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Dividend and Income Fund  as of 06/11/2021

NYSE / DNI Asset Class:  Income & Pref Stock Fds 1 YR Lipper Avg:  27.33%

Growth of $10K

Avg Annual Total Return %
  10 YR 5 YR 1 YR YTD
Market Return 7.97% 13.63% 57.34% 34.94%
Lipper Pct. Rank 95 9 15 8
NAV Return 8.90% 14.19% 59.84% 22.81%
Lipper Pct. Rank 59 8 6 6
Premium/Discount History

10 YR Avg 5 YR Avg YTD Avg
-16.415% -21.263% -30.650%

NAV $19.58 Market Price $14.89
Net Change -$0.15 Market Change -$0.05
Premium/Discount -23.95%
1 YR NAV Return 59.838%
1 YR NAV Rank 6
12-Mo Yield as of 4/30/2021 Yield Def
Income Only Yield 0.29%
Distribution Yield (Market) 7.11%
Most Recent Income Dividend $0.250
Ex-Div Date 3/12/2021
Most Recent Cap Gain Dividend --
Ex-Div Date --
Dividend Frequency Quarterly
YTD Dividends $0.250
YTD Capital Gains --
Inception Date 6/23/1998
Fund Advisor Bexil Advisers LLC
Manager & Tenure Winmill since 2011
Winmill since 2017
Phone 800-278-4353
Total Net Assets (mil) as of 5/31/2021 $250.7
% Leveraged Assets as of 12/31/2020 9.69%
Portfolio Turnover 28.00%
Mgmt Fees 1.182%
Expense Ratio 2.260%
Fund Objective
The Fund seeks high current income-capital appreciation is secondary. The Fund will normally invest at least 50% of assets in income generating equities. The Fund may invest the balance in non-convertible debt. The Fund normally tries to reduce individual security risk by diversifying investments among 150 securities.
Top Holdings (as of 3/31/2021)
Williams-Sonoma Inc ORD 3.70%
Autozone Inc ORD 3.65%
Credit Acceptance Corp ORD 3.56%
Skyworks Solutions Inc ORD 3.55%
Tractor Supply Co ORD 3.23%
Medifast Inc ORD 3.19%
Essent Group Ltd ORD 3.06%
T. Rowe Price Group Inc ORD 2.94%
Intel Corp ORD 2.92%
Tyson Foods Inc ORD 2.70%
Top Sectors (as of 3/31/2021)
Consumer Services 28.90%
Financials 21.59%
Technology 10.71%
Basic Materials 9.92%
Industrials 9.25%
Consumer Goods 8.81%
Health Care 8.55%

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