YieldMax Applies For Ether Options ETF Amid Spot Ethereum ETF S-1 Amendments

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YieldMax, a popular ETF issuer, has recently submitted a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to introduce an Ether Option Income Strategy ETF. The ETF will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Arca, as detailed in a June 21, 2024 filing. Moreover, this strategic move comes just before the potential launch of Spot Ethereum ETFs in the United States.

YieldMax’s Ether Option Income Strategy ETF

The proposed ETF from YieldMax will employ a synthetic covered call strategy. It will be designed to leverage the volatility of underlying Spot Ethereum ETFs for generating profits for investors. Moreover, by selling call options, holders of Spot Ethereum ETFs can earn additional income and manage their risk exposure effectively.

Meanwhile, it’s important to note that the fund will not consider direct investments in Ethereum or any upcoming Spot Ethereum ETF. Instead, Tidal Investments will be actively managing the Ether Option ETF, with ZEGA Financial providing sub-advisory services. For context, ZEGA Financial is an investment advisor registered with the U.S. SEC and specializes in derivatives-based trading.

Furthermore, this new filing follows the previous launch of YieldMax’s Bitcoin Option Yield Strategy ETF (YBIT) last year. The YBIT ETF is also listed on NYSE Arca and carries an expense ratio of 0.99%. Meanwhile, there is significant activity around Spot Ethereum ETFs.

According to latest filings, all eight applicants recently submitted S-1 amendments to the SEC. Moreover, these amendments provide more details on fees and seed investments. The applicants include prominent names such as BlackRock, 21Shares, Fidelity, Grayscale, Franklin Templeton, VanEck, Bitwise, and Invesco.

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Applicants Submit Amended S-1 Filings For Spot Ethereum ETFs

BlackRock, VanEck, Invesco Galaxy, Franklin Templeton, Grayscale, and 21Shares submitted a new round of amended S-1 filings to the SEC on Friday. Earlier, Bitwise and Fidelity had also submitted their amendments. As of now, only Franklin Templeton and VanEck have disclosed their fees, which are set at 0.19% and 0.20%, respectively.

Furthermore, Eric Balchunas, a senior ETF analyst at Bloomberg, commented on the competitive fee pricing. In a post on X, he stated, “VanEck’s fee of 0.20% is quite low, putting pressure on BlackRock to keep their fee under 30bps.”

The SEC has already approved the 19b-4 forms for these ETFs last month. However, the registration statements need to be finalized before trading can commence. Whilst, some firms have also disclosed the seed capital invested in these ETFs. This highlights their commitment to the funds and providing the initial capital necessary for trading.

21Shares US LLC, the sponsor of the 21Shares Core Ethereum Trust ETF, has made a seed investment of $340,739 by acquiring 20,000 shares. Moreover, Franklin Templeton and Invesco Ltd. have each disclosed initial capital investments of $100,000 for their respective Ethereum ETFs. Meanwhile, BlackRock, demonstrating significant commitment, disclosed a substantial seeding payment of $10 million.

The market is now keenly awaiting the SEC’s final decision, with the launch date rumored to be July 2. The SEC’s rigorous review process ensures that all disclosure and regulatory procedures are thoroughly completed before ETFs can begin trading. Hence, the S-1 amendments suggest continuous discussions between the SEC and applicants.

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