Plumb Balanced Fund
The Plumb Balanced Fund (Balanced Fund) seeks a high total return through capital appreciation while attempting to preserve principal, and secondarily seeks current income.
The Balanced Fund invests in a diversified portfolio of common stocks and fixed income securities. We select securities that, in our judgment, will result in the highest total return consistent with preservation of principal and we vary the mix of common stocks and bonds from time to time. More than 50% of the Fund’s assets are normally invested in common stocks.
To achieve a better risk-adjusted return on its equity investments, the Fund invests in many types of stocks, including a blend of large company stocks, small company stocks, growth stocks and value stocks.
We also normally invest at least 25% of the Fund’s assets in fixed income senior securities. The fixed income senior securities in which the Fund may invest include corporate bonds and other debt instruments, mortgage-related securities, asset-backed securities, debt securities issued or guaranteed by the U.S. Government (including its agencies and instrumentalities), convertible debt securities and preferred stock. The dollar-weighted average portfolio maturity of the fixed income securities held by the Fund will normally not exceed 10 years.
Average Annual Performance
Quarterly as of 3/31/2013
Monthly as of 4/30/2013
Expense Ratios as of 8/1/2012
The advisor has contractually agreed to waive fees through 7/31/2013. Investment performance reflects fee waivers. In the absence of these waivers, returns would be reduced.
Performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, and when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost.
Mutual fund investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible. The Funds may invest in smaller companies, which involve additional risks such as limited liquidity and greater volatility. The Funds may invest in foreign securities which involve greater volatility and political, economic and currency risks and differences in accounting methods. Growth stocks typically are more volatile than value stocks; however, value stocks have a lower expected growth rate in earnings and sales. Temporary Defensive Positions: Under adverse market conditions the Fund could invest a substantial portion of its assets in US Treasury securities and money market securities which could reduce the benefit from any upswing in the markets.
The Plumb Balanced Fund will invest in debt securities, which typically decrease in value when interest rates rise. This risk is usually greater for longer-term debt securities. Investments in Asset Backed and Mortgage Backed Securities include additional risks that investors should be aware of such as credit risk, prepayment risk, possible illiquidity and default, as well as increased susceptibility to adverse economic developments. The Fund may engage in short-term trading, which could produce higher transaction costs and taxable distributions and lower the fund's after tax performance.
Diversification does not assure a profit nor protect against loss in a declining market.
For more information on the funds, including a hard copy prospectus which explains management fees and expenses and the special risks of investing in the funds, please call 1-866-987-7888. Please read it carefully before investing. An investor should consider a fund’s investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses carefully before investing. This and other information about the funds are contained in the funds' prospectus.
Mutual fund investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible.
The Plumb Funds are distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC.