'The total return on a portfolio of investments takes into account not only the capital appreciation on the portfolio, but also the income received on the portfolio. The income typically consists of interest, dividends, and securities lending fees. This contrasts with the price return, which takes into account only the capital gain on an investment.'

Which means for our asset as example:- The total return, or increase in value over 5 years of Simplify Volt Cloud and Cybersecurity Disruption ETF is %, which is smaller, thus worse compared to the benchmark SPY (67.1%) in the same period.
- During the last 3 years, the total return, or increase in value is %, which is smaller, thus worse than the value of 61.5% from the benchmark.

'The compound annual growth rate isn't a true return rate, but rather a representational figure. It is essentially a number that describes the rate at which an investment would have grown if it had grown the same rate every year and the profits were reinvested at the end of each year. In reality, this sort of performance is unlikely. However, CAGR can be used to smooth returns so that they may be more easily understood when compared to alternative investments.'

Using this definition on our asset we see for example:- The annual performance (CAGR) over 5 years of Simplify Volt Cloud and Cybersecurity Disruption ETF is %, which is lower, thus worse compared to the benchmark SPY (10.8%) in the same period.
- Compared with SPY (17.3%) in the period of the last 3 years, the compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of % is smaller, thus worse.

'In finance, volatility (symbol σ) is the degree of variation of a trading price series over time as measured by the standard deviation of logarithmic returns. Historic volatility measures a time series of past market prices. Implied volatility looks forward in time, being derived from the market price of a market-traded derivative (in particular, an option). Commonly, the higher the volatility, the riskier the security.'

Using this definition on our asset we see for example:- Looking at the 30 days standard deviation of % in the last 5 years of Simplify Volt Cloud and Cybersecurity Disruption ETF, we see it is relatively smaller, thus better in comparison to the benchmark SPY (21.4%)
- During the last 3 years, the 30 days standard deviation is %, which is lower, thus better than the value of 20% from the benchmark.

'Downside risk is the financial risk associated with losses. That is, it is the risk of the actual return being below the expected return, or the uncertainty about the magnitude of that difference. Risk measures typically quantify the downside risk, whereas the standard deviation (an example of a deviation risk measure) measures both the upside and downside risk. Specifically, downside risk in our definition is the semi-deviation, that is the standard deviation of all negative returns.'

Applying this definition to our asset in some examples:- Compared with the benchmark SPY (15.4%) in the period of the last 5 years, the downside volatility of % of Simplify Volt Cloud and Cybersecurity Disruption ETF is lower, thus better.
- During the last 3 years, the downside risk is %, which is lower, thus better than the value of 13.9% from the benchmark.

'The Sharpe ratio was developed by Nobel laureate William F. Sharpe, and is used to help investors understand the return of an investment compared to its risk. The ratio is the average return earned in excess of the risk-free rate per unit of volatility or total risk. Subtracting the risk-free rate from the mean return allows an investor to better isolate the profits associated with risk-taking activities. One intuition of this calculation is that a portfolio engaging in 'zero risk' investments, such as the purchase of U.S. Treasury bills (for which the expected return is the risk-free rate), has a Sharpe ratio of exactly zero. Generally, the greater the value of the Sharpe ratio, the more attractive the risk-adjusted return.'

Which means for our asset as example:- Looking at the Sharpe Ratio of in the last 5 years of Simplify Volt Cloud and Cybersecurity Disruption ETF, we see it is relatively lower, thus worse in comparison to the benchmark SPY (0.39)
- During the last 3 years, the ratio of return and volatility (Sharpe) is , which is smaller, thus worse than the value of 0.74 from the benchmark.

'The Sortino ratio improves upon the Sharpe ratio by isolating downside volatility from total volatility by dividing excess return by the downside deviation. The Sortino ratio is a variation of the Sharpe ratio that differentiates harmful volatility from total overall volatility by using the asset's standard deviation of negative asset returns, called downside deviation. The Sortino ratio takes the asset's return and subtracts the risk-free rate, and then divides that amount by the asset's downside deviation. The ratio was named after Frank A. Sortino.'

Which means for our asset as example:- Compared with the benchmark SPY (0.54) in the period of the last 5 years, the downside risk / excess return profile of of Simplify Volt Cloud and Cybersecurity Disruption ETF is lower, thus worse.
- Looking at ratio of annual return and downside deviation in of in the period of the last 3 years, we see it is relatively smaller, thus worse in comparison to SPY (1.06).

'Ulcer Index is a method for measuring investment risk that addresses the real concerns of investors, unlike the widely used standard deviation of return. UI is a measure of the depth and duration of drawdowns in prices from earlier highs. Using Ulcer Index instead of standard deviation can lead to very different conclusions about investment risk and risk-adjusted return, especially when evaluating strategies that seek to avoid major declines in portfolio value (market timing, dynamic asset allocation, hedge funds, etc.). The Ulcer Index was originally developed in 1987. Since then, it has been widely recognized and adopted by the investment community. According to Nelson Freeburg, editor of Formula Research, Ulcer Index is “perhaps the most fully realized statistical portrait of risk there is.'

Applying this definition to our asset in some examples:- Looking at the Ulcer Ratio of in the last 5 years of Simplify Volt Cloud and Cybersecurity Disruption ETF, we see it is relatively lower, thus better in comparison to the benchmark SPY (9.21 )
- Compared with SPY (9.87 ) in the period of the last 3 years, the Ulcer Index of is lower, thus better.

'Maximum drawdown measures the loss in any losing period during a fund’s investment record. It is defined as the percent retrenchment from a fund’s peak value to the fund’s valley value. The drawdown is in effect from the time the fund’s retrenchment begins until a new fund high is reached. The maximum drawdown encompasses both the period from the fund’s peak to the fund’s valley (length), and the time from the fund’s valley to a new fund high (recovery). It measures the largest percentage drawdown that has occurred in any fund’s data record.'

Which means for our asset as example:- The maximum drop from peak to valley over 5 years of Simplify Volt Cloud and Cybersecurity Disruption ETF is days, which is smaller, thus worse compared to the benchmark SPY (-33.7 days) in the same period.
- Looking at maximum drop from peak to valley in of days in the period of the last 3 years, we see it is relatively lower, thus worse in comparison to SPY (-24.5 days).

'The Maximum Drawdown Duration is an extension of the Maximum Drawdown. However, this metric does not explain the drawdown in dollars or percentages, rather in days, weeks, or months. It is the length of time the account was in the Max Drawdown. A Max Drawdown measures a retrenchment from when an equity curve reaches a new high. It’s the maximum an account lost during that retrenchment. This method is applied because a valley can’t be measured until a new high occurs. Once the new high is reached, the percentage change from the old high to the bottom of the largest trough is recorded.'

Using this definition on our asset we see for example:- Looking at the maximum days under water of days in the last 5 years of Simplify Volt Cloud and Cybersecurity Disruption ETF, we see it is relatively lower, thus better in comparison to the benchmark SPY (311 days)
- During the last 3 years, the maximum days below previous high is days, which is lower, thus better than the value of 311 days from the benchmark.

'The Drawdown Duration is the length of any peak to peak period, or the time between new equity highs. The Avg Drawdown Duration is the average amount of time an investment has seen between peaks (equity highs), or in other terms the average of time under water of all drawdowns. So in contrast to the Maximum duration it does not measure only one drawdown event but calculates the average of all.'

Which means for our asset as example:- Compared with the benchmark SPY (66 days) in the period of the last 5 years, the average days below previous high of days of Simplify Volt Cloud and Cybersecurity Disruption ETF is lower, thus better.
- Looking at average days under water in of days in the period of the last 3 years, we see it is relatively smaller, thus better in comparison to SPY (82 days).

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- Note that yearly returns do not equal the sum of monthly returns due to compounding.
- Performance results of Simplify Volt Cloud and Cybersecurity Disruption ETF are hypothetical, do not account for slippage, fees or taxes, and are based on backtesting, which has many inherent limitations, some of which are described in our Terms of Use.