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When diversification is not enough investors need solutions with built in risk management.

An objective, rules based strategy that seeks out US stocks with quality and value characteristics with a dynamic tail hedge when valuations dictate. The strategy attempts to protect the portfolio against short term spikes in volatility and to generate cash to deploy into depressed prices.

 

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An objective, rules based strategy that seeks out US stocks exhibiting strong momentum characteristics with a simple trend following overlay. The strategy attempts to manage prolonged downside risk.

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Investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible. The Funds are non-diversified, meaning they may concentrate their assets in fewer individual holdings than diversified funds. Therefore, the Funds are more exposed to individual stock volatility than diversified funds. The Behavioral Momentum style of investing is subject to the risk that the securities may be more volatile than the market as a whole, or that the returns on securities that previously have exhibited price momentum or proximity to price peaks are less than returns on other styles of investing. Momentum can turn quickly, and stocks that previously have exhibited high momentum may not experience continued positive momentum.   Fortified Value is a value style of investing and is subject to risk as value stocks can continue to be undervalued by the market for long periods of time. The Funds may invest in options, the Funds risk losing all or part of the cash paid (premium) for purchasing put options. Because the Fund only purchases put options, the Fund’s losses from its exposure to put options is limited to the amount of premiums paid. The Funds may invest in other investment companies and ETF’s which may result in higher and duplicative expenses. Investments in debt securities typically decrease in value when interest rates rise. This risk is usually greater for longer-term debt securities.

 

Investing in ETFs are subject to additional risks that do not apply to conventional mutual funds, including the risks that the market price of the shares may trade at a discount to its net asset value ("NAV"), an active secondary trading market may not develop or be maintained, or trading may be halted by the exchange in which they trade, which may impact a Funds ability to sell its shares.

 

The Aptus Behavioral Momentum Index is designed to track the performance of 25 large US-traded equity securities. The proprietary index methodology developed by Aptus Captial Advisors quantitatively ranks large US companies based on a combination of momentum and irrational investor behavior and seeks to gain exposure to only the highest ranked stocks. The index has an added objective of capital protection during market downtrends, and is therefore risk managed in that it can vary between 100% long only exposure to stocks or 100% exposure to intermediate Treasury Bonds dependent on the overall market environment. One cannot invest directly in an index.

 

The Aptus Fortified Value Index is designed to track the performance of 50 US-Traded equity securities.  The proprietary index methodology developed by Aptus Capital Advisors quantitively ranks US companies based on the Aptus Value composite and seeks to gain exposure to only the highest ranked stocks.  The index has an added objective of capital protection and will “tail hedge” equity exposure through put options when the overall market valuations are excessive.

 

Definitions:

Free cash flow (FCF) is a measure of a company's financial performance, calculated as operating cash flow minus capital expenditures. FCF represents the cash that a company is able to generate after spending the money required to maintain or expand its asset base.

 

Diversification is not a guarantee of performance.

 

Shares of any ETF are bought and sold at Market Price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the fund. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns. Market returns are based upon the midpoint of the bid/ask spread a 4:00pm Eastern Time (when NAV is normally determined for most ETF’s), and do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times.

 

Nothing on this website should be considered a solicitation to buy or an offer to sell shares of any Fund in any jurisdiction where the offer or solicitation would be unlawful under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.

 

Aptus Capital Advisors is the advisor to the Aptus Behavioral Momentum ETF and Aptus Fortified Value ETF, which is distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC.

 

The fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses must be considered carefully before investing. Important information about the fund and are available at WWW.APTUSETFS.COM  or by calling 1-800-617-0004. Read it carefully before investing. Please click here for the Aptus Behavioral Momentum ETF prospectus and here for the Aptus Fortified Value ETF prospectus.