YMLI Cash Distribution:
The firm offers a rules-based investment philosophy with the intention of creating ETFs to track new investable indexes oriented toward income and superior investment solutions.
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To receive a distribution, you must be a registered shareholder of the fund on the record date. Distributions are paid to shareholders on the payment date. There is no guarantee that capital gains distributions will not be made in the future. Your own trading will also generate tax consequences and transaction expenses. Past distributions are not indicative of future distributions. Please consult your tax professional or financial adviser for more information regarding your tax situation.
Carefully consider the Fundís investment objectives, risk factors, charges and expenses before investing. This and additional information can be found in the Fundís summary and full prospectus, which may be obtained by visiting yetfs.com. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.
Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal.
Investments in common units of MLPs involve risks that differ from investments in common stock including risks inherent in the structure of MLPs, including (i) tax risks, (ii) risk related to limited control of management or the general partner or managing member, (iii) limited rights to vote on matters affecting the MLP, except with respect to extraordinary transactions, and (iv) conflicts of interest between the general partner or managing member and its affiliates and the limited partners or members, including those arising from incentive distribution payments or corporate opportunities, and cash flow risks. General partners typically have limited fiduciary duties to an MLP, which could allow a general partner to favor its interests over the MLPís interests. MLP common units can be affected by macro-economic and other factors affecting the stock market in general, expectations of interest rates, investor sentiment towards MLPs or the energy sector, changes in a particular issuerís financial condition, or unfavorable or unanticipated poor performance of a particular issuer (in the case of MLPs, generally measured in terms of distributable cash flow). Prices of common units of individual MLPs and other equity securities also can be affected by fundamentals unique to the partnership or company, including cash flow growth, cash generating power and distribution coverage. See the prospectus for more detail. The energy industry is highly volatile due to significant fluctuation in the prices of energy commodities, as well as political and regulatory developments. Rising interest rates could adversely impact the performance and/or the present value of cash flow of MLPs operating in the energy sector. The abilities of MLPs operating in the energy sector to grow and increase cash distributions can be highly dependent on their ability to make acquisitions that generate increasing cash flows.
The fund is treated as a regular corporation for federal income tax, which differs from most investment companies. Unlike traditional ETFs, the Fund is subject to U.S. federal income tax as well as state and local income taxes. Further, the amount of taxes currently paid by the Fund will vary depending on the amount of income, and gains derived from investments and/or sales of MLP interests and such taxes will reduce your return. A portion of the Fundís distributions are considered a return of capital for tax purposes. To the extent distributions represent a return of capital; an investorís cost basis will be reduced at the time of sale potentially increasing taxes owed.
The Fund may defer income taxes for many years on gains attributable to its underlying MLP holdings and the deferred tax liability used to calculate the Fundís NAV could vary dramatically from the Fundís actual tax liability. Upon sale of an MLP security, the Fund may be liable for previously deferred taxes and, as a result, the determination of the Fundís actual tax liability may substantially increase expenses and lower the Fundís NAV.
The potential tax benefits from investing in MLPs depend on them being treated as partnerships for federal income tax purposes. If the MLP is deemed to be a corporation then its income would be subject to federal taxation at the entity level, reducing the amount of cash available for distribution to the fund which could result in a reduction of the fundís value.
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