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Name

As of 05/17/2024

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

$29.89

$13.2 M

0.00%

0.79%

Vitals

YTD Return

7.2%

1 yr return

21.1%

3 Yr Avg Return

N/A

5 Yr Avg Return

N/A

Net Assets

$13.2 M

Holdings in Top 10

100.1%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$29.9
$23.77
$29.89

Expenses

OPERATING FEES

Expense Ratio 0.79%

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 05/17/2024

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

$29.89

$13.2 M

0.00%

0.79%

QTJL - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 7.2%
  • 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 None

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Innovator Growth Accelerated Plus ETF - July
  • Fund Family Name
    Innovator ETFs Trust
  • Inception Date
    Jun 30, 2021
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    N/A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    US
  • Manager
    Yin Bhuyan

Fund Description

General Strategy Description.    The Fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in a portfolio of FLexible EXchange® Options (“FLEX Options”) that reference the Invesco QQQ Trust, Series 1 (the “Underlying ETF”). The Underlying ETF is a unit investment trust that seeks to track the investment results, before fees and expenses, of the NASDAQ-100 Index, which includes 100 of the largest domestic and international non-financial companies listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market based on market capitalization. To the extent the Underlying ETF concentrates (i.e., holds 25% or more of its total assets) in the securities of a particular industry or group of industries, the Fund will concentrate its investments to approximately the same extent. Through its use of FLEX Options on the Underlying ETF, the Fund has significant exposure to information technology companies.

Additional information about the Underlying ETF is set forth in the section entitled “Additional Information Regarding the Fund’s Principal Investment Strategies.” Due to the unique mechanics of the Fund’s strategy, the return an investor can expect to receive from an investment in the Fund has characteristics that are distinct from many other investment vehicles. It is important that an investor understand these characteristics before making an investment in the Fund.

In general, an option contract is an agreement between a buyer and seller that gives the purchaser of the option the right to buy or sell a particular asset at a specified future date at an agreed upon price. FLEX Options are exchange-traded options contracts with uniquely customizable terms. Although guaranteed for settlement by the Options Clearing Corporation (the “OCC”), FLEX Options are still subject to counterparty risk with the OCC and may be less liquid than more traditional exchange-traded options. Each of the FLEX Options purchased and sold throughout the Outcome Period are expected to have the same or similar terms (i.e., strike price and expiration) as the corresponding FLEX Options purchased and sold on the first day of the Outcome Period. The reference asset for all of the Fund’s FLEX Options is the Underlying ETF.

The pre-determined outcomes sought by the Fund, which include the accelerated return and cap discussed below (the “Outcomes”), are based upon the performance of the Underlying ETF’s share price over an approximately one-year period from October 1 through September 30 of the following year (the “Outcome Period”). The current Outcome Period is from October 1, 2023 through September 30, 2024. Upon the conclusion of the Outcome Period, the Fund will receive the cash value of all the FLEX Options it held for the prior Outcome Period. It will then invest in a new series of FLEX Options with an expiration date in approximately one year, and a new Outcome Period will begin. The Outcomes may only be realized by investors who continuously hold Shares from the commencement of the Outcome Period until its conclusion. Investors who purchase Shares after the Outcome Period has begun, or sell Shares prior to the Outcome Period’s conclusion, may experience investment returns very different from those that the Fund seeks to provide.

The Outcomes.    The Fund’s strategy has been specifically designed to produce the Outcomes based upon the performance of the Underlying ETF’s share price (or its “price return”) over the duration of the Outcome Period. The Fund will not receive or benefit from any dividend payments made by the Underlying ETF. The Fund is not an appropriate investment for income-seeking investors. If the Underlying ETF’s share price increases over the duration of the Outcome Period, the Fund seeks to provide investors who hold Shares for the entire Outcome

Period with an increase in value that is three times the share price increase experienced by the Underlying ETF (the “Accelerated Return”), subject to an upside return cap discussed in greater detail below (the “Cap”). If the Underlying ETF’s share price decreases in value over the duration of the Outcome Period, the Fund seeks to provide Fund shareholders that hold Shares for the entire Outcome Period with an Outcome that provides for a decrease in value that is approximately equal to the share price decrease experienced by the Underlying ETF. The Fund’s shareholders will bear all Underlying ETF losses on a one-to-one basis. Unlike other ETFs that utilize defined outcome investing strategies, the Fund does not provide a buffer against Underlying ETF losses. Certain other ETFs seek to provide shareholders with a “buffer” – a protection against a specified percentage of Underlying ETF or index losses over a period of time. There is no guarantee that the Fund will successfully provide the Outcomes.

The Fund seeks returns over an Outcome Period that generate three times the increased performance of the Underlying ETF, up to the Cap (as discussed in greater detail below), while limiting downside losses. The hypothetical graphical illustration provided below is designed to illustrate the Outcomes based upon the hypothetical performances of the Underlying ETF for investors who hold Shares for the entirety of the Outcome Period. There is no guarantee that the Fund will be successful in its attempt to provide the Outcomes for an Outcome Period. The returns that the Fund seeks to provide do not include the costs associated with purchasing Shares and certain expenses incurred by the Fund.

The following table contains hypothetical examples designed to illustrate the Outcomes the Fund seeks to provide over an Outcome Period, based upon the performance of the Underlying ETF from -100% to 100%. The table is provided for illustrative purposes and does not provide

every possible performance scenario for Shares over the course of an Outcome Period. There is no guarantee that the Fund will be successful in its attempt to provide the Outcomes for an Outcome Period. The table is not intended to predict or project the performance of the Underlying ETF, FLEX Options or the Fund. Fund shareholders should not take this information as an assurance of the expected performance of the Underlying ETF or return on Shares. The actual overall performance of the Fund during an Outcome Period will vary with fluctuations in the value of the FLEX Options during the Outcome Period, among other factors. Please refer to the Fund’s website, www.innovatoretfs.com/qtjl, which provides updated information relating to this table on a daily basis throughout the Outcome Period.

Underlying ETF Performance

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Fund Performance

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0%

15%

20.97%*

20.97%*

20.97%*

20.97%*

20.97%*

*           The Cap is set on the first day of the Outcome Period and is 20.97% prior to taking into account any fees or expenses charged to shareholders. When the Fund’s annual management fee of 0.79% of the Fund’s average daily net assets is taken into account, the Cap is 20.18%. The Fund’s annual management fee of 0.79% of the Fund’s average daily net assets, any shareholder transaction fees and any extraordinary expenses incurred by the Fund will have the effect of reducing the Cap amount for Fund shareholders.

The Outcome Period.    The Outcomes sought by the Fund are based upon the Fund’s net asset value (“NAV”) at the outset of the Outcome Period. The Outcome Period begins on the day the FLEX Options are entered into and ends on the day they expire. Each FLEX Option’s value is ultimately derived from the performance of the Underlying ETF’s share price during that time. Because the terms of the FLEX Options don’t change, the Accelerated Return and Cap relate to the Fund’s NAV on the first day of the Outcome Period. A shareholder that purchases Shares after the commencement of the Outcome Period will likely have purchased Shares at a different NAV than the NAV on the first day of the Outcome Period (the NAV upon which the Outcomes are based) and may experience investment outcomes very different from those sought by the Fund. A shareholder that sells Shares prior to the end of the Outcome Period may also experience investment outcomes very different from those sought by the Fund. To achieve the Outcomes sought by the Fund for the Outcome Period, an investor must be holding Shares at the time that the Fund enters into the FLEX Options and on the day those FLEX Options expire. There is no guarantee that the Fund will be successful in its attempt to provide the Outcomes.

The Fund’s assets will be principally composed of FLEX Options, the value of which is derived from the performance of the underlying reference asset, the Underlying ETF’s share price. The Fund’s investment sub-adviser, Milliman Financial Risk Management LLC (“Milliman” or the “Sub-Adviser), generally anticipates that the Fund’s NAV will move in the same direction as the Underlying ETF’s share price. For example, during an Outcome Period, the Fund’s NAV is expected to increase if the Underlying ETF’s share price increases and decrease if the Underlying ETF’s share price decreases. However, it is unlikely that the Fund’s share price will increase or decrease at the same rate as the Underlying ETF’s share price and, for any given period during the Outcome Period, it is unlikely that the Fund’s share price will increase at the same rate as the Accelerated Return for the Outcome Period (i.e., an increase in value that is three times the share price change experienced by the Underlying ETF for an Outcome Period). In addition, if the Outcome Period has begun and the Fund has experienced any Accelerated Return, an investor purchasing Shares at that price may be subject to losses that exceed any losses of the Underlying ETF for the remainder

of the Outcome Period and may have diminished or no ability to experience further Accelerated Return. The Fund does not seek to provide investment outcomes on a daily or other short-term basis, but instead seeks to provide investment outcomes for the entire Outcome Period of one year. Prior to their expiration, the value of the Fund’s FLEX Options is not derived solely from the performance of the reference asset (the Underlying ETF), but a number of other factors as well, notably the number of days remaining until the options expire and the Accelerated Return available to the applicable Cap. As the number of days until the FLEX Options expire decreases, the value of the FLEX Options (and thus the Fund’s NAV) will more directly correlate with the returns experienced by the Underlying ETF and Outcomes the Fund seeks to provide for the Outcome Period. The Fund’s strategy is designed to produce the Outcomes upon the expiration of the FLEX Options on the last day of the Outcome Period. It should not be expected that the Outcomes will be provided at any point prior to that time, and there is no guarantee that the Outcomes will be achieved on the last day of the Outcome Period.

Potential Upside Accelerated Return Subject to a Cap.    If the Underlying ETF’s share price increases in value over the duration of the Outcome Period, the Fund’s strategy has been designed such that the Fund will experience an increase in value that is three times the increase experienced by the Underlying ETF, up to the Cap. The extent to which the Fund will participate in gains experienced by the Underlying ETF and the Accelerated Return is subject to the Cap that represents the maximum percentage return an investor can achieve from an investment in Shares over the duration of the Outcome Period. Therefore, even though the Fund’s returns, and any potential for the Accelerated Return, are based upon the performance of the Underlying ETF’s share price, if the Underlying ETF’s share price, or Accelerated Return, experiences returns for the Outcome Period in excess of the Cap, the Fund will not participate in excess returns. The Cap should be considered before investing in the Fund. The Fund’s returns, including any Accelerated Return, will not exceed the Cap. There is no guarantee that the Fund will successfully provide the Accelerated Return. If an investor is considering purchasing Shares during the Outcome Period, and the Fund has already increased in value to a level near to the Cap, an investor purchasing Shares at that price has limited to no gains and no Accelerated Return available for the remainder of the Outcome Period but remains vulnerable to significant downside risks. The Cap may rise or fall from one Outcome Period to the next. If the Outcome Period has begun and the Fund has experienced any Accelerated Return, an investor purchasing Shares at that price may be subject to losses that exceed any losses of the Underlying ETF until the remainder of the Outcome Period. An investment in the Fund is only appropriate for shareholders willing to bear those losses.

The Cap will be determined on the first day of the Outcome Period based upon prevailing market conditions. Since the Cap is based upon prevailing market conditions at the beginning of an Outcome Period, the Cap will therefore rise or fall from one Outcome Period to the next. For the current Outcome Period, the Cap is set forth below, prior to taking into account annual Fund management fees, shareholder transaction fees and any extraordinary expenses.

    The Cap is 20.97%.

When the Fund’s annual management fee of 0.79% of the Fund’s average daily net assets is taken into account, the Cap is revised downwards accordingly as set forth below and will be further reduced by any shareholder transaction fees and any extraordinary expenses incurred by the Fund.

    The Cap is 20.18%.

For the purpose of this prospectus, “extraordinary expenses” are non-recurring expenses that may incurred by the Fund outside of the ordinary course of its business, including, without limitation, costs incurred in connection with any claim, litigation, arbitration, mediation, government investigation or similar proceedings, indemnification expenses and expenses in connection with holding and/or soliciting proxies for a meeting of Fund shareholders.

Use of FLEX Options.    The Outcomes described above may be achieved by purchasing and selling call FLEX Options to create layers within the Fund’s portfolio. The Sub-Adviser has constructed a portfolio principally composed of FLEX Options that reference the Underlying ETF that are each set to expire on the last day of the Outcome Period. The customizable nature of FLEX Options allows the Sub-Adviser to select the share price at which the Underlying ETF will be exercised at the expiration of each FLEX Option. This is commonly known as the “strike price.” At the commencement of the Outcome Period, the Sub-Adviser specifically selects the strike price for each FLEX Option such that when the FLEX Options are exercised on the final day of the Outcome Period, the Outcomes may be obtained, depending on the performance of the Underlying ETF’s share price over the duration of the Outcome Period.

To achieve these returns, the Fund may purchase call options (giving the Fund the right to receive the cash value of the Underlying ETF’s share price), while simultaneously selling call options (giving the Fund the obligation to deliver the cash value of the Underlying ETF’s share price). Each of these FLEX Options has a specifically selected strike price.

A detailed explanation regarding the terms of the FLEX Options and the mechanics of the Fund’s strategy can be found in “Additional Information About the Fund’s Principal Investment Strategies.”

Fund Rebalance.    The Fund is a continuous investment vehicle. It does not terminate and distribute its assets at the conclusion of each Outcome Period. On the termination date of an Outcome Period, the Sub-Adviser will invest in a new set of FLEX Options and another Outcome Period will commence.

Approximately one week prior to the end of each Outcome Period, the Fund will file a prospectus supplement, which will alert existing shareholders that an Outcome Period is approaching its conclusion and disclose the anticipated ranges for the Cap for the next Outcome Period. Following the close of business on the last day of the Outcome Period, the Fund will file a prospectus supplement that discloses the Fund’s final Cap (both gross and net of the unitary management fee) for the next Outcome Period. This information is available on the Fund’s website, www.innovatoretfs.com/qtjl, which also provides information relating to the Outcomes, including the Fund’s position relative to the Cap, of an investment in the Fund on a daily basis.

The Fund is classified as “non-diversified” under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “1940 Act”).

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QTJL - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period QTJL Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 7.2% N/A N/A N/A
1 Yr 21.1% 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 QTJL Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 42.4% N/A N/A N/A
2022 -30.2% 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 QTJL Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 7.2% N/A N/A N/A
1 Yr 21.1% 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 QTJL Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 42.4% N/A N/A N/A
2022 -30.2% 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

QTJL - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

QTJL Category Low Category High QTJL % Rank
Net Assets 13.2 M N/A N/A N/A
Number of Holdings 4 N/A N/A N/A
Net Assets in Top 10 10.6 M N/A N/A N/A
Weighting of Top 10 100.08% N/A N/A N/A

Top 10 Holdings

  1. QQQ1 06/28/2024 3.71 C 98.85%
  2. QQQ1 06/28/2024 369.43 C 28.60%
  3. U.S. Bank Money Market Deposit Account 0.36%
  4. QQQ1 06/28/2024 395.28 C -27.73%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High QTJL % Rank
Other
99.72% N/A N/A N/A
Cash
0.36% 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

QTJL - Expenses

Operational Fees

QTJL Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.79% N/A N/A N/A
Management Fee 0.79% 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

QTJL 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

QTJL 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.

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

QTJL - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

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

Dividend Distribution Analysis

QTJL Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency None

Net Income Ratio Analysis

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

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

QTJL Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency

Distributions History

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QTJL - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Yin Bhuyan


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jun 30, 2021

0.92

0.9%

Ms. Bhuyan has more than 10 years of experience in capital markets(2021). Prior to joining Milliman, Yin traded in the S&P options pit at CBOE. She has served both as a market maker and a portfolio manager. Her former experience is in risk management and volatility arbitrage. Yin’s current primary focus had been in managing Defined Outcome ETFs and Index tracking ETFs.

Robert Cummings


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jun 30, 2021

0.92

0.9%

Principal and Director of Global Trading at Milliman. Mr. Cummings has served in this role since 2007. Mr. Cummings has more than 13 years of experience as a trader with a primary focus on options. Prior to joining Milliman, he was involved in various proprietary trading strategies and was a portfolio manager of associated derivatives funds. These strategies included volatility arbitrage, global macro, and high-frequency trading. Entities at which Mr. Cummings has previously worked include Citadel Investment Group, TradeNet (as a primary market maker on the Chicago Board Options Exchange), KCM Group and Spyglass Capital Management.

Tenure Analysis

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