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Power Income Portfolio

The Power Income Portfolio has the objective of maximizing total return from income and capital appreciation with the preservation of capital a secondary objective. The portfolio seeks returns with limited risk and seeks to beat an index of all bonds, corporate and government. The portfolio invests in a global tactical income fund, floating rate funds, and other fixed income options. A proprietary defensive trading system indicates whether it is time to be invested in the funds or defensive in money markets. The purpose of switching between these investments is an attempt to minimize losses during a downturn and to maximize gains during upturns. This strategy will invest in Power Mutual Funds advised by W.E. Donoghue & Co. Therefore, no additional fee will be charged by W.E. Donoghue for managing the portfolio, to eliminate fee duplication and to minimize potential conflicts of interest. When investing in ETFs, the accounts managed pursuant to the Power Income Portfolio will incur brokerage trading fees or asset-based pricing fees.

    Power Dividend and Yield Portfolio

    The Power Dividend & Yield Portfolio primarily seeks income and growth using a diversified investment strategy which employs a combination of strategic asset allocation and technical analysis. This strategy converges fundamental global factor investing, strategic Beta and tactical technical management in one portfolio. It employs Fundamental and Rules-Based disciplines and defensive signals and global macro approaches.

    The strategy will invest in the following target allocations: Power Income Fund (35%); Power Global Tactical Allocation/JAForlines Fund (30%); Power Floating Rate Index Fund (20%); Power Dividend Index Fund (7%); Power Dividend Mid-Cap Index Fund (5%); Power Momentum Index Fund (3%). Many of the aforementioned investments carry a tactical overlay that will shift assets to cash or equivalents predicated upon technical indicators. This strategy will invest in Power Mutual Funds advised by W.E. Donoghue & Co. Therefore, no additional fee will be charged by W.E. Donoghue for managing the portfolio, to eliminate fee duplication and to minimize potential conflicts of interest. When investing in ETFs, the accounts managed pursuant to the Power Dividend and Yield Portfolio will incur brokerage trading fees or asset-based pricing fees.

    RISK PROFILE AND INVESTOR SUITABILITY

    The Power Dividend and Yield Portfolio is suitable for investors with a relatively short time horizon who may be drawing income from the portfolio. The strategy is designed to preserve capital during periods of market weakness by investing more heavily in fixed income asset classes. In addition, the portfolio strategy will employ tactical investment strategies to attempt to control downside volatility by moving towards defensive money market positions when the market warrants it. The portfolio primarily seeks income and growth from investment assets.

      Power Growth and Income Portfolio

      The Power Growth & Income Portfolio primarily seeks growth and income using a diversified investment strategy which employs a combination of strategic asset allocation and technical analysis. This strategy converges fundamental global factor investing, strategic Beta and tactical technical management in one portfolio. It employs Fundamental and Rules-Based disciplines and defensive signals and global macro approaches.

      The strategy will invest in the following target allocations: Power Global Tactical Allocation/JAForlines Fund (44%); Power Momentum Index Fund (15%); Power Dividend Mid-Cap Index Fund (12%); Power Floating Rate Index Fund (10%); Power Income Fund (10%); Power Dividend Index Fund (9%). Many of the aforementioned investments carry a tactical overlay that will shift assets to cash or equivalents predicated upon technical indicators. The strategy will invest in Power Mutual Funds advised by W.E. Donoghue & Co. Therefore, no additional fee will be charged by W.E. Donoghue for managing the portfolio, to eliminate fee duplication and to minimize potential conflicts of interest. When investing in ETFs, the accounts managed pursuant to the Power Growth and Income Portfolio will incur brokerage trading fees or asset-based pricing fees.

      Risk Profile and Investor Suitability

      The Power Growth & Income Portfolio as a standalone strategy is appropriate for investors with a moderate risk tolerance. The portfolio is suitable for investors with a longer term time horizon of 5-10 years or more. The strategy is designed to preserve capital during periods of market weakness by investing more heavily in fixed income asset classes and cash.

        Power Dividend Index Portfolio

        The Power Dividend Index Portfolio (Power Dividend Portfolio) is a rules-based strategy that tracks the W.E. Donoghue Power Dividend Index. It has the objective of maximizing total return from income and capital appreciation with the preservation of capital a secondary objective.

        The Power Dividend Portfolio employs a disciplined investment selection process with a tactical overlay that determines whether the Portfolio will be in a bullish (invested) or defensive position. The tactical overlay is made up of two triggers. The first trigger tracks exponential moving averages of the stocks in the Portfolio to identify potentially negative intermediate-term trends. The second is an economic indicator that more broadly measures the health of the economy and monitors longer term evolving problems that could lead to bear markets or recessions. Based on the status of each tactical indicator, the Portfolio could be 100% in equities, 50% in equities-50% defensive or 100% defensive. When in a defensive position, the Portfolio will invest in short‐term U.S. Treasury ETFs or cash equivalents. When bullish, the Portfolio allocates equally in up to 50 stocks, 5 from 10 different sectors. The stocks are selected based on having the highest dividend yields in their sector as well as meeting other quality factors. If fewer than five eligible stocks meet the yield and quality requirements in any sector, only stocks that meet all the requirements are included, and the remaining allocation is equally divided between the full final list of selected securities. The 10 sectors used are Communication Services, Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples, Energy, Financials, Health Care, Industrials, Technology, Materials, and Utilities. Additionally, when bullish, the Portfolio rebalances quarterly to bring the holdings back to an equal weighting and reconstituted annually.

        Risk Profile and Investor Suitability

        The Power Dividend Index Portfolio as a standalone strategy is appropriate for investors with a high risk tolerance. The portfolio is suitable for investors with a time horizon of five years or longer, as it can exhibit short-term volatility equal to or potentially greater than the overall stock market.

          Power Dividend Mid-Cap Index Portfolio

          The Power Dividend Mid-Cap Index Portfolio (Power Dividend Mid-Cap Portfolio) has the objective of maximizing total return from income and capital appreciation with the preservation of capital a secondary objective. Power Dividend Mid-Cap Portfolio is a rules-based strategy that employs an intermediate-term tactical overlay that is driven by technical signals to determine whether to be in a bullish or defensive posture.

          When in a bullish posture, the portfolio invests equally in 50 stocks from 11 different sectors. The stocks are selected based on having the highest dividend yields within each sector. The 11 sectors used in the portfolio are: Communication Services, Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples, Energy, Financials, Health Care, Industrials, Information Technology, Materials, Utilities, and REITs. The allocation to each sector is cap weighted based on a proprietary index of mid-cap stocks and will carry a minimum 4% weight and a maximum 20% weight to each sector. When in a defensive position, the portfolio will be invested in short-term U.S. Treasury Bond ETFs.

          When in a bullish posture, the portfolio will rebalance quarterly and re-constitute annually in June.

          RISK PROFILE AND INVESTOR SUITABILITY

          The Power Dividend Mid-Cap Index Portfolio as a standalone strategy is appropriate for investors with a high risk tolerance. The portfolio is suitable for investors with a time horizon of five years or longer, as it can exhibit short-term volatility equal to or potentially greater than the overall stock market.

            Power Dividend International Index Portfolio

            The Power Dividend International Index Portfolio (Power Dividend International Portfolio) has the objective of maximizing total return from income and capital appreciation with the preservation of capital a secondary objective.

            Power Dividend International Portfolio is a rules-based strategy that employs an intermediate-term tactical overlay that is driven by technical signals to determine whether to be in a bullish or defensive posture. The Portfolio uses American depositary receipt (ADR) investments to gain international exposure. When in a bullish posture, the portfolio selects 50 stocks from 10 sectors based on the highest dividend yielding options from a predetermined universe of ADRs. The Portfolio has a maximum of 10 positions in any country. The 10 sectors used in the portfolio are: Communication Services, Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples, Energy, Financials, Health Care, Industrials, Information Technology, Materials, and Utilities. When in a defensive position, the portfolio will be invested in short-term U.S. Treasury Bond ETFs.

            When in a bullish posture, the portfolio will rebalance holdings quarterly and re-constitute annually in June.

            Risk Profile and Investor Suitability

            The Power Dividend International Index Portfolio as a standalone strategy is appropriate for investors with an aggressive risk tolerance. The portfolio is suitable for investors with a time horizon of five years or longer, as it can exhibit short-term volatility equal to or potentially greater than the overall stock market.

              Power Momentum Index Portfolio

              The Power Momentum Index Portfolio (Power Momentum Portfolio) has the objective of maximizing total return from income and capital appreciation with the preservation of capital a secondary objective. Power Momentum Portfolio is a rules-based strategy that employs an intermediate-term tactical overlay that is driven by technical signals to determine whether to be in a bullish or defensive posture by sector.

              When in a bullish posture, the portfolio invests equally in 50 stocks, 5 from 10 different sectors. The stocks are selected based on having the highest risk-adjusted returns as of the last trading day of calendar quarter. The 10 sectors used in the portfolio are: Communication Services, Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples, Energy, Financials, Health Care, Industrials, Information Technology, Materials, and Utilities. Technical indicators are utilized on each sector individually to determine whether to be in a bullish or defensive posture. When in a defensive position, the portfolio will be invested in short-term U.S. Treasury Bond ETFs.

              When in a bullish posture, the portfolio will reconstitute and rebalance holdings quarterly and re-constitute quarterly.

              Risk Profile and Investor Suitability

              The Power Momentum Index Portfolio as a standalone strategy is appropriate for investors with a high risk tolerance. The portfolio is suitable for investors with a time horizon of five years or longer, as it can exhibit short-term volatility equal to or potentially greater than the overall stock market.

                Power Floating Rate Index

                The W.E. Donoghue Floating Rate Index is a rules-based index calculated by Standard and Poor’s Custom Indexes. The index will direct investments into a selection of floating rate mutual funds/ ETFs and High Yield Bond ETFs when in a bullish position. When in a defensive position, the index will be invested in the a short-term Treasury Bond Index. The Index employs a short-term and intermediate-term tactical overlay to determine whether to be in a bullish or defensive posture. Each tactical overlay will trigger 50% of the index into a defensive position, should market conditions warrant. When in a bullish posture, the index will rebalance holdings and re-constitute annually.

                  Power Treasury Index Portfolio

                  The Power Treasury Index Portfolio utilizes tactical shifts between long-term and intermediate-term Treasuries to provide an optimized return stream with actively managed risk. The portfolio has shown a negative correlation to the S&P 500. The Index uses credit sensitive tactical signals that identify crossover points of varying exponential moving averages in a group of underlying securities our research team has identified as providing consistent data in relation to shifts in the Treasury market. During negative credit conditions, the portfolio allocates into 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETFs, and when a more defensive position is warranted as credit conditions improve, the portfolio shifts investments into 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETFs.

                  The Power Treasury Index Portfolio was featured in Pension & Investments for being in the #2 spot for top-performing managers: overall U.S. fixed income. You can read the full article below:

                  Risk Profile and Investor Suitability

                  The Power Treasury Index Portfolio should not be utilized as a standalone solution but should be blended with other solutions to provide a potential hedge in risk off market environments.

                    JAForlines Global Tactical Allocation Portfolio (GTA)

                    The JAForlines Global investment team constructs portfolios by taking a top-down macro view with a global orientation. Our tactical allocation management style enables clients to obtain all three major asset classes - global equities, fixed income and alternatives - in a single portfolio. We believe this orientation is critical to both short- and long-term investment success. The portfolio invests in liquid, low-cost exchange-traded funds (ETFs) based on a long-term secular view with tactical positioning during the shorter-term business and credit cycles.

                    GTA is designed to be a core, long-term investment, presenting moderate growth potential and risk management across all asset classes. This strategy seeks to lower costs and volatility, while producing long- term capital appreciation

                    • Seeking Moderate Growth
                      • Seeks to achieve moderate capital appreciation while using its tactical nature to preserve capital during times of market stress
                    • Diversifying Globally
                      • Invests across three asset classes: equities, fixed income and alternatives with a global orientation
                    • Tactically Managing Risk
                      • The strategy is unconstrained and treats cash as a tactical asset class to help preserve capital and can raise cash levels as a defensive measure against volatile market downturns

                    JAForlines Global Tactical Income Portfolio (GTI)

                    The JAForlines Global investment team constructs portfolios by taking a top-down macro view with a global orientation. Our tactical allocation management style enables clients to obtain all three major asset classes - global equities, fixed income and alternatives - in a single portfolio. We believe this orientation is critical to both short- and long-term investment success. The portfolio invests in liquid, low-cost exchange-traded funds (ETFs) based on a long-term secular view with tactical positioning during the shorter-term business and credit cycles.

                    • GTI seeks to deliver high current income while preserving principal. As a secondary goal, we also seek conservative capital appreciation. Concerns about the bond market and potential for rising interest rates make it timely to consider this portfolio.

                    Seeking Income and Risk- Managed Appreciation
                    Seeks to provide high current income and preservation of principal, while taking advantage of market opportunities to achieve conservative capital appreciation

                    Focusing on Fixed Income and Alternatives
                    Invests in ETFs across three asset classes – primarily fixed income and alternatives, and to a much lesser extent equities

                    Tactically Managing Risk
                    The strategy is unconstrained and treats cash as a tactical asset class to help preserve capital and can raise cash levels as a defensive measure against volatile market downturns

                    JAForlines Global Tactical Conservative Portfolio (GTC)

                    The JAForlines Global investment team constructs portfolios by taking a top-down macro view with a global orientation. Our tactical allocation management style enables clients to obtain all three major asset classes - global equities, fixed income and alternatives - in a single portfolio. We believe this orientation is critical to both short- and long-term investment success. The portfolio invests in liquid, low-cost exchange-traded funds (ETFs) based on a long-term secular view with tactical positioning during the shorter-term business and credit cycles.

                    GTC is designed to be a core, long-term investment, presenting conservation growth potential and risk management across all asset classes. This strategy seeks to achieve capital conservative capital appreciate while emphasizing preservation of capital

                    Seeking Conservative Appreciation
                    Seeks to achieve conservative capital appreciation with an emphasis on preservation of capital

                    Diversifying Globally
                    Invests across three asset classes: equities, fixed income and alternatives with a global orientation

                    Tactically Managing Risk
                    The strategy is unconstrained and treats cash as a tactical asset class to help preserve capital and can raise cash levels as a defensive measure against volatile market downturns

                    JAForlines Global Tactical Growth Portfolio (GTG)

                    The JAForlines Global investment team constructs portfolios by taking a top-down macro view with a global orientation. Our tactical allocation management style enables clients to obtain all three major asset classes - global equities, fixed income and alternatives - in a single portfolio. We believe this orientation is critical to both short- and long-term investment success. The portfolio invests in liquid, low-cost exchange-traded funds (ETFs) based on a long-term secular view with tactical positioning during the shorter-term business and credit cycles.

                    GTG is designed to be a core, long-term investment, presenting growth potential and risk management across all asset classes. This strategy seeks to achieve greater capital appreciation than GTA.

                    Seeking Growth
                    Seeks to achieve greater capital appreciation than our GTA portfolio while using its tactical nature to preserve capital.

                    Diversifying Globally
                    Invests across three asset classes: equities, fixed income and alternatives with a global orientation

                    Tactically Managing Risk
                    The strategy is unconstrained and treats cash as a tactical asset class to help preserve capital and can raise cash levels as a defensive measure against volatile market downturns

                    Our Mutual Funds

                    Our funds are designed to cover a litany of investment objectives. We can help nearly everyone, from the conservative to aggressive investor, get on the path to their financial goals through the use of our innovative mutual funds.