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Barron's: "Top Fund Manager Sees Value in Offshore Drillers

Posted by CM Advisors on Mar 8, 2017 3:50:00 PM

 

Read the Barron's article about opportunities in offshore drillers here.

 

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Net Expense Ratio 0.81%

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The Morningstar RatingTM for funds, or “star rating”, is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk- Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product’s monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. As of 12/31/2016 CM Advisors Fixed Income Fund was rated against the following numbers of U.S.-domiciled Small-Term funds over the following time periods: 445 funds in the last three years and overall, 357 funds in the last five years, and 252 funds in the last ten years.  With respect to these Short-Term bond funds, CM Advisors Fixed Income Fund received a Morningstar Rating of five stars, four stars, and five stars for the overall and three-, five- and ten-year periods, respectively. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

SEC 30-day yield 1.90%. SEC 30-day yield w/o waivers 1.90%

30-Day SEC Yield is the fund’s income, for the purposes of this calculation, based on the current market yield to maturity of the Fund’s holdings over a trailing 30-day period. This hypothetical income will differ (at times, significantly) from the Fund’s actual experience; as a result, income distributions from the fund may be higher or lower than implied by the SEC yield.

As of February 27, 2017, Transocean Inc 7.375% due 04-15-18 comprises 1.3% of total Fund assets; Diamond Offshore 5.875% due 05-02-19 comprises 1.2% of total Fund assets; Rowan Cos Inc 7.875% due08-01-19 comprises 1.5% of total Fund assets; and Era Group Inc 7.750% due 12-15-22 comprises 1.1% of Fund assets.

 

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