Aptus Defined Risk ETF

An actively-managed strategy that seeks income and growth through a hybrid fixed income and equity approach. The strategy invests 90-95% of its assets to obtain exposure to investment-grade corporate bonds, with the remainder seeking gains in long-term in-the-money call options on selective large cap stocks and sectors.


  • Broadly diversified income from intermediate-term, investment-grade corporate bonds without chasing yield or accepting long-duration risk
  • Laddered approach to create annual redemption and redeployment to reduce reinvestment risk
  • Intermediate-term options enable pursuit of 10-20 equity market opportunities, typically with 5-10% of capital at risk

Fund Details

Current as of 02/27/2024

Fund Ticker DRSK
Fund Name Aptus Defined Risk ETF
Primary Exchange Cboe
CUSIP 26922A388
ISIN US26922A3885
Net Assets 414,472,718.57
Expense Ratio 0.79%
30 Day Median Bid- Ask % 0.15
Inception Date 08/07/2018
Shares Outstanding 15,875,000.00
Distributor Quasar Distributors
Advisor Aptus Capital Advisors

*Premium Discount Disclaimer

The following Frequency Distribution of Premiums and Discounts chart is provided to show the frequency at which the closing price of the Fund was at a premium (above) or discount (below) to their daily net asset value (NAV). The chart represents past performance and cannot be used to predict future results. Shareholders may pay more than NAV when buying Fund shares and receive less than NAV when those shares are sold because shares are bought and sold at current market prices.

Fund Objectives

The Aptus Defined Risk ETF seeks current income and capital appreciation.

Fund Prices

Current as of 02/27/2024

Net Asset Value 26.11 Closing Price 26.07
Daily Change $ 0.03 Daily Change $ 0.02
Daily Change % 0.10 Daily Change % 0.08
Premium/Discount % -0.15

Fund holdings are subject to change and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell any security.

Fund Distributions


This fund is expected to pay at least one more distribution before year end. The figures represent estimates and are subject to change based on portfolio, market, and shareholder activity and tax adjustments. Actual distributions will be based on shares outstanding as of the record date. The net asset value of a fund with a distribution will drop on the ex-date by the amount of the distribution. Keep in mind that market conditions, portfolio changes and/or changes in outstanding fund shares could affect these estimates substantially. This information is NOT FINAL and is subject to change until the ex-dividend date. All data subject to change. Actual distributions will be posted on the aptusetfs.com site after each fund’s ex-dividend date. Aptus does not provide tax, accounting or legal advice. Any tax statements contained herein were not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used for the purpose of avoiding U.S., federal, state or local tax penalties. Clients should consult their advisor as to any tax, accounting or legal statements made herein. Specific questions regarding your clients’ personal income tax situation should be referred to a tax advisor. 

Fund Performance

as of 01/31/2024
as 12/31/2023
NAV % Market % NAV % Market %
1 Month 1.93 1.98 4.75 4.85
3 Month 14.23 14.51 9.41 9.34
1 Year 1.96 2.19 2 2.07
3 Year -1.72 -1.75 -2.36 -2.35
5 Year 3.41 3.37 3.67 3.61
YTD 1.93 1.98 2 2.07
Since Inception 24.67 24.74 22.31 22.31
Since Inception Annualized 4.1 4.11 3.8 3.8

Cumulative return is the aggregate amount that an investment has gained or lost over time. Annualized Return is the average return gained or lost by an investment each year over a given time period. Performance is annualized for periods greater than 1 year.

Performance quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, so you may have a gain or loss when shares are sold. Current performance may be higher or lower than that quoted. Short-term performance in particular is not a good indication of the fund’s future performance and an investment should not be made solely on returns.

Market Price: The current price at which shares are bought and sold. Market returns are based upon the last trade price.

NAV: The dollar value of a single share, based on the value of the underlying assets of the fund minus its liabilities, divided by the number of shares outstanding. Calculated at the end of each business day.

DRSK Fund Holdings

Current as of 02/27/2024

Stock TickerCusipSecurity DescSharesPriceMarket ValueWeightingsEffective Date
ABT 240419C00120000ABT 240419C00120000ABT US 04/19/24 C12010,000.003.283,275,000.000.79%02/28/2024
BSCP46138J825INVESCO EXCH TRD SLF IDX FD TR BULSHS 2025 CB862,269.0020.3917,581,664.914.24%02/28/2024
BSCQ46138J791INVESCO EXCH TRD SLF IDX FD TR BULSHS 2026 CB2,497,605.0019.1647,854,111.8011.55%02/28/2024
BSCS46138J643INVESCO EXCH TRD SLF IDX FD TR INVSCO BLSH 281,197,923.0019.9523,892,574.245.76%02/28/2024
BSCT46138J577INVESCO EXCH TRD SLF IDX FD TR BULETSHS 20291,092,021.0018.1419,809,260.944.78%02/28/2024
BSCU46138J460INVESCO EXCH TRD SLF IDX FD TR INVSCO 30 CORP1,697,435.0016.2227,532,395.706.64%02/28/2024
BSCV46138J429INVESCO EXCH TRD SLF IDX FD TR BULETSHS 2031 CP1,235,075.0015.9619,705,621.634.75%02/28/2024
DIS 240419C00115000DIS 240419C00115000WALT DIS CLL OPT 04/24 1157,800.001.991,548,300.000.37%02/28/2024
IBDS46435UAA9ISHARES TR IBONDS 27 ETF1,592,600.0023.7037,744,620.009.11%02/28/2024
IBDT46435U515ISHARES TR IBDS DEC28 ETF2,334,339.0024.7557,774,890.2513.94%02/28/2024
IBDU46436E205ISHARES TR IBONDS DEC 291,619,887.0022.6536,690,440.558.85%02/28/2024
IBDV46436E726ISHARES TR IBONDS DEC 20301,327,879.0021.1828,124,477.226.79%02/28/2024
IBDW46436E486ISHARES TR IBONDS DEC 20311,809,960.0020.2736,687,889.208.85%02/28/2024
IBDX46436E312ISHARES TR IBONDS DEC 2032829,516.0024.5420,356,322.644.91%02/28/2024
MRK 240419C00130000MRK 240419C00130000MRK US 04/19/24 C13015,500.002.894,479,500.001.08%02/28/2024
ORCL 240315C00140000ORCL 240315C00140000ORCL US 03/15/24 C14010,000.000.1095,000.000.02%02/28/2024
ORCL 240315C00150000ORCL 240315C00150000ORCL US 03/15/24 C150-10,000.000.05-45,000.00-0.01%02/28/2024
SBUX 240621C00100000SBUX 240621C00100000STARBUCK CLL OPT 06/24 1006,500.002.601,690,000.000.41%02/28/2024
SPX 240419C05200000SPX 240419C05200000SPX US 04/19/24 C52001,500.0046.556,982,500.001.68%02/28/2024
SPX 240419P05000000SPX 240419P05000000CBOE S&P PUT OPT 04/24 5000500.0044.602,230,000.000.54%02/28/2024
SPXW 240229P04640000SPXW 240229P04640000SPXW US 02/29/24 P4640650.000.2013,000.000.00%02/28/2024
SPXW 240229P04720000SPXW 240229P04720000SPXW US 02/29/24 P4720-1,300.000.25-32,500.00-0.01%02/28/2024
SPXW 240229P04800000SPXW 240229P04800000SPXW US 02/29/24 P4800650.000.2817,875.000.00%02/28/2024
Cash&OtherCash&OtherCash & Other20,457,335.951.0020,457,335.954.94%02/28/2024

Holdings are subject to change without notice.