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VEGA AdvisorShares STAR Global Buy-Write ETF

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Fund VEGA AdvisorShares STAR Global Buy-Write ETF HSPX Horizons S&P 500® Covered Call ETF GTSOX Glenmede Secured Options  
100% 85% 90%
Annual Fees
(2.15% Exp. Ratio)
(0.65% Exp. Ratio)
(0.84% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 5.22% annual return
$23,985.41 $37,858.07 $35,745.21
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$13,872.65 +$11,759.80
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN 9.29%
3 YR 4.23%
5 YR --
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 11.26%
3 YR 7.19%
5 YR --
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 11.97%
3 YR 6.88%
5 YR 10.43%
10 YR --
The investment seeks consistent repeatable returns across all market cycles. The fund is primarily a "fund of funds" and intends to invest in exchange-traded funds ("ETFs") and exchange-traded notes ("ETNs") that seek to track a diversified basket of global indices and investment sectors that meet certain selection criteria established by Partnervest Advisory Services, LLC (the "Sub-Advisor"). It also may invest, subject to the same selection criteria, in exchange-traded products that invest directly in commodities or currencies and that are registered only pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933 (collectively with ETFs and ETNs, "ETPs").
The investment seeks investment results that, before fees and expenses, generally correspond to the performance of the S&P 500 Stock Covered Call Index. The fund invests at least 80% of its total assets in securities that comprise its underlying index. The underlying index is comprised of all the equity securities in the S&P 500 Index (the "reference index") in substantially similar weight as the reference index and short (written) call options on up to 100% of each of the option eligible securities in the reference index that meet, among others, the stock and option price criteria of the underlying index methodology.
The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation and option premiums consistent with reasonable risk to principal. Under normal market circumstances, at least 80% of the value of the Portfolio's total assets (including borrowings for investment purposes) will be subject to secured option strategies, which are written covered call and/or secured put options on stock index ETFs, stock indices and/or individual stocks held by the Portfolio. The advisor intends to invest in a diversified portfolio of equity securities with generally similar risk and return characteristics as the Standard & Poor's 500® Index.

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