Zacks Investment Research recently designated our Strategic Income Fund (OSTIX) a strong buy – their highest ranking. The recommendation is based on several factors, including the fund's strong track record and its expense ratio.
Details about the fund, including standardized performance, risk disclosures, and prospectus are available here.
Past performance does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance of the Fund may be higher or lower than the performance quoted.
The Zacks Mutual Fund ranking system covers nearly 19,000 mutual funds. These funds are ranked on a scale from one to five with one being the best funds to own for the future (strong buy) and five being the worst (strong sell). For more information on the Zacks rating system, please go to https://www.zacks.com/education/mutual-fund-education.
Mutual fund investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible. The Osterweis Emerging Opportunity Fund may invest in unseasoned companies, which involve additional risks such as abrupt or erratic price movements. The Fund may invest in small and mid-sized companies, which may involve greater volatility than large-sized companies. The Fund may invest in IPOs and unseasoned companies that are in the early stages of their development and may pose more risk compared to more established companies. The Fund may invest in ETFs, which involve risks that do not apply to conventional funds. Higher turnover rates may result in increased transaction costs, which could impact performance. From time to time, the Fund may have concentrated positions in one or more sectors subjecting the Fund to sector emphasis risk including the health care sector, which may be affected by government regulation, restrictions, pricing and other market developments and the technology sector, which tends to be more volatile than the overall market. The Fund may invest in foreign and emerging market securities, which involve greater volatility and political, economic and currency risks and differences in accounting methods. These risks may increase for emerging markets.
A basis point is a unit that is equal to 1/100th of 1%.
Standard Deviation (Annualized): This measure of dispersion represents the degree to which an investment’s returns vary around a mean. The greater the Standard Deviation, the more volatile an investment’s returns were during the period measured.
Duration measures the sensitivity of a fixed income security’s price (or the aggregate market value of a portfolio of fixed income securities) to changes in interest rates. Fixed income securities with longer durations generally have more volatile prices than those of comparable quality with shorter durations.
Beta is a measure of the volatility, or systematic risk, of a security or a portfolio in comparison to the market as a whole.
Alpha is a measure of performance on a risk-adjusted basis. Alpha takes the volatility (price risk) of an investment and compares its risk-adjusted performance to a benchmark index. The excess return of the investment relative to the return of the benchmark index is an investment’s alpha.
Coupon is the interest rate stated on a bond when it’s issued. The coupon is typically paid semiannually.
Osterweis Capital Management is the adviser to the Osterweis Funds, which are distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC.