Value Line Fund Analyzer, version 1.1. Mutual fund selection and monitoring software withupdates from Value Line. by John Sweeney
Mutual fund selection,
sorting, ranking and
portfolio tracking is the
focus of the Value Line
Fund Analyzer. Updated
monthly, the Windows-based software
provides complete data on more
than 5,800 mutual funds (but not the
Value Line funds) and examines all that
information by user-selectable criteria.
The criteria you can use are truly voluminous
(see sidebar, “Criteria”), and
some are unique from what I’ve seen of
public mutual fund analysis software.
You can get the information on diskette
or CD-ROM, and both media are updated
by a proprietary online service.
Data included goes back 10 years.
Behind the scenes are, Value Line
says, more than 100 analysts, statisticians
and economists using objective
analytic methodologies, tracking both
the mutual funds and their related stocks.
This force, built up since 1931, not only
publishes the famous Value Line Reports but runs mutual funds and does
asset management for retirement and
endowment accounts. This assemblage
now puts out the CD and online versions
and, indeed, you can get a portable
document format version of the Value
Line Mutual Fund Survey printed pages
(Value Line refers to them as “E-pages”)
for an extra $100 per year.