Leading the Defined Outcome ETF Revolution™
¹ Conservative: a strategy that seeks to provide a smaller allocation to equities. Risks, including possible loss of principal, are still involved.
The model portfolio does not pursue a defined outcome strategy, nor does it seek to provide a buffer against reference asset losses. There is no guarantee that the defined outcome strategy of an Underlying ETF in any given Outcome Period will be achieved.
The model portfolio may experience investment returns that underperform the investment returns provided by the Underlying ETFs themselves because one or more Underlying ETFs may have exhausted the buffer that it seeks to provide or have little upside available due to the reference asset return being close to or exceeding to its Cap.
The outcomes that a Defined Outcome Buffer ETF seeks to provide may only be realized if you are holding shares on the first day of the Outcome Period and continue to hold them on the last day of the Outcome Period, approximately one quarter. There is no guarantee that the Outcomes for an Outcome Period will be realized or that a fund will achieve its investment objective.
Fund shareholders are subject to an upside return cap (the "Cap") that represents the maximum percentage return an investor can achieve from an investment in the funds' for the Outcome Period, before fees and expenses. If the Outcome Period has begun and the Fund has increased in value to a level near to the Cap, an investor purchasing at that price has little or no ability to achieve gains but remains vulnerable to downside risks. Additionally, the Cap may rise or fall from one Outcome Period to the next. The Cap, and the Fund's position relative to it, should be considered before investing in the Fund. The Funds' website, www.innovatoretfs.com, provides important Fund information as well information relating to the potential outcomes of an investment in a Fund on a daily basis.
Buffer ETFs only seek to provide shareholders that hold shares for the entire Outcome Period with their respective buffer level against reference asset losses during the Outcome Period. You will bear all reference asset losses exceeding the buffer. Depending upon market conditions at the time of purchase, a shareholder that purchases shares after the Outcome Period has begun may also lose their entire investment. For instance, if the Outcome Period has begun and the Fund has decreased in value beyond the pre-determined buffer, an investor purchasing shares at that price may not benefit from the buffer. Similarly, if the Outcome Period has begun and the Fund has increased in value, an investor purchasing shares at that price may not benefit from the buffer until the Fund's value has decreased to its value at the commencement of the Outcome Period.
While the Fund will not participate in any QQQ or IWM ETF (as applicable) losses over the duration of the Outcome Period as whole, a decrease in the value of the QQQ or IWM ETF share price will cause a decrease in the Fund's NAV while an Outcome Period is ongoing. In the event an Outcome Period has begun, and the QQQ or IWM ETF share price has increased in value, such an increase will be reflected in the value of the Fund's purchased call option on the QQQ or IWM ETF. Accordingly, in the event that the QQQ or IWM ETF share price were to subsequently decrease in value, that decrease would also be reflected in the value of that option, and therefore the Fund's NAV.
If the Outcome Period has begun and the Fund has experienced an 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, therefore exposing the investor to greater downside risks.
Investment Objective: The Funds seeks to provide investors, over a 1 year outcome period, with an investment that provides a high level of income through a Defined Distribution Rate that is not subject to any losses experienced by the U.S. Equity Index that are at or below the respective Barrier (10,20,30,40) and is subject to initial losses experienced by the U.S. Equity Index beginning at the Barrier and to the full extent of U.S. Equity Index losses on a one-to-one basis beginning after the barrier threshold has been crossed.
The Barrier ETFs' distribution rate is based upon a rate that is comprised of the income generated by the U.S. Treasuries and the premiums received from the Fund selling FLEX Options.
Over each Outcome Period, shareholders will also be subject to U.S. Equity Index losses that are based upon an investment "barrier," which is an investment strategy whereby a payoff depends on whether an underlying asset has breached a predetermined performance level. The Funds seek to provide a pre-determined barrier at [respectively 10, 20, 30, or 40]% of U.S. Equity Index losses for each Outcome Period (the "Barrier") by selling FLEX Options that reference the U.S. Equity Index for each Outcome Period (the "Barrier Options"). There is no guarantee that the Fund will be successful in its attempt to implement the Barrier.
Fund shareholders also will be subject to all losses experienced by the U.S. Equity Index if the U.S. Equity Index experiences losses that exceed the Barrier at the end of the Outcome Period. If at the end of the Outcome Period the U.S. Equity Index has experienced a positive price return, or price return losses that are less than the Barrier, the Fund is designed to provide returns that equal the Distribution Rate. However, if the U.S. Equity Index has decreased in value below the Barrier at the end of the Outcome Period, the Fund's investments will generate Outcomes that equal the Distribution Rate less the entirety of the U.S. Equity Index's losses over the course of the Outcome Period. The Fund will not benefit from any increases in the U.S. Equity Index over the course of an Outcome Period but is subject to the possibility of significant losses experienced by the U.S. Equity Index if the value of the U.S. Equity Index drops below the Barrier at the end of the Outcome Period. An investor could lose its entire investment. The Fund will not receive or benefit from any dividend payments made by the constituents of the U.S. Equity Index.
A shareholder may lose its entire investment. In the event an investor purchases Shares after the commencement of the Outcome Period or sells Shares prior to the expiration of the Outcome Period, the Barrier that the Fund seeks to provide may not be available. In addition, the operationality of the Barrier is such that the Fund may experience dramatic changes in value of its NAV at the end of the Outcome Period, even if the changes in the U.S. Equity Index are minimal. If the U.S. Equity Index's value is at or near the Barrier at the end of the Outcome Period, small changes in the value of the U.S. Equity Index could result in dramatic changes in the value of the Barrier Options and therefore the Fund's NAV. Investors should understand these risks before investing in the Fund.
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 Funds' website, www.innovatoretfs.com, provides important Fund information as well as information relating to the potential outcomes of an investment in a Fund on a daily basis.
The Fund uses its net assets (including the premiums received by selling Barrier Options) to purchase U.S. Treasuries that expire at the end of the Outcome Period. The U.S. Treasuries are entitled to an interest rate, which when added to the premiums received for selling Barrier Options, produce the Distribution Rate. The Distribution Rate is distributed to shareholders in Fund Distributions. The amount of the Fund Distributions is dependent, in part, upon the income received from the U.S. Treasuries, which is not guaranteed. If the U.S. Treasuries fail to pay income or pay less income than anticipated, the Distribution Rate will not be obtained, and a Fund Distribution will be less than anticipated.
The model portfolios are for example purposes only and do not represent an actual account or the result of any actual trading. The ETFs used within the models involve risks including the possible loss of principal. There is no guarantee that the allocation of ETFs in certain percentages will result in the demonstrated model objectives of Conservative, Balanced Alternative, All-World Hedged Equity, Controlled Growth, and Accelerated Growth. Actual investment outcomes will vary and cannot account for the impact of financial risk in actual trading.
The performance of the model portfolios will be affected by the costs of ownership or trading costs, (such as brokerage fees and commissions) and any possible impact of inflation plus fees and expenses of the individual ETFs. Frequent trading of ETFs to maintain certain model allocations may incur charges that erode cost efficiency and performance.
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