Ninepoint Target Income Fund

Q4 2023 Commentary

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December 2023 Quarterly Update

Global equities continued selling off into October, as US long term treasury rates rose to levels not seen since pre-2008. Implied volatility on index options rose moderately, however the relatively orderly sell-off mitigated further increases in volatility expectations. As inflation trends improved and federal reserve officials signaled the potential end to rates hikes, equities & fixed income instruments rallied sharply into year end.

In the Ninepoint Target Income Fund, a quarter of the options portfolio rolled in December into new 1 year put options. Much of the options portfolio at quarter end, sat with strike prices greater than -15% out-the-money.  This continues to provide downside protection before options premiums and investment principal are at risk at expiry.

Until Next Time,

Colin Watson
Portfolio Manager
Ninepoint Partners

Why Invest in the Ninepoint Target Income Fund?

  • Targeted Distribution: The Ninepoint Target Income Fund utilizes a cash covered put selling strategy offering 6% target distribution, potentially offering a buffer against market declines
  • Accessible: Offered in a low-medium risk rated traditional mutual fund structure with daily liquidity at NAV
  • Income Potential & Diversification: options-based income strategies can offer a competitive yield and may provide diversification to traditional income portfolios during challenging markets
  • Execution Partnership: Leverages RBC Quantitative Investment Solutions diversified, rules based put selling strategies to generate income and diversification

 

NINEPOINT TARGET INCOME FUND - COMPOUNDED RETURNS¹ AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2023 (SERIES F NPP5002) | INCEPTION DATE: AUGUST 2, 2022

1M YTD 3M 6M 1YR Annualized Inception
Fund 0.5% 6.9% 1.9% 2.8% 6.9% 6.3%

NINEPOINT TARGET INCOME FUND - COMPOUNDED RETURNS¹ AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2023 (SERIES SF NPP5005) | INCEPTION DATE: JUNE 29, 2022 (CLOSED TO NEW PURCHASES)

1M YTD 3M 6M 1YR Annualized Inception
Fund 0.5% 7.2% 2.9% 3.0% 7.2% 7.0%

1All returns and fund details are a) based on Series F and Series SF shares; b) net of fees; c) annualized if period is greater than one year; d) as at December 31, 2023.

Ninepoint Partners LP is the investment manager to the Ninepoint Funds (collectively, the “Funds”). Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees, performance fees (if any), and other expenses all may be associated with investing in the Funds. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing. The indicated rate of return for Series F and Series SF shares of the Fund for the period ended December 31, 2023 is based on the historical annual compounded total return including changes in share value and reinvestment of all distributions and does not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by any unitholder that would have reduced returns. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. The information contained herein does not constitute an offer or solicitation by anyone in the United States or in any other jurisdiction in which such an offer or solicitation is not authorized or to any person to whom it is unlawful to make such an offer or solicitation. Prospective investors who are not resident in Canada should contact their financial advisor to determine whether securities of the Fund may be lawfully sold in their jurisdiction.

The Ninepoint Target Income Fund is generally exposed to the following risks. See the simplified prospectus of the Fund for a description of these risks: Absence of an active market for ETF Series risk; Capital Depriciation risk; Concentration risk; Currency risk; Cybersecurity risk; Derivatives risk; Foreign investment risk; Halted trading of ETF Series risk; Inflation risk; Interest rate risk; Liquidity risk; Market risk; Securities lending, repurchase and reverse repurchase transactions risk; Series risk; Short selling risk; Substantial unitholder risk; Tax risk and Trading price of ETF Series risk.

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