Plumb Equity Investor Fund PLBEX

Best Mutual Funds 2021, March 22, 2021.

Investor's Business Daily Awards

Funds names to IBD’s list were chosen because they have outperformed their benchmark index over the past 1, 3, 5, and 10-year periods, as of 12/31/20, this list highlights the best large-cap funds to consider now, based on each fund outperforming the S&P 500 over the last one-, three-, five- and 10-year periods. Shaded cells indicate the best-of-the-best funds based on 10-year performance. Of 700 large-cap funds at least 10 years old, 184 pf them, or 26%, won awards. In order to make the list, funds must have outperformed in all four time periods. Among funds at least 10 years old, that’s a feat only 25% of funds can claim. IBD compared the performance of 3.525 funds that have been around for at least 10 years and found that 877 beat their benchmark index in those four periods. Funds in 12 categories qualified, including growth stock mutual funds, small-cap funds, bond funds and index funds. No value funds met the performance criteria. Past Performance Does Not Guarantee Future Results.

To view IBD’s complete list and analysis of the Best Mutual Funds 2021, please visit. https://www.investors.com/etfs-and-funds/mutual-funds/best-mutual-funds-beating-sp-500-over-last-1-3-5-10-years/ and https://www.investors.com/etfs-amd-funds/mutual-funds/best-mutual-funds-awards-2021-best-large-cap-funds/

2021 Refinitiv Lipper Best Fund over 5 years

Mixed-Asset Target Allocation Growth Fund

Wisconsin Plumb Balanced Fund named

Wisconsin Plumb Balanced Fund, Investor ranked No. 1 out of 113 similar funds based on consistent risk-adjusted return
over the five years ending November 30, 2020. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

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Who’s driving it? Who’s enabling it?
Who's benefiting?

innovations in


that may drive opportunities

Tom Plumb talks about

how we pay,

not what we buy,

that matters.

In our opinion, it's

The Plumb Funds invest in companies we believe are innovators with the potential to disrupt entire sectors. We look for companies poised to benefit from the change, and over the long term, yield a recurring revenue growth stream and profitability.



Overall, among 1133 Large Growth Funds Category, based on risk-adjusted returns as of 09/30/2021.



Overall, among 653 Allocation-50% to 70% Equity Funds Category, based on risk-adjusted returns as of 09/30/2021.


Plumb Balanced Fund (A)42.18$-0.42
Plumb Equity Fund (A)38.77$-0.63
Plumb Balanced Fund (Inv)42.17$-0.43
Plumb Equity Fund (Inv)38.77$-0.64
Plumb Balanced Fund (Inst)42.22$-0.43
Plumb Equity Fund (Inst)38.80$-0.64
Closing Price (NAV) as of 10/27/2021  



The digitization of how we pay for goods and services today has presented the Plumb Funds with an exciting theme in our portfolios. We’re far more intrigued with how people pay than with where they buy or what they are buying. We dig deep into what companies are benefiting from secular changes – what payment systems are leading the pack, who are the processing and security companies behind the scenes and what countries across the globe are making inroads.

As of 09/30/2021, Morningstar rated the Funds as follows: Equity Fund 2, 1, 2, and 2 for Overall, 3, 5, and 10 years among 1133, 1133’ 1024 and 762 Large Growth Funds; Balanced Fund 4, 3, 5 and 4 stars for Overall, 3, 5 and 10 years among 653, 653, 596 and 427 Allocation-50%to 70% Equity Funds based on risk adjusted returns. The Morningstar RatingTM for funds, or “star rating”, is calculated for mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product’s monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three, five, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

The Morningstar Rankings represent a fund’s total-return rank relative to all funds that have the same Morningstar Category. The highest percentile rank is 1 and the lowest is 100. It is based on Morningstar total return, which includes both income and capital gains or losses and is not adjusted for sales charges or redemption fees.

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