The Flexibility of Stocks and Bonds in One Portfolio
The Value Line Funds offer three hybrid funds that include both stocks and bonds in one convenient and flexible portfolio. These Funds seek capital appreciation potential and provide current income.
Asset Allocation Fund
VLAAX (Inv) | VLAIX (Inst)
The Adviser attempts to achieve the Fund’s investment objective by following an asset allocation strategy that enables the Adviser to periodically shift the assets of the Fund among three types of securities: (a) common stocks, (b) debt securities with maturities of more than one year that are principally rated investment grade (i.e., within the four highest categories of a nationally recognized statistical rating organization) and (c) money market instruments (debt securities with maturities of less than one year). There are no limits on the percentage of the Fund’s assets that can be invested in common stocks, debt or money market securities.
Income and Growth Fund
VALIX (Inv) | VLIIX (Inst)
To achieve the Fund’s goals, the Adviser invests not less than 50% of the Fund’s net assets in common or preferred stocks or securities convertible into common stock which may or may not pay dividends. The balance of the Fund’s net assets are primarily invested in U.S. government securities, money market securities and investment grade debt securities rated at the time of purchase from the highest (AAA) to medium (BBB) quality. Although the Fund can invest in companies of any size, it generally invests in U.S. securities issued by larger, more established companies (those with a market capitalization of more than $5 billion).
Worthington Value Line Dynamic Opportunity Fund
WVLEX (Inv) | WVLDX (Inst)
The Fund’s investment objective is capital appreciation. Current income is a secondary investment objective. The Fund primarily invests in a diversified basket of U.S. closed-end funds, which the Adviser believes offer opportunities for growth and dividend income. Because the Fund invests primarily in closed-end funds and to a lesser extent ETFs, the Fund is similar in nature to a fund of funds. However, unlike a fund of funds that allocates its assets based on the perceived ability of the advisers to the underlying funds, the Adviser actively manages the Fund’s portfolio among the underlying closed-end funds based on its research and analysis of the market and the investment merit of the underlying closed-end funds themselves.
The Fund invests in closed-end funds that primarily invest in equity and dividend income-producing securities. The Adviser uses the following multi-step process to build and manage the portfolio. The portfolio construction process begins with the proprietary model developed in part by Value Line, Inc. (“Value Line”) and the Adviser that ranks all closed-end funds that invest in equity and dividend income producing securities according to a number of factors, including both technical and valuation-driven criteria. The model also filters out the closed-end funds which have extreme or excessive values with respect to characteristics that the Adviser identifies as relevant in selecting a universe of potential buying opportunities with unique investment value. For example, closed-end funds that trade at a premium or have leverage ratios that the Adviser identifies as excessive will be screened out during the quantitative selection process. The model also considers, among other factors, the turnover of a closed-end fund’s portfolio to avoid investment in funds that engage in excessive trading as well as the trading volume of the shares of the closed-end fund to ensure there is an appropriate level of liquidity.
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.
You should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of Value Line Funds before investing. This and other information can be found in the fund's prospectus and summary prospectus, which can be obtained free of charge from your investment representative, by calling 800.243.2729, or by clicking on the applicable fund at www.vlfunds.com. Please read it carefully before you invest or send money. The inception dates of Value Line Mutual Funds range from 1950 to 2016. Value Line Funds are distributed by EULAV Securities LLC. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.