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Name

As of 05/28/2024

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Annualized forward dividend yield. Multiplies the most recent dividend payout amount by its frequency and divides by the previous close price.

Exp Ratio

Expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expenses, including management fees, distribution fees, and other expenses, expressed as a percentage of average net assets.

Watchlist

$17.37

$52.5 M

23.41%

$4.07

1.06%

Vitals

YTD Return

-0.9%

1 yr return

4.9%

3 Yr Avg Return

N/A

5 Yr Avg Return

N/A

Net Assets

$52.5 M

Holdings in Top 10

98.3%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$17.5
$16.17
$22.80

Expenses

OPERATING FEES

Expense Ratio 1.06%

SALES FEES

Front Load N/A

Deferred Load N/A

TRADING FEES

Turnover N/A

Redemption Fee N/A


Min Investment

Standard (Taxable)

N/A

IRA

N/A


Fund Classification

Fund Type

Exchange Traded Fund


Name

As of 05/28/2024

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Annualized forward dividend yield. Multiplies the most recent dividend payout amount by its frequency and divides by the previous close price.

Exp Ratio

Expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expenses, including management fees, distribution fees, and other expenses, expressed as a percentage of average net assets.

Watchlist

$17.37

$52.5 M

23.41%

$4.07

1.06%

APLY - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return -0.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return N/A
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return N/A
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency N/A
  • Net Income Ratio N/A
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 23.4%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    YieldMax AAPL Option Income Strategy ETF
  • Fund Family Name
    N/A
  • Inception Date
    Apr 18, 2023
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    N/A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    US

Fund Description

The Fund is an actively managed exchange-traded fund (“ETF”) that seeks current income while providing indirect exposure to the share price (i.e., the price returns) of the common stock of Apple Inc. (“AAPL”), subject to a limit on potential investment gains. The Fund will employ its investment strategy as it relates to AAPL regardless of whether there are periods of adverse market, economic, or other conditions and will not take temporary defensive positions during such periods. As further described below, the Fund uses a synthetic covered call strategy to provide income and indirect exposure to the share price returns of AAPL, subject to a limit on potential investment gains as a result of the nature of the options strategy it employs. That is, the Fund not only seeks to generate income from its options investments but also aims to derive gains when the value of AAPL increases. The Fund’s options contracts provide:

indirect exposure to the share price returns of AAPL,
current income from the option premiums, and
a limit on the Fund’s participation in gains, if any, of the share price returns of AAPL.

For more information, see sections “The Fund’s Use of AAPL Option Contracts” and “Synthetic Covered Call Strategy” below.

The Fund’s investment adviser is Tidal Investments LLC (the “Adviser”) and the investment sub-adviser is ZEGA Financial, LLC (“ZEGA” or the “Sub-Adviser”).

Why invest in the Fund?

The Fund seeks to participate in a portion of the gains experienced by AAPL.
The Fund seeks to generate monthly income, which is not dependent on the price appreciation of AAPL.

That is, although the Fund may not fully participate in gains in AAPL’s stock price, the Fund’s portfolio is designed to generate income.

An Investment in the Fund is not an investment in AAPL.

The Fund’s strategy will cap its potential gains if AAPL shares increase in value.
The Fund’s strategy is subject to all potential losses if AAPL shares decrease in value, which may not be offset by income received by the Fund.
The Fund does not invest directly in AAPL.
Fund shareholders are not entitled to any AAPL dividends.

Additional information regarding AAPL is also set forth below.

The Fund’s Use of AAPL Option Contracts

As part of the Fund’s synthetic covered call strategy, the Fund will purchase and sell a combination of standardized exchange-traded and FLexible EXchange® (“FLEX”) call and put option contracts that are based on the value of the price returns of AAPL.

In general, an option contract gives the purchaser of the option contract the right to purchase (for a call option) or sell (for a put option) the underlying asset (like shares of AAPL) at a specified price (the “strike price”).
If exercised, an option contract obligates the seller to deliver shares (for a sold or “short” call) or buy shares (for a sold or “short” put) of the underlying asset at a specified price (the “strike price”).
Options contracts must be exercised or traded to close within a specified time frame, or they expire. See the chart in section “Fund Portfolio” below for a description of the option contracts utilized by the Fund.

Standardized exchange-traded options include standardized terms. FLEX options are also exchange-traded, but they allow for customizable terms (e.g., the strike price can be negotiated). For more information on FLEX options, see “Additional Information about the Funds – Exchange Traded Options Portfolio.”

The Fund’s options contracts are based on the value of AAPL, which gives the Fund the right or obligation to receive or deliver shares of AAPL on the expiration date of the applicable option contract in exchange for the stated strike price, depending on whether the option contract is a call option or a put option, and whether the Fund purchases or sells the option contract.

Synthetic Covered Call Strategy

In seeking to achieve its investment objective, the Fund will implement a “synthetic covered call” strategy using the standardized exchange-traded and FLEX options described above.

A traditional covered call strategy is an investment strategy where an investor (the Fund) sells a call option on an underlying security it owns.
A synthetic covered call strategy is similar to a traditional covered call strategy in that the investor sells a call option that is based on the value of the underlying security. However, in a synthetic covered call strategy, the investor (the Fund) does not own the underlying security, but rather seeks to synthetically replicate 100% of the price movements of the underlying security through the use of various investment instruments.

The Fund’s synthetic covered call strategy consists of the following three elements, each of which is described in greater detail farther below:

Synthetic long exposure to AAPL, which allows the Fund to seek to participate in the changes, up or down, in the price of AAPL’s stock.
Covered call writing (where AAPL call options are sold against the synthetic long portion of the strategy), which allows the Fund to generate income.
U.S. Treasuries, which are used for collateral for the options, and which also generate income.
1. Synthetic Long Exposure

To achieve a synthetic long exposure to AAPL, the Fund will buy AAPL call options and, simultaneously, sell AAPL put options to try to replicate the price movements of AAPL. The call options purchased by the Fund and the put options sold by the Fund will generally have one-month to six-month terms and strike prices that are approximately equal to the then-current share price of AAPL at the time the contracts are purchased and sold, respectively. The combination of the long call options and sold put options provides the Fund with indirect investment exposure equal to approximately 100% of AAPL for the duration of the applicable options exposure.

2. Covered Call Writing

As part of its strategy, the Fund will write (sell) call option contracts on AAPL to generate income. Since the Fund does not directly own AAPL, these written call options will be sold short (i.e., selling a position it does not currently own). The Fund will seek to participate in the share price appreciation of AAPL, if any. However, due to the nature of covered call strategies, the Fund’s participation may be subject to a cap (as described below). In this strategy, the call options written (sold) by the Fund will generally have an expiration of one month or less (the “Call Period”) and generally have a strike price that is approximately 0%-15% above the then-current AAPL share price.

It is important to note that the sale of the AAPL call option contracts will limit the Fund’s participation in the appreciation in AAPL’s stock price. If the stock price of AAPL increases, the above-referenced synthetic long exposure alone would allow the Fund to experience similar percentage gains. However, if AAPL’s stock price appreciates beyond the strike price of one or more of the sold (short) call option contracts, the Fund will lose money on those short call positions, and the losses will, in turn, limit the upside return of the Fund’s synthetic long exposure. As a result, the Fund’s overall strategy (i.e., the combination of the synthetic long exposure to AAPL and the sold (short) AAPL call positions) will limit the Fund’s participation in gains in the AAPL stock price beyond a certain point.

3. U.S. Treasuries

The Fund will hold short-term U.S. Treasury securities as collateral in connection with the Fund’s synthetic covered call strategy.

The Fund intends to continuously maintain indirect exposure to AAPL through the use of options contracts. As the options contracts it holds are exercised or expire it may enter into new options contracts, a practice referred to as “rolling.” The Fund’s practice of rolling options may result in high portfolio turnover.

Fund’s Monthly Distributions

The Fund will seek to provide monthly income in the form of cash distributions. The Fund will seek to generate such income in the following ways:

Writing (selling) call option contracts on AAPL as described above. The income comes mainly from the option premiums received from these option sales. A premium, in this context, refers to the price the option buyer pays to the option seller (the Fund) for the rights granted by the option. The amount of these premiums is largely affected by the fluctuations in AAPL stock prices. However, other elements like interest rates can also influence the income level.
Investing in short-term U.S. Treasury securities. The income generated by these securities will be influenced by interest rates at the time of investment.

Fund’s Return Profile vs AAPL

For the reasons stated above, the Fund’s performance will differ from that of AAPL’s stock price. The performance differences will depend on, among other things, the price of AAPL, changes in the value of the AAPL options contracts the Fund holds, and changes in the value of the U.S. Treasuries.

Fund Portfolio

The Fund’s principal holdings are described below:

YieldMax™ AAPL Option Income Strategy ETF – Principal Holdings

Portfolio Holdings

(All options are based on the value of AAPL) 

Investment Terms Expected Target Maturity
Purchased call option contracts

“at-the-money” (i.e., the strike price is equal to the then-current share price of AAPL at the time of purchase) to provide indirect exposure to positive price returns of AAPL.

If the AAPL share price increases, these options will generate corresponding increases to the Fund. 

1-month to 6-month expiration dates
Sold put option contracts

“at-the-money” (i.e., the strike price is equal to the then-current share price of AAPL at the time of sale).

They are sold to help pay for the purchased call options described above.

However, the sold put option contracts provide exposure to the full extent of any share price losses experienced by AAPL. 

1-month to 6-month expiration dates
Sold (short) call option contracts

The strike price is approximately 0%-15% more than the then-current share price of AAPL at the time of sale.

They generate current income. However, they also limit some potential positive returns that the Fund may have otherwise experienced from gains in the AAPL share price. 

1-month or less expiration dates
U.S Treasury Securities and Cash

Multiple series of U.S. Treasury Bills supported by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government.

These instruments are used as collateral for the Fund’s derivative investments.

They will also generate income. 

6-month to 2-year maturities

The market value of the cash and treasuries held by the Fund is expected to be between 50% and 100% of the Fund’s net assets and the market value of the options package is expected to be between 0% and 50% of the Fund’s net assets. In terms of notional value, the combination of these investment instruments provides indirect investment exposure to AAPL equal to at least 100% of the Fund’s total assets.

The Fund is classified as “non-diversified” under the 1940 Act.

There is no guarantee that the Fund’s investment strategy will be properly implemented, and an investor may lose some or all of its investment.

Apple Inc.

Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets smartphones, personal computers, tablets, wearable and accessories, and sells a variety of related services. Apple Inc. is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (“Nasdaq”). The aggregate market value of the voting and non-voting stock held by non-affiliates of Apple Inc., as of March 31, 2023, the last business day of Apple Inc.’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter, was approximately $2.6 trillion.

Apple Inc. is registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). Information provided to or filed with the SEC by Apple Inc. pursuant to the Exchange Act can be located by reference to the SEC file number 001-36743 through the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. In addition, information regarding Apple Inc. may be obtained from other sources including, but not limited to, press releases, newspaper articles and other publicly disseminated documents.

This document relates only to the securities offered hereby and does not relate to AAPL or other securities of Apple Inc. The Fund has derived all disclosures contained in this document regarding Apple Inc. from the publicly available documents. None of the Fund, the Trust, the Adviser, the Sub-Adviser, or their respective affiliates has participated in the preparation of such publicly available offering documents or made any due diligence inquiry regarding such documents with respect to Apple Inc. None of the Fund, the Trust, the Adviser, the Sub-Adviser, or their respective affiliates makes any representation that such publicly available documents or any other publicly available information regarding Apple Inc. is accurate or complete. Furthermore, the Fund cannot give any assurance that all events occurring prior to the date hereof (including events that would affect the accuracy or completeness of the publicly available documents described above) that would affect the trading price of Apple Inc. (and therefore the price of Apple Inc. at the time we price the securities) have been publicly disclosed. Subsequent disclosure of any such events or the disclosure of or failure to disclose material future events concerning Apple Inc. could affect the value received with respect to the securities and therefore the value of the securities.

None of the Fund, the Trust, the Adviser, the Sub-Adviser, or their respective affiliates makes any representation to you as to the performance of AAPL.

THE FUND, TRUST, ADVISER, AND SUB-ADVISER ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH APPLE INC.

Due to the Fund’s investment strategy, the Fund’s investment exposure is concentrated in (or substantially exposed to) the same industry as that assigned to AAPL. As of the date of the Prospectus, AAPL is assigned to the computer manufacturing industry.

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APLY - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period APLY Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -0.9% N/A N/A N/A
1 Yr 4.9% N/A N/A N/A
3 Yr N/A* N/A N/A N/A
5 Yr N/A* N/A N/A N/A
10 Yr N/A* N/A N/A N/A

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period APLY Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2022 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2021 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period APLY Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -0.9% N/A N/A N/A
1 Yr 4.9% N/A N/A N/A
3 Yr N/A* N/A N/A N/A
5 Yr N/A* N/A N/A N/A
10 Yr N/A* N/A N/A N/A

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period APLY Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2022 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2021 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A

APLY - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

APLY Category Low Category High APLY % Rank
Net Assets 52.5 M N/A N/A N/A
Number of Holdings 6 N/A N/A N/A
Net Assets in Top 10 49.9 M N/A N/A N/A
Weighting of Top 10 98.35% N/A N/A N/A

Top 10 Holdings

  1. United States Treasury Note/Bond 49.07%
  2. United States Treasury Bill 48.79%
  3. First American Government Obligations Fund 3.01%
  4. Apple Inc 2.22%
  5. Apple Inc -0.10%
  6. AAPL 03/15/2024 190.01 P -4.64%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High APLY % Rank
Bonds
97.86% N/A N/A N/A
Cash
4.66% N/A N/A N/A
Stocks
0.00% N/A N/A N/A
Preferred Stocks
0.00% N/A N/A N/A
Convertible Bonds
0.00% N/A N/A N/A
Other
-2.52% N/A N/A N/A

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High APLY % Rank
Cash & Equivalents
3.01% N/A N/A N/A
Securitized
0.00% N/A N/A N/A
Corporate
0.00% N/A N/A N/A
Municipal
0.00% N/A N/A N/A
Government
0.00% N/A N/A N/A
Derivative
-2.52% N/A N/A N/A

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High APLY % Rank
US
97.86% N/A N/A N/A
Non US
0.00% N/A N/A N/A

APLY - Expenses

Operational Fees

APLY Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.06% N/A N/A N/A
Management Fee 0.99% N/A N/A N/A
12b-1 Fee N/A N/A N/A N/A
Administrative Fee N/A N/A N/A N/A

Sales Fees

APLY Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A N/A N/A N/A
Deferred Load N/A N/A N/A N/A

Trading Fees

APLY Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A N/A N/A N/A

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

APLY Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover N/A N/A N/A N/A

APLY - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

APLY Category Low Category High APLY % Rank
Dividend Yield 23.41% N/A N/A N/A

Dividend Distribution Analysis

APLY Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Net Income Ratio Analysis

APLY Category Low Category High APLY % Rank
Net Income Ratio N/A N/A N/A N/A

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

APLY Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency

Distributions History

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APLY - Fund Manager Analysis

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
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