The Merger Fund®

4 / 5 Stars
2 2 5 4 3
Zacks Investment Research
5 (Strong Sell)
Standard & Poor's
C- (Hold)

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The fund has returned 6.25 percent over the past year, 2.94 percent over the past three years, 3.76 percent over the past five years, and 3.77 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 06.30.2014
Year to date 2.9%
1 Year 6.2%
3 Years (Annualized) 2.9%
5 Years (Annualized) 3.8%
10 Years (Annualized) 3.8%

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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.


Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
The Merger Fund® has an expense ratio of 1.26 percent.

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Risk is Below Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.

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