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2x Bitcoin Strategy ETF

BITX | Active ETF

$48.06

$1.55 B

0.00%

1.85%

Vitals

YTD Return

111.2%

1 yr return

N/A

3 Yr Avg Return

N/A

5 Yr Avg Return

N/A

Net Assets

$1.55 B

Holdings in Top 10

46.0%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$44.2
$9.24
$59.67

Expenses

OPERATING FEES

Expense Ratio 1.85%

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 05/20/2024

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.

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2x Bitcoin Strategy ETF

BITX | Active ETF

$48.06

$1.55 B

0.00%

1.85%

BITX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 111.2%
  • 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 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    2x Bitcoin Strategy ETF
  • Fund Family Name
    Volatility Shares Trust
  • Inception Date
    Jun 27, 2023
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    N/A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    US

Fund Description

The Fund is an exchange-traded fund (“ETF”) that seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing its assets principally in cash-settled bitcoin futures contracts that trade only on an exchange registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”), which currently is the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (“CME”) (“Bitcoin Futures Contracts”), and cash, cash-like instruments or high-quality securities that serve as collateral to the Fund’s investments in Bitcoin Futures Contracts (“Collateral Investments”). The Fund does not invest directly in bitcoin. Instead, the Fund seeks to benefit from increases in the price of Bitcoin Futures Contracts for a single day.

The Fund also may invest in: reverse repurchase agreement transactions; shares of other investment companies registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the “1940 Act”) that invest in similar securities and assets to those in which the Fund may invest. (“Other Investment Companies”); exchange traded options on Other Investment Companies; shares of other Bitcoin-linked exchange traded investment products not registered under the 1940 Act (“Bitcoin-Linked ETPs”); and swap agreement transactions that reference Other Investment Companies, Bitcoin, Bitcoin-Linked ETPs, Bitcoin Futures Contracts, or Bitcoin-related indexes.

The investment adviser to the Fund and the Subsidiary is Volatility Shares LLC (the “Adviser”). The investment sub-adviser to the Fund and the Subsidiary is Penserra Capital Management LLC (the “Sub-Adviser”). The Adviser oversees the Fund and the Sub-Adviser. The Sub-Adviser has day-to-day portfolio management responsibilities for the Fund. In serving as Sub-Adviser to the Fund, the Sub-Adviser does not conduct conventional investment research or analysis or forecast market movement or trends.

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

The Index

The Index is constructed and maintained by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC. The Index measures the performance of the return from a rolling long position in the two nearest maturing Bitcoin Futures Contracts trading on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (“CME”). The Index is constructed from futures contracts and includes a provision for the replacement of the Index futures contracts as the contracts approach maturity. This is often referred to as “rolling” a futures contract. The contracts roll daily and are completed two days prior to the last trading date (t) of the current contract. On day t-2 at market close, the Index is 0% in the expiring futures contact (Roll Out Contract, that expires two days later) and 100% in the next futures contract (Roll In Contract, which expires the subsequent month). The last trading date is the last Friday of the contract month. The daily roll percentage is determined on the day when the index is fully rolled from the first month contract to the second month contract and stays constant throughout the month regardless of limit disruption events. The Index is price weighted and does not rebalance. The Index was launched on January 10, 2022, and is published under the ticker symbol “SPBTFDUE.”

Bitcoin Futures Contracts

In order to obtain 2x daily exposure to the Index, the Fund intends to typically enter into cash-settled Bitcoin Futures Contracts as the “buyer.” In simplest terms, in a cash-settled futures market the counterparty pays cash to the buyer if the price of a futures contract goes up, and buyer pays cash to the counterparty if the price of the futures contract goes down. In order to maintain its 2x daily exposure to the Index, the Fund intends to exit its futures contracts as they near expiration and replace them with new futures contracts with a later expiration date. Futures contracts with a longer term to expiration may be priced higher than futures contracts with a shorter term to expiration, a relationship called “contango”. When rolling futures contracts that are in contango the Fund will close its long position by selling the shorter term contract at a relatively lower price and buying a longer-dated contract at a relatively higher price. The presence of contango will adversely affect the performance of the Fund. Conversely, futures contracts with a longer term to expiration may be priced lower than futures contracts with a shorter term to expiration, a relationship called “backwardation”. When rolling long futures contracts that are in backwardation, the Fund will close its long position by selling the shorter term contract at a relatively higher price and buying a longer-dated contract at a relatively lower price. The presence of backwardation may positively affect the performance of the Fund.

The Fund invests in Bitcoin Futures Contracts indirectly via the Subsidiary. The Subsidiary and the Fund will have the same investment adviser, investment sub-adviser and investment objective. The Subsidiary will also follow the same general investment policies and restrictions as the Fund. Except as noted herein, for purposes of this Prospectus, references to the Fund’s investment strategies and risks include those of the Subsidiary. The Fund complies with the provisions of the 1940 Act governing investment policies and capital structure and leverage on an aggregate basis with the Subsidiary. Furthermore, the Adviser, as the investment adviser to the Subsidiary, complies with the provisions of the 1940 Act relating to investment advisory contracts as it relates to its advisory agreement with the Subsidiary. The Subsidiary also complies with the provisions of the 1940 Act relating to affiliated transactions and custody. Because the Fund intends to qualify for treatment as a RIC under the Code, the size of the Fund’s investment in the Subsidiary will not exceed 25% of the Fund’s total assets at or around each quarter end of the Fund’s fiscal year. At other times of the year, the Fund’s investments in the Subsidiary will significantly exceed 25% of the Fund’s total assets. The Subsidiary’s custodian is U.S. Bank.

If circumstances occur where market prices for bitcoin futures were not readily available, the Fund would fair value its Bitcoin Futures Contracts in accordance with its pricing and valuation policy and procedures for fair value determinations. Pursuant to those policies and procedures, the Sponsor would consider various factors, such as pricing history; market levels prior to price limits or halts; supply, demand, and open interest in bitcoin futures; comparison to other major digital asset futures, such as Ether; and bitcoin prices in the spot market. The Sponsor would document its proposed pricing and methodology, detailing the factors that entered into the valuation.

Bitcoin

Bitcoin is a digital asset that can be transferred among participants on the bitcoin peer-to-peer network (the “Bitcoin Network”) on a peer-to-peer basis via the Internet. Bitcoin can be transferred without the use of a central administrator or clearing agency, unlike other means of electronic payments. Because a central party is not necessary to administer bitcoin transactions or maintain the bitcoin ledger, the term decentralized is often used in descriptions of bitcoin.

Bitcoin is based on the decentralized, open-source protocol of a peer-to-peer electronic network. No single entity owns or operates the Bitcoin Network. Bitcoin is not issued by governments, banks or any other centralized authority. The infrastructure of the Bitcoin Network is collectively maintained on a distributed basis by the network’s participants, consisting of “miners”, who run special software to validate transactions, developers, who maintain and contribute updates to the bitcoin network’s source code, and users, who download and maintain on their individual computer a full or partial copy of the Bitcoin Blockchain (defined below) and related software. Anyone can be a user, developer, or miner. The Bitcoin Network is accessed through software, and software governs the creation, movement, and ownership of bitcoin. The source code for the Bitcoin Network and related software protocol is open-source, and anyone can contribute to its development. The value of bitcoin is in part determined by the supply of, and demand for, bitcoin in the global markets for the trading of bitcoin, market expectations for the adoption of bitcoin as a decentralized store of value, the number of merchants and/or institutions that accept bitcoin as a form of payment, and the volume of peer-to-peer transactions, among other factors.

Bitcoin transaction and ownership records are reflected on the blockchain ledger for bitcoin (the “Bitcoin Blockchain”). Miners authenticate and bundle bitcoin transactions sequentially into files called “blocks”, which requires performing computational work to solve a cryptographic puzzle set by the Bitcoin Network’s software protocol. Because each solved block contains a reference to the previous block, they form a chronological “chain” back to the first bitcoin transaction. Copies of the Bitcoin Blockchain are stored in a decentralized manner on the computers of each individual Bitcoin Network full node, i.e., any user who chooses to maintain on their computer a full copy of the Bitcoin Blockchain as well as related software. Each bitcoin is associated with a set of unique cryptographic “keys”, in the form of a string of numbers and letters, which allow whoever is in possession of the private key to assign that bitcoin in a transfer that the Bitcoin network will recognize.

Collateral Investments

The Fund will invest assets in Collateral Investments. The Collateral Investments may consist of high-quality securities, which include: (1) U.S. Government securities, such as bills, notes and bonds issued by the U.S. Treasury; (2) money market funds; and/or (3) corporate debt securities, such as commercial paper and other short-term unsecured promissory notes issued by businesses that are rated investment grade or determined by the Sub-Adviser to be of comparable quality. For these purposes, “investment grade” is defined as investments with a rating at the time of purchase in one of the four highest categories of at least one nationally recognized statistical rating organizations (e.g., BBB- or higher from S&P Global Ratings or Baa3 or higher from Moody’s Investors Service, Inc.).

The Collateral Investments are designed to provide liquidity, serve as margin, or otherwise collateralize the Subsidiary’s investments in Bitcoin Futures Contracts. The Fund expects that it will primarily invest its assets, and that the Subsidiary will primarily invest its assets, in Collateral Investments that are “securities,” as such term is defined under the 1940 Act.

Other Investments

In order to help the Fund meet its daily investment objective by maintaining the daily desired level of leveraged exposure to the Index, maintain its tax status as a regulated investment company on days in and around quarter-end, help the Fund maintain its desired exposure to Bitcoin Futures Contracts when it is approaching or has exceeded position limits or accountability levels, or because of liquidity or other constraints, the Fund may invest in the following:

Reverse Repurchase Agreements

The Fund may invest in reverse repurchase agreements which are a form of borrowing in which the Fund sells portfolio securities to financial institutions and agrees to repurchase them at a mutually agreed-upon date and price that is higher than the original sale price, and use the proceeds for investment purchases. 

As a result of the Fund repurchasing the securities at a higher price, the Fund will lose money by engaging in reverse repurchase agreement transactions, though the Sponsor has agreed to pay, as part of its unitary investment management fee, the net cost of using reverse repurchase agreements.

As noted above, because the Fund intends to qualify for treatment as a RIC under the Code, the size of the Fund’s investment in the Subsidiary will not exceed 25% of the Fund’s total assets at or around each quarter end of the Fund’s fiscal year (the “Asset Diversification Test”). At other times of the year, the Fund’s investments in the Subsidiary will significantly exceed 25% of the Fund’s total (or gross) assets.

When the Fund seeks to reduce its total assets exposure to the Subsidiary, it may use the short-term Treasury Bills it owns (and purchase additional Treasury Bills as needed) to transact in reverse repurchase agreement transactions, which are ostensibly loans to the Fund. Those loans will increase the gross assets of the Fund, which the Sponsor expects will allow the Fund to meet the Asset Diversification Test. When the Fund enters into a reverse repurchase agreement, it will either (i) be consistent with Section 18 of the 1940 Act and maintain asset coverage of at least 300% of the value of the reverse repurchase agreement; or (ii) treat the reverse repurchase agreement transactions as derivative transactions for purposes of Rule 18f-4 under the 1940 Act, including as applicable, the value-at-risk based limit on leverage risk.

Other Investment Companies

The Fund may invest in shares of Other Investment Companies, that is, shares of investment companies registered under the 1940 Act that invest in similar securities and assets to those in which the Fund may invest.

Options on Other Investment Companies

The Fund may invest in options on Other Investment Companies, which are funds registered under the 1940 Act including exchange-traded funds, that invest in similar securities and assets to those in which the Fund may invest.. An option is a contract that gives the purchaser of the option, in return for the premium paid, the right to buy shares of an investment company, from the writer of the option (in the case of a call option), or to sell shares of the investment company to the writer of the option (in the case of a put option) at a designated price during the term of the option. The premium paid by the buyer of an option will reflect, among other things, the relationship of the exercise price to the market price and the volatility of the shares of the investment company, the remaining term of the option, supply, demand, interest rates and/or currency exchange rates. The Other Investment Companies that serve as the reference asset for the option contracts utilized by the Fund will be RICs for tax purposes. The Fund may utilize “American” style options or “European” style options. American style options are exercisable on any date prior to the expiration date of the option contract. In contrast, European style options are exercisable only on the expiration date of the option contract.

Bitcoin-Linked ETPs

The Fund may invest in shares of Bitcoin-Linked ETPs, which are exchange-traded investment products not registered under the 1940 Act that derive their value from a basket of spot bitcoin, and trade intra-day on a national securities exchange. Bitcoin-Linked ETPs are passively managed and do not pursue active management investment strategies, and their sponsors do not actively manage the bitcoin held by the ETP. This means that the sponsor of the ETP does not sell bitcoin at times when its price is high or acquire bitcoin at low prices in the expectation of future price increases. Although the shares of a Bitcoin-Linked ETP are not the exact equivalent of a direct investment in bitcoin, they provide investors with an alternative that constitutes a relatively cost-effective way to obtain bitcoin exposure through the securities market.

Swaps that reference Other Investment Companies, Bitcoin, Bitcoin-Linked ETPs, Bitcoin Futures Contracts, or Bitcoin-related indexes.

The Fund may invest in cash-settled swap agreements referencing Other Investment Companies, Bitcoin, Bitcoin-Linked ETPs, Bitcoin Futures Contracts or Bitcoin-related indexes. Swap contracts are transactions entered into primarily with major global financial institutions for a specified period ranging from a day to more than one year. In a swap transaction, the Fund and a counterparty will agree to exchange or “swap” payments based on the change in value of an underlying asset or benchmark. For example, the two parties may agree to exchange the return (or differentials in rates of returns) earned or realized on a particular investment or instrument. In the case of the Fund, the reference asset can be shares of Other Investment Companies, Bitcoin, shares of Bitcoin-Linked ETPs, Bitcoin Futures Contracts, or Bitcoin-related indexes.

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BITX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period BITX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 111.2% N/A N/A N/A
1 Yr N/A 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 BITX 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 BITX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 111.2% N/A N/A N/A
1 Yr N/A 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 BITX 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

BITX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

BITX Category Low Category High BITX % Rank
Net Assets 1.55 B N/A N/A N/A
Number of Holdings 3 N/A N/A N/A
Net Assets in Top 10 245 M N/A N/A N/A
Weighting of Top 10 46.01% N/A N/A N/A

Top 10 Holdings

  1. First American Government Obligations Fund 33.86%
  2. CME Bitcoin Fut Mar24 9.89%
  3. CME Bitcoin Fut Apr24 2.25%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High BITX % Rank
Cash
87.85% N/A N/A N/A
Other
12.15% 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
Bonds
0.00% N/A N/A N/A

BITX - Expenses

Operational Fees

BITX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.85% N/A N/A N/A
Management Fee 1.85% 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

BITX 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

BITX 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.

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

BITX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

BITX Category Low Category High BITX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% N/A N/A N/A

Dividend Distribution Analysis

BITX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Net Income Ratio Analysis

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

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

BITX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
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BITX - Fund Manager Analysis

Tenure Analysis

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