Sextant Mutual Funds

Sextant Core Fund (SCORX): Objectives, Strategies & Risks

Investment Objective

Long-term appreciation and capital preservation.

Principal Investment Strategies

The Core Fund invests in a mix of equity and debt securities. It normally invests 40% of its assets in equity securities of U.S. companies, 20% in foreign equity securities, 25% in investment-grade debt securities with maturities of three years or longer, and 15% in short-term debt securities including money market instruments and cash. The Core Fund follows a value investment style, favoring income-producing securities of larger, more seasoned companies.

Principal Risks of Investing

The value of Core Fund shares rises and falls as the value of the securities in which the Fund invests goes up and down. Only consider investing in the Fund if you are willing to accept the risk that you may lose money. Fund share prices, yields, and total returns will change with market fluctuations as well as the fortunes of the countries, industries and companies in which the Fund invests.

The Fund involves the risks of both equity and debt investing, although it seeks to mitigate these risks through a widely diversified portfolio that includes domestic stocks, foreign stocks, short and long-term bonds, and money market instruments. Security prices are subject to market risk, and common stocks in particular may be subject to price declines that are steep, sudden, and/or prolonged. International investing involves risks not normally associated with U.S. securities. These include fluctuations in currency exchange rates, less public information about securities, less governmental market supervision, and lack of uniform financial, social, and political standards. Foreign investing heightens the risk of confiscatory taxation, seizure or nationalization of assets, currency controls, or adverse political or social developments that affect investments.

Bonds have interest rate risk, generally falling in price when rates increase. The longer a bond’s maturity, the more sensitive the bond is to interest rate changes. Bonds also entail credit risk, which is the possibility that a bond will not pay interest or principal when due. If a bond’s credit quality is perceived to decline, investors will demand a higher yield, which means a lower price.

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Manager since 2008: Peter Nielsen This link opens a new window