Form N-CSRS OCM MUTUAL FUND For: May 31

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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM N-CSR

 

CERTIFIED SHAREHOLDER REPORT OF REGISTERED

MANAGEMENT INVESTMENT COMPANIES

 

Investment Company Act File Number 811-04010

 

OCM Mutual Fund

(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)

 

2600 Kitty Hawk Road, Suite 119

Livermore, California 94551

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)

 

Gregory M. Orrell

Orrell Capital Management, Inc

2600 Kitty Hawk Road, Suite 119

Livermore, California 94551

(Name and address of agent for service)

 

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (925) 455-0802

 

Date of fiscal year end: November 30

Date of reporting period: May 31, 2021

 

 

Item 1. Report to Stockholders.

 

 

 

 

Semi-Annual Report

 

May 31, 2021

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

OCM GOLD FUND

 

Shareholder Letter – May 31, 2021
(Unaudited)

 

Dear Fellow Shareholders:

 

For the six-month fiscal period ending May 31, 2021, the OCM Gold Fund Advisor Class gained 19.03% while the Investor Class gained 18.68% (13.36% after maximum sales load) compared to a 22.64% gain in the Philadelphia Gold and Silver Index (“XAU”)1 and a 16.95% gain for the S&P 500 Index2. Although the U.S. economy showed signs of finding its post Covid footing over the period, policy makers in the U.S. maintained aggressive fiscal and monetary policies that helped fuel financial asset and commodities prices higher along with inflation during the first half of the year. The London PM Fix3 gold price closed the six- month fiscal period at $1,899.95 per ounce, up 7.8% for the six-month fiscal period ending May 31, 2021. Your Fund’s broader exposure to the precious metals mining industry through the ownership of junior gold producers and exploration and development companies led to an underperformance versus the major producers weighted XAU Index over the period. Over longer time periods as indicated in the performance chart below, your Fund’s investment strategy and active management style have proven to outperform the XAU Index.

 

Market Commentary

 

Inflation over the 12-month period ending May 31, 2021 was 4.99% as measured by the Consumer Price Index, an index that has proven too narrow, in our opinion, to accurately measure the true cost of living. As certain inflation measures heat up, debate rages whether Federal Reserve4 (the “Fed”) Chairman Jerome Powell is correct when he refers to inflation as being “transitory” or is he just telling the markets what it wants to hear. We are firmly of the opinion that the Fed has been sowing the seeds of inflation through its zero-interest rate policy, massive monetization of debt and balance sheet expansion since the Asian Financial crisis in 1997 and the failure of Long-Term Capital Management in 1998 sent the Fed down a path of not allowing market forces to correct excesses naturally. At this point, the Fed may have boxed itself into a corner. In our view, it must continue its aggressive monetary measures or risk financial markets unraveling and the untenable economic consequences. We believe the market will ultimately hold the Fed accountable by testing its theoretical economic models that defy historical laws of economics.

 

In our opinion, the Fed risks losing institutional credibility should it be unable to control inflation with its rhetoric and limited ability tighten monetary policy if it remains steadfast in preserving the wealth effect from higher equity markets. A possible catalyst to undermining Fed’s credibility would be if it continues down the path of monetizing ever increasing government deficits through its balance sheet to maintain interest rates at below market levels in a rising inflationary environment.

 

U.S. Treasury yields are presently trading at negative real yields (yield – inflation) across all maturities. One of the characteristics of the gold bull market in the 1970’s was the loss of purchasing power of the U.S. dollar punctuated by negative real rates. While the Fed remains confident the U.S. dollar will maintain its world reserve currency

 

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Shareholder Letter – May 31, 2021 (Continued)
(Unaudited)

 

status, over the first half of 2021 we have seen minor central banks in Brazil, Thailand, Serbia and Hungary exhibit less confidence in the dollar by adding gold to their holdings. The central bank of Hungary’s gold purchases in March 2021 tripled its gold holdings.

 

Former Prime Minister of Great Britain, Benjamin Disraeli, once described confidence in money as suspicion asleep. In an era of irredeemable fiat currencies, which has existed since Nixon closed the “Gold Window” in 1971, confidence is at the forefront of maintaining the current monetary system based on paper currencies. Accelerating dollar debasement risks repudiation of the dollar as a store of value, in our opinion, which threatens to undermine confidence in the global monetary system and may set the stage for a new monetary system not anchored by the U.S. dollar.

 

It is our opinion cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, are based on the market and a new generation sensing that something is wrong with the current monetary system. The premise for the cryptocurrency market therefore is correct, in our opinion, that undisciplined monetary policies threaten the future purchasing power of the U.S. dollar. However, we believe what the cryptocurrency crowd fails to recognize is the lack of intrinsic value to cryptocurrencies along with the ability to create an endless number of “limited supply” cryptocurrencies. Consequently, we believe cryptocurrencies are nothing more than a speculative bet on price movement that will end poorly for those hoping cryptocurrencies are the disruptor for the current monetary system. Disillusioned Dogecoin founder, Jackson Palmer, alleges “the cryptocurrency industry leverages a network of shady business connections, bought influencers and pay for play media outlets to perpetuate a cult-like “get rich quick” funnel designed to extract new money from the financially desperate and naïve”. It is our belief that every generation must re-learn an appreciation for gold’s monetary characteristics that have withstood the test of 5,000 years of attempts to replace it as the best form of money.

 

Despite higher inflation and negative real yields, investor sentiment toward gold remained tepid during the first half of the Fund’s fiscal year. Continued strength in the broad equity market continued to attract investor capital flows as investors remained optimistic on the reopening of the economy and the Fed maintaining its accommodating monetary policy. By almost any measure, the equity market is at unprecedented valuations. Comparing the peak of the dot com bubble to the current market should give investors reason to pause when they look at a Total Market Capitalization (Wilshire 5000 Index) to Gross Domestic Product (“GDP”) chart (Fig. 1). We continue to believe gold assets represent the reciprocal of financial assets and therefore large capital flows into gold assets have historically come when bond and equity markets are out of favor.

 

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OCM GOLD FUND

 

Shareholder Letter – May 31, 2021 (Continued)
(Unaudited)

 

Fig 1

 

 

Source: Data Longermtrends.net

 

Gold Mining Industry/Investment Strategy Review

 

In our opinion, the impact of higher gold and silver prices on the precious metals mining industry has yet to be appreciated by generalist investors. While the market remains focused on big technology and disruptors, shares of gold mining companies in the XAU on average delivered a 50% greater return on capital than the S&P 500 over the past year. A long running criticism of the industry in the past was that management/boards were poor stewards of capital. The industry now boasts balance sheets and cash flow statements that compare favorably to the average S&P 500 company. We believe the stage is set for a significant re-rating of precious metals equities when investor sentiment shifts toward the group.

 

We continue to position your Fund’s portfolio through our long-held investment strategy of owning allocations across major, intermediate/mid-tier and junior gold producers along with exploration and development companies. The Fund’s performance has historically benefitted from identifying special situations that we believe are undervalued.

 

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Shareholder Letter – May 31, 2021 (Continued)
(Unaudited)

 

Over the six months covered in this report, the Fund’s top performing position was Aya Gold and Silver, Inc., a silver producer in Morocco with growing silver reserves and production. Other strong performers in the portfolio included exploration and development companies Matador Mining Ltd. and Emerald Resources N.L. A large detractor to the Fund’s performance over the six-month fiscal period was Resolute Mining Ltd., which struggled to deliver on production guidance. Over the past year, we have increased the portfolio allocation to exploration and development companies as we believe the industry is starved for new gold reserves which will lead larger producers to acquire reserves in the ground of these smaller companies.

 

Your Fund’s long-held investment strategy remains a disciplined approach to searching out value and growth opportunities across all segments of the precious metals industry on a global basis. We believe companies that possess strong management, large reserves in the ground in stable jurisdictions, and exhibit capital discipline while holding equity dear will be the companies that outperform over time as they deliver higher levels of free cash flow to maintain a sustainable business model to create shareholder value. We are specifically targeting companies with existing production that possess large reserve expansion potential where shareholder value can be created through the drill bit. Your Fund has the flexibility to maneuver within the precious metals sector to invest in opportunities that larger funds and exchange traded funds cannot; from major gold producers with over one million ounces of annual production to junior producers with less than 100,000 ounces of annual production to small exploration and development companies with micro capitalizations. The Fund’s performance has historically benefitted from identifying special situations that we believe are undervalued.

 

Conclusion

 

We believe the investment thesis for owning gold assets remains simple and compelling for investors looking to hedge against monetary debasement and inflated financial asset valuations. Total U.S. federal debt has risen from $10 trillion to $28 trillion since the 2008 Financial Crisis while the Fed’s balance sheet has expanded from $900 billion to $ 8 trillion over the same time. In our opinion, the Fed has embraced the progressive agenda put forward by the Democratic Party and is willing to finance it by expanding its balance sheet and monetizing debt. Once the government’s Covid stimulus wears off, the prospect of economic activity slowing down is real in our view, especially if consumers are squeezed by higher inflation, basically stagflation. In our opinion, it is difficult to conjure up the fiscal and monetary response by policy makers that does not lead to accelerated currency debasement and a favorable environment for gold assets. We believe the slow appreciation of the improved fundamentals of the precious metals mining industry creates an opportunity for investors to position in gold assets at attractive valuations ahead of meaningful capital flows into gold assets looking for protection against monetary debasement.

 

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Shareholder Letter – May 31, 2021 (Continued)
(Unaudited)

 

We appreciate your shareholding and confidence in the OCM Gold Fund, and we look forward to meeting the investment objective of preserving your purchasing power. Should you have any questions regarding the Fund or gold, please contact your financial adviser or you may contact us directly at 1-800-779-4681. For questions regarding your account, please contact Shareholder Service at 1-800-628-9403.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Gregory M. Orrell
Portfolio Manager
July 19, 2021

 

 

 

The Philadelphia Gold and Silver Index (XAU)1 is an unmanaged capitalization-weighted index composed of 16 companies listed on U.S. exchanges involved in the gold and silver mining industry. The index is generally considered as representative of the gold and silver share market. You cannot invest directly in an index.

 

The S&P 500 Index2, a registered trademark of McGraw-Hill Co., Inc. is a market capitalization-weighted index of 500 widely held common stocks. You cannot invest directly in an index.

 

London PM Fix3 is a price per ounce for each of the precious metals (gold, silver, platinum and palladium) determined daily at 10:30 and 15:00 GMT by a brief conference call among the five members of the London Gold Pool (Scotia- Mocatta, Barclays Capital, Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Société Générale). The London spot fix price is the price fixed at the moment when the conference call terminates.

 

Federal Reserve4 is the central bank of the United States and arguably the most powerful financial institution in the world. The Federal Reserve System was founded by the U.S. Congress in 1913 to provide the nation with a safe, flexible, and stable monetary and financial system.

 

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Shareholder Letter – May 31, 2021 (Continued)
(Unaudited)

 

Investing in the Fund involves risks including the loss of principal. Many of the companies in which the Fund invests are smaller capitalization companies, which may subject the Fund to greater risk than securities of larger, more-established companies, as smaller companies often have limited product lines, markets or financial resources, and may be subject to more-abrupt market movements. The Fund also invests in securities of gold and precious metals companies which may be subject to greater price fluctuations over short periods of time. The Fund is a non-diversified investment company meaning it will invest in fewer securities than diversified investment companies and its performance may be more volatile. The Fund contains international securities that may provide the opportunity for greater return but also have special risks associated with foreign investing including fluctuations in currency, government regulation, differences in accounting standards and liquidity.

 

Investor Class Performance as of May 31, 2021

 

OCMGX
(without load)

OCMGX
(with load)

Philadelphia
Gold and Silver
Index (XAU)
1

S&P 5002

 

Six Months

18.68%

13.36%

22.64%

16.95%

 

One Year

29.76%

23.97%

38.13%

40.32%

 

3 Year Annualized

30.43%

28.46%

26.59%

18.00%

 

5 Year Annualized

16.87%

15.80%

16.25%

17.16%

 

10 Year Annualized

0.48%

0.01%

-1.26%

14.38%

 

 

Advisor Class Performance as of May 31, 2021

 

OCMAX

Philadelphia
Gold and Silver
Index (XAU)
1

S&P 5002

 

Six Months

19.03%

22.64%

16.95%

 

One Year

30.79%

38.13%

40.32%

 

3 Year Annualized

31.54%

26.59%

18.00%

 

5 Year Annualized

17.85%

16.25%

17.16%

 

10 Year Annualized

1.21%

-1.26%

14.38%

 

 

The performance data quoted above represents past performance. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted above. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. The Fund’s Total Annual Operating Expenses for the Fund’s Investor Class and Advisor

 

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Shareholder Letter – May 31, 2021 (Continued)
(Unaudited)

 

Class are 2.29% and 1.79% respectively. Please review the Fund’s prospectus for more information regarding the Fund’s fees and expenses. For performance information current to the most recent month-end, please call toll-free 800-628-9403. The returns shown include the reinvestment of all dividends but do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on Fund distributions or the redemption of Fund shares.

 

 

1

The Philadelphia Gold and Silver Index (XAU) is an unmanaged capitalization-weighted index composed of 16 companies listed on U.S. exchanges involved in the gold and silver mining industry. The index is generally considered as representative of the gold and silver share market. You cannot invest directly in an index.

 

2

The S&P 500 Index, a registered trademark of McGraw-Hill Co., Inc. is a market capitalization-weighted index of 500 widely held common stocks. You cannot invest directly in an index.

 

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OCM GOLD FUND

 

Schedule of Investments – May 31, 2021
(Unaudited)

 

Shares      Value 
COMMON STOCKS 96.3%    
Major Gold Producers 23.9%    
 80,000   Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd.  $5,740,000 
 155,000   AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. ADR   3,684,350 
 200,000   Barrick Gold Corp.   4,816,000 
 75,000   Kinross Gold Corp.   607,500 
 35,000   Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd.   1,516,550 
 65,000   Newmont Corp.   4,776,200 
         21,140,600 
Intermediate/Mid-Tier Gold Producers 19.7%
 325,000   Alamos Gold, Inc.   2,967,250 
 300,000   B2Gold Corp.   1,534,641 
 140,000   Endeavour Mining Corp.   3,360,649 
 700,000   IAMGOLD Corp.*   2,534,000 
 50,000   Northern Star Resources Ltd.   440,950 
 700,000   OceanaGold Corp.*   1,483,321 
 25,000   Pan American Silver Corp.   841,000 
 500,000   Resolute Mining Ltd.*   225,486 
 154,840   SSR Mining, Inc.   2,872,282 
 80,000   Torex Gold Resources, Inc.*   1,167,453 
         17,427,032 

Junior Gold Producers 25.6%

     
 450,000   Argonaut Gold, Inc.*   1,128,632 
 200,000   Calibre Mining Corp.*   349,309 
 250,000   Dundee Precious Metals, Inc.   1,823,111 
 150,000   Fortuna Silver Mines, Inc.*   1,041,718 
 250,000   Galiano Gold, Inc.*   332,500 
 1,399,950   Jaguar Mining, Inc.   7,485,868 
 175,000   K92 Mining, Inc.*   1,247,206 
 1,000,000   Perseus Mining Ltd.*   1,079,248 
 550,000   Roxgold, Inc.*   1,060,756 
 3,750,000   Superior Gold, Inc.*   2,452,198 
 500,000   Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd.*   4,610,545 
         22,611,091 
Exploration and Development Companies 12.0%
 255,128   Adriatic Metals PLC*  $503,490 
 298,300   Adventus Mining Corp.*   281,485 
 500,000   Ascot Resources Ltd.*   546,312 
 75,000   Augusta Gold Corp.*   129,750 
 1,375,000   Emerald Resources N.L.*   1,044,076 
 1,282,000   Euro Sun Mining, Inc.*   435,080 
 200,000   Galway Metals, Inc.*   162,238 
 1,000,000   GR Silver Mining Ltd.*   587,700 
 123,880   Integra Resources Corp.*   395,809 
 775,000   Liberty Gold Corp.*   1,116,216 
 1,000,000   Maritime Resources Corp.*   169,688 
 1,000,000   Matador Mining Ltd.*   370,028 
 616,500   Montage Gold Corp.*   489,893 
 400,000   Orca Gold, Inc.*   208,592 
 500,000   Orezone Gold Corp.*   504,925 
 400,000   Paramount Gold Nevada Corp.*   428,000 
 100,000   Prosper Gold Corp.*   144,856 
 3,000,000   Royal Road Minerals Ltd.*   943,630 
 4,578,755   RTG Mining, Inc.*   600,053 
 200,000   Sun Peak Metals Corp.*   67,875 
 2,512,040  

Sutter Gold Mining, Inc.*,#

    
 1,210,500   Tajiri Resources Corp.*   95,189 
 1,595,000   Thor Explorations Ltd.*   541,304 
 530,000   West Vault Mining, Inc.*   592,252 
 450,000   Westhaven Gold Corp.*   260,740 
         10,619,181 

Royalty/Streaming Companies 8.5%

     
 70,000   Maverix Metals, Inc.   402,500 
 300,000   Nomad Royalty Co., Ltd.   268,190 
 100,000   Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd.   1,430,000 
 75,000   Sandstorm Gold Ltd.*   653,250 
 100,000   Wheaton Precious Metals Corp.   4,796,788 
         7,550,728 

 

See notes to financial statements.

 

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Schedule of Investments – May 31, 2021 (Continued)
(Unaudited)

 

Shares     Value 
Primary Silver Producers 6.6%    
797,000  Aya Gold & Silver, Inc.*  $4,895,075 
100,000  Hecla Mining Co.   900,000 
       5,795,075 
Total Common Stocks     
   (Cost $36,864,754)   85,143,707 
         
WARRANTS 1.4%     
Exploration and Development Companies 0.0%
641,000  Euro Sun Mining, Inc. Exercise Price 0.55 CAD, Exp. 6/5/2023*    
225,000  Westhaven Gold Corp. Exercise Price 1.00 CAD, Exp. 3/3/2023*   41,439 
       41,439 
Primary Silver Producers 1.4%     
350,000  Aya Gold & Silver, Inc. Exercise Price 3.30 CAD, Exp. 9/3/2023*   1,193,610 
       1,193,610 
Total Warrants        
   (Cost $0)   1,235,049 
SHORT-TERM INVESTMENT 2.8%     
2,455,409  UMB Money Market Fiduciary, 0.01%  $2,455,409 
Total Short-Term Investment     
   (Cost $2,455,409)   2,455,409 
         
Total Investments       
  (Cost $39,320,163) 100.5%  88,834,165 
Liabilities less Other Assets (0.5)%   (428,700) 
TOTAL NET ASSETS 100.0%  88,405,465 

 

 

ADR – American Depository Receipt

 

PLC – Public Limited Company

 

CAD – Canadian Dollars

 

*

Non-income producing security.

 

#

Level 3 security fair valued under procedures established by the Board of Trustees, represents 0.00% of Net Assets. The total value of this security is $0.

 

See notes to financial statements.

 

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Schedule of Investments – May 31, 2021 (Continued)
(Unaudited)

 

SUMMARY OF INVESTMENTS BY COUNTRY

 

Country

 

Value

   

Percent of
Investment Securities

 

Australia

  $ 3,159,786       3.5%  

Canada

    67,892,847       76.4  

Cayman Islands

    3,360,649       3.8  

Jersey

    943,631       1.1  

South Africa

    3,684,350       4.1  

United Kingdom

    503,490       0.6  

United States1

    8,689,359       9.8  

Virgin Islands (British)

    600,053       0.7  

Total

  $ 88,834,165       100.0%  

 

1

Includes short-term investments.

 

See notes to financial statements.

 

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OCM GOLD FUND

 

Statement of Assets and Liabilities – May 31, 2021
(Unaudited)

 

Assets:

       

Investments in unaffiliated issuers, at value (cost $39,320,163)

  $ 88,834,165  

Interest and dividends receivable

    163,868  

Receivable for fund shares sold

    54,513  

Prepaid expenses and other assets

    45,838  

Total assets

    89,098,384  
         

Liabilities:

       

Payable for fund shares redeemed

    69,342  

Accrued distribution fees

    38,601  

Investment securities purchased

    450,194  

Investment adviser fees

    68,743  

Accrued transfer agent fees and expenses

    17,429  

Accrued fund administration and accounting fees

    12,378  

Accrued Trustees’ fees

    3,509  

Accrued audit fees

    23,228  

Accrued report to shareholders

    9,495  

Total liabilities

    692,919  

Net Assets

  $ 88,405,465  
         

Net Assets Consist of:

       

Shares of beneficial interest, no par value: unlimited shares authorized

  $ 40,823,339  

Total distributable earnings

    47,582,126  

Net Assets

  $ 88,405,465  
         

Calculation of Maximum Offering Price:

       

Investor Class:

       

Net asset value and redemption price per share

  $ 14.03  

Maximum sales charge (4.50% of offering price)

    0.66  

Offering price to public

  $ 14.69  

Shares outstanding

    1,491,749  

Advisor Class:

       

Net asset value and redemption price per share

  $ 15.79  

Shares outstanding

    4,273,850  

Total Shares Outstanding

    5,765,599  

 

See notes to financial statements.

 

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OCM GOLD FUND

 

Statement of Operations – Six Months Ended May 31, 2021
(Unaudited)

 

Investment Income

       

Interest

  $ 125  

Dividend (net of foreign withholding taxes of $76,161)

    543,754  

Total investment income

    543,879  
         

Expenses

       

Investment advisory fees

    374,691  

Fund administration and accounting fees

    69,020  

Transfer agent fees and expenses

    66,142  

Distribution fees - Investor Class

    61,278  

Distribution fees - Advisor Class

    45,021  

Federal and state registration fees

    23,265  

Custody fees

    15,334  

Legal fees

    14,724  

Chief Compliance Officer fees

    12,561  

Reports to shareholders

    8,235  

Audit fees

    7,729  

Trustees’ fees

    5,109  

Other expenses

    7,215  

Total expenses

    710,324  

Net investment loss

    (166,445 )
         

Realized and Unrealized Gain on Investments:

       

Net realized gain on investments and foreign currency transactions

    975,071  

Net change in unrealized appreciation/depreciation on investments and foreign currency translations

    12,947,145  

Net gain on investments

    13,922,216  
         

Net increase in net assets from operations

  $ 13,755,771  

 

See notes to financial statements.

 

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Statements of Changes in Net Assets

 

   

Six Months Ended
May 31, 2021
(Unaudited)

   

Year Ended
November 30,
2020

 

Operations:

               

Net investment loss

  $ (166,445 )   $ (703,102 )

Net realized gain on investments and foreign currency transactions

    975,071       317,376  

Net change in unrealized appreciation/depreciation on investments and foreign currency transactions

    12,947,145       17,186,699  

Net increase from payment by affiliates (Note 3)

          4,158  

Net increase in net assets from operations

    13,755,771       16,805,131  
                 

Distributions Paid to Shareholders

               

Distributions:

               

Investor Class

    (192,546 )     (1,489,153 )

Advisor Class

    (884,171 )     (792,591 )

Total

    (1,076,717 )     (2,281,744 )
                 

Fund Share Transactions

               

Investor Class:

               

Net proceeds from shares sold

    655,008       1,346,996  

Distributions reinvested

    171,134       1,410,502  

Payment of shares redeemed1

    (1,382,446 )     (13,385,671 )

Net decrease in net assets from Investor Class share transactions

    (556,304 )     (10,628,173 )
                 

Advisor Class:

               

Net proceeds from shares sold

    13,986,217       56,148,361  

Distributions reinvested

    839,586       748,817  

Payment of shares redeemed2

    (12,488,746 )     (21,820,965 )

Net increase in net assets from Advisor Class share transactions

    2,337,057       35,076,213  

Net increase in net assets from Fund share transactions

    1,780,753       24,448,040  
                 

Total increase in net assets

    14,459,807       38,971,427  
                 

Net Assets, Beginning of Period

    73,945,658       34,974,231  

Net Assets, End of Period

  $ 88,405,465     $ 73,945,658  

 

See notes to financial statements.

 

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Statements of Changes in Net Assets (Continued)

 

   

Six Months Ended
May 31, 2021
(Unaudited)

   

Year Ended
November 30,
2020

 

Transactions in shares

 

 

Investor Class:

 

 

Shares sold

    52,513       113,065  

Shares issued on reinvestment of distributions

    13,454       171,177  

Shares redeemed

    (110,429 )     (1,353,678 )

Net decrease in Investor Class shares outstanding

    (44,462 )     (1,069,436 )
                 

Advisor Class:

               

Shares sold

    989,840       4,511,934  

Shares issued on reinvestment of distributions

    58,836       81,305  

Shares redeemed

    (906,640 )     (1,768,380 )

Net increase in Advisor Class shares outstanding

    142,036       2,824,859  

Net Increase in Fund Shares Outstanding

    97,574       1,755,423  

 

 

1

Net of redemption fees of $1,553 for the six months ended May 31, 2021 and $3,343 for the year ended November 30, 2020, respectively.

 

2

Net of redemption fees of $24,903 for the six months ended May 31, 2021 and $146,148 for the year ended November 30, 2020, respectively.

 

See notes to financial statements.

 

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OCM GOLD FUND

 

Notes to Financial Statements – May 31, 2021
(Unaudited)

 

Note 1. Organization

 

OCM Mutual Fund (the “Trust”) is registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, as an open-end management investment company. The Trust was organized as a Massachusetts business trust on January 6, 1984 and consists of the OCM Gold Fund (the “Fund”). The Fund is a non-diversified fund. The investment objective for the Fund is long-term growth of capital through investing primarily in equity securities of domestic and foreign companies engaged in activities related to gold and precious metals.

 

The Fund is an investment company and accordingly follows the investment company accounting and reporting guidance of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standard Codification Topic 946 “Financial Services—Investment Companies.”

 

Note 2. Significant Accounting Policies

 

The following is a summary of significant accounting policies followed by the Fund in the preparation of its financial statements.

 

Security Valuation – Portfolio securities that are listed on national securities exchanges, other than the NASDAQ Stock Market LLC, are valued at the last sale price as of the close of business of such securities exchanges, or, in the absence of recorded sales, at the average of readily available closing bid and ask prices on such exchanges. NASDAQ Global Select Market, Global Market and Capital Market securities are valued at the NASDAQ Official Closing Price (“NOCP”). If a NOCP is not issued for a given day, these securities are valued at the average of readily available closing bid and ask prices. Unlisted securities are valued at the average of the quoted bid and ask prices in the over-the-counter market. Short-term investments which mature in less than 60 days are valued at amortized cost (unless the Trust’s Board of Trustees determines that this method does not represent fair value). Short-term investments which mature after 60 days are valued at market. Securities and other assets for which market quotations are not readily available are valued at fair value as determined in good faith by the investment adviser under procedures established by and under the general supervision and responsibility of the Trust’s Board of Trustees. For each investment that is fair valued, the investment adviser considers, to the extent applicable, various factors including, but not limited to, the type of security, the financial condition of the company, comparable companies in the public market, the nature and duration of the cause for a quotation not being readily available and other relevant factors.

 

Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value in accordance with GAAP, and expands disclosure about fair value measurements. It also provides guidance on determining when there has been a significant decrease in the volume and level of activity for an asset or a liability, when a transaction is not orderly, and how that information must be incorporated into a fair value measurement.

 

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OCM GOLD FUND

 

Notes to Financial Statements – May 31, 2021 (Continued)
(Unaudited)

 

Under Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures, various inputs are used in determining the value of the Fund’s investments. These inputs are summarized into three broad levels as described below:

 

 

Level 1 – Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that the Funds have 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 on 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 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.

 

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OCM GOLD FUND

 

Notes to Financial Statements – May 31, 2021 (Continued)
(Unaudited)

 

The inputs or methodology used for valuing securities are not an indication of the risk associated with investing in those securities. The following is a summary of the inputs used, as of May 31, 2021, in valuing the Fund’s assets carried at fair value:

 

Sector

 

Level 1

   

Level 2

   

Level 3

   

Total

 

Common Stocks

                               

Major Gold Producers

  $ 21,140,600     $     $     $ 21,140,600  

Intermediate/Mid-Tier Gold Producers

    17,427,032                   17,427,032  

Junior Gold Producers

    22,611,091                   26,611,091  

Exploration and Development Companies

    10,619,181                   10,619,181  

Royalty/Streaming Companies

    7,550,728                   7,550,728  

Primary Silver Producers

    5,795,075                   5,795,075  

Warrants

          1,235,049             1,235,049  

Short-Term Investment

    2,455,409                   2,455,409  

Total

  $ 87,599,116     $ 1,235,049     $     $ 88,834,165  

 

The Fund held three Level 2 securities at May 31, 2021. Euro Sun Mining, Inc., Westhaven Gold Corp. and Aya Gold & Silver, Inc., all Warrants, are being valued at intrinsic value, in accordance with procedures established by and under the general supervision of the Trust’s Board of Trustees. The Fund held one Level 3 security at May 31, 2021. Sutter Gold Mining, Inc. (“SGM CN”) has ceased operations and a receiver for the company’s assets has been appointed. The common shares of SGM CN will be valued at zero, in accordance with procedures established by and under the general supervision of the Trust’s Board of Trustees, until such time as the receiver has finalized the sale of the company’s assets.

 

There was no Level 3 activity during the six months ended May 30, 2021 and did not warrant a Level 3 rollforward disclosure.

 

The Level 3 investments for the Fund represented 0.00% of net assets and did not warrant a disclosure of significant unobservable valuation inputs.

 

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OCM GOLD FUND

 

Notes to Financial Statements – May 31, 2021 (Continued)
(Unaudited)

 

Foreign Currency – Investment securities and other assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies are translated into U.S. dollar amounts at the date of valuation. Purchases and sales of investment securities and income and expense items denominated in foreign currencies are translated into U.S. dollar amounts on the respective dates of such transactions. The Fund does not isolate that portion of the results of operations resulting from changes in foreign exchange rates on investments from the fluctuations arising from changes in market prices of securities held. Such fluctuations for the six months ended May 31, 2021 are included within the realized and unrealized gain/loss on investments section of the Statement of Operations.

 

Reported net realized foreign exchange gains or losses arise from sales of foreign currencies, currency gains or losses realized between the trade and settlement dates on securities transactions, and the difference between the amounts of dividends, interest and foreign withholding taxes recorded on the Fund’s books and the U.S. dollar equivalent of the amounts actually received or paid. Net unrealized foreign exchange gains and losses arise from changes in the fair value of assets and liabilities, other than investments in securities at fiscal period end, resulting from changes in exchange rates. Such fluctuations for the six months ended May 31, 2021 are included within the realized and unrealized gain/loss on investments section of the Statement of Operations.

 

Federal Income Taxes – The Fund intends to comply with the requirements of the Internal Revenue Code necessary to qualify as a regulated investment company and to make the requisite distributions of income to its shareholders to relieve it from all or substantially all federal income taxes. Withholding taxes on foreign dividends have been provided for in accordance with the Fund’s understanding on the applicable county’s tax rules and rate.

 

Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes (“Income Tax Statement”) requires an evaluation of tax positions taken (or expected to be taken) in the course of preparing the Fund’s tax returns to determine whether these positions meet a “more-likely-than-not” standard that, based on the technical merits, have a more than fifty percent likelihood of being sustained by a taxing authority upon examination. A tax position that meets the “more-likely-than-not” recognition threshold is measured to determine the amount of benefit to recognize in the financial statements. The Fund’s policy is to classify interest and penalties associated with underpayment of federal and state income taxes, if any, as income tax expense on the Statement of Operations. As of May 31, 2021, the Fund did not have any interest or penalties associated with the underpayment of any income taxes.

 

The Income Tax Statement requires management of the Fund to analyze all open tax years, fiscal years 2018-2021 as defined by the Internal Revenue Service statute of limitations for all major jurisdictions, including federal tax authorities and certain state tax authorities. As of and during the six months ended May 31, 2021, the Fund did not have a liability for any unrecognized tax benefits. The Fund has no examinations in progress and is not aware of any tax positions for which it is reasonably possible that the total amounts of unrecognized tax benefits will significantly change in the next twelve months.

 

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OCM GOLD FUND

 

Notes to Financial Statements – May 31, 2021 (Continued)
(Unaudited)

 

Share Classes – The Fund offers two classes of shares, Investor Class and Advisor Class. The outstanding shares of the Fund on April 1, 2010 were renamed “Investor Class shares.” The Advisor Class shares commenced operations on April 1, 2010. The two classes represent interests in the same portfolio of investments and have the same rights. Income, expenses (other than expenses attributable to a specific class) and realized and unrealized gains and losses on investments are allocated to each class of shares in proportion to their relative net assets.

 

Securities Transactions and Investment Income – Securities transactions are accounted for on a trade date basis. Realized gains and losses on sales of securities are calculated on the identified cost basis. Dividend income is recorded on the ex-dividend date and interest income is recorded on an accrual basis. Withholding taxes on foreign dividends have been provided for in accordance with the Fund’s understanding of the applicable country’s tax rules and rates.

 

Distributions to Shareholders – The character of distributions made during the year from net investment income or net realized gains may differ from the characterization for federal income tax purposes due to differences in the recognition of income, expense or gain items for financial statement and tax purposes. To the extent that these differences are attributable to permanent book and tax accounting differences, the components of net assets have been adjusted.

 

Redemption Fee – A 1.50% redemption fee is retained by the Fund to offset transaction costs and other expenses associated with short-term investing. The fee is imposed on redemptions or exchanges of shares held less than three months from their purchase date. The Fund records the fee as a reduction of shares redeemed and as a credit to shares of beneficial interest. For the six months ended May 31, 2021, the Investor Class and the Advisor Class received $1,553 and $24,903 in redemption fees, respectively.

 

Guarantees and Indemnifications – In the normal course of business, the Fund enters into contracts with service providers that contain general indemnification clauses. Also, under the Fund’s organizational documents, its officers and Trustees are indemnified by the Fund against certain liabilities arising out of the performance of their duties to the Fund. The Fund notes that insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act of 1933 may be permitted to trustees and officers, the Fund has been advised that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in that Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. The Fund’s maximum exposure under these arrangements is unknown as this would involve future claims against the Fund that have not yet occurred. Based on experience, the Fund expects the risk of loss to be remote.

 

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OCM GOLD FUND

 

Notes to Financial Statements – May 31, 2021 (Continued)
(Unaudited)

 

Use of Estimates – The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of increases and decreases in net assets from operations during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

Derivative Instruments – Equity securities in the gold mining industry, particularly the smaller companies, may occasionally issue warrants as part of their capital structure. A warrant gives the holder the right to purchase the underlying equity at the exercise price until the expiration date of the warrant. The Fund may hold such warrants for exposure to smaller companies in the portfolio or other reasons associated with the Fund’s overall objective of long-term growth, though warrants will typically not be a significant part of the Fund’s portfolio. The Fund’s maximum risk in holding warrants is the loss of the entire amount paid for the warrants. At May 31, 2021, the Fund held warrants as listed on the Schedule of Investments.

 

Note 3. Investment Advisory Agreement and Affiliated Parties

 

The Fund has an investment advisory agreement with Orrell Capital Management, Inc. (“OCM” or the “Adviser”). Under the agreement, the Fund pays OCM a fee computed daily and payable monthly, at the following annual rates based upon average daily net assets:

 

Assets

Fee Rate

$0 to $250 million

0.950%

$250 million to $500 million

0.800%

$500 million to $1 billion

0.700%

Over $1 billion

0.600%

 

Under the investment advisory agreement, the Adviser is responsible for reimbursing the Fund to maintain a voluntary ratio of expenses to average daily net assets for the Investor Class shares and Advisor Class shares at 2.99% and 2.49%, respectively.

 

The Fund does not compensate Trustees and Officers affiliated with OCM. For the six months ended May 31, 2021, the expenses accrued for Trustees who are not affiliated with OCM are reported on the Statement of Operations. The Fund pays fees and related expenses for the services of the Fund’s Chief Compliance Officer. The expenses incurred for the Chief Compliance Officer are reported on the Statement of Operations.

 

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OCM GOLD FUND

 

Notes to Financial Statements – May 31, 2021 (Continued)
(Unaudited)

 

Affiliates reimbursed the Fund $4,158 for losses on a trading error by the Adviser during the year ended November 30, 2020. This amount is reported on the Fund’s Statement of Changes in Net Assets. This reimbursement had no impact to the Fund’s net asset value per share or total return.

 

Note 4. Distribution Agreement and Plan

 

The Trust has adopted a Distribution Plan (the “Plan”) pursuant to Rule 12b-1 under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. The Plan authorizes the Fund to reimburse the distributor for marketing expenses incurred in distributing shares of the Fund, including the cost of printing sales material and making payments to dealers of the Fund’s Investor Class and Advisor Class, in any fiscal year, subject to limits of 0.99% and 0.25%, respectively, of the average daily net assets of each respective class. For the six months ended May 31, 2021, the Investor Class and the Advisor Class incurred $61,278 and $45,021, respectively, in expenses under the Plan.

 

Note 5. Purchases and Sales of Securities

 

Purchases and sales of investment securities (excluding short-term securities and U.S. government obligations) for the six months ended May 31, 2021 were $4,788,714 and $2,898,665, respectively. There were no purchases or sales of U.S. government obligations.

 

Note 6. Federal Income Tax Information

 

At May 31, 2021, gross unrealized appreciation and depreciation of investments owned by the Fund, based on cost for federal income tax purposes were as follows:

 

Cost of investments

  $ 42,140,357  

Unrealized appreciation on investments

  $ 48,300,864  

Unrealized depreciation on investments

    (1,607,056 )

Net unrealized appreciation on investments

  $ 46,693,808  

 

The difference between cost amounts for financial statement and federal income tax purposes is due primarily to investments in passive foreign investment companies (“PFICs”).

 

– 21 –

 

 

OCM GOLD FUND

 

Notes to Financial Statements – May 31, 2021 (Continued)
(Unaudited)

 

The tax character of distributions paid during the fiscal years ended November 30, 2020 and 2019 was as follows:

 

   

2020

   

2019

 

Ordinary income

  $     $  

Net long-term capital gains

    2,281,744       5,446,488  

Total distributions

  $ 2,281,744     $ 5,446,488  

 

As of November 30, 2020 the components of accumulated earnings on a tax basis were as follows:

 

Undistributed ordinary income

  $ 186,726  

Undistributed long-term gains

    102,676  

Tax accumulated earnings

    289,402  

Accumulated capital and other losses

     

Unrealized appreciation on investments

    34,612,768  

Unrealized appreciation on foreign currency

    902  

Total accumulated earnings

  $ 34,903,072  

 

Note 7. Concentration of Risk

 

Investing in foreign securities involves certain risks not necessarily found in U.S. markets. These include risks associated with adverse changes in economic, political, regulatory and other conditions, changes in currency exchange rates, exchange control regulations, expropriation of assets or nationalization, imposition of withholding taxes on dividend or interest payments or capital gains, and possible difficulty in obtaining and enforcing judgments against foreign entities. Further, issuers of foreign securities are subject to different, and often less comprehensive, accounting, reporting, and disclosure requirements than domestic issuers.

 

As the Fund concentrates its investments in the gold mining industry, a development adversely affecting the industry (for example, changes in the mining laws which increases production costs or a significant decrease in the market price of gold) would have a greater adverse effect on the Fund than it would if the Fund invested in a number of different industries.

 

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OCM GOLD FUND

 

Notes to Financial Statements – May 31, 2021 (Continued)
(Unaudited)

 

Note 8. Illiquid Securities

 

Pursuant to Rule 22e-4 under the 1940 Act, the Fund has adopted a Liquidity Risk Management Program (“LRMP”) that requires, among other things, that the Fund limits its illiquid investments that are assets to no more than 15% of net assets. An illiquid investment is any security which may not reasonably be expected to be sold or disposed of in current market conditions in seven calendar days or less without the sale or disposition significantly changing the market value of the investment. If the Advisor, at any time, determines that the value of illiquid securities held by the Fund exceeds 15% of its net asset value, the Advisor will take such steps as it considers appropriate to reduce them as soon as reasonably practicable in accordance with the Fund’s written LRMP.

 

Note 9. COVID-19 Pandemic

 

In early 2020, an outbreak of a novel strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) emerged globally. This coronavirus has resulted in closing international borders, enhanced health screenings, healthcare service preparation and delivery, quarantines, cancellations, disruptions to supply chains and customer activity, as well as general public concern and uncertainty. The impact of this outbreak has negatively affected the worldwide economy, as well as the economies of individual countries, the financial health of individual companies and the market in general in significant and unforeseen ways. The future impact of COVID-19 is currently unknown, and it may exacerbate other risks that apply to the Fund, including political, social and economic risks. Any such impact could adversely affect the Fund’s performance, the performance of the securities in which the Fund invests and may lead to losses on your investment in the Fund. The ultimate impact of COVID-19 on the financial performance of the Fund’s investments is not reasonably estimable at this time.

 

Note 10. Subsequent Events

 

Management has evaluated events and transactions for potential recognition or disclosure through the date the financial statements were issued. Management has determined there are no material events that would require disclosure in the Fund’s financial statements through this date.

 

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OCM GOLD FUND

 

Financial Highlights Investor Class

 

   

Six Months
Ended
May 31,
2021
(Unaudited)

   

Year
Ended
Nov. 30,
2020

   

Year
Ended
Nov. 30,
2019

   

Year
Ended
Nov. 30,
2018

   

Year
Ended
Nov. 30,
2017

   

Year
Ended
Nov. 30,
2016

 
                                                 

Per Share Operating Performance

                                               

(For a share outstanding throughout each period)

                                               
                                                 

Net asset value, beginning of period

  $ 11.94     $ 8.62     $ 7.05     $ 9.26     $ 11.12     $ 7.19  
                                                 

Income from Investment Operations:

                                               

Net investment loss1

    (0.05 )     (0.16 )     (0.14 )     (0.19 )     (0.21 )     (0.24 )

Net realized and unrealized gain (loss) on investments and foreign currency transactions

    2.27       4.05       3.37       (1.36 )     0.10       4.17  

Net increase from payments by affiliates (Note 3)

          2                         

Total from investment operations

    2.22       3.89       3.23       (1.55 )     (0.11 )     3.93  
                                                 

Less Distributions:

                                               

Dividends from net investment income

    (0.08 )                              

Distribution from net realized gains

    (0.05 )     (0.57 )     (1.66 )     (0.66 )     (1.75 )     2 

Total distributions

    (0.13 )     (0.57 )     (1.66 )     (0.66 )     (1.75 )     2 
                                                 

Redemption fee proceeds

    2      2      2      2      2      2 
                                                 

Net asset value, end of period

  $ 14.03     $ 11.94     $ 8.62     $ 7.05     $ 9.26     $ 11.12  
                                                 

Total return

    18.68 %3     48.15 %     56.65 %     (18.24 )%     0.94 %     54.74 %
                                                 

Ratios/Supplemental Data:

                                               

Net assets, end of year (in 000’s)

  $ 20,936     $ 18,343     $ 22,467     $ 17,146     $ 30,492     $ 33,841  

Ratio of expenses to average net assets

    2.18 %4     2.29 %     2.91 %     2.93 %     2.78 %     2.66 %

Ratio of net investment loss to average net assets

    (0.80 )%4     (1.53 )%     (1.89 )%     (2.27 )%     (2.17 )%     (2.07 )%

Portfolio turnover rate

    4 %3     1 %     18 %     6 %     10 %     11 %

 

 
1

Based on average shares method.

 

2

Amount represents less than $0.01 per share.

 

3

Not annualized.

 

4

Annualized.

 

See notes to financial statements.

 

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OCM GOLD FUND

 

Financial Highlights Advisor Class

 

   

Six Months
Ended
May 31,
2021
(Unaudited)

   

Year
Ended
Nov. 30,
2020

   

Year
Ended
Nov. 30,
2019

   

Year
Ended
Nov. 30,
2018

   

Year
Ended
Nov. 30,
2017

   

Year
Ended
Nov. 30,
2016

 
                                                 

Per Share Operating Performance

                                               

(For a share outstanding throughout each period)

                                               
                                                 

Net asset value, beginning of period

  $ 13.46     $ 9.57     $ 7.58     $ 9.86     $ 11.63     $ 7.46  
                                                 

Income from Investment Operations:

                                               

Net investment loss1

    (0.02 )     (0.13 )     (0.11 )     (0.15 )     (0.15 )     (0.18 )

Net realized and unrealized gain (loss) on investments and foreign currency transactions

    2.55       4.54       3.71       (1.47 )     0.12       4.31  

Net increase from payments by affiliates (Note 3)

          2                         

Total from investment operations

    2.53       4.41       3.60       (1.62 )     (0.03 )     4.13  
                                                 

Less Distributions:

                                               

Dividends from net investment income

    (0.16 )                              

Distribution from net realized gains

    (0.05 )     (0.57 )     (1.66 )     (0.66 )     (1.75 )     2 

Total distributions

    (0.21 )     (0.57 )     (1.66 )     (0.66 )     (1.75 )     2 
                                                 

Redemption fee proceeds

    0.01       0.05       0.05       2      0.01       0.04  
                                                 

Net asset value, end of period

  $ 15.79     $ 13.46     $ 9.57     $ 7.58     $ 9.86     $ 11.63  
                                                 

Total return

    19.03 %3     49.40 %     58.54 %4     (17.81 )%4     1.81 %     55.98 %
                                                 

Ratios/Supplemental Data:

                                               

Net assets, end of year (in 000’s)

  $ 67,470     $ 55,603     $ 12,507     $ 6,624     $ 7,106     $ 9,467  

Ratio of expenses to average net assets

    1.68 %5     1.79 %     2.38 %     2.31 %     2.05 %     2.03 %

Ratio of net investment loss to average net assets

    (0.30 )%5     (1.03 )%     (1.36 )%     (1.65 )%     (1.44 )%     (1.44 )%

Portfolio turnover rate

    4 %3     1 %     18 %     6 %     10 %     11 %

 

 

1

Based on average shares method.

 

2

Amount represents less than $0.01 per share.

 

3

Not annualized.

 

4

Total returns would have been higher/lower had expenses not been waived/recovered by the Adviser.

 

5

Annualized.

 

See notes to financial statements.

 

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OCM GOLD FUND

 

Expense Example – For the Period Ended May 31, 2021
(Unaudited)

 

As a shareholder of the OCM Gold Fund (the “Fund”), you incur two types of costs: (1) transaction costs, including sales charges (loads) on purchase payments and redemption fees on certain redemptions; and (2) ongoing costs, including management fees; distribution (12b-1) fees; and other Fund expenses. This Example is intended to help you understand your ongoing costs (in dollars) of investing in the Fund and to compare these costs with the ongoing costs of investing in other mutual funds.

 

The Example is based on an investment of $1,000 invested at the beginning of the period and held for the entire period from December 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021 (the “period”).

 

Actual Expenses

 

The row titled “Actual” in the table below provides information about actual account values and actual expenses. You may use this information, together with the amount you invested, to estimate the expenses you paid over the period. Simply divide your account value by $1,000 (for example, an $8,600 account value divided by $1,000 equals 8.6), then multiply the result by the number in the appropriate line for your share class under the heading entitled “Expenses Paid During the Period” to estimate the expenses you paid on your account during the periods.

 

Hypothetical Example for Comparison Purposes

 

The row titled “Hypothetical” in the table below provides information about hypothetical account values and hypothetical expenses based on each class’ actual expense ratio and an assumed rate of return of 5% per year before expenses, which is not each class’ actual return. The hypothetical account values and expenses may not be used to estimate the actual ending account balance or expenses you paid for the period. You may use this information to compare the ongoing costs of investing in the classes of the Fund and other funds. To do so, compare these 5% hypothetical examples with the 5% hypothetical examples that appear in the shareholder reports of other funds.

 

Please note that the expenses shown in the table are meant to highlight your ongoing costs only and do not reflect any transactional costs, such as sales charges (loads) and redemption fees. Therefore, the hypothetical lines of the table are useful in comparing the ongoing costs only, and will not help you determine the relative total costs of owning different funds. In addition, if these transactional costs were included, your costs would have been higher.

 

 

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OCM GOLD FUND

 

Expense Example – For the Period Ended May 31, 2021 (Continued)
(Unaudited)

 

Expenses Paid During the Period

 

 

Beginning
Account Value
December 1, 2020

Ending
Account Value
May 31, 2021

Expenses Paid
During the
Period Ended
May 31, 2021*

Investor Class

     

Actual

$ 1,000.00

$ 1,186.80

$ 11.89

Hypothetical (5% return before expenses)

1,000.00

1,014.06

10.95

Advisor Class

     

Actual

1,000.00

1,190.30

9.18

Hypothetical (5% return before expenses)

1,000.00

1,016.55

8.45

 

 

*

Expenses are equal to the Investor Class’ and Advisor Class’ annualized expense ratios of 2.18% and 1.68%, respectively, for the period, multiplied by the average account value over the period, multiplied by 182/365 (to reflect the one-half year period).

 

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OCM GOLD FUND

 

Other Information
(Unaudited)

 

Investments by Sector – As of May 31, 2021
As a Percentage of Total Investments

 

 

The Fund files a complete schedule of their portfolio holdings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for the first and third quarters of each fiscal year on Form N-PORT within 60 days of the end of such fiscal quarter. Shareholders may obtain the Fund’s Form N-PORT on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

 

A description of the Fund’s proxy voting policies and procedures and a record of the Fund’s proxy votes for the year ended June 30, 2020 are available without charge, upon request by calling toll free 1-800-779-4681 and on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. The Fund’s proxy voting policies and procedures are also available on the Fund’s website at http://www.ocmgoldfund.com.

 

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OCM Gold Fund
Distributed by:

 

Northern Lights Distributors, LLC
17605 Wright Street
Omaha, NE 68130

 

6425-NLD-07/26/2021

 

 

Item 2. Code of Ethics.

 

Not applicable to semi-annual reports.

 

Item 3. Audit Committee Financial Expert.

 

Not applicable to semi-annual reports.

 

Item 4. Principal Accountant Fees and Services

 

Not applicable to semi-annual reports.

 

Item 5. Audit Committee of Listed Registrants

 

(a)Not applicable to semi-annual reports.
(b)Not applicable.

 

Item 6. Schedule of Investments

 

(a)The schedules of investments in securities in unaffiliated issuers are included as part of the reports to shareholders filed under Item 1.
(b)Not applicable.

 

Item 7. Disclosure of Proxy Voting Policies and Procedures for Closed-End Management Investment Companies

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 8. Portfolio Managers of Closed-End Management Investment Companies

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 9. Purchases of Equity Securities by Closed-End Management Investment Company and Affiliated Purchasers

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 10. Submissions of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

 

As of the end of the period covered by this report, the registrant had not adopted any procedures by which shareholders may recommend nominees to the registrant’s Board of Directors.

 

Item 11. Controls and Procedures.

 

(a)The registrant's certifying officer has concluded that the registrant's disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rule 30a-2 under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the "Act")) are effective in design and operation and are sufficient to form the basis of the certifications required by Rule 30a-2 under the Act, based on their evaluation of these disclosure controls and procedures within 90 days of the filing date of this report on Form N-CSR.

 

 

(b) Not applicable.

 

Item 12. Disclosure of Securities Lending Activities for Closed-End Management Investment Companies.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 13. Exhibits.

 

(a)(1) Code of Ethics – Not applicable.

 

(a)(2) Certification for each principal executive and principal financial officer of the registrant as required by Rule 30a-2 under the Act (17 CFR 270.30a-2(a)) – Filed as an attachment to this filing.

 

(a)(3) Any written solicitation to purchase securities under Rule 23c-1 under the Act sent or given during the period covered by the report by or on behalf of the registrant to 10 or more persons. Not applicable to open-end investment companies.

 

(a)(4) Change in the registrant’s independent public accountant – Not applicable.

 

(b) Certifications required by Rule 30a-2(b) under the Act (17 CFR 270.30a-2(b)), Rule 13a-14(b) or Rule 15d-14(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13a-14(b) or 240.15d-14(b)), and Section 1350 of Chapter 63 of Title 18 of the United States Code (18 U.S.C. 1350) – Filed as an attachment to this filing.

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Investment Company Act of 1940, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

OCM Mutual Fund

 

By: /s/ Gregory M. Orrell  
  Gregory M. Orrell  
  President  

 

Date: July 30, 2021

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Investment Company Act of 1940, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

By: /s/ Gregory M. Orrell  
  Gregory M. Orrell  
  President and Treasurer  

 

Date: July 30, 2021

OCM Mutual Fund

 

I, Gregory M. Orrell, certify that:

 

1.I have reviewed this report on Form N-CSR of OCM Mutual Fund;

 

2.Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 

3.Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations, changes in net assets, and cash flows (if the financial statements are required to include a statement of cash flows) of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

 

4.The registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rule 30a-3(c) under the Investment Company Act of 1940) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rule 30a-3(d) under the Investment Company Act of 1940) for the registrant and have:

 

(a)Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

 

(b)Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

 

(c)Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of a date within 90 days prior to the filing date of this report based on such evaluation; and

 

(d)Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the second fiscal quarter of the period covered by this report that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

 

5.The registrant's other certifying officer and I have disclosed to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant's board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

 

(a)All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize, and report financial information; and

 

(b)Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

Date: July 30, 2021

 

By: /s/ Gregory M. Orrell  
  Gregory M. Orrell  
  President and Treasurer  

 

 

 

OCM Mutual Fund

 

I, Gregory M. Orrell, hereby certify that to the best of my knowledge:

 

1.The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78m(a) or 78o(d)); and

 

2.The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

 

Date: July 30, 2021

 

/s/ Gregory M. Orrell  

Gregory M. Orrell

 
President and Treasurer  



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