October 19, 2017
Ariel Fund is named one of the top ten performing funds since the 1987 stock market crash.
Investing in small- and mid-cap stocks is more risky and volatile than investing in large cap stocks. Investing in equity stocks is risky and subject to the volatility of the markets. The intrinsic value of the stocks in which Ariel Fund invests may never be recognized by the broader market. Ariel Fund often invests a significant portion of its assets in companies within the financial services and consumer discretionary sectors, and its performance may suffer if these sectors underperform the overall stock market. Ariel Fund pursues long-term capital appreciation by investing in small/mid-sized undervalued companies that show strong potential for growth.
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Performance data quoted represents past performance. As quoted in the article, the 30-year average annual gain of 10.89% represents average annual returns for the period of 10/19/87 through 10/18/17, and the statement that that “Ariel is up 8.53%” represents the calendar year-to-date performance of Ariel Fund 1/1/17 – 10/18/17. Specific performance for these dates cannot be verified; from 10/19/87 - 10/18/17 the 30-year average gain for Ariel Fund was 10.78%; year-to-date returns for Ariel Fund 1/1/17 – 10/17/17 was 8.54%. Past performance does not guarantee future results. All performance assumes the reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. 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 may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. Click here for the expense ratio and standardized performance data current to the most recent quarter- and month-end periods for Ariel Fund.
The article identifies a company held in Ariel Fund at the time of the interview. This company does not represent all of the holdings in Ariel Fund. Portfolio holdings are subject to change. The performance of any single portfolio holding is no indication of the performance of other portfolio holdings of Ariel Fund. Click here for the current schedule of holdings for Ariel Fund.
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