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Donoghue Forlines Dividend Fund


Fund Goal

The Fund’s primary investment objective is total return from dividend income and capital appreciation. Capital preservation is a secondary objective of the Fund.

Potential Benefits

  • Seeks high current dividend income and preservation of capital during market declines by investing in quality stocks exhibiting high yields.
  • Invests in a diversified mix of sectors to reduce volatility
  • Employs tactical overlays to attempt to potentially reduce significant market drawdowns

There is no guarantee that any investment strategy will achieve its objectives, generate profits or avoid losses

Index Selection Process

Universe of 1000 Large to Mid-Cap Value Stocks


High Dividend Paying Stocks with Sector Neutral Exposure


Quality Oriented Screens


50 Stocks Equal Weighted


50% Shorter Term Exponential Moving Average Crossovers

50% Longer Term Exponential Moving Average Crossovers


100% Stocks or 50%

100% Defensive Position

  1. Represents the percentage increase/decrease in the net asset value from the prior trading day.
  2. Performance for periods less than one year is not annualized.
  3. The maximum sales charge for Class A Shares is 5.00%. Class A Share investors may be eligible for a reduction in sales charges.
  4. Inception date of the Class A & I shares is November 7, 2013 and November 25, 2014 for Class C.

The performance data quoted here represents past performance. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted above. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. The Fund’s total annual operating expenses is 2.04% for Class A shares, 2.79% for Class C shares, 1.79% for Class I shares. Please review the fund’s prospectus for more information regarding the fund’s fees and expenses. For performance information current to the most recent month-end, please call toll-free 877-779-7462.

Portfolio Statistics

Class A Shares Class C Shares Class I Shares
Cusip Number:
66538B 834
Cusip Number:
66538B 537
Cusip Number:
66538B 826
Fund Assets*:
Fund Assets*:
Fund Assets*:

*As of 3/31/2024

Class A Shares Class C Shares Class I Shares
Min. Investment $1,000 $1,000 $10,000
Subsequent Min. $100 $100 $0

Check with your platform or broker dealer for I share aggregation potential.

Index Selection Process Details

The Donoghue Forlines Dividend Fund (the Fund) is a rules-based strategy that tracks a proprietary index identified in the Fund’s prospectus. The Fund employs a disciplined investment selection process with tactical overlays that determines whether it will be in a bullish (invested) or defensive position.

The tactical overlays are made up of two triggers. The first trigger tracks exponential moving averages of the stocks in the Fund to identify potentially negative intermediate-term trends. The second is a longer term exponential moving average crossover that more broadly can be indicative of 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 Fund could be 100% in equities, 50% in equities/50% defensive, or 100% defensive. When in a defensive position, the Fund will invest in short-term U.S. Treasury ETFs or cash equivalents. When bullish, the Fund allocates equally in up to 50 stocks, diversified amongst a market neutral weight of sectors.

The stocks are selected based on having the highest dividend yields in their sector as well as meeting other quality factors. If stocks fail to meet the yield and quality requirements in any sector, only the stocks that meet all the requirements will be included, and the remaining allocation is equally divided between the full final list of selected securities. The sectors used are Business Services, Consumer Cyclicals, Consumer Non- Cyclicals, Consumer Services, Energy, Finance, Healthcare, Industrials, Non-Energy Materials, Real Estate, Technology, Telecommunications, and Utilities.

Additionally, when bullish, the Fund rebalances and reconstitutes quarterly to bring the holdings back to an equal weighting.

Investment Committee

John A. Forlines, IIIJeffrey R. ThompsonRichard E. MolariNick Lobley

Investment Advisor to the Fund

Donoghue Forlines LLC is a tactical investment firm that has specialized in risk-managed portfolios since 1986. Our tactical strategies are based upon rigorous analysis of decades of historical data. The Donoghue Forlines Funds utilize technical indicators to recognize shifts in market momentum and uses proprietary tactical signals to help mitigate losses in down trending markets and potentially offer strong client-centric risk-adjusted returns over a full market cycle.

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