Help Clients Buffer Downside While Retaining Upside Potential

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

 Christian Magoon
Founder & CEO
Amplify ETFsDan Cupkovic, CFP


Dan Cupkovic, CFP
Director of Investments
ARGI Investment Services

David Armstrong - Moderator


This webinar is for registered financial professionals only

Recent stock market volatility has reminded investors of the inherent risks in equity investing, and prompted them to evaluate if and how they’re protected on the downside.

Many investment strategies that attempt to protect or buffer downside risk are complex, expensive, or don’t provide any potential for upside equity participation.

Join Amplify ETFs and ARGI Investments as we discuss a simple, yet powerful strategy that may help investors buffer against significant losses while still participating in potential equity upside. We will discuss:

  • Navigating volatile markets and the need for better investment tools
  • Inside the BlackSwan strategy: principles, components & results
  • What is the SWAN ETF and where does it fit in an overall portfolio?

The Amplify BlackSwan Growth & Treasury Core ETF (SWAN) is a new solution that seeks investment results that correspond to the S-Network BlackSwan Core Total Return Index (the Index). The Index’s investment strategy seeks uncapped exposure to the S&P 500 (via in-the-money LEAP call options), while seeking to buffer against the possibility of significant losses (via U.S. Treasury Securities).

The Fund is not a money market fund.

See the Amplify BlackSwan Growth & Treasury Core ETF prospectus.

Read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. Shares of any ETF are bought and sold at market price (not NAV), may trade at a discount or premium to NAV and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. The Fund’s return may not match or achieve a high degree of correlation with the return of the underlying Index. To the extent the Fund utilizes a sampling approach, it may experience tracking error to a greater extent than if the Fund had sought to replicate the Index. The use of derivative instruments, such as options contracts, can lead to losses because of adverse movements in the price or value of the underlying asset, index or rate, which may be magnified by certain features of the derivatives. Investing in options, including LEAP Options, and other instruments with option-type elements may increase the volatility and/or transaction expenses of the Fund. An option may expire without value, resulting in a loss of the Fund’s initial investment and may be less liquid and more volatile than an investment in the underlying securities. Investments in debt securities typically decrease in value when interest rates rise. This risk is usually greater for longer-term debt securities. The Fund is non- diversified, meaning it may concentrate its assets in fewer individual holdings than a diversified fund.

The S-Network BlackSwan Core Total Return Index (Ticker: SWANXT) holds U.S. Treasury securities and SPY LEAP Options. On each rebalancing date, the Index targets 90% of its index market capitalization in U.S. Treasury securities and 10% targets of its index market capitalization in SPY LEAP Options. The weighting of U.S. Treasury securities is determined by the option reconstitution schedule. The S-Network BlackSwan Core Total Return Index is a trademark of the Index Provider and has been licensed for use for certain purposes by the Adviser. The Index Provider is not affiliated with the Trust, the Adviser, either Sub-Adviser or the Distributor. The Fund is entitled to use the Index pursuant to a sub-licensing agreement with the Adviser. It is not possible to directly invest in an index.

Long-term equity anticipation securities (LEAPS) are publicly traded options contracts with expiration dates that are longer than one year.

An “in-the-money” call option contract is an option contract with a strike price that is below the current price of the underlying reference asset.

Amplify Investments LLC is the Investment Adviser to the Fund, and ARGI Investment Services, LLC and Exponential ETFs serve as the Investment Sub-Advisers.

Amplify ETFs are distributed by Quasar Distributors LLC

This webinar is for Registered Financial Professionals Only




*CFP, CIMA®, CPWA®, and AEP® CE Credits have been applied for and are pending approval.