HCM Dividend Sector Plus Fund Makes IBD’s “Best Mutual Funds of 2016”.

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Howard Capital Management's HCM Dividend Sector Plus Fund ranks top in the U.S. stock fund category for total return according to Investor's Business Daily, Best Mutual Funds of 2016.

Howard Capital Management, Inc. Family of Mutual Funds

"Returns matter. Downside protection matters." - Vance Howard, Fund Manager

Howard Capital Management, Inc. (HCM) launched their HCM Dividend Sector Plus Fund late in 2015, and its performance has not taken long to gain recognition. According to IBD, Investor’s Business Daily, in their recent article, "Best Mutual Funds of 2016, ” the HCM Dividend Sector Plus R Fund (HCMZX) finished the year strong, ranking 9th of 60 funds listed, in the U.S. stock fund category for total return.

The Fund seeks growth by selecting the top dividend paying stocks from each sector along with earnings and valuation metrics. It can move 100% of its investments in securities to 100% cash and equivalents. In addition, the Fund uses HCM’s signature stoploss asset protection tool, the HCM-BuyLine®, which mathematically determines when to enter and exit the market through its non-emotional, quantitative process.

The Fund is managed by Vance Howard, CEO and Founder of Howard Capital Management, Inc. “Returns matter. Downside protection matters,” says Mr. Howard. Opportunistic, this growth-focused strategy supports the Fund’s goal of seeking long-term capital appreciation, while striving to protect capital and capital gains from downturns. Mr. Howard continues, “we are committed to protecting client assets during market declines, all while seeking to capitalize on opportunities for growth.”

The Fund is offered on numerous investment platforms, investing in equity securities of companies included in the S&P 500 (Stand & Poor’s 500 Index) U.S. stock market benchmark.

HCM Family of Funds:

The Howard Capital Management, Inc. family of mutual funds offer investing strategies designed to contribute and provide clients with proactive and tactical portfolio management. The HCM Fund Family includes:

  •     HCM Dividend Sector Plus Fund
  •     HCM Tactical Growth Fund
  •     HCM Income Plus Fund

To learn more about each Fund, please visit: http://www.howardcmfunds.com or call the office, 770-642-4902.

Howard Capital Management, Inc.:

Howard Capital Management, Inc. has offered money management services since 1999, working to deliver investment opportunities to help meet the long-term goals of individuals and the financial advisors who serve them.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index is a U.S. stock market benchmark which includes an index of 500 stocks with market value ranging, but not limited to, U.S. equities, index funds & ETFs in small –, mid –, and large cap companies, of any market capitalization that are paying the highest dividend yields in each of the 10 major S&P 500 industry sectors.

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Disclosures:

Howard Capital Management, Inc. (HCM) is registered as an investment adviser with the SEC and only transacts business where it is properly registered or is otherwise exempt from registration. SEC registration does not constitute an endorsement of the firm by the Commission nor does it indicate that the adviser has attained a particular level of skill or ability. Any subsequent, direct communication by HCM with a prospective client shall be conducted by a representative that is either registered or qualifies for an exemption or exclusion from registration in the state where the prospective client resides. For information pertaining to the registration status of HCM, please contact HCM or refer to the Investment Adviser Public Disclosure web site (http://www.adviserinfo.sec.gov). For additional information about HCM, including fees and services, send for our disclosure statement as set forth in our brochure using the contact information herein.

The HCM-BuyLine® is a reactive indicator, not a proactive one. Stoploss protection will not necessarily contain your losses in the desired amounts due to the limitations of the HCM-Buy-Line, market conditions, and delays in executing orders. It is not an actual stoploss order that automatically sells securities in the portfolio at a certain price. Naturally, there can be no guarantee that the HCM-BuyLine® indicator will perform as anticipated. No current or prospective client should assume that the future performance of any specific investment or investment strategy (including the investments and/or investment strategies recommended by the advisor), will be profitable or equal to past performance levels. Economic factors, market conditions, and investment strategies will affect the performance of any portfolio and there are no assurances that it will match or outperform any particular benchmark for measuring the performance of a portfolio. All investment approaches have the potential for loss as well as gain. Please work with your financial advisor to determine which investment program is consistent with your financial objectives and risk tolerance. Asset allocation and diversification do not assure or guarantee better performance and cannot eliminate the risk of investment losses. This material has been distributed for informational purposes only and should not be considered as investment advice or a recommendation of any particular security or investment product. No part of this material may be reproduced in any form, or referred to in any other publication, without express written permission of Howard Capital Management, Inc.

Investments in Mutual Funds involve risk including the possible loss of principal. There is no assurance that the Fund's will achieve their investment objectives. The adviser’s investment model carries a risk that the mathematical model used might be based on one or more incorrect assumptions. No assurance can be given that the Fund will be successful under all or any market conditions.

Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the HCM Funds. This and other important information about the Funds is contained in the prospectus, which can be obtained at http://www.howardcmfunds.com or by calling (770) 642-4902. The prospectus should be read carefully before investing. The HCM Funds is distributed by Northern Lights Distributors, LLC, member FINRA ⁄ SIPC. Northern Lights Distributors, LLC and Howard Capital Management, Inc. are not affiliated.

Rankings are only one form of performance measurement. For current performance information, please call toll free 770-642-4902 or visit howardcmfunds.com. HCM/44 (1/17) / 5017-NLD-01/06/2017

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