MRSK – Managed Risk ETF

Many investors need above inflation growth, but are unable to endure extreme drawdowns. Agility Shares™ Managed Risk ETF strives to provide index-like returns, with put options in place to attempt to limit losses. Managed Risk may help investors lower drawdown and lessen risk during bear markets.


ETF Data
Ticker MRSK
Intraday NAV N/A
Expense Ratio Gross 1.26%
Net 0.96%
Inception Date N/A
Exchange CBOE
Distribution Schedule Annual
Number of Holdings N/A


  • Designed to participate in bull markets while maintaining a managed amount of risk.
  • Always long equities and hedged against downturns.
  • No stock picking.
  • Overall the fund is designed to seek equity-like returns in a bull market and attempt to limit losses in a market downturn.


This graph is for illustrative purposes only and does not represent the actual performance of any particular client’s account. There is no guarantee that Managed Risk will behave in the manner illustrated.


The foundation of the portfolio is an allocation to equities in the form of equity index futures.

Define maximum loss of domestic equity exposure through the implementation of an options strategy. We purchase at-or-near-the-money two-year equity index put options, rolled annually (see figure below).

The fund attempts to mitigate the cost of hedging strategy by writing out-of-the money equity index calls and put options spreads.

Potentially generates additional returns with an allocation to aggregate bonds that are tactically managed which may help to manage interest rate risk.

Important Risk Information:

The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by visiting

Market Price returns are based upon the midpoint of the bid/ask spread at 4:00 p.m. ET when NAV is normally determined for most Toews Funds, and do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times.

The statistics presented are defined as follows. Annualized Return is the geometric mean of the returns with respect to one year. Cumulative Return is the return on the investment in total. The index shown is The Standard & Poor’s 500 index and is a stock market index that measures the stock performance of 500 large companies listed on stock exchanges in the United States. It is one of the most commonly followed equity indices, and is a benchmark index of large-cap stocks in the United States. The S&P 500 index price represents the total return that includes both changes in price and the effect of dividends.

The Fund is a new Exchange Traded Fund and has a limited history of operations for investors to evaluate. The Fund’s use of futures contracts involves risks different from, or possibly greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in securities and other traditional investments. These risks include leverage risk and correlation or tracking risk. Because futures require only a small initial investment in the form of a deposit or margin, they involve a high degree of leverage. The fund may have options risk. Options are subject to changes in the underlying securities or index of securities on which such instruments are based. The fund may invest in ETF’s. ETF’s are subject to investment advisory fees and other expenses, which will be indirectly paid by the Fund. As a result, your cost of investing in the Fund will be higher than the cost of investing directly in ETF’s and may be higher than other mutual funds that invest directly in securities. There is equity risk, as the price of equity securities may rise or fall because of changes in the broad market or changes in a company’s financial condition, sometimes rapidly or unpredictably.

ETF’s involve risk including possible loss of principal. An investor should consider the ETF’s investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses carefully before investing. This and other information about the ETF is contained in the prospectus, which can be obtained by calling 877-558-6397. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing. The Toews Funds Agility Shares Managed Risk ETF is distributed by Northern Lights Distributors LLC, member FINRA/SIPC. Toews Corporation is not affiliated with Northern Lights, LLC 2087-NLD-2/18/2020.

Top Holdings // as of 2020-08-06

NameSymbolWeight (%)Market Price ($)Shares HeldMarket Value ($)
Vanguard Total Bond Market ETFBND34.6189.48131001,172,188.00
iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETFAGG34.60119.5798001,171,786.00
US DOLLAR FUTUREUSDF16.391.00555108555,108.44
US DOLLARSUSD8.951.00303200303,200.94
S&P500 EMINI FUT Sep20 ESU0 IndexESU0 INDEX8.763344.30203,344,300.00
S&P 500 Index SPX US 12/17/21 P2975X5Z21P 2975 US INDEX6.84231.7010231,700.00
S&P 500 Mini Index XSP US 12/17/21 P298ZKZ21P Y 298.0 INDEX0.5523.34818,668.00
SP500 MIC EMIN FUTSep20 HWAU0 IndexHWAU0 INDEX0.103344.30583,607.50
S&P500 EMINI OPTN Sep20P ESU0P 2390 IndexESU0P 2390 INDEX0.053.15101,575.00
S&P Emini 3rd Wk Aug20P 3EQ0P 2250 Index3EQ0P 2250 INDEX0.000.2510125.00