Continue to site >
Trending ETFs

Name

As of 05/24/2024

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Annualized forward dividend yield. Multiplies the most recent dividend payout amount by its frequency and divides by the previous close price.

Exp Ratio

Expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expenses, including management fees, distribution fees, and other expenses, expressed as a percentage of average net assets.

Watchlist

$22.40

$130 M

2.32%

$0.52

2.39%

Vitals

YTD Return

1.7%

1 yr return

5.5%

3 Yr Avg Return

N/A

5 Yr Avg Return

N/A

Net Assets

$130 M

Holdings in Top 10

40.0%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$22.3
N/A
N/A

Expenses

OPERATING FEES

Expense Ratio 2.39%

SALES FEES

Front Load N/A

Deferred Load N/A

TRADING FEES

Turnover 26.00%

Redemption Fee N/A


Min Investment

Standard (Taxable)

$100,000

IRA

$25,000


Fund Classification

Fund Type

Open End Mutual Fund


Name

As of 05/24/2024

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Annualized forward dividend yield. Multiplies the most recent dividend payout amount by its frequency and divides by the previous close price.

Exp Ratio

Expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expenses, including management fees, distribution fees, and other expenses, expressed as a percentage of average net assets.

Watchlist

$22.40

$130 M

2.32%

$0.52

2.39%

MFLDX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 1.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return N/A
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return N/A
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.13%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 2.3%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annual

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Cromwell Marketfield L/S Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    Marketfield Funds
  • Inception Date
    Jul 31, 2007
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    Instl
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    US
  • Manager
    Michael Aronstein

Fund Description

The Fund seeks capital appreciation while trying to achieve volatility generally lower than that of the broad equity market. Correlation between the Fund and the broad equity market may vary considerably over the course of time.
To achieve the Fund’s investment objective, Marketfield Asset Management LLC, the investment sub-adviser (the “Marketfield Sub-Adviser” or “Sub-Adviser”), employs a long/short strategy and allocates the Fund’s assets by primarily investing in equity securities and exchange-traded funds (ETFs), while also investing in fixed-income securities and other investment companies in proportions consistent with the Marketfield Sub-Adviser’s evaluation of their expected risks and returns. The Fund intends to maintain a net long exposure (the market value of long positions minus the market value of short positions) of approximately 25% to 80% of its net assets. Under normal market conditions, the Fund’s long positions may range from approximately 60% to 95% of its net assets and its short positions may range from approximately 10% to 50% of its net assets.
The Sub-Adviser notes that fixed income securities could potentially provide a source of positive returns during an equity market correction. Additionally, they may provide a specific opportunity during periods that the market’s perception is changing rapidly, and provide superior risk adjusted return opportunities to equity exposure (e.g., the aftermath of the Financial Crisis in 2009 and the Euro crisis in 2012). During times of rapidly rising interest rates or widening credit spreads the implementation of short positions in fixed income may also generate positive returns. It should be noted that due to the lower historic volatility of fixed income compared to equities, the Adviser would typically take a larger position to generate a similar portfolio response.
The Sub-Adviser utilizes its own macro-economic and technical market research to construct the Fund’s portfolio. Generally, long positions are increased during periods in which the Sub-Adviser’s research shows a likelihood of future growth in selected securities, and reduced when the opposite is true. Short positions are utilized both as hedges and to capture specific risks either in the broad equity market or specific portions of the market. The Sub-Adviser generally uses a combination of common stocks and ETFs to generate exposure, with the latter being used to efficiently capture broader exposure either at the sector or geographic (country) level. The Sub-Adviser analyzes the market to determine when allocations to fixed-income securities are appropriate.
The Fund’s equity securities investments may include common and preferred stocks of United States companies of any size. The Fund may take long and short positions in equity securities of foreign companies of any size, including securities issued by corporations located in developing or emerging
markets. The amount of Fund assets invested in foreign securities may vary based on market conditions. However, under normal market conditions, the Sub-Adviser expects the Fund may invest up to 50% of the Fund’s net assets in foreign securities, including securities of issuers located in emerging markets. The Sub-Adviser determines the countries considered to be emerging market countries by taking into consideration factors such as the development of a country’s financial and capital markets, inclusion of a country in an index representative of emerging markets, and country classifications used by the World Bank, International Monetary Fund or United Nations. The Fund’s investments in foreign securities may include, but are not limited to, American Depositary Receipts (“ADRs”), European Depositary Receipts (“EDRs”) and Global Depositary Receipts (“GDRs”). The Fund’s investments in other investment companies, including ETFs, and derivative type transactions will be considered “foreign” if the underlying assets represented by the investment are determined to have exposure to foreign securities, including emerging market securities.
The Fund will engage in short sales of securities or other derivative type transactions for hedging purposes to profit from an anticipated decline in the price of the securities sold short. For speculation purposes, the Fund may also enter into options, forward contracts, forward foreign currency contracts in positions that it expects to appreciate or decline without regard to other positions in the portfolio.
In addition, the Fund may invest up to 50% of its net assets in equity or fixed-income options, futures contracts and convertible securities and may invest up to 30% of its net assets in interest rate, credit default, index, equity (including total return), and currency exchange rate swap agreements. The Fund may use derivatives either when they offer more attractive risk/rewards than an outright “long” or “short” position. This typically is the case with single name equity securities, ETFs or index options. The Fund may also use derivatives if the instrument is generally only traded in a derivative format, such as certificates of deposit or foreign exchanges. The Sub-Adviser shall manage the Fund so that the Fund will not be deemed to be a “commodity pool” under the Commodity Exchange Act.
Under normal market conditions, the Fund’s investments in fixed-income securities which may be of any maturation or duration, consist of investment grade corporate bonds and debentures, mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities, United States Treasury obligations, obligations issued by the U.S. Government and its agencies or instrumentalities and convertible securities. The Fund may also invest in fixed income securities of foreign issuers and governments (including issuers in emerging markets). The Fund may invest up to 30% of its net assets in fixed-income securities that are below investment grade. Below investment grade securities are generally securities that receive low ratings from independent rating agencies, such as securities rated lower than BBB- by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (“S&P”) and Baa3 by Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. (“Moody’s”), or if unrated, are determined to be of equivalent quality by the Sub-Adviser. If independent rating agencies assign different ratings to the same security, the Fund will use the higher rating for purposes of determining the security’s credit quality. These investments may include securities of varying maturities, durations and ratings, including securities that have been rated below investment grade by an independent rating agency, commonly referred to as “junk bonds” or “high yield bonds.” Securities that are rated below investment grade by an independent rating agency are commonly referred to as “high yield debt” or “junk bonds.”
When reviewing investment opportunities for the Fund, the Sub-Adviser considers various factors, including macroeconomic conditions, corporate earnings at a macroeconomic level, anticipated inflation and interest rates, consumer risk and its perception of the outlook of the capital markets as a whole. A macroeconomic strategy focuses on broad trends and is generally distinguished from a strategy that focuses on the prospects of particular companies or issuers. The Sub-Adviser may allocate the Fund’s investments between equity and fixed-income securities at its discretion, without limitation.
Security selection for the Fund is driven by the Sub-Adviser’s top-down analysis of economic issues, the Sub-Adviser’s perception of investor sentiment and investment flows. Once the Sub-Adviser has identified a theme that is expected to either benefit or disadvantage a specific sector or country, it seeks to implement an investment strategy that is appropriate for the Fund. In some cases, the Sub-Adviser may utilize a sector- or country-specific ETF that offers exposure to a broad range of securities. In other situations, the Sub-Adviser may select a single issue that is perceived by the Sub-Adviser to be particularly germane to a specific concern or a small group of issues with characteristics that match the goal of creating portfolio exposure to a macroeconomic theme. The Sub-Adviser may select growth stocks or value stocks and may choose to invest in real estate investment trusts (REITs) as it deems appropriate.
The Sub-Adviser may sell a security if it no longer believes the security will contribute to meeting the investment objective of the Fund or when the security is deemed less attractive relative to another security on a return/risk basis. The Sub-Adviser may also sell or reduce a position in a security if it sees the investment theme failing to materialize.
Read More

MFLDX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MFLDX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 1.7% -68.4% 21.6% 88.96%
1 Yr 5.5% -65.8% 44.3% 87.73%
3 Yr N/A* -29.5% 26.4% 18.67%
5 Yr N/A* -16.9% 25.4% 2.70%
10 Yr N/A* -4.2% 10.2% 70.77%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MFLDX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 -2.4% -17.3% 43.8% 88.34%
2022 N/A -54.0% 17.4% 35.93%
2021 N/A -40.0% 54.1% 16.15%
2020 N/A -47.6% 88.4% 34.87%
2019 N/A -20.3% 62.6% 82.31%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MFLDX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 1.7% -68.4% 21.6% 88.96%
1 Yr 5.5% -65.8% 44.3% 87.73%
3 Yr N/A* -29.5% 26.4% 20.73%
5 Yr N/A* -16.9% 25.4% 6.16%
10 Yr N/A* -4.2% 10.2% 67.69%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MFLDX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 -0.1% -14.5% 43.8% 93.25%
2022 N/A -54.0% 50.3% 35.93%
2021 N/A -40.0% 61.6% 16.15%
2020 N/A -29.9% 91.0% 34.87%
2019 N/A -17.9% 79.4% 83.67%

NAV & Total Return History


MFLDX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

MFLDX Category Low Category High MFLDX % Rank
Net Assets 130 M 1.08 M 6.67 B 39.26%
Number of Holdings 49 3 1906 68.13%
Net Assets in Top 10 54 M 639 K 2.09 B 43.75%
Weighting of Top 10 40.04% 0.9% 182.8% 59.38%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. U.S. Bank Money Market Deposit Account 6.78%
  2. Caterpillar Inc 4.07%
  3. ConocoPhillips 4.05%
  4. Nippon Steel Corp 3.98%
  5. Toyota Motor Corp 3.83%
  6. Schlumberger NV 3.57%
  7. Intuitive Surgical Inc 3.56%
  8. Costco Wholesale Corp 3.46%
  9. VanEck Gold Miners ETF/USA 3.43%
  10. Deere Co 3.30%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High MFLDX % Rank
Stocks
64.23% -0.40% 102.24% 68.75%
Cash
35.77% 0.00% 99.26% 21.88%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 8.29% 64.38%
Other
0.00% -45.12% 99.51% 65.63%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% -0.02% 4.48% 59.09%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 178.67% 70.63%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MFLDX % Rank
Basic Materials
28.58% 0.00% 28.58% 1.50%
Industrials
25.12% 0.00% 31.93% 3.76%
Energy
21.10% 0.00% 32.57% 2.26%
Consumer Cyclical
6.84% 0.00% 88.83% 83.46%
Consumer Defense
4.73% 0.00% 33.38% 65.41%
Technology
4.71% 0.00% 43.24% 90.98%
Financial Services
3.73% 0.00% 83.83% 93.98%
Real Estate
2.57% 0.00% 10.93% 37.59%
Healthcare
1.50% 0.00% 100.00% 98.50%
Communication Services
0.61% 0.00% 32.32% 93.23%
Utilities
0.52% 0.00% 21.71% 72.18%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MFLDX % Rank
US
54.53% -0.40% 102.24% 68.13%
Non US
9.70% -3.36% 70.87% 10.63%

MFLDX - Expenses

Operational Fees

MFLDX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 2.39% 0.42% 8.51% 37.42%
Management Fee 1.40% 0.00% 2.50% 73.62%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.03% 1.54% N/A

Sales Fees

MFLDX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 2.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 4.00% N/A

Trading Fees

MFLDX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.50% 2.00% N/A

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

MFLDX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 26.00% 0.00% 479.00% 18.60%

MFLDX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

MFLDX Category Low Category High MFLDX % Rank
Dividend Yield 2.32% 0.00% 27.22% 35.19%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

MFLDX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annual Annual Quarterly Annual

Net Income Ratio Analysis

MFLDX Category Low Category High MFLDX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.13% -3.33% 2.16% 21.74%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

MFLDX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

Distributions History

View More +

MFLDX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Michael Aronstein


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jul 31, 2007

14.84

14.8%

Michael C. Aronstein is President, Chief Investment Officer and a co-founding partner of Marketfield Asset Management, LLC (and its predecessor firm, which was created in 2007). Mr. Aronstein began his investment career in 1979 at Merrill Lynch, eventually becoming Manager of Global Investment Strategy before departing in 1987 to join Comstock Partners. Mr. Aronstein was the President of Comstock Partners for six years. In 1993, Mr. Aronstein founded West Course Capital, a discretionary commodity management firm. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Aronstein was Chief Investment Strategist for Preservation Group, a provider of independent macroeconomic and strategic research to professional investors. In 2004, he joined Oscar Gruss & Son Incorporated and served as Chief Investment Strategist until 2012. Mr. Aronstein graduated from Yale College with a Bachelor of Arts in 1974.

Michael Shaoul


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 08, 2016

6.15

6.2%

Michael Shaoul, Ph.D. is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and a co-founding partner of Marketfield Asset Management LLC (and its predecesor firm, which was created in 2007). In 1996 Mr. Shaoul joined Oscar Gruss & Son Incorporated. He became its Chief Executive Officer in 2001 and held this position until 2014. He is Treasurer of American Friends of Tel Aviv University and a member of the Board of North American Friends of Manchester University. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Accounting and Finance from the University of Manchester (UK) in 1992.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.07 23.55 6.0 7.93