Ancora Special Opportunities Fund
The Ancora Special Opportunity Fund’s primary objective is to obtain a high total return.
|Gross Expense Ratio||2.25%|
|Net Expense Ratio||2.25%|
|Max. Sales Charge||-|
|Inception Date||January 5, 2004|
Under normal circumstances, at least 80% of the assets in the Ancora Special Opportunity Fund will be invested in publicly traded equity securities of such companies (such as common stock, preferred stock and securities convertible into common or preferred stock). Examples of companies in which the Fund may invest include (i) companies which have lost significant market value, if the Advisor believes the fortunes of these companies may be more favorable in the future, (ii) companies which are undergoing financial restructuring or which may be repositioning themselves in the marketplace for their products or services, and (iii) companies having products or services which are new and untested or which may gain wider acceptance in the future.
Securities in the Fund will tend to be of companies with “micro” and small capitalizations (that is, with market capitalizations of less than $2 billion), but this will not be a requirement.
Total Returns at NAV (%)
As of 12/31/2017
|Ancora Special Opportunity Fund (ANSIX)||3.37%||14.54%||14.54%||9.24%||12.94%||8.40%||7.24%|
|Wilshire 5000 Index||6.39%||20.99%||20.99%||11.36%||15.69%||8.65%||8.88%|
Hypothetical Growth of $10,000
As of 12/31/2017
Performance quoted represents past performance and is not a guarantee or a reliable indicator of future results. Investment return and the principal value of an investment will fluctuate. Shares may be worth more or less than original cost when redeemed. Current performance may be lower or higher than average annual returns shown. A Redemption Fee of 2% may be assessed on shares held less than 90 days. The performance data presented does not reflect the deduction of this fee and if reflected would reduce the performance returns. The inception date for the I share class of the fund is 1/5/04.
Top 10 Holdings
As of 12/31/2017
|Mace Security International, Inc.||MACE||5.58%|
|Dividend and Income Fund||DNI||4.71%|
|Boulder Growth & Income Fund, Inc.||BIF||3.24%|
|Virtus Investment Partners, Inc.||VRTSP||2.97%|
|Liberty All Star Equity Fund||USA||2.80%|
|Regions Financial Corporation||RF||2.52%|
|The Gabelli Healthcare & Wellness Trust||GRX||2.41%|
As of 12/31/2017
General Risk Disclosures
Portfolio weighs are subject to change without notice and may not add up to 100% due to rounding. 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. The returns shown do not reflect deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on Fund distributions or the redemption of Fund shares. Current performance of the Fund may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. The Fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses must be considered carefully before investing. Performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by calling 1-866-6-ANCORA.
Carefully consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risks and expenses carefully before investing. This and other information can be found in the Fund’s prospectus, and if available, summary prospectus, which may be obtained by calling 1-866-6-ANCORA or by visiting www.ancorafunds.com. Read the prospectus carefully before investing. Investing involves risk, including possible loss of capital.
Ancora Holdings Inc. is the parent company of three registered investment advisers with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission; Ancora Advisors, LLC, Ancora Family Wealth Advisors, LLC and Ancora Retirement Plan Advisors, Inc. In addition it owns Inverness Securities LLC, a FINRA & SIPC member broker dealer. A more detailed description of Ancora, its RIAs, management team and practices are contained in the firm brochure, Form ADV Part 2a. Qualified prospective investors may obtain the ADV Part 2a by contacting the company at: 6060 Parkland Boulevard, Suite 200, Cleveland, Ohio 44124, Phone: 216-825-4000, or by going to www.ancora.net.
Ancora Funds are distributed by Arbor Court, LLC. Member FINRA and SIPC. Find out more about the background of this firm on FINRA’s BrokerCheck. Ancora Advisors LLC is the investment advisor to the funds and receives a fee from the Funds for its services.
NOT FDIC INSURED – MAY LOSE VALUE – NO BANK GUARANTEE
Ancora Special Opportunities Fund Risk Disclosures
Speculative Nature. The Fund intends to invest in securities that are more speculative than other securities and, therefore, subject to a substantial decline or total loss in value. Because of the speculative nature of these securities, shareholders of the Fund are exposed to a high degree of risk.
Small and Micro Cap Companies. The principal risks of investing in the Fund include the risks of investing in equity securities. The prices of equity securities fluctuate based on changes in a company’s activities and financial condition and in overall market and financial conditions. The small and micro cap companies in which the Fund invests are especially sensitive to these factors and therefore may be subject to greater share price fluctuations than other companies. Also, securities of these companies are often less liquid, thus possibly limiting the ability of the Fund to dispose of such securities when the Advisor deems it advisable to do so. As a result of these factors, securities of these small and micro cap companies may expose shareholders of the Fund to above average risk.
Closed-End Funds. The shares of many closed-end funds frequently trade at a price per share which is less than the net asset value per share, the difference representing the “market discount” of such shares. The Fund purchases shares of closed-end funds which trade at a market discount. However, there can be no assurance that the market discount on shares of any closed-end fund will ever decrease. In fact, it is possible that this market discount may increase and the Fund may suffer capital losses due to further decline in the market price of the securities of such closed-end funds, thereby adversely affecting the net asset value of the Fund’s shares.
The closed-end funds in which the Fund invests typically pay an advisory fee for the management of their portfolios, as well as other expenses. Therefore, the investment by the Fund in closed-end funds often results in a duplication of advisory fees and other expenses, thereby resulting in a lower return for the Fund than would be the case in the absence of such duplication.
Benchmark. The Ancora Special Opportunities Fund utilizes the Wilshire 5000 Index. The Wilshire 5000 Index is widely accepted as the definitive benchmark for the U.S. equity market, and measures performance of all U.S. equity securities with readily available price data. Indexes are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index.
1See the prospectus for minimum purchase eligibility requirements.