Fee rate is 0.50% on all the Fund's average daily net assets. Also effective Feb. 1, 2013, your Fund's Mgmt Fee rate will be further reduced by waiving 0.10% of the Mgmt Fee. This further reduction is effective through June 30, 2014 and cannot be changed or terminated during this period unless approved by your Fund's board and investment adviser, EULAV Asset Management (the "Adviser"). After giving effect to both the permanent and non-permanent waivers, your Fund's Mgmt Fee rate will be 0.40% of your Fund's average daily net assets. Also effective Feb. 1, 2013, your Fund's Rule 12b-1 Fee will be charged at a rate of 0.20% of your Fund's average daily net assets after giving effect to a waiver equal to 0.05% of your Fund's average daily net assets. This waiver is effective through June 30, 2014 and cannot be changed or terminated during this period unless approved by your Fund's board and principal underwriter, EULAV Securities LLC (the "Distributor"). The Fund's performance would be lower in the absence of such waivers.
The performance data quoted herein represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Market volatility can dramatically impact the fund's short term performance. Current performance may be lower or higher than figures shown. The investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed may be worth more or less than their original cost. Past performance data through the most recent month end is available at vlfunds.com or by calling 1-800-243-2729.
Portfolio holdings are subject to change and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell securities. Current and future portfolio holdings are subject to risk.
The average annual returns shown above are historical and reflect changes in share price, reinvested dividends and are net of expenses. Investment results and the principal value of an investment will vary.