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MERFX:NASDAQ

The Merger FundĀ® Investor Class – MERFX Fund Overview

Last PriceToday's Change52-Week RangeTrading Volume
16.43-0.05 (-0.30%)15.84 - 16.560.0

Market data as of 6:05PM 09/22/14. Quotes are delayed by at least 15 min.

Overview - MERFX

The investment seeks capital growth by engaging in merger arbitrage. The fund invests at least 80% of its total assets principally in the common stock, preferred stock and, occasionally, warrants of companies which are involved in publicly announced mergers, takeovers, tender offers, leveraged buyouts, spin-offs, liquidations and other corporate reorganizations.

Growth of $10,000 (10 Years)

Total Return6.76%
Yield (Trailing 12 Mo.)1.87%
Expense Ratio1.65%
Front LoadNone
Deferred LoadNone
Minimum Investment$2,000
Management Tenure8 Years
Fund Inception01/31/1989

Trailing Total Returns - MERFX

as of 08/31/2014
TimeframeMERFXS&P 500Market Neutral
1 Month0.85%4.00%0.55%
3 Month1.16%4.68%0.49%
Year-to-Date3.25%9.89%1.10%
1 Year5.57%25.25%2.99%
3 Year4.19%20.61%1.25%
5 Year3.60%16.88%1.30%
10 Year3.94%8.38%1.84%
Since Inception6.76%10.69%--

Sector Allocation - MERFX

as of 08/31/2014
Basic Materials
 
12.01%
Consumer Cyclical
 
12.05%
Financial Services
 
9.10%
Real Estate
 
4.82%
Consumer Defensive
 
7.66%
Healthcare
 
13.99%
Utilities
 
0.58%
Communication Services
 
13.76%
Energy
 
16.92%
Industrials
 
4.50%
Technology
 
4.61%

Asset Allocation - MERFX

as of 08/31/2014
By PercentShort0%LongNet
Stock8.79
 
 
72.1263.32
Bond0.00
 
 
2.272.27
Other5.61
 
 
3.66-1.95
Foreign Stock3.28
 
 
8.134.84
Foreign Bond0.00
 
 
0.870.87
Total17.6887.0569.35
Cash9.90
 
 
40.5530.64
Total Net Assets$5.61B
Total Stock Holdings93
Total Bond Holdings8

Top Ten Holdings - MERFX

as of 08/31/2014
CompanyYTD Return% of Assets
Hillshire Brands Co89.32%3.87%
TWC10.39%3.83%
Forest Laboratories Inc64.92%2.93%
AIG9.79%2.69%
LAMR2.47%2.67%
HES21.72%2.52%
HUN9.67%2.38%
NOV19.05%2.25%
ACT36.35%2.17%
COV29.40%2.17%

Valuation & Growth - MERFX

as of 08/31/2014
ValuationMERFXCategory Range
Price/Earnings19.26
Price/Book2.19
Price/Sales1.49
Price/Cash Flow9.92
Dividend Yield1.98
LT Earnings10.79
Historical Earnings17.18
Sales Growth-7.5
Cash-Flow Growth6.81
Book-Value Growth4.64
Key:  Lo 
 Hi

Morningstar Summary - MERFX, 3 Year

Management Style
Large Cap
Medium Cap
Small Cap
Ratingvs Category
Overall
RiskBelow Avg
ReturnAbove Avg
Key:  Lo 
 Hi

Tax Analysis - MERFX, 3 Year Avg

Pretax Return4.19%
Tax-adjusted Return3.25%
Tax Cost Ratio0.90%
Potential Cap Gains3.48%

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