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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.

Under normal circumstances, the Adviser invests at least 80% of the Fund’s assets (including borrowings for investment purposes) in bonds and other debt instruments (“80% Policy”). The 80% Policy can be changed without shareholder approval upon at least 60 days' prior written notice. The Fund may invest in bonds and debt instruments of any type, including corporate bonds, securities issued or guaranteed by the U.S. government, its agencies or instrumentalities (U.S. government securities), securities issued or guaranteed by non-U.S. governments or their agencies or instrumentalities (sovereign debt), securities issued by supranational agencies, mortgage-backed securities, asset-backed securities, and other fixed income securities. The Fund invests principally in debt obligations issued or guaranteed by the U.S. government and by U.S. corporations.

Average Annual Returns as of 05/31/24

YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr
transparent Value Line Core Bond Fund -1.68% 0.95% -3.48% -0.71% 0.66%
transparent Bloomberg US Agg Bond -1.64% 1.31% -3.10% -0.17% 1.26%
transparent Morningstar Intermediate Core Bond -1.25% 1.72% -3.10% -0.13% 1.16%
Morningstar Intermediate Core Bond Ranking - 373/462 316/426 332/382 225/270
Percentile Rank as of 05/31/24 - 85% 80% 89% 88%
VAGIX Gross / Net Expense Ratio*: 1.28% / 0.80%.
Morningstar rates funds based on enhanced Morningstar risk-adjusted returns.
VAGIX BCAGG MITBF
YTD -1.68% -1.64% -1.25%
1 Yr 0.95% 1.31% 1.72%
3 Yr -3.48% -3.10% -3.10%
5 Yr -0.71% -0.17% -0.13%
10 Yr 0.66% 1.26% 1.16%
VAGIX Gross / Net Expense Ratio*: 1.28% / 0.80%.
Morningstar rates funds based on enhanced Morningstar risk-adjusted returns.
The Bloomberg US Aggregate Bond Index is a broad-based benchmark that measures the investment grade, U.S. dollar-denominated, fixed-rate taxable bond market, including U.S. Treasuries, government-related and corporate securities, MBS (agency fixed-rate and hybrid ARM pass-throughs), ABS and CMBS. This is an unmanaged index and does reflect charges, expenses or taxes, which are deducted from the Fund’s return. It is not possible to directly invest in this index

Morningstar as of 05/31/24

Category Intermediate Core Bond
3 Year of 426 Funds
5 Year of 382 Funds
10 Year of 270 Funds
Overall of 426 Funds

*EULAV Asset Management (the "Adviser") and EULAV Securities LLC, the Fund’s principal underwriter (the "Distributor") have agreed to waive a portion of their advisory and Rule 12b-1 fees and the Adviser has further agreed to reimburse certain expenses of the Fund to the extent necessary to limit the Fund’s total annual operating expenses (other than those attributable to interest, taxes, brokerage and futures commissions, and extraordinary expenses not incurred in the ordinary course of the Fund’s business) to 0.80% of the Fund’s average daily net assets through May 1, 2025. The Adviser and Distributor may subsequently recover from the Fund reimbursed expenses and/or waived fees (within 3 years from the month in which the waiver/reimbursement occurred) to the extent that the Fund’s expense ratio is less than the Expense Limitation or, if lower, the expense limitation in effect when the waiver/reimbursement occurred. The Expense Limitation can be terminated before May 1, 2025 only with the agreement of the Fund’s Board. 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.

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. Value Line Funds are distributed by EULAV Securities LLC. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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.

The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three- year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. VLIFX (3 Year / 5 stars / 510 funds; 5 Year / 5 stars / 476 funds; 10 Year / 5 stars / 382 funds; ) VALLX (3 Year / 1 stars / 1100 funds; 5 Year / 1 stars / 1026 funds; 10 Year / 2 stars / 798 funds; ) VLEOX (3 Year / 5 stars / 552 funds; 5 Year / 5 stars / 523 funds; 10 Year / 5 stars / 399 funds; ) VALSX (3 Year / 4 stars / 1100 funds; 5 Year / 2 stars / 1026 funds; 10 Year / 3 stars / 798 funds; ) VLAAX (3 Year / 4 stars / 680 funds; 5 Year / 3 stars / 642 funds; 10 Year / 5 stars / 485 funds; ) VALIX (3 Year / 1 stars / 680 funds; 5 Year / 3 stars / 642 funds; 10 Year / 4 stars / 485 funds; ) VAGIX (3 Year / 2 stars / 426 funds; 5 Year / 2 stars / 382 funds; 10 Year / 2 stars / 270 funds; )

Source: Morningstar Direct