Innovator Teams with Investor’s Business Daily to List the Innovator IBD ETF Leaders ETF (LDRS)

Wheaton, Illinois, UNITED STATES

CHICAGO, Dec. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Innovator Capital Management, LLC (Innovator) today announced the listing of the Innovator IBD® ETF Leaders ETF (LDRS) on the NYSE Arca. LDRS is an ETF of ETFs that seeks to outperform the broader equity and fixed income markets.

The Innovator IBD ETF Leaders ETF is designed to track the performance of the IBD Leaders ETF Index, before fees and expenses. Developed and managed by Investor’s Business Daily® (IBD), the Index is rules-based using proprietary relative strength analysis and other objective performance ratings to select ETFs across various asset classes and geographies that are demonstrating market-leading relative strength.

“Investors’ desire for wealth management solutions that are easily accessed, rules-based, and low-cost has driven the rapid growth of automated, robo-constructed ETF managed portfolios.  By delivering a dynamic global asset allocated ETF strategy that adapts to changing markets within an ETF wrapper, we can achieve better tax-efficiency for investors. The Innovator IBD® ETF Leaders ETF is a single ticket solution that provides structural alpha that cannot be replicated by robos or a traditional wealth management approach,” said Bruce Bond, Chief Executive Officer of Innovator Capital Management.

“LDRS provides a unique approach to constructing a tactical portfolio of ETFs using IBD’s time tested research to identify top performing ETFs. IBD’s independent analysis of the investment universe ensures a comprehensive evaluation of all opportunities without any ETF issuer bias,” added Graham Day, Innovator’s Vice President of Product & Research.

The Innovator IBD Leaders ETF Index selection universe is composed of all U.S.-listed ETFs registered under the 1940 Investment Company Act, and narrowed by excluding ETFs with low trading volume, and returns below the S&P 500 Index over the previous three months. The remaining ETFs are ranked according IBD’s relative price strength rating methodology with the highest scoring ETFs included and equally weighted within the Index. Under normal circumstances, the Index will be reconstituted and rebalanced on the last trading day of each month.

The Innovator IBD® ETF Leaders ETF expands Innovator’s suite based upon Investor’s Business Daily’s powerful, time tested investment methodology. The Innovator IBD® 50 ETF (NYSE Arca:FFTY), launched in April 2015, was recently ranked by Morningstar as the Best Performing ETF over a 1-year period in the Mid-Cap Growth category from November 30, 2016 to November 30, 2017. The rank is measured by the fund’s NAV trailing total returns based on 23 ETFs in the mid-cap growth category.

FFTY provides exposure to a tactical, high conviction portfolio of the 50 top-ranked growth stocks according to Investor’s Business Daily’s (IBD®) CAN SLIM stock selection system.

About Investor’s Business Daily
Investor’s Business Daily is a leading financial news and research organization recognized for providing stock screens, comparative performance ratings, and unique commentary helping investors zero in on top performing growth stocks and ETFs. The company takes a data-first approach to investing, educating investors about how to invest successfully using tested methods and sound research. IBD has honed its approach over the last 50 years to help investors make smarter decisions and offers individual and professional investors a comprehensive lineup of print and online products, all based on a powerful investing system that has dramatically outperformed the S&P 500. IBD® was founded April 9, 1984 by William J. O'Neil, who also originated CAN SLIM.

About Innovator Capital Management, LLC
Innovator Capital Management, LLC is an SEC registered investment advisor (RIA) based in Wheaton, IL. Formed in 2014, the firm is currently headed by ETF visionaries Bruce Bond and John Southard, founders of one of the largest ETF providers in the world. Innovation is our hallmark and acts as a guide to our company principles. Innovator is committed to helping investors better control their financial outcomes by providing investment opportunities they never considered or thought possible.

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