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A capital gain is a rise in the value of an investment that gives it a higher worth than the purchase price, and the gain is not realized until the asset is sold. Short-term gains are for one year or less, and long-term gains are for more than one year.
Shares are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Owners of the shares may acquire those shares from the Fund and tender those shares for redemption to the Fund in creation units only. Total returns are calculated using the daily 4:00 p.m. EST net asset value (NAV). Market price returns reflect the last trade on a given date where Fund shares are listed. Market price returns do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times.
An investment in the Funds is subject to risk, including the possible loss of principal. The Funds may invest in foreign and emerging market securities which carry additional risks than investing in the United States such as currency fluctuation, economic or financial instability, and lack of timely or reliable financial information or unfavorable political or legal developments. The Funds are subject to model risk, the investment process includes the use of proprietary models and analysis which rely on third party data and if inaccurate could adversely affect the Fund performance. The Funds may invest in REITs and will be subject to the risks associated with the direct ownership of real estate and annual compliance with tax files applicable to REITs. Risks commonly associated with the direct ownership of real estate include fluctuations in the value of underlying properties, defaults by borrowers or tenants, changes in interest rates and risk related to general or local economic conditions.
The Funds may invest in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), mutual funds and Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs) which will subject the Funds to additional expenses of each ETF, mutual fund or ETN and risk of owning the underlying securities held by each. Options on securities may be subject to greater fluctuations in value than an investment in the underlying securities. Master Limited Partnership risk entails risks such as fluctuations in energy prices, decrease in supply of or demand for energy commodities.
In addition, the Funds are subject to market risk, management risk, dividend risk, growth risk, value risk, debt security risk, high-yield security risk, small and medium company risk, portfolio turnover risk, securities business risk, mortgage-backed securities risk, and trading price risk. New ETFs may also be subject to “new fund” risk in that it has no operating history and that its strategy may not be viable over time.
In addition, there are risks specific to WBIY. The Fund invests in high yielding stocks, which are often speculative, high risk investments. These companies can be paying out more than they can support and may reduce their dividends or stop paying dividends at any time, which could have a material adverse effect on the stock price of these companies and the Fund’s performance. The Fund is not actively managed and the Sub-Advisor does not attempt to take defensive positions in declining markets. Unlike many investment companies, the Fund does not utilize an investing strategy that seeks returns in excess of its Underlying Index.