BOIL seeks daily investment results, before fees and expenses, that correspond to two times (2x) the daily performance of the Bloomberg Natural Gas Subindex.
BOXX is an actively managed exchange-traded fund (“ETF”) whose investment objective is to provide investment results that, before fees and expenses, equal or exceed the price and yield performance of an investment that tracks the 1-3 month sector of the United States Treasury Bill market. To do so, the principal investment strategy of the Fund will be to utilize an exchange-listed options strategy called a box spread (“Box Spread”). In order to accomplish its investment goals, the Fund may utilize either standard exchange-listed options or FLexible EXchange Options (“FLEX Options”) or a combination of both.
ARP is an actively managed exchange-traded fund (“ETF”) that seeks to achieve its investment objective by taking advantage of broad asset trends throughout the economic cycle. The Adviser actively monitors asset class pricing trends to determine characteristics used for portfolio construction, including measurements of risk, returns, and asset correlations. The Adviser then uses this information to inform the security selection process for the Fund, with an emphasis on securities that have had better recent performance compared to other securities under similar market conditions. The Fund will obtain investment exposure to a variety of asset classes, including equities (primarily U.S. equities, non U.S. developed market equities, and emerging market equities), fixed income securities including U.S. Treasuries, broad commodities (specifically, a diverse group of heavily traded commodities across the energy, precious metals, industrial metals and agriculture sectors), physical gold, currencies, and cash.
TILT seeks to enhance exposure to the broad U.S. stock market by tilting the portfolio toward the long-term growth potential of the smaller cap and value segments. Designed to replace traditional market-weighted equity products, the Fund applies a tilt to smaller cap and value stocks using a multi-factor modeling approach that attempts to enhance portfolio risk/return characteristics.
FSIG's primary investment objective is to deliver current income. Under normal market conditions, the Fund seeks to achieve its objectives by investing at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in investment grade corporate debt securities. Corporate debt securities are debt obligations issued by businesses to finance their operations. Notes, bonds, loans, debentures and commercial paper are the most common types of corporate debt securities, with the primary differences being their maturities and secured or unsecured status. Commercial paper has the shortest term and is usually unsecured. Corporate debt securities may have fixed or floating interest rates. The corporate debt securities in which the Fund may investment may include senior loans.
A fund seeking income and long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in high dividend-paying stocks of U.S. issuers with dividend growth potential. FDV intends to invest exclusively in U.S. issuers (i.e., companies domiciled and/or with operations in the United States, or listed on U.S.-based exchanges), and generally invests in large cap or mid cap stocks.
MEM seeks to invest in companies capable of sustainable growth based on the fundamental characteristics of those companies, including balance sheet information; number of employees; size and stability of cash flow; management’s depth, adaptability and integrity; product lines; marketing strategies; corporate governance; and financial health. Matthews expects that the companies in which the Fund invests typically will be of medium or large size, but the Fund may invest in companies of any size. Matthews measures a company’s size with respect to fundamental criteria such as, but not limited to, market capitalization, book value, revenues, profits, cash flow, dividends paid and number of employees.
EFIX seeks to provide high total return from current income and capital appreciation. Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets (including investment borrowings) in debt securities issued or guaranteed by companies, financial institutions and government entities located in emerging market countries. An “emerging market country” is a country that, at the time the Fund invests in the related security or instrument, is classified as an emerging or developing economy by any supranational organization such as the World Bank or the United Nations, or related entities, or is considered an emerging market country for purposes of constructing a major emerging market securities index. The Fund’s investments include, but are not limited to, debt securities issued by sovereign entities, quasi-sovereign entities and corporations. “Quasi-Sovereign” refers to an entity that is either 100% owned by a sovereign entity or whose debt is 100% guaranteed by a sovereign entity.
Under normal circumstances, MCH seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing at least 80% of its net assets, which include borrowings for investment purposes, in the common and preferred stocks of companies located in Asia that Matthews believes are innovators in their products, services, processes, business models, management, use of technology, or approach to creating, expanding or servicing their markets. The Fund seeks to invest in companies capable of sustainable growth based on the fundamental characteristics of those companies, including balance sheet information; number of employees; size and stability of cash flow; management’s depth, adaptability and integrity; product lines; marketing strategies; corporate governance; and financial health.
CLSC seeks to provide long-term growth. The fund seeks to achieve this objective primarily by allocating among ETFs that invest in companies of various sectors of the U.S. market. The fund selects investments in sectors of the market that it identifies utilizing a strategy designed to optimize performance while seeking to manage portfolio volatility and reduce exposure to down markets. The fund may invest in ETFs that provide exposure to additional asset classes, such as fixed income, commodities, real estate, and currencies to achieve its objective.
MAXI seeks capital gains and income by providing investors with exposure to bitcoin while simultaneously generating income by selling short-dated put or call spreads on the most liquid global equity indices. The fund is designed to be a capital efficient way to simultaneously invest in bitcoin and potentially generate significant income. The fund can also be viewed as bitcoin exposure with a downside buffer, by virtue of the padding the income may create to any bitcoin drawdowns.
FIAX is an actively managed exchange traded fund ETF that seeks to provide income using U.S. Treasury fixed income securities and a defined risk option premium. The Funds defined risk option premium strategy uses options on ETFs across multiple asset classes e.g. equities, commodities, fixed income. The Fund’s option positions will be comprised of vertical credit spreads and vertical debit spreads that aim to capture a premium representing a combination of dividends and growth of the underlying assets.
SFLR is an actively managed exchange-traded fund (“ETF”) that, under normal market circumstances, seeks to provide capital appreciation through participation in the large capitalization U.S. equity markets while limiting the potential for maximum losses. Pursuant to its investment objective, the Fund intends to invest in a diversified portfolio of equity securities (the “Equity Portfolio”) that are included in the Solactive GBS United States 500 Index (the “Equity Portfolio Index”), together with put and call option contracts (the “Options Portfolio”) in an effort to reduce the potential for losses associated with the returns of U.S. large capitalization equity market investments.
AZTD seeks to track the performance, before fees and expenses, of the Solactive Aztlan Global Developed Markets SMID Cap Index (the “Index”). AZTD is a unique rules-based strategy that selects the top 27 stocks based on fundamental factors. AZTD uses a proprietary 6-factor fundamental model to assign stock rankings: cash flow generation, value, growth, capital structure quality, earnings revisions and momentum. The Fund’s stock picks represent companies in developed markets across North America, Western Europe and Developed Asia, with market caps between $500 million and $10 billion. Energy, Real Estate and Pharmaceuticals are excluded.
CLSM seeks to provide long-term growth. The fund seeks to achieve this objective primarily by allocating among ETFs that invest in companies of various sectors of the U.S. market. The fund selects investments in sectors of the market that it identifies utilizing a strategy designed to optimize performance while seeking to manage portfolio volatility and reduce exposure to down markets. The fund may invest in ETFs that provide exposure to additional asset classes, such as fixed income, commodities, real estate, and currencies to achieve its objective.
PIT, an actively managed ETF that seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation and attractive risk-adjusted returns by investing primarily in exchange-traded commodity futures contracts across five major sub-sectors: energy, precious metals, industrial metals, agriculture and livestock.
TSLL seeks 150% daily leveraged investment results and thus will have an increase of volatility relative to the underlying TSLA performance itself. As a result, the fund may be riskier than alternatives that do not use leverage because the fund’s objective is to magnify the daily performance of the common shares of Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA). The return for investors that invest for periods longer or shorter than a trading day should not be expected to be 150% of the performance of TSLA for the period. The return of the fund for a period longer than a trading day will be the result of each trading day’s compounded return over the period, which will very likely differ from 150% of the return of TSLA for that period. Longer holding periods, higher volatility of TSLA and leverage increase the impact of compounding on an investor’s returns. During periods of higher TSLA volatility, the volatility of TSLA may affect the fund’s performance.
YANG seeks daily investment results before fees and expenses of 300% of the inverse (or opposite) of the price performance of the FTSE China 50 Index (the China Index). There is no guarantee the fund will meet its stated investment objective. The FTSE China 50 Index (TXIN0UNU) consists of the 50 largest and most liquid public Chinese companies currently trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (SEHK). Securities in the Index are weighted based on the total market value of their shares, so that securities with higher total market values will generally have a higher representation in the Index.
The investment objective of XDEC is to seek to provide investors with returns of approximately twice any positive price return of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (the “Underlying ETF”), up to a predetermined upside cap of 8.58% (before fees and expenses), while providing a buffer (before fees and expenses) against the first 15% of Underlying ETF losses, over the period from December 20, 2021 to December 16, 2022. Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest substantially all of its assets in FLexible EXchange Options (“FLEX Options”)-that reference the price performance of the “Underlying ETF”.
GVLU is an actively managed ETF consisting of 400-600 securities selected from a universe of the largest 1,400 US securities, buying more of the ones we think are cheaper and less of the ones we believe are more expensive.