RUFF

Alpha Dog ETF

Key Features:

  • Seeks to buy leading stocks of leading sectors
  • Pursues an Active Hedging Strategy to help reduce risk
  • Seeks to create returns even in sideways markets

Our investment objective is capital appreciation. In pursuit of the investment objective we seek both long and short term capital appreciation. We begin by determining which sectors are leading the markets higher. The sectors are then rated for factors promoting sustainability of market leadership. The system then extracts what we believe to be the leading stocks of leading sectors, holding positions for as long as this remains true. This discipline aims to force the purchase of stocks that benefit from larger market and economic trends. We have a clear bias towards innovative and disruptive companies that we believe are emerging and displacing the old guard.

As tactical investment managers, our strategy seeks to capture above average returns with lower levels of risk. The active management overlay allows us to purchase or sell option contracts against individual fund positions, in an effort to hedge or enhance short- and long- term returns.

Our strategy is simple, and efficient in nature. It employs a range of approaches in an effort to generate premium returns in rising markets and hedge against short term market declines.

Our active rules-based approach seeks to create consistent, repeatable results. Our strategies are designed to maximize potential returns in any market environment.

Profile
Ticker
RUFF
Primary Exchange
NYSE Arca, Inc.
Inception Date
10/15/2021
CUSIP
26923N603
# of Holdings
43
Expense Ratio
0.9
Market data (as of 09/29/2022)
Net Assets
$58.98M
Shares Outstanding
3,425,000
Premium Discount
0.0447
Medium 30-day Spread
0.002188
Nav
17.22
Closing price
17.23

Market Data & Pricing

Month End Performance (as of 08/31/2022)

YTD1 Months3 Months6 Months1 YearSince Inception
NAV-23.47%0.92%11.80%25.99%xx.xx%-26.16%
Market Price-23.40%0.85%11.56%25.61%xx.xx%-26.85%

Quarter End Performance (as of 06/30/2022)

YTD1 Months3 Months6 Months1 YearSince Inception
NAV-23.79%12.27%33.40%31.22%xx.xx%-26.47%
Market Price-23.90%12.29%33.62%31.41%xx.xx%-27.33%

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. For the most recent month-end performance go to www.ruffetf.com. 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. Market price is the price at which shares in the ETF can be brought or sold on the exchanges during trading hours, while the net asset value (NAV) represents the value of each share’s portion of the fund’s underlying assets and cash at the end of the trading day.

Ticker Name CUSIP Weight Shares Held

Fund holdings are subject to change at any time and should not be considered recommendations to buy or sell any security.

Premium or Discount

Calendar Year 2021 Calendar Year 2022 through June 30, 2022
Days traded at premium
Days traded at net asset value
Days traded at discount
The following table and line graph are provided to show the frequency at which the closing price of the Fund was at a premium (above) or discount (below) to the Fund’s daily net asset value (“NAV”). The table and line graph represent past performance and cannot be used to predict future results. Shareholders may pay more than NAV when buying Fund shares and receive less than NAV when those shares are sold because shares are bought and sold at current market prices.