Fund Facts
Inception March 1, 1950
Average # of Holdings 50-60
Total Net Assets $324,527,780  a/o 7/31/2017
Expense Ratio 1.27% (excluding interest expense)
Minimum Investment $1000 ($500 for retirement accounts)
CUSIP 664210101
Ticker NTHEX
30-Day SEC Yield 4.60%
Shares Outstanding 66,386,235
Load None


The Trust is a high-yield bond fund whose primary objective is the production of income.


The Trust focuses on marketable securities of established companies that are believed to provide reasonable income and, where consistent with the primary objective, may potentially have capital appreciation. This includes bonds, preferred stocks, dividend paying common stocks, securities convertible into common stocks and securities with warrants attached.


Fixed income, long term value investing


  • Buy & Hold – Know Investments, Avoid “Bandwagon” investing
  • Quantitatively Driven – Concentrated Positions, Occasional Cyclical Purchases
  • Industry Assessment – Hard Assets, Demonstrated Cash Flows, Regulatory Issues
  • Capital Structure Analysis – Experience in Distressed Security Analysis, Underweight Holdco / Dividend Deals
  • Experienced Hands - On Portfolio Management – Managers and Trustees are significant shareholders
  • Limited International Exposure

Portfolio Managers

Bruce H. Monrad - Managed Fund from 1989-present

Ernest E. Monrad - Managed Fund from 1960-present


The Trust invests in lower rated debt securities which may be subject to increased market volatility based on factors such as: the ability of an issuer to make current interest payments, the potential for principal loss if an issuer declares bankruptcy, and the potential difficulty in disposing of certain securities in a timely manner at a desired price and therefore can present an increased risk of investment loss.



Investing With Us

Our fund is available to retail and institutional investors. Many financial advisors and planners invest in our fund for their clients. The Trust is available on many self-directed brokerage platforms, mutual fund clearing platforms and with various company retirement plans.

Portfolio Statistics a/o 7/31/17
Number of Holdings 52
Turnover a/o 3/31/2017 12.27%
Alpha 3 year ^ -.89
Beta   3 year ^ 1.55
R Squared 3 year ^ .57
Top 5 Sector Breakdown a/o 7/31/17  as a % of Market Value
1. Energy/Natural Resources 8.60%
2. Chemicals 7.60%
3. Food Processing 6.74%
4. Metals & Mining 6.59%
5. banks/Money Centers 6.29%
Asset Allocation a/o 7/31/17 as a % of Market Value
Total Fixed Income 76.41%
Corporate Bonds 68.59%
Convertible Bonds 5.98%
Foreign Bonds 1.00%
Asset Backed Securities     .84%
Common, Preferred Stock & Warrants 17.88%
Repurchase Agreement 5.71%
Maturity Distribution a/o 3/31/17 as a % of Market Value
Under 1 Year 21%
1-5 Years 68%
6-10 Years 10%
11-15 Years 0%
Over 15 Years 1%
Average Annual Returns a/o 7/31/17
  3 Mo. YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR Inception
NEIT 4.25 6.23 17.33 (3.04) 3.02 2.79 7.44

BofA Merrill Lynch

US High Yield Index*

2.20 6.12 11.26 5.06 6.75 8.00 na
Calendar Year Returns a/o 12/31/2016
YEAR 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
NEIT 0.17 -37.27 53.79 14.25 -.0.72 14.63 13.01 -5.36 -17.99 16.72

BofA Merrill Lynch

US High Yield Index*

2.19 -26.39 57.51 15.19 4.38  15.58 7.42  2.50 -4.64 17.49

Past Performance does not guarantee future results and an investment in the Trust is not guaranteed. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than that quoted. Performance data current to the most recent month-end may be obtained by calling 1-800-225-6704 or by visiting

*The BofA Merrill Lynch US  High Yield Index is an unmanaged market value-weighted index comprised of approximately 2,200 domestic and yankee high yield bonds, including deferred interest bonds and payment-in-kind securities. The inception date for the Trust is 3/1/1950; the inception date for the BofA Merrill Lynch US High Yield  Index is 8/31/1986.

^ As compared to the BofA Merrill Lynch US High Yield Index.

Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information about the Trust is contained in the prospectus or summary prospectus, either of which may be obtained by calling 1-800-225-6704 or by visiting Please read either one carefully before investing.

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