The Simplify Volt Fintech Disruption ETF seeks to be exposed to the most disruptive fintech companies that are on the forefront of cashless payments.
The fund aims to invest heavily across Square stock and Square call options and also Upstart stock and Upstart call options. A modest put option overlay is designed to help mitigate against sharp market crashes.
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The fund's investment objective is to seek capital appreciation.
An investment in the fund involves risk, including possible loss of principal.
The Fund focuses its assets (i.e., invests up to 25% of its assets each) in securities of Square and Adyen, and
as a result, the Fund may be subject to greater volatility with respect to its portfolio securities than a Fund that is more
broadly diversified. Square and Adyen fit the fund's theme of Fintech Disruption. Fintech Disruption are companies that may develop, use or rely on innovative payment platforms and methodologies, point of sale providers, e-commerce, transactional innovations, business analytics, fraud reduction, frictionless funding platforms, peer-to-peer lending, intermediary exchanges, asset allocation technology, blockchain technologies, cryptocurrency, and mobile payments. The Fund will not directly or indirectly invest in cryptocurrencies but may invest in companies that support cryptocurrencies or blockchain.
The use of derivative instruments involves risks different from, or possibly greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in securities and other traditional investments. These risks include (i) the risk that the counterparty to a derivative transaction may not fulfill its contractual obligations; (ii) risk of mispricing or improper valuation; and (iii) the risk that changes in the value of the derivative may not correlate perfectly with the underlying asset, rate or index. Derivative prices are highly volatile and may fluctuate substantially during a short period of time. The use of leverage by the Fund, such as borrowing money to purchase securities or the use of options, will cause the Fund to incur additional expenses and magnify the Fund’s gains or losses. The earnings and prospects of small and medium sized companies are more volatile than larger companies and may experience higher failure rates than larger companies. Small and medium sized companies normally have a lower trading volume than larger companies, which may tend to make their market price fall more disproportionately than larger companies in response to selling pressures and may have limited markets, product lines, or financial resources and lack management experience. The fund is new and has a limited operating history.
The Fund invests in ETFs (Exchange-Traded Funds) and is therefore subject to the same risks as the underlying securities in which the ETF invests as well as entails higher expenses than if invested into the underlying ETF directly.
The risk that the Model used by the Fund to determine or guide investment decisions may not achieve the objectives of the Fund. Additionally, the portfolio manager of the Fund is able, under certain adverse conditions, to deviate from the Model employed by the Fund. Such deviations may not achieve the objectives of the Fund and may produce lower returns and/or higher volatility compared to what the returns and volatility of the Fund would have been if the portfolio manager had not deviated from the Model.
A measure of how the duration of a bond changes in correlation to an interest rate change. The greater the convexity of a bond the greater the exposure of interest rate risk to the portfolio.
The distribution yield of a security is calculated by dividing the distributions paid (yearly, monthly, etc.) by its cost or net asset value. Distribution yield can be used as a measure of investment cash flow provided by an investment relative to the cost paid for that investment. Net Asset Value (NAV): The per share value of a mutual fund, found by subtracting the fund's liabilities from its assets and dividing by the number of shares outstanding.
SEC 30-Day Yield
The SEC yield is calculated with a standardized formula mandated by the SEC. The formula is based on maximum offering price per share and includes the effect of any fee waivers. Without waivers, yields would be reduced. This is also referred to as the "standardized yield", “30-Day Yield” and “Current Yield”.
SEC Unsubsidized 30-Day Yield
The un-subsidized SEC yield is calculated with a standardized formula mandated by the SEC. The formula is based on maximum offering price per share and does not reflect waivers in effect. This is also referred to as the “unsubsidized standardized yield”, “unsubsidized 30-Day Yield” and “unsubsidized Current Yield”.