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Key Stats

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Expense Ratio Total Assets Under Management Dividend Yield Turnover Ratio
2.16% 23.13M 2.89% 41.00%
1 Year Fund Level Flows 1 Year Total Returns (Daily) Annualized All Time Total Returns (Daily) Max Drawdown (All)
-13.25M 37.77% Upgrade Upgrade

Basic Info

Investment Strategy
The investment seeks total return with a secondary objective of income. Under normal circumstances, the fund invests at least 80% of its assets in securities of master limited partnerships ("MLPs") and/or other equity securities in energy and energy-related industries. Its allocation to ETNs, swaps and/or structured notes will vary over time, but will not exceed 10% of assets. The fund is non-diversified.
General
Security Type Mutual Fund
Oldest Share Symbol VLPIX
Equity Style Mid Cap/Value
Fixed Income Style --
Broad Asset Class Sector Equity
Broad Category Equity
Category Name Energy Limited Partnership
Category Index Morningstar MLP Composite TR USD
Prospectus Objective Growth and Income
Fund Owner Firm Name Virtus
Prospectus Benchmark Index
Alerian MLP TR USD 100.0%
Broad Asset Class Benchmark Index
^MSWNTR 100.0%
Manager Tenure
David Grumhaus 6.15 yrs
Rodney Clayton 1.75 yrs

Net Fund Flows Versus Category

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1 Year
% Rank: 45
-13.25M
-705.01M Category Low
147.09M Category High
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As of November 30, 2021

Performance Versus Category

 
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As of December 03, 2021. Returns for periods of 1 year and above are annualized.

Annual Total Returns Versus Peers

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Name
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
YTD
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30.20%
-2.16%
-17.94%
8.58%
-19.61%
39.95%
4.94%
-0.87%
7.51%
22.40%
-8.71%
27.67%
15.90%
16.27%
11.91%
-39.37%
35.24%
-0.69%
-14.37%
10.42%
-27.61%
34.69%
2.66%
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28.79%
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14.52%
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20.16%
2.90%
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37.95%
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15.74%
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33.76%
As of December 03, 2021.

Fundamentals

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Dividend Yield TTM (12-3-21) 2.89%
30-Day SEC Yield (10-29-21) Upgrade
7-Day SEC Yield (11-24-21) Upgrade
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Weighted Average PE Ratio 16.64
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As of July 31, 2021

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As of July 31, 2021

Asset Allocation

As of July 31, 2021.
Type % Net % Long % Short
Cash 0.53% Upgrade Upgrade
Stock 99.47% Upgrade Upgrade
Bond 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade
Convertible 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade
Preferred 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade
Other 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade

Top 10 Holdings

Name % Weight Price % Change
Dreyfus Government Cash Mgmt Instl 44.57% 1.00 0.00%
Targa Resources Corp 9.97% 52.27 2.01%
Energy Transfer LP 7.08% 8.175 -0.67%
Cheniere Energy Inc 6.91% 105.46 1.88%
Williams Companies Inc 5.98% 27.31 0.74%
ONEOK Inc 5.29% 60.89 1.47%
Plains GP Holdings LP Class A 4.76% 10.16 0.84%
Hess Midstream LP Class A 4.58% 25.27 2.22%
Kinder Morgan Inc Class P 4.49% 15.78 1.25%
Enbridge Inc 3.69% 37.86 1.56%

Fees & Availability

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Performance Fee --
Switching Fee --
Transaction Fee --
Maximum Front Load --
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Maximum Redemption Fee --
General Availability
Available for Insurance Product No
Available for Retirement Plan No
Available for RRSP No
Purchase Details
Open to New Investors Yes
Open to Existing Investors Yes
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Basic Info

Investment Strategy
The investment seeks total return with a secondary objective of income. Under normal circumstances, the fund invests at least 80% of its assets in securities of master limited partnerships ("MLPs") and/or other equity securities in energy and energy-related industries. Its allocation to ETNs, swaps and/or structured notes will vary over time, but will not exceed 10% of assets. The fund is non-diversified.
General
Security Type Mutual Fund
Oldest Share Symbol VLPIX
Equity Style Mid Cap/Value
Fixed Income Style --
Broad Asset Class Sector Equity
Broad Category Equity
Category Name Energy Limited Partnership
Category Index Morningstar MLP Composite TR USD
Prospectus Objective Growth and Income
Fund Owner Firm Name Virtus
Prospectus Benchmark Index
Alerian MLP TR USD 100.0%
Broad Asset Class Benchmark Index
^MSWNTR 100.0%
Manager Tenure
David Grumhaus 6.15 yrs
Rodney Clayton 1.75 yrs

Fundamentals

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Dividend Yield TTM (12-3-21) 2.89%
30-Day SEC Yield (10-29-21) Upgrade
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Weighted Average PE Ratio 16.64
Weighted Average Price to Sales Ratio Upgrade
Weighted Average Price to Book Ratio Upgrade
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As of July 31, 2021

Growth Estimates

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As of July 31, 2021

Fund Details

Key Dates
Inception Date 9/9/2015
Last Annual Report Date 10/31/2020
Last Prospectus Date 2/26/2021
Share Classes
VLPAX A
VLPIX Inst
Attributes
Enhanced Index Fund No
Index Fund No
Inverse Fund No
Leveraged Fund No
Fund of Funds No
Currency Hedged Fund No
Synthetic Replication Fund No
Has Dividend Investment Plan No
Socially Responsible Fund No