Is There a Cure for Portfolio Stress?
Exploring Structured Outcome Strategies

With markets bouncing back near all-time highs, volatility has returned with a vengeance. The economic forecast also remains uncertain as the impacts of Covid-19 and the resulting shutdowns are still making themselves known. Unsurprisingly, many advisors and investors alike are feeling anxious.

August 5, 2020
11am PT | 2pm ET
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So how do you help clients stay the course and avoid the classic mistakes of emotional investing? Perhaps providing a degree of downside risk management would be a useful portfolio tool in these conditions? Structured Outcome ETFs could be part of the answer. In this engaging 1-hour webcast, join TrueShares and ETF Trends as they discuss sophisticated, new products that can give you uncapped upside, while still helping provide a hedge against drawdowns.

  • How the current crisis has impacted the outlook for the rest of 2020
  • How you can use buffered products to help manage risk for your clients without capping potential long-term gains
  • Different approaches to delivering Structured Outcomes
  • How you can use Structured Outcome ETFs to build better portfolios

NOT accepted for one hour of CFP/CIMA CE credit for live and on-demand attendees

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Michael Loukas

Principal and Chief Executive Officer
TrueMark Investments

Eric Metz, CFA

CIO and Portfolio Manager
SpiderRock Advisors

Jason Weaver

Weaver Consulting Group

Dave Nadig

CIO, Director of Research
ETF Trends and ETF Database

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The Fund has characteristics unlike many other traditional investment products and may not be suitable for all investors. You should only consider an investment in the Fund if you fully understand the inherent risks, which can be found in the prospectus.


An investment in an ETF is subject to risks and you can lose money on your investment in an ETF. There can be no assurance that the ETF will achieve its investment objective.

The Fund is recently organized with no operating history for prospective investors to base their investment decision which may increase risks. The Fund employs a buffered strategy in an attempt to buffer against losses in the S&P 500 Price Index over the course of a 1-year period. There is no guarantee the Fund will be successful in this strategy, and investors may experience losses beyond targeted levels.

The Fund invests in options, which involves leverage, meaning that a small investment in options could have a substantial impact on the performance of the Fund. The Fund may invest in FLEX Options issued and guaranteed for settlement by the OCC. The Fund bears the risk that the OCC will be unable or unwilling to perform its obligations under the FLEX Options contracts. Additionally, FLEX Options may be illiquid, and in such cases, the Fund may have difficulty closing out certain FLEX Options positions at desired times and prices. As the options the Fund invests in derive their performance from the S&P 500 Price Index, the Fund is subject to the equity market risk associated with the index.

Additional risks of investing include management, non-diversification, portfolio turnover and tax risks. Detailed information regarding the specific risks of the funds can be found in their prospectuses.

The ETF’s portfolio is more volatile than broad market averages. Shares of ETFs are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the ETF. ETF shares may only be redeemed directly with the ETF at NAV by Authorized Participants, in very large creation units. There can be no guarantee that an active trading market for ETF shares will develop or be maintained, or that their listing will continue or remain unchanged. Buying or selling ETF shares on an exchange may require the payment of brokerage commissions and frequent trading may incur brokerage costs that detract significantly from investment returns.
The Fund is designed to seek to achieve its strategy for investments made on the Initial Investment Day and held until the last day of the Investment Period. Investors purchasing shares in the fund after its 12-month investment period has begun or selling share prior to the end of the investment period, may experience very different results than the fund’s stated investment objective. These periods begin at either the fund’s inception date or at each subsequent “Initial Investment Day”. Following the initial investment period after fund inception, each subsequent investment period will begin each year on the first day of the month the fund was incepted (subsequent “Initial Investment Days”). Fund management will target a 10% downside buffer, with expectations that it will generally fall between 8-12%.
The Fund is not designed to protect against declines of more than 8-12% in the level of the S&P 500 Price Index, and there can be no guarantee that the Fund will be successful in implementing the buffer protect options strategy to avoid the first 8-12% decline. Index Description: The S&P 500® Index is a widely recognized capitalization-weighted index that measures the performance of the large-capitalization sector of the U.S. stock market. The S&P 500 Price Index does not include reinvestment of dividends. Securities in the ETF’s portfolio will not match those in any index. The ETF is benchmark agnostic and corresponding portfolios may have significant non-correlation to any index. Index returns are generally provided as an overall market indicator. You cannot invest directly in an index. Although reinvestment of dividend and interest payments is assumed, no expenses are netted against an index’s returns. Index performance information was furnished by sources deemed reliable and is believed to be accurate, however, no warranty or representation is made as to the accuracy thereof and the information is subject to correction.