AAMA INCOME FUND - AMFIX
The Fund seeks current income with a secondary objective of preservation of capital. The Fund will principally invest in income-producing securities which include corporate bonds, U.S. Treasury obligations and other U.S. government and agency securities including mortgage-backed securities, high yield bonds (“junk bonds”), municipal bonds, preferred stocks, inflation indexed bonds, money market instruments including commercial paper, bankers acceptances and marketable CDs, adjustable rate securities, zero coupon bonds, and exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) or mutual funds that invest in the types of securities in which the Fund would normally invest.
The Adviser allocates the Fund’s assets among a range of sectors based on credit spreads and market volatility. In buying and selling investments for the Fund, the Adviser looks for market sectors and individual securities that it believes will perform well over time. The Adviser selects individual securities after performing a risk/reward analysis that includes an evaluation of interest rate risk and credit risk.
Although the Fund can invest in income-producing securities of any economic sector (which is comprised of two or more industries), at times it may emphasize certain sectors, even investing more than 25% of total assets in any one sector.
The Adviser will invest across the credit spectrum to provide the Fund with exposure to various credit rating categories. Under normal circumstances, at least 60% of the Fund’s total assets will be invested in securities that, at the time of purchase, are rated investment grade by a nationally recognized statistical rating organization (NRSRO) or in securities that are unrated but are deemed by the Adviser to be of comparable quality. The balance of the Fund’s assets are not required to meet any minimum quality rating, although the Fund will not, under normal circumstances, invest more than 40% of its total assets in below investment grade securities or junk bonds (or the unrated equivalent). The Fund’s average weighted maturity will ordinarily range between one and twenty years. The Fund may have a longer or shorter average weighted maturity under certain market conditions and the Fund will shorten or lengthen its average weighted maturity as deemed appropriate.
The Fund may invest up to 20% of its assets in U.S. dollar-denominated foreign securities through investment in U.S. exchange listed securities. Foreign securities may include securities issued by foreign governments or their agencies and instrumentalities and companies that are incorporated outside the United States, including securities from issuers located in emerging markets whose economies are less developed.
The Fund may also invest up to 20% of its assets in equity securities that include common stocks, convertible securities, and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).
PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT RISKS
All mutual funds carry risk. Accordingly, loss of money is a risk of investing in the Fund. The Fund’s shares are not bank deposits and are not guaranteed, endorsed or insured by any financial institution, government authority or the FDIC.
Among the principal risks of investing in the Fund, which may adversely affect the Fund’s performance and ability to meet its investment objective, are:
MARKET RISK. The value of portfolio investments may decline. As a result, your investment in a fund may decline in value and you could lose money.
INTEREST RATE RISK. When interest rates rise, fixed income securities (i.e., debt obligations) generally will decline in value. These declines in value are greater for fixed income securities with longer maturities or durations. Given the historically low interest rate environment, risks associated with rising rates are heightened.
CREDIT RISK. Credit risk is the risk that the issuer of a debt obligation will be unable or unwilling to make interest or principal payments on time. Credit risk is often gauged by “credit ratings” assigned by nationally recognized statistical rating organizations (“NRSROs”). A decrease in an issuer’s credit rating may cause a decline in the value of the issuer’s debt obligations. However, credit ratings may not reflect the issuer’s current financial condition or events since the security was last rated by a rating agency. Credit ratings also may be influenced by rating agency conflicts of interest or based on historical data that are no longer applicable or accurate.
Please consider the fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. This and other important information about the fund can be found in the Prospectus. Read the prospectus carefully before investing. More information can be found in the Statement of Additional Information.
Funds are distributed by Foreside Financial Services, LLC. Advanced Asset Management Advisors, Inc. is not affiliated with Foreside Financial Services, LLC.