First and Only SPAC ETF to Break $100 Million Asset Barrier; SPCX Options Now Available
NEW YORK, (February 4, 2021) – The SPAC and New Issue ETF (NYSE: SPCX) announced today that it is the first and only SPAC ETF to garner over $100 million in assets under management (AUM). As of the close of business on February 3, AUM stood at $137.3 million, having achieved the $100mm mark in just 27 trading days. SPCX is the first actively-managed ETF that gives investors direct exposure to the disruptive capital markets theme of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs).
Additionally, options on SPCX began trading on January 13, 2021.
“Averaging 305,000 shares per day since the product’s launch, we have seen a significant increase in SPCX trading volumes over the last two weeks, in part buoyed by the listing of options”, commented Matthew Tuttle, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Tuttle Tactical Management LLC (“TTM”), which serves as the Advisor to SPCX. “Options on SPCX give investors another cost efficient tool to either express an outright directional view on the overall SPAC market or to assist in hedging a merger arb or event driven strategy.”
“This year has gotten off to an extraordinary start in terms of the number of new SPACs coming public. With over 100 SPAC IPOs raising in excess of $29.6 billion thus far in 20211, we are extremely encouraged by investor enthusiasm for what continues to be a robust new issue calendar”, said Tuttle. “The key to our strategy, however, is our active approach to separating the wheat from the chaff. We feel that our focus on pre-deal SPACs backed by strong sponsor teams will prove itself over the longer term.”
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About Tuttle Tactical Management
TTM is an experienced industry leader in Trend Aggregation (TA) providing Investment Advisors, Financial Planners, Insurance Agents and their clients indirectly with proven strategies and customized tactical ETF-based investment strategies and exclusive asset management. As of January 31, 2021, TTM managed eleven strategies with AUM of $286 million. Please visit www.tuttletactical.com for more information.
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1 Source: SPACinsider.com/stats as of February 3, 2021
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