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VALIX Value Line Income & Growth Investor

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Fund VALIX Value Line Income & Growth Investor DGIFX Disciplined Growth Investors LKBAX LKCM Balanced  
100% 85% 86%
Annual Fees
(1.15% Exp. Ratio)
(0.78% Exp. Ratio)
(0.80% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 4.63% annual return
$27,486.78 $30,746.83 $30,561.45
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$3,260.05 +$3,074.66
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN 10.87%
3 YR 7.02%
5 YR 10.23%
10 YR 6.17%
1 YR RETURN 12.56%
3 YR 8.51%
5 YR 13.51%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 12.57%
3 YR 7.06%
5 YR 11.41%
10 YR 7.27%
The investment seeks income, as high and dependable as is consistent with reasonable risk and capital growth to increase total return. The fund invests not less than 50% of its net assets in common or preferred stocks or securities convertible into common stock which may or may not pay dividends. The balance of the fund's net assets is primarily invested in U.S. government securities, money market securities and investment grade debt securities rated at the time of purchase from the highest (AAA) to medium (BBB) quality.
The investment seeks long-term capital growth, and as a secondary objective, modest income with reasonable risk. The fund normally invests approximately 60% of its assets in equity securities and approximately 40% in fixed-income securities and cash equivalents. The fund's fixed-income securities will generally have weighted average maturity of five to 10 years. The adviser seeks to generally invest in mid-sized companies with market capitalizations at the time of purchase greater than $1 billion and less than $10 billion. It may invest in both investment-grade and below investment-grade securities.
The investment seeks current income and long-term capital appreciation. The fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing primarily in a portfolio of equity and fixed income securities. It seeks to invest in the equity securities of high quality companies that typically exhibit certain characteristics, including high profitability levels, strong balance sheet quality, competitive advantages, ability to generate excess cash flows, meaningful management ownership stakes, attractive reinvestment opportunities, strong market share positions, and/or attractive relative valuation.

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