High Yield Trend ETF


As of July 11th, 2024




0.08 (0.37%)







HYTR is a defensive diversifier exchange traded fund (ETF) that uses an ensemble of trend following and time series momentum to alternate exposure between high yield corporate bonds and low duration U.S. Treasuries.

Key Differentiators

Robust model

Ensemble of trend following signals adds model diversification

Tax advantaged

ETF wrapper has potential to minimize capital gain events resulting from internal active management

Underlying Liquidity

Deep liquidity of underlying holdings for this alternative ETF


A blended trend following and time series momentum strategy that changes exposure, in 20% increments, based on a blended score from 202 weighted signals.

Risk-On: 100% High Yield Corporate Bond ETFs

The system is 100% Risk-On when the blended score is above 90% and the model has had at least five days to become fully invested in High Yield Corporate Bond ETFs. The blended score is derived from the percentage of closing prices of a reference index above 101 different moving averages and lookback returns being positive for 101 time-series momentum signals. From the Risk-On position the Index can change to the Blended Position.

Blended Score
Momentum Signal
Moving Average Signal
Final Allocation

Blended: High Yield Corporate Bond ETFs
& U.S. Treasury ETFs


When not in the Risk-On or Risk-Off position the Fund can hold a blended 80/20, 60/40, 40/60 or 20/80 allocation of High Yield Corporate Bond ETFs and either U.S. 3-7 Year Treasury ETFs or T-bill ETFs. The CP High Yield Trend Index determines the optimal allocation, rounded to the nearest 20% increment to reduce turnover and transaction costs, using a 75%/25% blend of the 101 moving average and 101 time series (momentum) lookback return signals. The final allocation can only change exposure in increments of 20% day-over-day and will remain unchanged if the rounded allocation varies by more than 5% from the recommended allocation.

The decision to be invested in U.S. 3-7 Year Treasury ETFs versus T-bill ETFs is dictated by a 3% stop rule mentioned in the Risk-Off section.

Risk-Off: 100% U.S. Treasury ETFs

When the blended score is below 10% for at least five consecutive business days, exposure to either U.S. 3-7 Year Treasury or U.S. T-bill ETFs will usually be set to 100%. The blended score is derived from the percentage of closing prices of a reference index above 101 different moving averages and lookback returns being positive for 101 time-series momentum signals. From the Risk-Off position, the Fund can change to the blended position.

If a 3-7 Year Treasury ETF experiences a 3% drawdown or greater after initial entry from the system, at any weighting of 20% or greater to the Fund, the system will reallocate the Treasury portion of the model entirely to U.S. T-Bill ETFs.

There is no guarantee that any investment strategy will achieve its objectives, generate profits or avoid losses.

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As Of 2024-07-11
Primary ExchangeNYSE
Inception Date2020-01-21
Net Assets8646396
Shares Outstanding400000
30 Day Median Mid Bid-Ask Spread0.2337%
Gross Expense Ratio1.48%
Net Expense Ratio (After Waivers)0.97%
Net Expense Ratio (After Waivers Excluding Acquired Fund Expenses)0.60%
Advisor Management Fee0.50%
Related Index TickerHYTREND Index

The Adviser has contractually agreed to waive its fees and reimburse expenses of the Fund, until at least April 30, 2023 to ensure that total annual fund operating expenses after fee waiver and/or reimbursement will not exceed 0.60% of the Fund’s net assets. This is excluding (i) of any front-end or contingent deferred loads; (ii) brokerage fees and commissions; (iii) acquired fund fees and expenses; (iv) fees and expenses associated with investments in other collective investment vehicles or derivative instruments (including for example option and swap fees and expenses); (v) borrowing costs (such as interest and dividend expense on securities sold short); (vi) taxes; and (vii) extraordinary expenses, such as litigation expenses (which may include indemnification of Fund officers and Trustees, contractual indemnification of Fund service providers,other than the Adviser). This fee waiver and expense reimbursement are subject to possible recoupment from the Fund within the three years after the fees have been waived or reimbursed, if such recoupment can be achieved within the lesser of the foregoing expense limits in place at the time of recapture. This agreement may be terminated only by the Trust’s Board of Trustees on 60 days’ written notice to the Adviser. 

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Portfolio Managers

Joseph Engelberg, Ph.D

Ph.D. in Finance, Northwestern University

Michael Krause, CFA

MBA, University of California San Diego


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Important Risk Information

Investments in the CP High Yield Trend Fund involves risk including possible loss of principal and may not be suitable for all investors.  The Fund is new with a limited history of operations.  There is no assurance that the Fund’s strategy for allocating assets will achieve its investment objectives. The extent that Authorized Participants (AP) exit the business or are unable to proceed with creation or redemption orders, Fund shares may be more likely to trade at a premium or discount to net asset value and possibly face trading halts or delisting.  Issuers of a security and other instruments may not be able to make principal and interest payments when due.  Fluctuation in the value of equity securities held by the Fund causes the net asset value of the Fund to fluctuate.

The Fund is structured as an ETF and is subject to risks including, market price variance, trading issues and not being individually redeemable.  ETF investments involve advisory and other expenses which will be indirectly paid by the Fund. The Fund’s investments may include ETFs with foreign securities, which are subject to risks beyond those associated with investing in domestic securities.  Growth stocks may react differently to market events and are subject to more abrupt market movements.  The Fund’s income may decline when yields fall and an increase in rates may cause the value of securities held by the Fund to decline.  High yield or ‘junk’ bonds present greater risk than bonds of higher quality.  There is no assurance that the Index Provider will compile, compose or calculate the index accurately and the Fund’s performance may diverge from that of the index.

ETF shares are not redeemable with the issuing fund other than in large Creation Unit aggregations. Instead, investors must buy or sell ETF Shares in the secondary market with the assistance of a stockbroker. In doing so, the investor may incur brokerage commissions and may pay more than net asset value when buying and receive less than net asset value when selling. The NAV of the Fund’s shares is calculated each day the national securities exchanges are open for trading as of the close of regular trading on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”), normally 4:00 p.m. Eastern time (the “NAV Calculation Time”). Shares are bought and sold at market price (closing price) not NAV. Market price returns are based on the midpoint of the bid/ask spread at 4:00 pm Eastern Time (when NAV is normally determined).

An active secondary market for the Fund’s shares may not exist. Although the Fund’s shares will be listed on an exchange, subject to notice of issuance, it is possible that an active trading market may not develop or be maintained. There is no guarantee that distributions will be paid. 



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