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Value Line Asset Allocation

for period ending July 31, 2019
 
This portfolio is provided by Value Line.
VLAAX is the ticker for this portfolio. This ticker appears in the scatterplots below and on the Summary Page showing all portfolios. You can invest in this portfolio using the ticker "VLAAX" at FolioInvesting.com or your favorite brokerage. See How to Invest (below) for more details on how buy this portfolio.
 
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Risk vs. return for VLAAX:   The scatterplots below show the best portfolios as dots closest to the green smiley the at top left of each scatterplot. The yellow dot shows the total return and risk for this portfolio. The risk is measured by maximum loss over each period. Any dot closer to the top left corner has shown better performance using this metric.

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Maximum Drawdown vs. Annual Return
VLAAXPeer group recipesAll other recipesS&P 500 (SPY)U.S. Bonds (BND)Balanced (60% Equity / 40% Bonds)
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Description   Value Line Asset Allocation gives investors access to a risk-driven portfolio portfolio that uses a variety of securities to achieve a targeted risk level. This portfolio is a mutual fund and implements a particular asset allocation approach that is directed by the fund manager.

Category   Tactical: Managed

Ingredients used   This portfolio invests in a variety of securities to achieve a targeted risk level.

Peer Group   Tactical: Managed. See How to Invest, below. You can see how this portfolio has performed compared to its peers by clicking on any "Rank: Group" link in the Compare sections, below.

Methodology   This portfolio is a mutual fund and its holdings are determined by the fund's manager, Value Line. The investment seeks to achieve a high total investment return (current income and capital appreciation) consistent with reasonable risk. The fund invests in a broad range of common stocks, bonds and money market instruments in accordance with an asset allocation strategy based primarily on data derived from proprietary computer models for the stock and bond markets developed by Value Line, Inc. ("Value Line"). It may invest in debt securities with either fixed or variable reset terms. You may consult vlfunds.com for details on how this manager chooses particular assets for inclusion in this fund.

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How to Invest

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How to Rebalance

You do not need to adjust the composition of this portfolio. While the underlying assets in this portfolio may change, the portfolio manager handles the details of buying and selling these underlying asset ingredients.

Compare: Risk vs. Return

for period ending July 31, 2019
VizMetricsTM Score This is a 0 to 100 score that measures risk-adjusted return
 1 year3 year5 year7 year10 year
VLAAX100100100100100
Peer Group* average7788939496
60% Equity / 40% Bonds88100100100100
Global Equities (ACWI)631009410095
U.S. Equities (SPY)72100100100100
U.S. Bonds (BND)1008710093100
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Downside Deviation vs. Annual Return
VLAAXPeer group recipesAll other recipesS&P 500 (SPY)U.S. Bonds (BND)Balanced (60% Equity / 40% Bonds)
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Standard Deviation vs. Annual Return
VLAAXPeer group recipesAll other recipesS&P 500 (SPY)U.S. Bonds (BND)Balanced (60% Equity / 40% Bonds)
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M-squared
 1 year3 year5 year7 year10 year
VLAAX14.7%4.1%3.4%2.3%2.9%
Peer Group* average-1.7%-4.4%-4.4%-4.4%-2.3%
60% Equity / 40% Bonds3.5%0.1%1.1%0.7%2.1%
Global Equities (ACWI)-4.9%-2.2%-4.4%-4.1%-5.5%
U.S. Equities (SPY)0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
U.S. Bonds (BND)27.6%-9.4%-2.2%-7.0%-0.2%
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Alpha
 1 year3 year5 year7 year10 year
VLAAX9.8%3.4%2.8%2.3%2.7%
Peer Group* average-1.8%-1.4%-1.6%-1.0%-0.4%
60% Equity / 40% Bonds2.2%0.2%0.8%0.6%1.4%
Global Equities (ACWI)-4.4%-1.6%-3.8%-3.3%-5.3%
U.S. Equities (SPY)0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
U.S. Bonds (BND)6.0%0.9%2.4%2.0%3.7%
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Sharpe
 1 year3 year5 year7 year10 year
VLAAX1.061.281.131.371.28
Peer Group* average0.240.630.520.810.89
60% Equity / 40% Bonds0.520.980.951.241.22
Global Equities (ACWI)0.120.810.540.840.67
U.S. Equities (SPY)0.370.980.881.181.07
U.S. Bonds (BND)1.720.220.680.581.05
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Compare: Total Return

for period ending July 31, 2019
5-year graph VLAAXGlobal equities (ACWI)U.S. equities (SPY)U.S. bonds (BND)60% Equity / 40% Bonds (s.6040)
Total Return (Compound Annual Growth Rate)
 Year-to-dateJul 20191 year3 year5 year7 year10 year
VLAAX20.8%1.3%15.4%12.1%10.0%11.2%11.7%
Peer Group* average10.5%0.4%3.2%5.9%4.4%6.2%7.4%
60% Equity / 40% Bonds14.8%0.9%8.0%8.8%7.9%9.3%10.0%
Global Equities (ACWI)16.4%0.1%2.9%10.4%6.7%9.7%9.1%
U.S. Equities (SPY)20.1%1.5%7.8%13.2%11.2%13.9%13.9%
U.S. Bonds (BND)6.3%0.2%8.2%2.1%3.0%2.4%3.6%
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Historical Return
 20142015201620172018
VLAAX6.9%1.1%5.8%14.9%2.0%
Peer Group* average5.6%-1.8%6.5%12.0%-5.2%
60% Equity / 40% Bonds9.9%0.7%8.8%13.9%-2.8%
Global Equities (ACWI)2.4%-2.2%8.4%24.3%-9.1%
U.S. Equities (SPY)13.5%1.3%12.0%21.7%-4.6%
U.S. Bonds (BND)5.8%0.6%2.5%3.5%0.1%
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Compare: Risk & Volatility

for period ending July 31, 2019
Maximum Drawdown
 1 year3 year5 year7 year10 year
VLAAX-8.0%-8.0%-8.0%-8.0%-10.9%
Peer Group* average-7.7%-9.5%-11.4%-11.6%-13.3%
60% Equity / 40% Bonds-8.1%-8.1%-8.1%-8.1%-9.1%
Global Equities (ACWI)-12.7%-14.0%-14.0%-14.0%-21.9%
U.S. Equities (SPY)-13.5%-13.5%-13.5%-13.5%-16.2%
U.S. Bonds (BND)-1.4%-3.5%-3.7%-4.0%-4.0%
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Standard Deviation
 1 year3 year5 year7 year10 year
VLAAX13.3%8.9%8.6%8.3%9.6%
Peer Group* average10.6%7.8%7.8%7.6%9.0%
60% Equity / 40% Bonds12.1%7.9%7.8%7.4%8.4%
Global Equities (ACWI)17.3%12.2%12.4%12.0%14.9%
U.S. Equities (SPY)19.5%13.4%13.2%12.5%14.2%
U.S. Bonds (BND)3.4%3.2%3.2%3.1%3.1%
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Downside Deviation
 1 year3 year5 year7 year10 year
VLAAX8.7%5.3%5.0%4.6%5.2%
Peer Group* average7.3%5.1%5.1%4.7%5.5%
60% Equity / 40% Bonds8.0%5.1%4.8%4.3%4.7%
Global Equities (ACWI)12.5%8.3%8.1%7.5%9.5%
U.S. Equities (SPY)14.1%9.0%8.3%7.5%8.5%
U.S. Bonds (BND)1.1%2.0%1.8%1.9%1.7%
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Beta
 1 year3 year5 year7 year10 year
VLAAX0.620.610.600.620.64
Peer Group* average0.510.490.490.500.54
60% Equity / 40% Bonds0.620.610.600.610.60
Global Equities (ACWI)0.910.900.940.931.04
U.S. Equities (SPY)1.001.001.001.001.00
U.S. Bonds (BND)-0.01-0.02-0.03-0.02-0.04
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Compare: Correlation

for period ending July 31, 2019
 1 year3 year5 year7 year10 year
to Global Stocks (ACWI)0.940.880.880.880.90
to S&P500 (SPY)0.950.910.910.910.92
to U.S. Bonds (BND)0.090.140.100.12-0.08
to Commodities (DBC)0.600.390.280.310.50
to Gold (GLD)-0.180.05-0.10-0.020.12