NPORT-EX 2 acmtacticalsoi063021.htm


 Advisors Capital Tactical Fixed Income Fund 
       Schedule of Investments
      June 30, 2021 (Unaudited)
 Shares               Fair Value  % of Net Assets
 Fixed Income                   
             3,507   iShares Broad USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF    $      212,489    
             9,233   iShares 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond ETF                 425,272    
           34,768   SPDR® Portfolio Intermediate Term Corporate Bond ETF (a)         1,275,986    
           12,743   Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF (b)             1,211,477    
             5,272   Xtrackers USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF                212,514    
                    3,337,738   77.37%
             8,161   Global X U.S. Preferred ETF                   213,573    
           41,828   Invesco Preferred ETF                  640,805    
                       854,378   19.80%
 Total for Exchange Traded Funds (Cost - $4,151,723)                4,192,116   97.17%
 MONEY MARKET FUNDS               
           64,883   Fidelity® Investments Money Market - Government Portfolio -        
       Class I  0.01% *                    64,883   1.50%
                        (Cost - $64,883)               
    Total Investments               4,256,999   98.67%
    (Cost - $4,216,606)              
      Other Assets in Excess of Liabilities                    57,346   1.33%
    Net Assets           $   4,314,345   100.00%
 (a) Additional information, including current Prospectus and Annual Report, is available at       
 (b) Additional information, including current Prospectus and Annual Report, is available at                 
 * The Yield shown represents the 7-day yield at June 30, 2021.         
For Federal income tax purposes, the cost of securities owned at June 30, 2021, was $4,216,606. At June 30, 2021, the composition of gross unrealized appreciation (the excess of value over tax cost) and depreciation (the excess of tax cost over value) of investments (including open positions in options written) was as follows:
      Unrealized Gain    $        40,464    
      Unrealized Loss                   (71)    
      Unrealized Gain    $        40,393    
The Fund utilizes various methods to measure the fair value of most of its investments on a recurring basis. GAAP establishes a hierarchy that prioritizes inputs to valuation methods. The three levels of inputs are:
Level 1 – Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that the Fund has the ability to access.
Level 2 – Observable inputs other than quoted prices included in level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly. These inputs may include quoted prices for the identical instrument in an inactive market, prices for similar instruments, interest rates, prepayment speeds, credit risk, yield curves, default rates and similar data.
Level 3 – Unobservable inputs for the asset or liability, to the extent relevant observable inputs are not available, representing the Fund’s own assumptions about the assumptions a market participant would use in valuing the asset or liability, and would be based on the best information available.
The availability of observable inputs can vary from security to security and is affected by a wide variety of factors, including, for example, the type of security, whether the security is new and not yet established in the marketplace, the liquidity of markets, and other characteristics particular to the security. To the extent that valuation is based on models or inputs that are less observable or unobservable in the market, the determination of fair value requires more judgment. Accordingly, the degree of judgment exercised in determining fair value is greatest for instruments categorized in level 3.
The inputs used to measure fair value may fall into different levels of the fair value hierarchy. In such cases, for disclosure purposes, the level in the fair value hierarchy within which the fair value measurement falls in its entirety, is determined based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement in its entirety.
A description of the valuation techniques applied to the Fund’s major categories of assets measured at fair value on a recurring basis follows.
Equity securities (exchange traded funds). Equity securities generally are valued by using market quotations, but may be valued on the basis of prices furnished by a pricing service when the Adviser believes such prices accurately reflect the fair value of such securities. Securities that are traded on any stock exchange or on the NASDAQ over-the-counter market are generally valued by the pricing service at the last quoted sale price. Lacking a last sale price, an equity security is generally valued by the pricing service at its last bid price. Generally, if the security is traded in an active market and is valued at the last sale price, the security is categorized as a level 1 security, and if an equity security is valued by the pricing service at its last bid, it is generally categorized as a level 2 security. When market quotations are not readily available, when the Adviser determines that the market quotation or the price provided by the pricing service does not accurately reflect the current fair value, or when restricted securities are being valued, such securities are valued as determined in good faith by the Adviser, subject to review of the Board of Trustees (the “Trustees” or the “Board”) and are categorized in level 2 or level 3, when appropriate.
Money market funds. Money market funds are valued at net asset value provided by the funds and are classified in level 1 of the fair value hierarchy.
In accordance with the Trust’s good faith pricing guidelines, the Adviser is required to consider all appropriate factors relevant to the value of securities for which it has determined other pricing sources are not available or reliable as described above. There is no single standard for determining fair value, since fair value depends upon the circumstances of each individual case. As a general principle, the current fair value of an issue of securities being valued by the Adviser would appear to be the amount which the owner might reasonably expect to receive for them upon their current sale. Methods which are in accordance with this principle may, for example, be based on (i) a multiple of earnings; (ii) a discount from market of a similar freely traded security (including a derivative security or a basket of securities traded on other markets, exchanges or among dealers); or (iii) yield to maturity with respect to debt issues, or a combination of these and other methods.
The following table summarizes the inputs used to value the Fund’s assets measured at fair value as of June 30, 2021:
Valuation Inputs of Assets Level 1   Level 2   Level 3   Total
Exchange Traded Funds  $   4,192,116    $                 -    $                 -    $   4,192,116
Money Market Funds            64,883                      -                      -              64,883
Total       $   4,256,999    $                 -    $                 -    $   4,256,999
Refer to the Fund's Schedule of investments for a listing of securities by Industry. The Fund did not hold any level 3 assets during the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2021.