Shelton Equity Income Fund Receives Morningstar Rating of 5 Stars

Denver, January 19, 2022 – Shelton Capital Management (“Shelton”), a multi-strategy asset manager with more than $4 billion in assets under management, is pleased to announce that the Shelton Equity Income Fund (EQTIX) received a Morningstar RatingTM of 5 stars among 65 Derivative Income funds, based on risk-adjusted returns as of December 31, 2021.

“We are proud to receive Morningstar’s highest rating,” said Barry Martin, Portfolio Manager of the Shelton Equity Income Fund. “In this market, income investors need an edge to overcome economic and interest rate headwinds. Our approach to generating a high level of income and capital appreciation has consistently delivered a constant stream of income for our investors.”

The Fund invests primarily in income-producing U.S. equity securities. Among its top holdings are Microsoft Corp. (MSFT),  Apple, Inc. (AAPL), Meta Platforms Inc (FB),, Inc. (AMZN) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM). In addition, the Fund uses options strategies, including selling covered call options, to generate additional cash flow income and enhance distribution rates to shareholders. “We believe our strategy is repeatable throughout market and interest rate cycles and provides a compelling solution to the problem of rising rates and market volatility for income investors,” said Martin.

Martin, who has more than 20 years of experience in the investment management industry focused on options strategies, leads the Fund’s management team, which has over 50 years of combined research and trading experience.

EQTIX is uniquely positioned to navigate rising rates, inflation and other concerns for income investors.  Currently, the Fund’s 12-month Trailing Yield (9.45%) is the highest in its Morningstar Derivative Income category as of 12/31/21. Additionally, EQTIX’s total return for the 10-year period ending on 12/31/21 is in the top 1% of its Morningstar Derivative Income category.

For more information on the Shelton Equity Income Fund (EQTIX), click here.

About Shelton Capital Management

Shelton Capital Management is a multi-strategy asset manager delivering sophisticated investment solutions and acts as a co-fiduciary on employer-sponsored retirement plans as a 3(38) advisor. Founded in 1985, Shelton Capital Management has maintained consistent investment principles and a steadfast focus on authentic customer service. Shelton Capital Management manages over $4 billion of assets as of December 31, 2021. For additional information, please call (800) 955-9988.

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