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Money Life “Big Interview” with Buffalo High Yield Fund PM Paul Dlugosch

May 26, 2022


Buffalo Funds High Yield portfolio manager Paul Dlugosch recently appeared on the “Money Life with Chuck Jaffe” podcast.

During the call, Paul discusses how current high-inflation and rising-rate environment affects the high-yield bond market. He also goes in-depth on the quality and strength of corporate earnings being a significant determinant of whether the junk-bond market can recover or if it will face troubles that linger to 2023 and beyond. Paul also provides an overview of his investment methodology, his thoughts on investing in energy companies in general, and his thoughts on Teva Pharmaceutical (NYSE: TEVA) and Bausch Health (NYSE: BHC).


Paul Dlugosh, CFA
Portfolio Manager
25 Years of Experience
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Opinions expressed are those of the author or Funds as of 5/16/22 and are subject to change, are not intended to be a forecast of future events, a guarantee of future results, nor investment advice. A full listing of the Buffalo High Yield Fund portfolio holdings can be found here. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

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Overall Morningstar Rating™ of BUFHX is 5 stars based on risk-adjusted returns among 632 High Yield Bond funds as of 4/30/22. The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or “star rating”, is calculated for managed products (including 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 3-, 5-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating™ metrics. The weights are: 100% 3-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% 5-year rating/40% 3-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% 5-year rating/20% 3-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 3-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all 3 rating periods. The Buffalo High Yield Fund (BUFHX) received 5 stars among 632 for the 3-year, 5 stars among 575 for the 5-year, and 4 stars among 381 High Yield Bond funds for the 10-year period ending 4/30/22. © 2022 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

As of 12/31/21 the Buffalo High Yield Fund top 10 holdings were Northern Oil & Gas (8.125%, 3/1/28) 3.01%, DirecTV Financing (1 Month LIBOR + 5.000%, 8/2/27) 2.66%, MPLX (6.875%, 8/15/23) 2.34%, Penn Virginia Escrow (9.250%, 8/15/26) 2.07%, Consol Energy (11.000%, 11/15/25) 2.06%, Matador Resources (5.875%, 9/15/26) 1.88%, Energy Transfer (7.125%, perpetual preferred) 1.69%, PetIQ (3 Month LIBOR + 4.250%, 4/7/28) 1.65%, Magnite (6 Month LIBOR + 5.000%, 4/3/28) 1.48%, Talos Production (12.000%, 1/15/26) 1.43%. Top 10 holdings for the quarter are not disclosed until 60 days after quarter end. Fund holdings are subject to change and are not recommendations to buy or sell any securities.

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