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Bancroft Fund Ltd  as of 01/23/2015

AMEX / BCV Asset Class:  Convertible Sec Funds 1 YR Lipper Avg:  1.69%

Growth of $10K

Avg Annual Total Return %
  10 YR 5 YR 1 YR YTD
Market Return 6.33% 9.31% 6.69% -0.40%
Lipper Pct. Rank 60 67 42 59
NAV Return 6.14% 9.61% 5.64% 0.38%
Lipper Pct. Rank 60 59 25 34
Premium/Discount History

Premium/Discount
10 YR Avg 5 YR Avg YTD Avg
-13.685% -14.299% -14.660%

NAV $23.78 Market Price $19.98
Net Change $0.09 Market Change -$0.01
Premium/Discount -15.98%
1 YR NAV Return 5.644%
1 YR NAV Rank 25
12-Mo Yield as of 12/31/2014 Yield Def
Income Only Yield 1.20%
Distribution Yield (Market) 2.50%
Most Recent Income Dividend $0.142
Ex-Div Date 11/25/2014
Most Recent Cap Gain Dividend $2.009
Ex-Div Date 11/27/2007
Dividend Frequency Quarterly
YTD Dividends $0.502
YTD Capital Gains --
Inception Date 4/20/1971
Fund Advisor Dinsmore Capital Management Co
Manager & Tenure Dinsmore since 1996
O'Keeffe since 2011
Dinsmore since 2011
Phone 800-914-1177
Website www.bancroftfund.com
Total Net Assets (mil) as of 12/31/2014 $124.2
% Leveraged Assets as of 10/31/2013 --
Portfolio Turnover 51.00%
Mgmt Fees 0.769%
Expense Ratio 1.100%
Fund Objective
The Fund seeks to provide income and the potential for capital appreciation by investing primarily in convertible securities.
Top Holdings (as of 7/31/2014)
Wells Fargo & Co PFD 1.97%
Bank of America Corp PFD 1.69%
Chesapeake Energy Corp PFD 1.48%
Huntington Bancshares Inc PFD 1.36%
American Tower Corp 1.34%
Weyerhaeuser Co 1.34%
Crown Castle International Corp 1.22%
Post Holdings Inc PFD 1.10%
New York Community Capital Trust V 0.97%
Health Care REIT Inc PFD 0.94%
Top Sectors (as of 7/31/2014)
Financials 8.69%
Consumer Goods 1.75%
Oil & Gas 1.49%
Health Care 0.89%
Non Classified Equity 0.44%

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