Finance Adviser: 'I Put My Faith in God, Not Government'

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The Issachar Fund (LIONX, BRI, ESG) is 99% invested (1% Cash) in 45 leading growth stocks on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021.

LIONX is off to a great start in 2021 as growth stocks continue to perform well. Last week, I took some profits and reinvested those gains into new and existing growth stocks with favorable fundamentals and technical chart patterns. Being 99% invested speaks volumes about how bullish I currently am. I continue to find new opportunities to invest, but for now, I will continue to add stocks to my buy list. I believe there was a ton of money on the sidelines ahead of the election uncertainty. But that has been resolved, and money is trying to find a new home away from the money market safety net. I believe this trend can persist for the foreseeable future. When the character of the market changes, I expect to adjust LIONX positions accordingly.

By the grace of God, I plan to stay on the right side of the market, and I do not intend to ride through the next bear market decline. (There is no guarantee that any investment will achieve its objectives, generate positive returns or avoid losses.)

The Fed decreased its balance sheet by $28 billion last week, so I am on alert! The U.S. Treasury 20-year bond has dropped over 4% already in 2021, and that means yields are rising rapidly. I believe the Fed wants to keep rates low, which should be good for economic growth, but I am a little concerned with why they seem to be allowing rates to rise.

If the Fed cannot control rising rates by expanding its balance sheet and buying bonds, then we may have a bigger problem at hand. I am also concerned to see commodity prices rising, which could indicate inflation is creeping back in the market, but a weak dollar could be the main culprit on that front. Our ever-weakening dollar is also putting pressure on commodity prices like oil, so I will keep a close eye on these developments. Oil has risen over 7% in 2021, while gold has dropped about 2.8%.

On the other hand, Bitcoin has advanced over 38% this year! What is up with that? Are investors seeking shelter in a digital currency that cannot be controlled by irresponsible government spending, or is it just "irrational exuberance" on steroids? We will find out soon enough, and we are certainly living in interesting times!

Bottom Line: LIONX is fully invested. I continue to find growth stocks that meet my fundamental and technical criteria, so that is a good sign. However, rising rates and a declining dollar have captured my eye. All eyes are on the Fed because I believe it controls and creates excess liquidity, which has a way of finding itself in the stock market. However, I put my faith in God, not the government, and I believe that God is still on the throne of grace, working all things for our good. Thanks for your time, and may God bless you and America!

"We know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose" (Rom. 8:28).

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LIONX is a BRI/ESG, tactical, alternative, mutual fund actively managed like a hedge fund.

Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Issachar Fund. This and other important information about the Fund are contained in the prospectus, which can be obtained by calling 1-866-787-8355 or visiting The Prospectus should be read carefully before investing. The Issachar Fund is distributed by Northern Lights Distributors LLC., member FINRA/SIPC. Horizon Capital Management Inc. (HCM) is not affiliated with Northern Lights Distributors LLC.

Important Risk Information: Mutual Funds involve risks, including the possible loss of principal. An investment in the Fund may not be appropriate for all investors. The Fund may hold cash positions when the adviser feels that the market is not producing returns greater than the short-term cash investments in which the Fund may invest. There is a risk that the sections of the market in which the Fund invests will begin to rise or fall rapidly, and the Fund will not be able to sell stocks quickly enough to avoid losses or reinvest its cash positions into areas of the advancing market quickly enough to capture the initial returns of changing market conditions. The adviser's judgment about the attractiveness, value and potential appreciation of particular asset classes and securities in which the Fund invests may prove incorrect and may not produce the desired results. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Ratings are only one form of Fund performance and should not be used as the sole consideration in making an investment decision. For more information regarding the fund, including current performance, please visit For more information on LIONX, please visit NLD Review Code: 3042-NLD-1/12/2021.

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