BUILD Bond Innovation ETF
$0.01 / 0.05%
|Market Price Change:|
-$0.01 / -0.02%
Bond Innovation and Risk Mitigation for The Modern Era
The BUILD Bond Innovation ETF is a bond allocation fund designed for a modern global environment defined by low interest rates and constrained economic growth. The fund seeks to outperform traditional bond strategies under the continuation of low yields and/or rising prices in equity markets. The ETF takes the following approach:
- Defense First. The ETF typically has 90% to 95% of its holdings in investment grade fixed income*, with the intent of providing downside risk management over the long-term. It seeks to maintain a moderate duration profile and requires investment grade credit quality in its bond holdings.
- Upside Exposure Using Options. The ETF invests the remainder of its assets in a rules-based call option overlay tied to the upside performance of the S&P 500 Index.
* Fixed income exposure is either direct exposure or indirect exposure via unaffiliated ETFs.
Core Bond Allocation
- Use to seek enhancement, diversification, or an alternative to a core fixed income or investment grade credit exposure.
- BFIX seeks to provide higher total returns for a similar risk profile to the benchmark.
- BFIX seeks to lower downside risk from an equity allocation, while retaining exposure to upside potential.
- May increase credit quality and reduce volatility for a high yield bond allocation.
- With its unique structure, BFIX may have lower correlations to traditional equity and fixed income exposures, offering diversification benefits to a multi-asset class portfolio.
Fund Overviewas of 2022-06-24
|Gross Expense Ratio:||0.50%|
|NAV Change:||$0.01 / 0.05%|
|Market Price Change:||-$0.01 / -0.02%|
|30 Day Median Bid Ask Spread:||0.34%|
Monthly Fund Performanceas of 2022-05-31
|Bloomberg US Agg Total Return||0.64%||-5.86%||-||-||-5.89%|
Quarterly Fund Performanceas of 2022-03-31
|Bloomberg US Agg Total Return||-2.78%||-||-||-||-2.80%|
NAV, or Net Asset Value: The dollar value of a single share, based on the value of the underlying assets of the fund minus its liabilities, divided by the number of shares outstanding. Calculated at the end of each business day. Market Price: The current price at which shares are bought and sold. Market returns are based upon the last trade price.
|Distribution Frequency: Monthly|
|30 Day SEC Yield: 0.11|
|Ex-Div Date||Record Date||Payable Date||Amount ($)||Amount (%)|
|BIL||78468R663||SPDR SER TR BLOOMBERG 1-3 MO||254201||72.24%|
|VGSH||92206C102||VANGUARD SCOTTSDALE FDS SHORT TERM TREAS||137455||25.10%|
|Cash&Other||Cash&Other||Cash & Other||609238.78||1.89%|
|TLT||464287432||ISHARES TR 20 YR TR BD ETF||1301||0.46%|
|SPY 220916C00380000||SPY 220916C00380000||SPY OPTI CLL OPT 09/22 380||14||0.11%|
|SPY 221216C00405000||SPY 221216C00405000||SPY OPTI CLL OPT 12/22 405||18||0.10%|
|SPY 230317C00415000||SPY 230317C00415000||SPY OPTI CLL OPT 03/23 415||12||0.08%|
|SPY 220916C00500000||SPY 220916C00500000||SPY OPTI CLL OPT 9/22 500||842||0.03%|
Portfolio holdings and allocations are subject to change and should not be considered investment advice or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold any particular security.
How to Buy
BFIX Availability for Individuals and Advisors
Individual Brokerage Accounts
Individual investors may be able to purchase shares of BFIX on the popular brokerage platforms listed below. Please log into your brokerage account and search for the ticker symbol BFIX to check availability. If BFIX is not available, please reach out to your brokerage for more information. You may also call us at (833) 852-8453.
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DEFINITIONS OF TERMS:
Investment Grade Fixed Income – To be considered an investment grade issue, the company must be rated at ‘BBB’ or higher by Standard and Poor’s or Moody’s. Anything below this ‘BBB’ rating is considered non-investment grade.
30-Day SEC Yield – Yield calculation that reflects the dividends and interest earned during the period after the deduction of the fund’s expenses. It is also referred to as the “standardized yield.”
Call Option – A call is an option contract giving the owner the right, but not the obligation, to buy a specified amount of an underlying security at a specified price within a specified time.
Put Option – Put options give holders of the option the right, but not the obligation, to sell a specified amount of an underlying security at a specified price within a specified time frame.
Weighted Average Maturity – Weighted average maturity is a measure of the overall maturity of the debt securities in a portfolio.
Duration – Duration is a measure of the sensitivity of the price of a bond or other debt instrument to a change in interest rates. Duration can measure how long it takes, in years, for an investor to be repaid the bond’s price by the bond’s total cash flows. Duration can also measure the sensitivity of a bond’s or fixed income portfolio’s price to changes in interest rates. In general, the higher the duration, the more a bond’s price will drop as interest rates rise (and the greater the interest rate risk). For example, if rates were to rise 1%, a bond or bond fund with a five-year average duration would likely lose approximately 5% of its value.
Option-Adjusted Duration – A measure of fixed income duration that accounts for the effect of a call option on the expected life of a bond.
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