Tax Exempt Fund|VLHYX

Daily Price Change as of 07/23/14

NAV 10.01
Change ($/%) 0.01 / 0.10

Fund Details as of 05/31/14

Manager Liane Rosenberg
Inception Date March 23, 1984
Net Assets $78M
No Load

Morningstar as of 05/31/14

Category Muni National Long
3 Year
of 236 Funds
5 Year
of 215 Funds
10 Year
of 177 Funds
of 236 Funds

Portfolio Statistics (3 Yr.)
as of 05/31/14

Beta 1.13
Alpha -1.83
R-Squared 0.99
Standard Deviation 4.45
Sharpe ratio 0.92
Information ratio -1.62
Tracking Error 0.70

Valuation as of 05/31/14

Yield 2.72

Fees & Expenses as of 02/28/14

Redemption Fee N/A
12b-1 Fee 0.25%
Max Mgmt Fee 0.50%
Expense Ratio Before Waivers 1.08%
Expense Ratio After Waivers* 0.83%
Turnover 11%
Minimum Initial Investment $1,000
Minimum Subsequent Investment $250
Best 3 Mo. Period
(last 10 years)
July-Sept 2009
Worst 3 Mo. Period
(last 10 years)
July-Sept 2008

Portfolio Composition as of 03/31/14

Investment Objective and Strategy (Condensed)

The primary investment objective of the Fund is to provide investors with the maximum income exempt from federal income taxes while avoiding undue risk to principal. Capital appreciation is a secondary objective.

To achieve the Fund’s investment objectives, under normal conditions, the Adviser invests at least 80% of the Fund’s assets in securities the income of which is exempt from regular federal income taxation and will not subject non-corporate shareholders to the alternative minimum tax. The Fund invests primarily in investment grade municipal bonds and expects to maintain an average maturity of between 7 and 20 years.

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Average Annual Returns as of 05/31/14

transparentTax Exempt Fund 5.60% 2.03% 4.24% 4.29% 3.32%
transparentBarclays Capital Municipal Bond Index 5.90% 3.05% 5.44% 5.59% 5.00%
transparentLipper General Municipal Debt Funds 6.70% 2.26% 5.91% 5.96% 4.27%
transparentLipper Ranking as of 05/31/14
- 161/262

transparentGross / Net Expense Ratio:1.08%/0.83%* (as of 02/28/14)

Calendar Year Returns (10 Yrs) as of 05/31/14

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 05/14
Tax Exempt Fund 2.80 2.63 4.26 0.96 -7.03 10.50 1.10 9.78 5.78 -3.96 5.60%
Barclays Capital Municipal Bond Index 4.48 3.51 4.84 3.36 -2.47 12.91 2.38 10.70 6.78 -2.55 5.90%
Difference -1.68 -0.88 -0.58 -2.40 -4.56 -2.41 -1.28 -0.92 -1.00 -1.41 -0.30%

Top Ten Holdings as of 03/31/14

Company Name Market Value Weight (%) Sector
Leander Texas Independent School District $2,202,400 2.85 Education
Arlington Texas, Special Tax $1,664,728 2.16 General
Harris County Texas, Revenue Bonds $1,301,333 1.69 Transportation
Delaware Valley Regional Finance Authority, Permanently Fixed Revenue Bonds $1,130,550 1.46 Facilities
New Jersey State Educational Facilities Authority Revenue, Revenue Bonds $1,113,550 1.44 Education
Cleveland Ohio Airport System Revenue, Revenue Bonds, Ser. C $1,078,690 1.40 Utilities
Southmost Junior College District Texas, General Obligation Limited $1,037,070 1.34 Transportation
Santa Clara County California Financing Authority Lease Revenue $943,168 1.22 General
Wisconsin State $863,865 1.12 Education
Los Angeles Unified School District $824,980 1.07 Education

Sector Distribution as of 03/31/14

Standard Deviation
Statistical measure that shows the likelihood of an investment to yield above- or below-average returns over a period of time. For example, if hypothetical XYZ Fund has an average annual total return of 11% and a standard deviation of 6.00, that means XYZ Fund's performance is likely to vary from a low of 5% to a high of 17%.
Beta Equation (Stocks)
Beta of a portfolio is a number describing the correlated volatility of the portfolio in relation to the volatility of the benchmark. A positive beta means that the portfolio generally follows the benchmark. A negative beta means that the portfolio generally moves opposite the benchmark.
R Squared
The measure of diversification that determines how closely a particular fund's performance parallels an appropriate market benchmark over a period. The market is understood to have an R Squared of 100%. Therefore, a fund with an R Squared of 95% contains 95% of the market's diversification and risk. The remaining 5% is unique to the fund manager's actions.
Sharpe Ratio
A statistical expression calculated by dividing a fund's excess return by the standard deviation of those returns that measures the relative reward of holding onto risky investments. The higher the ratio, the greater the potential for return for the same amount of risk. The lower the ratio, the worse the fund's historical risk-adjusted performance.
Alpha Equation
A measure of performance on a risk-adjusted basis. Alpha takes the volatility (price risk) of a mutual fund and compares its risk-adjusted performance to a benchmark index. The excess return of the fund relative to the return of the benchmark index is a fund's alpha
Information Ratio
A ratio of portfolio returns above the returns of a benchmark to the volatility of those returns. The information ratio measures a portfolio manager's ability to generate excess returns relative to a benchmark, but also attempts to identify the consistency of the investor.
Tracking Error
A divergence between the price behavior of the portfolio and the price behavior of a benchmark, reported as a "standard deviation percentage" difference. This measure reports the difference between the return an investor receives and that of the benchmark he or she was attempting to imitate.

The Morningstar Rating™ for funds methodology rates funds based on an enhanced Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure, which also accounts for the effects of all sales charges, loads, or redemption fees. Funds are ranked by their Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return scores and stars are assigned using the following scale: 5 stars for top 10%; 4 stars next 22.5%; 3 stars next 35%; 2 stars next 22.5%; 1 star for bottom 10%. Funds are rated for up to three periods: the trailing three-, five-, and 10-years. For a fund that does not change categories during the evaluation period, the overall rating is calculated using the following weights: At least 3 years, but less than 5 years uses 100% three-year rating. At least 5 years but less than 10 years uses 60% five-year rating / 40% three-year rating. At least 10 years uses 50% ten-year rating / 30% five-year rating / 20% three-year rating.

* For the period July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014 EULAV Securities LLC (the "Distributor") contractually agreed to waive a portion of the Fund's Rule 12b-1 fee in an amount equal to 0.25% of the Fund's average daily net assets and the portion of the 12b-1 fee equal to 0.10% of the Fund's average daily net assets, respectively. The waivers cannot be terminated before June 30, 2014 without the approval of the Fund's Board of Directors. For various prior periods, the Distributor similarly waived a portion of the Fund's Rule 12b-1 fee. The Fund's performance would be lower in the absence of such waivers.

The performance data quoted herein represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Market volatility can dramatically impact the fund's short term performance. Current performance may be lower or higher than figures shown. The investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed may be worth more or less than their original cost. Past performance data through the most recent month end is available at or by calling 1-800-243-2729.

Portfolio holdings are subject to change and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell securities. Current and future portfolio holdings are subject to risk.

The average annual returns shown above are historical and reflect changes in share price, reinvested dividends and are net of expenses. Investment results and the principal value of an investment will vary.