Top Ten Holdings as of 03/31/18

Company Name Market Value Weight (%)
US Treasury Bond 3% $3,332,900 5.61
United States Treasury Notes 1.375% $1,153,795 1.94
United States Treasury Notes 2.25% $1,056,646 1.78
United States Treasury Notes 1.75% $938,387 1.58
United States Treasury Notes 2.375% $844,070 1.42
United States Treasury Notes 2.125% $821,862 1.38
United States Treasury Notes 1.75% $645,354 1.09
United States Treasury Notes 1.375% $602,075 1.01
Citigroup ComlMtg CMO $553,471 0.93
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation 4.00 $505,294 0.85

Sector Distribution as of 03/31/18

Portfolio Statistics
3 Year Period, as of 05/31/18

Alpha -0.40
Average Effective Duration 5.79
Information Ratio -1.15
SEC Yield 2.32%
Sharpe Ratio 0.11

Portfolio Composition
as of 03/31/18

Bonds 96.55%
Cash 3.45%

Credit Quality (%)
as of 03/31/18

AAA 51.58%
AA 5.54%
A 7.55%
BBB 29.54%
BB 4.52%
B 0.49%
NR 0.78%
Ratings are based on S&P and Moody’s ratings. For securities rated differently by the rating agencies, the higher rating will apply. Ratings are subject to change and apply to the credit worthiness of the issuers of the underlying securities and not to the fund or its shares. Ratings range from AAA to D, with AAA being the highest quality and D the lowest, according to S&P. Bonds rated BBB and above are considered Investment Grade while bonds rated BB and below are considered Speculative Grade.

Valuation
as of 05/31/18

TTM Yield 2.49%
Best 3 month period ended: 06/30/09
11.97%
Worst 3 month period ended: 11/30/08
-24.32%

Valuation (Quarterly)
as of 03/31/18

Turnover (as of 12/31/17) 35%

Fees & Expenses

Redemption Fee N/A
Expense Ratio Before Waivers 1.22%
Expense Ratio After Waivers* 0.99%
Minimum Initial Investment $1,000
Minimum Subsequent Investment No Minimum

* 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 0.99% of the Fund’s average daily net assets (the “Expense Limitation”) through June 30, 2019. The Adviser and the Distributor may subsequently recover from the Fund reimbursed expenses and/or waived fees (within 3 years after the fiscal year end 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 or modified before June 30, 2019 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 / 4 stars / 539 funds; 5 Year / 4 stars / 480 funds; 10 Year / 2 stars / 343 funds; ) VALLX (3 Year / 4 stars / 1269 funds; 5 Year / 4 stars / 1151 funds; 10 Year / 3 stars / 836 funds; ) VLEOX (3 Year / 3 stars / 601 funds; 5 Year / 3 stars / 538 funds; 10 Year / 3 stars / 407 funds; ) VALSX (3 Year / 3 stars / 539 funds; 5 Year / 2 stars / 480 funds; 10 Year / 3 stars / 343 funds; ) VLAAX (3 Year / 5 stars / 671 funds; 5 Year / 4 stars / 616 funds; 10 Year / 4 stars / 440 funds; ) VALIX (3 Year / 5 stars / 314 funds; 5 Year / 5 stars / 275 funds; 10 Year / 5 stars / 204 funds; ) VAGIX (3 Year / 2 stars / 871 funds; 5 Year / 2 stars / 786 funds; 10 Year / 2 stars / 561 funds; ) VLHYX (3 Year / 1 stars / 146 funds; 5 Year / 1 stars / 126 funds; 10 Year / 1 stars / 105 funds; )

Source: Morningstar Direct