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Guide to Villere Balanced Investor Fund (VILLX)

Villere Balanced Investor ( VILLX ) a Zacks Ranked #1 (Strong Buy) was incepted in September 1999. VILLX seeks capital appreciation over the long run through capital preservation and current income. VILLX maintains a balanced portfolio by investing in stocks of companies having market capitalizations more than $150 million and fixed income securities of high quality. VILLX invests between 50% and 80% of its assets in equity securities of companies having impressive growth prospect. VILLX invests between 20% and 50% of its assets in both equity and fixed income securities that are believed to have above average income potential.

This Allocation Balanced fund, as of the last filing, allocates their fund in two major groups; Large Value and Small Value. Further, as of the last filing, LKQ Corp, The Howard Hughes Corporation and Sotheby's were the top holdings for VILLX.

Villere Balanced Investor, managed by Villere & Co. , carries an expense ratio of 0.85. Moreover, VILLX requires a minimal initial investment of $2,000.

VILLX has a history of positive total returns for over 10 years. Specifically, the fund's returns over the 3, 5 year benchmarks; 3 year 7.74% and 5 year 14.67%. To see how this fund performed compared in its category, please click here .

VILLX's performance, as of the last filing, when compared to funds in its category was in the top 93% in 1 year, top 49% over the past 3 years, and in the 1% over the past 5 years.

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