Amplify ETFs Announces the BlackSwan Growth & Treasury Core ETF (SWAN) Has Surpassed $250M in Assets

Fund has delivered in both risk-off and risk-on environments

CHICAGO--()--Amplify ETFs has announced the BlackSwan Growth & Treasury Core ETF (NYSE: SWAN) has surpassed $250 million in assets under management, as it has continued to buffer against significant losses while seeking uncapped upside to the S&P 500 Index. The Fund has generated a positive total return of 3.85% year-to-date (as of 4/24/20), outperforming the S&P 500 Total Return Index by 15.51% amid significant market volatility in 2020.

“This year investors have been grappling with unprecedented uncertainty in equity markets due to the growing impact of the COVID-19 outbreak,” said Christian Magoon, Founder and CEO of Amplify ETFs. “SWAN has delivered what it was designed to do during choppy equity markets: help investors mitigate significant losses. While the BlackSwan ETF’s 22.03% return in 2019 showed the strategy’s upside potential in positive equity markets, SWAN’s performance this year demonstrates its downside protection.”

SWAN is a low-cost, simple and powerful strategy comprised of two inversely-correlated asset classes: U.S. Treasury securities and S&P 500 long-term call options.

To learn more about SWAN, visit the ETF’s website.

About Amplify ETFs
Amplify believes the ETF structure empowers investors through efficiency, transparency and flexibility. Since its first ETF launch in 2016, Amplify has sought to build ETFs powered by investment strategies from leading index providers and asset managers within unique market segments.

The outbreak of COVID-19 has negatively affected the worldwide economy, individual countries, individual companies and the market in general. The future impact of COVID-19 is currently unknown, and it may exacerbate other risks that apply to the Fund.

Past performance does not guarantee future results. Short-term performance may often reflect conditions that are likely not sustainable, and thus such performance may not be repeated in the future.

SWAN Performance
Quarter End as of 3/31/20

Cumulative (%)

Annualized (%)

 

1 Mo.

3 Mo.

6 Mo.

YTD

Since
Inception
(11/6/18)

1 Yr.

Since
Inception
(11/6/18)

Fund NAV

-1.38%

0.06%

3.81%

0.06%

19.27%

12.87%

13.41%

Closing Price

-1.02%

0.36%

3.80%

0.36%

20.01%

13.14%

13.92%

S&P 500 TR Index

-12.35%

-19.60%

-12.31%

-19.60%

-2.83%

-6.98%

-2.03%

 

Fund Inception Date: 11/6/2018

The performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost and current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Short-term performance, in particular, is not a good indication of the fund’s future performance, and an investment should not be made based solely on returns. For performance data current to the most recent month-end please call 855-267-3837. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns. The Fund’s gross expense ratio is 0.49%

The Fund’s investment objective and strategy differs substantially from the market indices, which are included for comparison purposes only.

The Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500 Total Return Index is an unmanaged, market-capitalization-weighted index of the 500 largest U.S. publicly traded companies by market value, and assumes distributions are reinvested back into the index. It does not include fees or expenses. It is not possible to invest directly in an index. The S&P 500 is a registered trademark of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC, a subsidiary of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Carefully consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risk factors, charges and expenses before investing. This and additional information can be found in the Funds’ statutory and summary prospectus, which may be obtained by calling 855-267-3837 or by visiting AmplifyETFs.com. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. Shares of any ETF are bought and sold at market price (not NAV), may trade at a discount or premium to NAV and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. The Fund's return may not match or achieve a high degree of correlation with the return of the underlying Index. To the extent the Fund utilizes a sampling approach, it may experience tracking error to a greater extent than if the Fund had sought to replicate the Index. The use of derivative instruments, such as options contracts, can lead to losses because of adverse movements in the price or value of the underlying asset, index or rate, which may be magnified by certain features of the derivatives. Investing in options, including LEAP Options, and other instruments with option-type elements may increase the volatility and/or transaction expenses of the Fund. An option may expire without value, resulting in a loss of the Fund’s initial investment and may be less liquid and more volatile than an investment in the underlying securities. Investments in debt securities typically decrease in value when interest rates rise. This risk is usually greater for longer-term debt securities. The Fund is non-diversified, meaning it may concentrate its assets in fewer individual holdings than a diversified fund.

Diversification does not assure a profit or protect against a loss in a declining market.

Amplify ETFs are distributed by Foreside Fund Services, LLC.

Contacts

Sales Contact:
Amplify ETFs
855-267-3837
info@amplifyetfs.com
or
Media Contact:
Gregory FCA for Amplify ETFs
Caitlyn Foster, 610-228-2056
amplifyetfs@gregoryfca.com

Contacts

Sales Contact:
Amplify ETFs
855-267-3837
info@amplifyetfs.com
or
Media Contact:
Gregory FCA for Amplify ETFs
Caitlyn Foster, 610-228-2056
amplifyetfs@gregoryfca.com