NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Direxion announced today that the Direxion Hilton Tactical Income Fund (HCYIX), which is celebrating its three-year anniversary, has received a 5-star Morningstar™ Rating as of Sept. 30, 2016†. Hilton Capital Management has managed the strategy through separately managed accounts until 2013, when Rafferty Asset Management LLC, the advisor to the Direxion Funds, packaged the strategy into a mutual fund with Hilton Capital as the subadvisor. The fund uses the same principal investment strategy it has employed since the strategy's inception.
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"As managers we are dedicated to our mission of helping investors seek income and preserve their capital wealth, regardless of market conditions," said Alex Oxenham, partner and portfolio manager for Hilton Capital. "For over 14 years, Hilton Capital has built a consistent track record by helping investors participate during up markets, while seeking to mitigate risk. We're pleased to have received the 5-Star rating."
The Fund offers a disciplined, nimble approach to investing in fixed income and income-producing equity-based securities—all striving toward a focused goal of consistent income generation, risk-adjusted growth and preservation of capital.
"We consider ourselves risk managers, first and foremost," said Bill Garvey, co-founder and CIO of Hilton Capital. "I've always said that we want our clients to eat well, but not at the expense of sleeping well. We've earned investors' trust through the consistency of our track record over this 14-year period."
The fund's strategy focuses on companies that provide services or products which are viewed as "needs-based"—including, but not limited to, energy, financials, consumer staples and healthcare. Needs-based companies typically pay higher equity dividends and dampen the cyclicality of the portfolio, increasing the likelihood of performing well in both rising and falling markets.
Direxion builds bold products for investors who want more than the status quo. Our funds deliver directional options, magnified exposure, and long-term, rules-based strategies. Founded in 1997, the company has approximately $11 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2016. Direxion's diverse suite of products helps investors navigate today's ever-changing markets. For more information, please visit www.direxioninvestments.com.
There is no guarantee that the Funds will achieve their objectives.
† © 2016 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating based on how a fund ranks on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure against other funds in the same category. This measure takes into account variations in a fund's monthly performance after adjusting for sales loads (except for load-waived A shares) redemption fees, and the risk-free rate, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each 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 fund is derived from a weighted average of the ratings for the three-, five- and ten-year (if applicable) time periods. Load-waived A share star ratings do not include any front-end sales load and are intended for those investors who have access to such purchase terms (e.g., plan participants of a defined contribution plan). Not all A share mutual funds for which Morningstar calculates a load-waived A share star rating may actually waive their front-end sales load. Therefore, Morningstar strongly encourages investors to contact their investment professional to determine whether they are eligible to purchase the A share without paying the front load. The Direxion Hilton Tactical Income Fund was rated against 289 U.S.-domiciled Tactical Allocation funds. The fund received an Overall and Three-year Morningstar Rating of 5 stars for the Institutional Share Class and 4 stars for A shares, with an extended performance rating of 4 stars for the C Shares (This investment's independent Morningstar Rating metric is compared against the retail mutual fund universe breakpoints to determine its hypothetical rating). Different Star Ratings for the various share classes are partially a result of different inception dates. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The Morningstar Rating may differ among share classes of a mutual fund as a result of different sales loads and/or expense structure.
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Mutual fund investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible. The Fund's strategy of investing in dividend-paying stocks involves the risk that such stocks may fall out of favor with investors and underperform the market. In addition, there is the possibility that such companies could reduce or eliminate the payment of dividends in the future or the anticipated acceleration of dividends could not occur. The Fund may invest in foreign securities and ADRs, which involve political, economic and currency risks, greater volatility and differences in accounting methods. Medium- and small- capitalization companies tend to have limited liquidity and greater price volatility than large-capitalization companies. Investments in REIT securities involve risks such as declines in the value of real estate and increased susceptibility to adverse economic regulatory expenses. The fund may invest in master limited partnerships (MLP) which can be negatively influenced when interest rates rise. These investments also entail many of the general tax risks of investing in a partnership. There is always the risk that an MLP will fail to qualify for favorable tax 2013 treatments. Investments in debt securities typically decrease in value when interest rates rise. This risk is usually greater for longer-term debt securities. Investment by the Fund in lower-rated and nonrated securities presents a greater risk of loss to principal and interest than higher-rated securities. Income from municipal securities may be subject to state and local taxes and a portion of income may be subject to the federal alternative minimum tax for certain investors. Federal income tax rules will apply to any capital gains distributions. Because the funds invest in ETFs and ETNs, they are subject to additional risks that do not apply to conventional mutual funds. ETF risk includes the risks that the market price of the shares may trade at a discount to its net asset value ("NAV"), an active secondary trading market may not develop or be maintained, or trading may be halted by the exchange in which they trade, which may impact a Fund's ability to sell its shares. ETN risk includes the risks that the value of an ETN may be influenced by time to maturity, level of supply and demand for the ETN, volatility and lack of liquidity in the underlying securities' markets, changes in the applicable interest rates, changes in the issuer's credit rating and economic, legal, political or geographic events that affect the referenced index. In addition, ETNs are unsecured debt of the issuer and would lose value if the issuer goes bankrupt.
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