By maintaining a weekly investment horizon and relying on over 65 years of history on market movement, we believe it is possible to realize positive returns through options transactions while maintaining acceptable risk limits
The Fund employs a rules-based system that is replicated weekly
Options-based strategy that seeks to generate a small weekly profit
Tactical portfolio management overlays to potentially mitigate weekly volatility
We believe the probability of success is significantly skewed in our favor
Options are subject to changes in the underlying securities or index of securities on which such instruments are based which create leverage and can magnify the Fund's potential for gain or loss. The value of the Fund's investment in fixed income securities will fluctuate with changes in interest rates. Investors cannot directly invest in an index and unmanaged index returns do not reflect any fees, expenses or sales charges.
There is no guarantee that this investment strategy will achieve its objectives, goals, generate positive returns, or avoid losses. Liquidity does not ensure profit or prevent losses.
Mutual funds involve risk, including possible loss of principal.
There is a risk that issuers and counterparties will not make payments on securities and other investments held by the Fund, resulting in losses to the Fund. The value of the Fund's investments in fixed income securities will fluctuate with changes in interest rates. Options involve risks possibly greater than the risks associated with investing directly in securities. There is no guarantee that the sub-adviser's options strategy will be effective or that suitable transactions will be available.
The Fund uses options to increase the Fund's combined long and short exposure which creates leverage, which can magnify the Fund's potential for gain or loss. The Fund expects its premium collection options strategy to be market neutral and therefore the Fund does not expect to participate fully in positive markets which may not generate positive returns as intended. Liquidity risk may prevent the Fund from selling illiquid securities at an advantageous time or price, or possibly requiring the Fund to dispose of other investments at unfavorable times or prices in order to satisfy its obligations.
As a non-diversified fund, the Fund may invest more than 5% of its total assets in the securities of one or more issuers. Dramatic or abrupt volatility within the market would negatively impact the Fund's premium collection options strategy. The Fund's return may not match the return of the S&P 500 Index because it is not investing the equity securities that comprise such index. The Fund incurs operating expenses not applicable to the Index, and incurs costs in buying and selling securities.
The Fund is a new mutual fund and prior to its recent commencement of operations had no history of operations for investors to evaluate. The adviser's and any sub-adviser's judgments about the long-term returns the Fund may generate through its principal investment strategies may prove to be incorrect and may not produce the desired results. The Fund's principal investment strategies may not achieve their intended results and each strategy could negatively impact the Fund.
There is no guarantee the fund will meet its objective.
The S&P 500 Index is a capitalization-weighted index of 500 stocks. The index is designed to measure performance of the broad domestic economy through changes in the aggregate market value of 500 stocks representing all major industries.
VIX is the ticker symbol for the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) Volatility Index, which shows the market's expectation of 30-day volatility.
A Call or Put Option is an agreement that gives an investor the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell (respectively) a stock, bond, commodity or other instrument at a specified price within a specific time period. Correlation is a statistic that measures the degree to which two things move in relation to each other.
Volatility is a statistical measure of the dispersion of returns for a given security or market index.
Mean, or Average is a number expressing the central or typical value in a set of data, in particular the mode, median, or (most commonly) the mean, which is calculated by dividing the sum of the values in the set by their number.
Standard Deviation is a measure of the dispersion of a set of data from its mean. If the data points are further from the mean, there is higher deviation within the data set.
Long refers to buying an asset such as a stock, commodity or currency, with the expectation that the asset will rise in value. The inherent risk is a decrease in the price of the security that may result in a loss.