SVOLSimplify Volatility Premium ETF
SVOL Fund Description
SVOL is an actively managed portfolio that aims to provide income via short exposure to S&P 500 VIX short-term futures, reset daily. The fund also utilizes an option overlay strategy to protect against adverse moves in VIX.
SVOL Factset Analytics Insight
SVOL seeks to provide the daily investment results of -0.2x to -0.3x of the performance of the S&P 500 VIX short-term futures index. The fund primarily purchases or sells futures contracts, call options, and put options on the VIX futures to pursue its investment objective. Through its short exposure and erosion of time value, the fund looks to provide a source of monthly income. The fund also uses VIX call options as a hedge against adverse moves in VIX. The fund’s exposure is reset daily. Due to the nature of compounding, investors who hold shares of SVOL longer than a day, may experience performance returns that are different than the index. This performance difference can be significant during times of increased volatility. The fund invests through a subsidiary, which avoids K-1 tax reporting and credit risk investors face with other products in this space.
SVOL Portfolio Management
SVOL Tax Exposures
SVOL Fund Structure
SVOL Factset Analytics Block Liquidity
This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of SVOL. SVOL is rated a 5 out of 5.
SVOL Expected Decay
Expected decay estimates the annualized impact on returns solely from the futures term structure. A positive number implies an expected loss attributable to the term structure and a negative number implies an expected gain attributable to the term structure. Decay–to–spot compares weighted average futures contract prices with the spot VIX value. It also assumes a constant spot VIX level. Decay–to–preceding compares weighted average futures price levels with those immediately preceding on the curve, assuming that the shape of the curve is constant.
SVOL Term Structure
SVOL Performance Statistics
SVOL Correlations (Daily Returns 12 Mo)
Options Strategies for Outcome Investing
A collar strategy is a protective option strategy constructed by writing a call and buying a put with the same expiration date while being long the underlying security.
A covered call is an income strategy constructed by writing a call option against a holding of the underlying security.