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Detailed Performance Information

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Year-to-Date Performance


STAAR Fund (Ticker)...

Year-to-Date
as of
10/19/2017

AltCat Fund (SITAX) +    9.3%
General Bond Fund (SITGX) -     0.5%
International Fund (SITIX) +   20.6%
Larger Company Stock Fund (SITLX) +   12.9%
Short Term Bond Fund (SITBX) -     0.3%
Smaller Company Stock Fund (SITSX) +    6.9%
   

 

 

  Performance figures are total returns, including dividends and capital gains reinvested.  Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment returns and principal values fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.  You should read the prospectus carefully and consider investment objectives, risks and expenses carefully before investing. The General Bond Fund was formerly named the Intermediate Bond Fund.  The Short Term Bond Fund was previously named the Long Term Bond Fund.  The investment objectives were changed by a vote of shareholders in August of 2004.  Performance shown that includes periods prior to August 2004 include performance achieved under the different investment objectives.  1The Trust was formed as a PA private business trust and investment operations commenced 4/4/96.  Public inception was effective on 5/28/97 with no changes in investment operations, except for the General Bond Fund and the Short Term Bond Fund. 

For a Prospectus and other Information
call 1-888-717-8227.  For any advisor services or financial planning questions, call 412-367-9076.

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Performance (in alphabetical order)
Quarter Ending 09/30/17


STAAR AltCat (Alternative Categories) Fund -- A flexibly managed, multi-asset global fund of funds investing primarily in assets that offer opportunities for growth of capital. 

 

For periods ending 09/30/17

 Last Quarter

Year-to-Date

 One Year

Three Year Avg. Annual Return

Five Year Avg. Annual Return

Ten Year Avg. Annual Return

Since Public Inception (5/28/97)

Since Private Inception (4/4/96)

STAAR AltCat Fund (ACF)

+2.90%

+8.52%

+8.78%

+1.77%

+5.44%

+1.64%

+4.36%

+4.55%

MSCI ACWI NR USD Index

+5.18%

+17.25%

+18.65%

+7.43%

+10.20%

+3.88%

N/A

N/A

Morningstar World Large Stock Index

 +4.71%

+17.60%

+17.50%

+7.21%

+10.39%

+3.98%

+6.04%

+6.53%

 

*While the Fund, by design, does not necessarily correlate closely with any index in any given year, the MSCI ACWI USD Index is considered by management as a closer fit to the AltCat Fund than other indexes.  Over the years the exposure to international stocks has risen and generally ranges between 20% and 35%.  Therefore a world stock index will fit better with this Fund. 

 

Returns shown include the reinvestment of all dividends, but do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on Fund distributions or the redemption of Fund shares. The above past performance is not predictive of future results. The investment return and principal value of the Funds will fluctuate so that your shares, then redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

 

* Total returns include reinvested dividends and gains. Management waived $.03 per share of fees in 2003.  The Trust was formed as a PA private business trust and investment operations commenced on 4/4/96.  Public registration was effective on 5/28/97 with no changes in investment operations.

The S&P500 is a broad index of the 500 largest companies in various market sectors.  It is a market-capitalization weighted average, which emphasizes the largest companies. The index is unmanaged and has no expenses.  The Morningstar Large Blend Funds Category is an average of the total returns of all funds tracked and categorized as such by Morningstar. 

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.  Investment returns and principal values fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.  

STAAR General Bond Fund -- A high-grade general bond portfolio of US Gov't, Gov't Agency and Investment Grade Corp. Bonds with a flexible average maturity.

 

For periods ending 09/30/17

 Last Quarter

Year-to-Date

 One Year

Three Year Avg. Annual Return

Five Year Avg. Annual Return

Ten Year Avg. Annual Return

Since Public Inception (5/28/97)

Since Private Inception (4/4/96)

STAAR General Bond Fund (GBF)

+0.11%

-0.42%

-0.90%

-0.49%

-0.24%

+1.15%

+2.91%

+2.88%

Barcap Intermed Gov/Cred Index

+0.60%

+2.34%

+0.23%

+2.13%

+1.61%

+3.64%

+4.78%

+4.82%

Morningstar Intermed-Term Bd Fd Avg

+0.88%

+3.40%

+0.83%

+2.51%

+2.12%

+4.26%

+4.68%

+4.72%

 

Returns shown include the reinvestment of all dividends, but do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on Fund distributions or the redemption of Fund shares. The above past performance is not predictive of future results. The investment return and principal value of the Funds will fluctuate so that your shares, then redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

 

* The published returns are total returns including reinvestment of dividends.  Management waived  $.01 per share of fees in 2006, $.02 in 2005 and $.03 in 2003. The Trust was formed as a PA private business trust and investment operations commenced on 4/4/96.  Public registration was effective on 5/28/97 with no changes in investment operations. On August 12, 2004 shareholders approved changes to the Fund.  The Intermediate Bond Fund became the General Bond Fund. Performances shown that includes periods prior to August 2004 include performances achieved under the different investment objective approved by shareholders.

The Barcap Intermediate Gov’t/Credit Index is a broad bond market index including both corporate investment grade and government (Treasury and gov. agency) indexes including bonds with maturities up to 10 years. The index is unmanaged and does not have expenses. The Morningstar Intermediate-Term Bond Category is an average of the total returns of all intermediate bond funds tracked and categorized as such by Morningstar.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.  Investment returns and principal values fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.  

STAAR International Fund -- A fund of funds in which the underlying investments are primarily common stocks of companies in countries outside the U.S., including emerging markets. Individual stocks may be owned.

 

For periods ending 09/30/17

 Last Quarter

Year-to-Date

 One Year

Three Year Avg. Annual Return

Five Year Avg. Annual Return

Ten Year Avg. Annual Return

Since Public Inception (5/28/97)

Since Private Inception (4/4/96)

STAAR International Fund (INTF)

+5.12%

+19.29%

+15.35%

+1.31%

+2.74%

-1.18%

+2.99%

+3.72%

EAFE Index

+5.40%

+19.96%

+19.10%

+5.04%

+8.38%

+1.34%

+5.09%

+4.91%

Morningstar Foreign Large Blend Fds Avg

+5.34%

+20.33%

+18.01%

+5.07%

+7.74%

+1.22%

+3.96%

+4.34%

 

Returns shown include the reinvestment of all dividends, but do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on Fund distributions or the redemption of Fund shares. The above past performance is not predictive of future results. The investment return and principal value of the Funds will fluctuate so that your shares, then redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

 

* Published returns are total returns including reinvested dividends. Management waived $.02 of fees in 2003. The Trust was formed as a PA private business trust and investment operations commenced on 4/4/96.  Public registration was effective on 5/28/97 with no changes in investment operations.

 The MSCI EAFE index is a broad international index widely accepted as a benchmark for international stock performance.  It consists of an aggregate of 21 individual country indexes, which represent the major world, markets. The index is unmanaged and has no expenses.   The Morningstar Foreign Stock Funds Category Average is an average of the total returns of all funds tracked and categorized as such by Morningstar. 

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.  Investment returns and principal values fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.   

STAAR Larger Company Stock Fund -- A fund of funds in which the underlying investments are primarily common stocks of large and larger mid-cap companies Individual stocks may be owned. Objective: Growth w/ some Income.  

 

       For periods ending 09/30/17

 Last Quarter

 Year-to-Date

One Year

Three Year Avg. Annual Return

Five Year Avg. Annual Return

Ten Year Avg. Annual Return

Since Public Inception (5/28/97)

Since Private Inception (4/4/96)

STAAR Larger Company Stock Fund (LCSF)

+2.62%

+11.23%

+11.22%

+5.19%

+8.40%

+3.00%

+4.26%

+4.97%

S&P 500 Index

+4.48%

+14.24%

+18.61%

+10.81%

+14.22%

+7.44%

+7.50%

+8.49%

Morningstar Large Blend Fds Avg

+4.19%

+13.19%

+17.65%

+9.03%

+12.91%

+6.58%

+6.31%

+7.13%

 

Returns shown include the reinvestment of all dividends, but do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on Fund distributions or the redemption of Fund shares. The above past performance is not predictive of future results. The investment return and principal value of the Funds will fluctuate so that your shares, then redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.


* Published returns are total returns including reinvested dividends.  Management waived $.03 per share of fees in 2003. The Trust was formed as a PA private business trust and investment operations commenced on 4/4/96.  Public registration was effective on 5/28/97 with no changes in investment operations.

 The S&P500 is a broad index of the 500 largest companies in various market sectors.  It is a market-capitalization weighted average, which emphasizes the largest companies.  The index is unmanaged and has no expenses.  The Morningstar Large Blend Funds Category is an average of the total returns of all funds tracked and categorized as such by Morningstar.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.  Investment returns and principal values fluctuate so that an investor's shares,

STAAR Short Term Bond Fund -- A high-grade bond portfolio of US Gov't, Gov't Agency and Investment Grade Corporate Bonds with an average maturity between 1 and 3 years.

 

 

For periods ending 09/30/17

 Last Quarter

 Year-to-Date

 One Year

Three Year Avg. Annual Return

Five Year Avg. Annual Return

Ten Year Avg. Annual Return

Since Public Inception (5/28/97)

Since Private Inception (4/4/96)

STAAR Short Term Bond Fund (STBF)

-0.11%

-0.34%

-0.45%

-0.22%

-0.04%

+0.47%

+2.77%

+2.82%

Barcap 1-3 Year US Govt Index

+0.34%

+1.06%

+0.66%

+1.05%

+0.91%

+2.09%

+3.59%

+3.71%

Morningstar Short-Term Bd Fd Avg

+0.49%

+1.71%

+1.26%

+1.40%

+1.17%

+2.43%

+3.23%

+3.34%

 

Returns shown include the reinvestment of all dividends, but do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on Fund distributions or the redemption of Fund shares. The above past performance is not predictive of future results. The investment return and principal value of the Funds will fluctuate so that your shares, then redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

 

* Published returns are total returns including reinvested dividends.  Management waived $.01 per share of fees in 2006 and $.03 in both 2005 and 2003. The Trust was formed as a PA private business trust and investment operations commenced on 4/4/96.  Public registration was effective on 5/28/97 with no changes in investment operations.  On August 12, 2004 shareholders approved changes to the Fund.  The Long Term Bond Fund became the Short Term Bond Fund. The Short Term Bond Fund was previously named the Long Term Bond Fund.  Performances shown that includes periods prior to August 2004 include performances achieved under the different investment objective approved by shareholders.

 

The Barcap 1-3 Government Bond Index includes both the Treasury Bond index (all public obligations of the U.S. Treasury, excluding flower bonds and foreign-targeted issues) and the Agency Bond Index (all publicly issued debt of U.S. Government agencies and quasi-federal corporations and corporate-debt guaranteed by the U.S. Government). The index is unmanaged and has no expenses.  The Morningstar Short-Term Bond Category is an average of the total returns of all short-term bond funds tracked and categorized as such by Morningstar.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.  Investment returns and principal values fluctuate so that an investor's shares,

STAAR Smaller Company Stock Fund -- A fund of funds in which the underlying investments are primarily common stocks of small, micro-cap and smaller mid-cap companies. Individual stocks may be owned.  

 

For periods ending 09/30/17

Last Quarter

 Year-to-Date

One Year

Three Year Avg. Annual Return

Five Year Avg. Annual Return

Ten Year Avg. Annual Return

Since Public Inception (5/28/97)

Since Private Inception (4/4/96)

STAAR Smaller Company Stock Fund (SCSF)

+4.82%

+6.04%

+14.91%

+6.34%

+9.08%

+3.80%

+6.63%

+6.66%

Russell 2000 Index

+5.67%

+10.94%

+20.74%

+12.18%

+13.79%

+7.85%

+8.43%

+8.64%

Morningstar Small Blend Fds Avg

+5.10%

+8.45%

+18.91%

+10.01%

+12.83%

+7.19%

+9.06%

+9.40%

 

Returns shown include the reinvestment of all dividends, but do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on Fund distributions or the redemption of Fund shares. The above past performance is not predictive of future results. The investment return and principal value of the Funds will fluctuate so that your shares, then redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

 

* Published returns are total returns including reinvested dividends.   Management waived $.03 per share of fees in 2003.  The Trust was formed as a PA private business trust and investment operations commenced on 4/4/96.  Public registration was effective on 5/28/97 with no changes in investment operations.  

The Russell 2000 Index is an unmanaged total return index of the smallest 2000 companies in the Russell 3000 Index and is generally considered in the industry as representing the universe of small company stocks. The index is unmanaged and has no expenses. The Morningstar Small Blend Funds Average is an average of all short-term bond funds tracked and categorized as such by Morningstar.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.  Investment returns and principal values fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.  

Indexes were quoted as published in various publications or sources, including the Wall St. Journal and Morningstar.

The Trust was formed as a PA private business trust and investment operations commenced 4/4/96.  Public inception was effective on 5/28/97 with no changes in investment operations, except for the General Bond Fund and the Short Term Bond Fund.

For a Prospectus and other Information
Call 1-888-717-8227 or go to www.STAARFunds.com

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