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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Letter to Shareholders         

3

Fund Performance         

5

Expense Example         

34

Schedules of Investments         

36

Statements of Assets and Liabilities         

84

Statements of Operations         

89

Statements of Changes in Net Assets         

94

Financial Highlights         

104

Notes to Financial Statements         

114

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm         

137

Trustees and Officers         

140

Board Considerations Regarding Approval of Investment Management Agreement         

142

Additional Information         

146

 

 

 

 

INNOVATOR ETFs TRUST

 

Letter to Shareholders (Unaudited)

 

Dear Valued Shareholders,

 

The 12-month period ending October 31, 2023 played out differently than many had anticipated. The S&P 500 climbed nearly 20% during the first nine months, only to fall 11% during the last three months. The recession that many expected to come never manifested, but signs of its approach began to take form.

In its fight against inflation, the Federal Reserve continued the tightening cycle it had begun earlier in 2022. In addition to increasing the Fed Funds rate 2.25 percentage points, it also reduced the size of its balance sheet by more than $800 billion over the period. These efforts appeared to pay off, as inflation fell from 7.7% at the start of the period to 3.2% by the end of it. Whether or not the Fed will be able to get inflation back down to its 2% target without also triggering a recession remains to be seen.

 

Equity market volatility trended lower over the period as investors grew increasingly confident that the Fed was moving closer to the end of its hawkish posture. Over the period, five stocks accounted for more than 75% of the S&P 500’s 10.1% return, hinting at the risks of such a broad index being dominated by so few constituents.

 

In the face of equity market uncertainty and bond market volatility, investors continued to look for ways to maintain exposure to the market’s upside potential while also seeking to mitigate downside risk. During the period, Innovator brought 20 new ETFs to market, including the first Defined Income and Defined Protection ETFs. Strong inflows contributed to a 60% increase in our assets under management. In August, we marked the five-year anniversary of the launch of the world’s first Defined Outcome ETFs. Today, with close to 100 Defined Outcome ETFs, we offer the industry’s largest and widest ranging lineup and we have no intention of slowing down.

 

On behalf of the team at Innovator, thank you for the confidence and trust you’ve place in us and our products over the past year. We are eager to continue working with you in the months ahead and wish you all the best in the coming year.

 

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Bruce Bond,

CEO

 

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INNOVATOR ETFs TRUST

 

Letter to Shareholders (Unaudited) (Continued)

 

Market data sourced from Bloomberg LP

 

The views in this report were those of the Fund’s CEO as of October 31, 2023 and may not reflect his views on the date that this report is first published or anytime thereafter. These views are intended to assist shareholders in understanding their investments and do not constitute investment advice.

 

The Funds have characteristics unlike many other traditional investment products and may not be suitable for all investors. For more information regarding whether an investment in the Fund is right for you, please see Investor Suitability" in the prospectus.

 

Investing involves risks. Loss of principal is possible.

 

The Funds' investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses should be considered carefully before investing. The prospectus and summary prospectus contains this and other important information, and it may be obtained at innovatoretfs.com. Read it carefully before investing.

 

Innovator ETFs are distributed by Foreside Fund Services, LLC.

 

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INNOVATOR ETFs TRUST

 

Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited)

 

FFTY

 

October 2022 saw inflation hit its peak and a bottom for the Nasdaq composite and S&P 500. Since then, markets have been highly sensitive to economic reports in anticipation of Fed action regarding an unusually hawkish cycle.

 

Historically, we tend to see underperformance in the IBD 50 in the first few months from a bottom as the relative strength takes time to rotate into the next area of leadership. Interestingly, in the first three months from the October 2022 bottom the Dow Jones Industrial Average started as the leading index and then the Nasdaq took over leadership in January. Just as we would expect that rotation to solidify for the IBD 50, markets were having their own rotation.

 

But the trend didn’t last. The strong January led to a weak February and even more turbulence with the regional banks’ shakeup after the failure of Silicon Valley Bank. It was generally flat for the indexes and IBD 50 but we started to see a narrowness in strength that continued into the summer. While not as strong as the so-called “Magnificent Seven,” the IBD 50 did outperform the S&P 500 during this rally into the summer.

 

After the July 2023 near-term top, indexes took a few legs down and growth got hit the hardest. Just like in the bear market of 2022, the IBD 50 underperformed. Exacerbating the issue were the false starts that would start a rotation in the IBD 50 that wouldn’t last.

 

BOUT

 

In the previous year, markets were highly sensitive to economic reports and Fed policy actions. Market performance was largely driven by the narrow “Magnificent 7” companies – of which BOUT’s methodology does not allow for inclusion in the ETF.

 

The IBD Breakout Stocks Index had fewer breakouts during the time period. With fewer breakouts to choose from, the IBD Breakout Stocks tends to shift its growth bent away from the high fliers. While the IBD Breakout Stocks did underperform the S&P 500 for the year, it didn’t underperform as much as the IBD 50.

 

LOUP

 

The previous fiscal year was a strong period for technology investing as the Fed reached the end of its hiking cycle and interest rate sensitive equities were buoyed by hopes of interest rate cuts in the not-too-distant future. In particular, LOUP’s exposure to stocks that fell within the Deepwater Frontier Tech Index’s Artificial Intelligence theme drove strong performance.

 

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Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)

 

The market was “narrow”, with Magnificent 7 stocks powering the S&P 500 to strong positive returns while U.S. equities more broadly were mostly stagnant.

 

Due to market-cap weight constraints that are part of the Deepwater Frontier Tech Index’s methodology, LOUP doesn’t own mega-cap technology stocks, but rather owns companies believed to be on the frontier of technology. LOUP’s ability to generate strong positive returns without exposure to the Magnificent 7 highlights the strength of the Deepwater Frontier Tech Index’s ability to identify names on the frontier of innovation, rather than established names.

 

EPRF

 

EPRF is the only 100% investment grade preferred ETF available. Investment grade preferred stocks tend to have more duration than benchmark preferred stocks because their higher credit quality typically means they are structured as perpetual cash flows (no maturity).

 

From 10/31/2022 through 10/31/2023, the Federal Funds Rate increased 200bps – which caused price losses for all investment vehicles with duration risk. EPRF experienced price losses because of the underlying interest rate exposure.

 

Additionally, EPRF performed mostly in line with benchmark preferred stocks. Despite the rapid rate of interest rate increases, lower credit quality companies have yet to completely digest the effect of higher interest rates. Accordingly – despite EPRF’s 100% investment grade holdings – higher credit quality exposure did not contribute to outperformance over the benchmark as would expect if we were to see an economic downturn.

 

BUFF

 

The Fund seeks to provide investors with returns of the Refinitiv Laddered Power Buffer Strategy Index (Index). The Index is comprised of the shares of twelve Innovator U.S. Equity Power Buffer ETFs (Underlying ETFs), the investment in which seeks to provide investors with U.S. large-cap equity market exposure while attempting to limit downside risk through a laddered portfolio of the Underlying ETFs. Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest substantially all of its assets in the Underlying ETFs, which seek to provide investors with returns that match the price return of the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Trust (SPY) up to a stated upside Cap, while limiting downside losses to SPY by the amount of its stated Buffer over the course of its respective Outcome Period. Unlike the Underlying ETFs, the Fund itself does not pursue a defined outcome strategy. The Buffer is only provided by the Underlying ETFs and the Fund itself does not provide any stated Buffer against losses.

 

The S&P 500 Index delivered strong positive returns over the year ending October 31st, 2023 -- largely driven by the performance of the "Magnificent 7" stocks as well as expectations of more accommodative monetary policy in the near future.

 

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Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)

 

BUFB

 

The Fund seeks to provide investors with returns of the MerQube U.S. Large Cap Equity Buffer Laddered Index. The Index is comprised of the shares of twelve Innovator U.S. Equity Buffer ETFs (Underlying ETFs), the investment in which seeks to provide investors with U.S. large-cap equity market exposure while attempting to limit downside risk through a laddered portfolio of the Underlying ETFs. Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest substantially all of its assets in the Underlying ETFs, which seek to provide investors with returns that match the price return of the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Trust (SPY) up to a stated upside Cap, while limiting downside losses to SPY by the amount of its stated Buffer over the course of its respective Outcome Period. Unlike the Underlying ETFs, the Fund itself does not pursue a defined outcome strategy. The Buffer is only provided by the Underlying ETFs and the Fund itself does not provide any stated Buffer against losses.

 

The S&P 500 Index delivered strong positive returns over the year ending October 31st, 2023 -- largely driven by the performance of the "Magnificent 7" stocks as well as expectations of more accommodative monetary policy in the near future.

 

BSTP & PSTP

 

The Fund is actively managed and seeks to provide risk-managed exposure to the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY). The Fund seeks to provide an alternative to managing and evaluating a series of buffer strategies, seeking to provide the upside of the SPY while mitigating downside losses with 9% or 15% built-in buffers.

 

Through the Options Portfolio, the Fund will seek to participate in the price return of the SPY, subject to investment gains up to a limit, and provide protection against SPY losses up to a limit.

 

The Sub-Adviser will actively monitor the performance of the Options Portfolio and, if certain criteria are met, rebalance or “step-up” the portfolio to protect capital or capture portfolio gains experienced by the Fund, depending on its evaluation of market conditions.

 

The S&P 500 Index delivered strong positive returns over the year ending October 31st, 2023 -- largely driven by the performance of the "Magnificent 7" stocks as well as expectations of more accommodative monetary policy in the near future.

 

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Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)

 

TSLH

 

The Fund seeks to match the returns of the Tesla Inc (TSLA) up to a stated upside Cap, while limiting downside losses to TSLA by the amount of its stated Floor over the course of the Outcome Period. Because the periods contemplated herein do not align with the Outcome Period of the Funds, the Funds’ performance stated over the periods covered by this report does not reflect the implementation of the Funds’ investment strategy for the full Outcome Period.

 

In markets where Tesla Inc is down, the risk mitigation attributes of the stated Floor provide an opportunity for the Funds to soften market losses during the reporting periods and outperform Tesla Inc. Alternatively, in markets where Tesla Inc is appreciating, the risk mitigation attributes of the Floor may limit the upside performance over the reporting periods by virtue of the Fund’s Cap, which limits the amount of potential Fund gains and represents the absolute maximum return that the Fund can achieve for its Outcome Period. The effect of the Cap and the Floor will also cause the Fund to experience different returns than Tesla Inc.

The year ending October 31st, 2023 was characterized by extreme volatility for Tesla. After a tumultuous Q4 2022, which saw the stock tumble after disappointing earnings and deliveries shortfalls, Tesla’s stock approximately doubled through the first three quarters of 2023. Tesla stock appreciated on the back of broad exuberance around electric vehicles, and the prospect of more accommodative monetary policy in the near future.

 

XUSP

 

The Fund is actively managed and seeks to provide investors with the potential for rates of return that outperform the price return of the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Trust (SPY) after achieving performance thresholds.

 

In markets where the S&P 500 Index is down, the Fund is designed to match
the S&P 500 Index. Alternatively, in markets where the S&P 500 Index is appreciating, the Fund has potential to outperform the S&P 500 Index performance during periods where SPY achieves sustained positive performance.

 

The S&P 500 Index delivered strong positive returns over the year ending October 31st, 2023 -- largely driven by the performance of the "Magnificent 7" stocks as well as expectations of more accommodative monetary policy in the near future.

 

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INNOVATOR ETFs TRUST

 

Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)

 

SFLR

 

Through 10/31/23, SFLR Total Return since inception (11/8/22) was 11.20%, the S&P 500 Total Return was 11.36% over the same period. The options overlay portion of the portfolio is comprised of two components: short-dated call overwriting (“Calls”) and long-dated put buying (“Puts”). Calls added 3.85% and Puts detracted 4.87%. The combination thereof was a net loss of 1.02%. As such, the value contribution from call writing compensated for approximately 80% of the drag from purchasing the puts. This is in line with the objective of the fund which is to defray the cost of owning 90% floors through the systematic, sale of short-dated index calls.

 

The equities replication portion of the portfolio added 12.11% to performance verses the S&P 500 total return of 11.34%. The goal of the replication is to minimize tracking error verses the S&P 500 Index while respecting the 70% overlap constraint imposed by the IRS.  It is expected that there will be moderate tracking error from this replication. The 0.77% of total outperformance was attributable to 0.21% from Allocation Effect (Sector Weight Differentials Relative to the S&P 500) and 0.56% from Selection Effect (Individual Security Weight Differentials Relative to the S&P 500). 

 

IGTR

 

The basis for the IGTR investment strategy hinges heavily on wide performance dispersions among the indexes that IGTR evaluates. From inception of the fund (November 2022) through 10/30/23, dispersions have been historically low, which means there has been less opportunity to add value through tactical rotation decisions.

 

In addition, 2023 has been characterized by many extreme risk-on/risk-off moves, which presents challenges to funds like IGTR that base decisions on momentum indicators. In January of ’23, the US High Beta Index experienced an extreme positive spike, which triggered IGTR to invest there beginning in February. US High Beta steadily declined over the subsequent months, which hurt performance. This period continues to be the main period contributing to YTD underperformance relative to our benchmark.

 

Beginning in June 2023, we’ve seen performance steadily regain its footing and add value relative to our benchmarks.

 

The Funds website, www.innovatoretfs.com, provides important information relating to the Fund. One cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

 

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INNOVATOR IBD® 50 ETF

 

Fund Performance

October 31, 2023 (Unaudited)

 

The following chart compares the value of a hypothetical $10,000 investment in the Innovator IBD® 50 ETF from its inception (April 8, 2015) to October 31, 2023 as compared with the S&P 500® Index.

 

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Average Annual Total Returns As of October 31, 2023

 
   

1 Year

   

3 Years

   

5 Years

   

Since Inception (a)

 

Innovator IBD® 50 ETF

                               

NAV Return

    -18.21

%

    -15.83

%

    -7.24

%

    -1.75

%

Market Return

    -18.38

%

    -15.83

%

    -7.28

%

    -1.76

%

S&P 500® Index

    10.14

%

    10.36

%

    11.01

%

    10.55

%

IBD® 50 Index (b)

    -18.24

%

    -15.31

%

    -6.65

%

    -35.20

%(c)

 

(a)

Inception date is April 8, 2015.

(b)

The Fund began tracking the IBD® 50 Index on November 20, 2017.

(c)

Since Inception return is from the date the Fund began tracking the IBD® 50 Index, November 20, 2017.

 

Performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results.  The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investors shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.  Current performance of the Fund may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. As of the latest prospectus, the gross and net expense ratios of the Fund were 0.97% and 0.80%, respectively. For the most recent performance, please visit the Funds website at innovatoretfs.com.

 

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INNOVATOR IBD® 50 ETF

 

Fund Performance

October 31, 2023 (Unaudited) (Continued)

 

The line graph and performance table do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder may pay on fund distributions or the redemption of Fund shares. Total return calculations reflect the effect of the Advisor’s expense limitation agreement for the Fund.  Returns shown for the Fund, S&P 500® Index and IBD® 50 Index include the reinvestment of all dividends, if any.

 

The S&P 500® Index is an unmanaged, capitalization–weighted index generally representative of the U.S. market for large capitalization stocks.

 

The IBD® 50 Index is a weekly, rule–based, computer–generated stock index compiled and published by Investor’s Business Daily® that seeks to identify the current top 50 growth stocks.

 

The Fund’s portfolio holdings may differ significantly from the securities held in the relevant index and, unlike an exchange–traded fund, the performance of an unmanaged index does not reflect deductions for transaction costs, taxes, management fees or other expenses.

 

You cannot invest directly in an index.

 

Premium/Discount Information:

 

Information regarding the differences between the price of the Fund’s shares on the secondary market and the Fund’s net asset value is available at Innovatoretfs.com/FFTY.

 

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INNOVATOR IBD® BREAKOUT OPPORTUNITIES ETF

 

Fund Performance

October 31, 2023 (Unaudited)

 

The following chart compares the value of a hypothetical $10,000 investment in the Innovator IBD® Breakout Opportunities ETF from its inception (September 12, 2018) to October 31, 2023 as compared with the S&P 500® Index and IBD® Breakout Stocks Index.

 

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Average Annual Total Returns As of

October 31, 2023

 
   

1 Year

   

3 Years

   

5 Years

   

Since Inception (a)

 

Innovator IBD® Breakout Opportunities ETF

                               

NAV Return

    -4.03

%

    7.76

%

    7.81

%

    3.28

%

Market Return

    -4.90

%

    7.79

%

    7.71

%

    3.27

%

S&P 500® Index

    10.14

%

    10.36

%

    11.01

%

    9.39

%

IBD® Breakout Stocks Index

    -2.88

%

    9.21

%

    9.21

%

    4.62

%

 

(a)

Inception date is September 12, 2018.

 

Performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results.  The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investors shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.  Current performance of the Fund may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. As of the latest prospectus, the net expense ratio of the Fund was 0.81%. For the most recent performance, please visit the Funds website at innovatoretfs.com.

 

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INNOVATOR IBD® BREAKOUT OPPORTUNITIES ETF

 

Fund Performance

October 31, 2023 (Unaudited) (Continued)

 

The line graph and performance table do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder may pay on fund distributions or the redemption of Fund shares. Returns shown for the Fund, S&P 500® Index and IBD® Breakout Stocks Index include the reinvestment of all dividends, if any.

 

The S&P 500® Index is an unmanaged, capitalization–weighted index generally representative of the U.S. market for large capitalization stocks.

 

The IBD® Breakout Stocks Index is a rule–based index compiled and published by Investor’s Business Daily® that seeks to provide opportunistic investment exposure to those stocks with the potential to “break out” or experience a period of sustained price growth beyond the stock’s recent “resistance level,” with consideration for various market conditions.

 

The Fund’s portfolio holdings may differ significantly from the securities held in the relevant index and, unlike an exchange–traded fund, the performance of an unmanaged index does not reflect deductions for transaction costs, taxes, management fees or other expenses.

 

You cannot invest directly in an index.

 

Premium/Discount Information:

 

Information regarding the differences between the price of the Fund’s shares on the secondary market and the Fund’s net asset value is available at Innovatoretfs.com/BOUT.

 

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INNOVATOR DEEPWATER FRONTIER TECH ETF

 

Fund Performance

October 31, 2023 (Unaudited)

 

The following chart compares the value of a hypothetical $10,000 investment in the Innovator Deepwater Frontier Tech ETF from its inception (July 24, 2018) to October 31, 2023 as compared with the Dow Jones Global Index and Loup Frontier Tech Index.

 

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Average Annual Total Returns As of

October 31, 2023

 
   

1 Year

   

3 Years

   

5 Years

   

Since Inception (a)

 

Innovator Deepwater Frontier Tech ETF

                               

NAV Return

    14.64

%

    -3.41

%

    8.13

%

    5.80

%

Market Return

    14.88

%

    -3.54

%

    8.06

%

    5.76

%

Dow Jones Global Index

    10.38

%

    6.58

%

    7.37

%

    5.62

%

Deepwater Frontier Tech Index

    15.15

%

    -2.83

%

    8.93

%

    6.45

%

 

(a)

Inception date is July 24, 2018.

 

Performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results.  The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investors shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.  Current performance of the Fund may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. As of the latest prospectus, the net expense ratio of the Fund was 0.70%. For the most recent performance, please visit the Funds website at innovatoretfs.com.

 

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INNOVATOR DEEPWATER FRONTIER TECH ETF

 

Fund Performance

October 31, 2023 (Unaudited) (Continued)

 

The line graph and performance table do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder may pay on fund distributions or the redemption of Fund shares. Returns shown for the Fund, Dow Jones Global Index and Loup Frontier Tech Index include the reinvestment of all dividends, if any.

 

The Dow Jones Global Index is an unmanaged, capitalization–weighted index generally representative of the global market.

 

The Deepwater Frontier Tech Index is a rules–based stock index that seeks to identify and track those companies identified as being on the frontier of the development of new technologies that have the potential to have an outsized influence on the future.

 

The Fund’s portfolio holdings may differ significantly from the securities held in the relevant index and, unlike an exchange–traded fund, the performance of an unmanaged index does not reflect deductions for transaction costs, taxes, management fees or other expenses.

 

You cannot invest directly in an index.

 

Premium/Discount Information:

 

Information regarding the differences between the price of the Fund’s shares on the secondary market and the Fund’s net asset value is available at Innovatoretfs.com/LOUP.

 

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INNOVATOR S&P INVESTMENT GRADE PREFERRED ETF

 

Fund Performance

October 31, 2023 (Unaudited)

 

The following chart compares the value of a hypothetical $10,000 investment in the Innovator S&P Investment Grade Preferred ETF from its inception (May 23, 2016) to October 31, 2023 as compared with the S&P U.S. High Quality Preferred Stock Index and the S&P U.S. Preferred Stock Index.

 

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Average Annual Total Returns As of October 31, 2023

 
   

1 Year

   

3 Years

   

5 Years

   

Since Inception (a)

 

Innovator S&P Investment Grade Preferred ETF

                               

NAV Return

    -1.32

%

    -6.67

%

    -0.76

%

    -0.21

%

Market Return

    -1.14

%

    -6.64

%

    -0.74

%

    -0.24

%

S&P U.S. High Quality Preferred Stock Index

    -1.02

%

    -6.37

%

    -0.40

%

    0.24

%

S&P U.S. Preferred Stock Index

    1.60

%

    -2.53

%

    1.26

%

    1.77

%

 

(a)

Inception date is May 23, 2016.

 

Performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investors shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance of the Fund may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. As of the latest prospectus, the net expense ratio of the Fund was 0.47%. For the most recent performance, please visit the Funds website at innovatoretfs.com.

 

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INNOVATOR S&P INVESTMENT GRADE PREFERRED ETF

 

Fund Performance

October 31, 2023 (Unaudited) (Continued)

 

The line graph and performance table do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder may pay on fund distributions or the redemption of Fund shares. Returns shown for the Fund, S&P U.S. High Quality Preferred Stock Index and S&P U.S. Preferred Stock Index include the reinvestment of all dividends, if any.

 

The S&P U.S. High Quality Preferred Stock Index is designed to provide exposure to U.S. - listed preferred stocks that meet a minimum size, liquidity, type of issuance, and quality criteria.

 

The S&P U.S. Preferred Stock Index generally represents the U.S. preferred stock market.

 

The Fund’s portfolio holdings may differ significantly from the securities held in the relevant index and, unlike an exchange-traded fund, the performance of an unmanaged index does not reflect deductions for transaction costs, taxes, management fees or other expenses.

 

You cannot invest directly in an index.

 

Premium/Discount Information:

 

Information regarding the differences between the price of the Fund’s shares on the secondary market and the Fund’s net asset value is available at innovatoretfs.com/EPRF.

 

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INNOVATOR LADDERED ALLOCATION POWER BUFFER ETF

 

Fund Performance

October 31, 2023 (Unaudited)

 

The following chart compares the value of a hypothetical $10,000 investment in the Innovator Laddered Allocation Power Buffer ETF from its inception (October 19, 2016) to October 31, 2023 as compared with the S&P 500® Index.

 

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Average Annual Total Returns As of October 31, 2023

 
   

1 Year

   

3 Years

   

5 Years

   

Since Inception (a)

 

Innovator Laddered Allocation Power Buffer ETF

                               

NAV Return

    8.31

%

    5.46

%

    4.76

%

    6.61

%

Market Return

    8.37

%

    5.53

%

    4.81

%

    6.65

%

S&P 500® Index

    10.14

%

    10.36

%

    11.01

%

    12.00

%

Refinitiv Laddered Power Buffer Strategy Index (b)

    8.35

%

    5.54

%

    N/A       5.05

%(c)

 

(a)

Inception date is October 19, 2016.

(b)

The Fund began tracking the Refinitiv Laddered Power Buffer Strategy Index on August 11, 2020.

(c)

Since Inception return is cumulative and from the date the Fund began tracking the Refinitiv Laddered Power Buffer Strategy Index, August 11, 2020.

 

Performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investors shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance of the Fund may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. As of the latest prospectus, the gross and net expense ratios of the Fund were 0.99% and 0.89%, respectively. This expense ratio includes acquired fund fees and expenses of 0.79%. For the most recent performance, please visit the Funds website at innovatoretfs.com.

 

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INNOVATOR LADDERED ALLOCATION POWER BUFFER ETF

 

Fund Performance

October 31, 2023 (Unaudited) (Continued)

 

The line graph and performance table do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder may pay on fund distributions or the redemption of Fund shares. Returns shown for the Fund, Refinitiv Laddered Power Buffer Strategy Index and S&P 500® Index include the reinvestment of all dividends, if any.

 

The Refinitiv Laddered Power Buffer Strategy Index is equally weighted in the shares of the twelve Innovator U.S. Equity Power Buffer ETFs which each respectively seek to provide a defined outcome based upon the performance of the S&P 500® Index - Price Return over the course of an approximately one-year time period that begins on the first trading day of the month indicated in the respective ETF's name. Each Innovator U.S. Equity Power Buffer ETF seeks to provide an upside return that is capped for an applicable outcome period and a measure of downside protection from losses for such outcome period. The Index seeks to provide "laddered" investing in the twelve Innovator U.S. Equity Power Buffer ETFs. Laddered investing refers to investments in several similar securities that have different reset dates, with the goal of mitigating timing risks associated with investing in a single investment.

 

The S&P 500® Index is an unmanaged, capitalization-weighted index generally representative of the U.S. market for large capitalization stocks.

 

The Fund’s portfolio holdings may differ significantly from the securities held in the relevant index and, unlike an exchange-traded fund, the performance of an unmanaged index does not reflect deductions for transaction costs, taxes, management fees or other expenses.

 

You cannot invest directly in an index.

 

Premium/Discount Information:

 

Information regarding the differences between the price of the Fund’s shares on the secondary market and the Fund’s net asset value is available at innovatoretfs.com/BUFF.

 

19

 

INNOVATOR LADDERED ALLOCATION BUFFER ETF

 

Fund Performance

October 31, 2023 (Unaudited)

 

The following chart compares the value of a hypothetical $10,000 investment in the Innovator Laddered Allocation Buffer ETF from its inception (February 8, 2022) to October 31, 2023 as compared with the S&P 500® Index.

 

laddallbuffchart.jpg

 

   

Average Annual Total Returns As of

October 31, 2023

 
   

1 Year

   

Since Inception (a)

 

Innovator Laddered Allocation Buffer ETF

               

NAV Return

    8.89

%

    0.28

%

Market Return

    8.96

%

    0.34

%

S&P 500® Index

    10.14

%

    -2.67

%

MerQube U.S. Large Cap Equity Buffer Laddered Index

    9.00

%

    0.38

%

 

(a)

Inception date is February 8, 2022.

 

Performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investors shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance of the Fund may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. As of the latest prospectus, the gross and net expense ratios of the Fund were 0.99% and 0.89%, respectively. This expense ratio includes acquired fund fees and expenses of 0.79%. For the most recent performance, please visit the Funds website at innovatoretfs.com.

 

20

 

INNOVATOR LADDERED ALLOCATION BUFFER ETF

 

Fund Performance

October 31, 2023 (Unaudited) (Continued)

 

The line graph and performance table do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder may pay on fund distributions or the redemption of Fund shares. Returns shown for the Fund, MerQube U.S. Large Cap Equity Buffer Laddered Index and S&P 500® Index include the reinvestment of all dividends, if any. 

 

The MerQube U.S. Large Cap Equity Buffer Laddered Index is equally weighted in the shares of the twelve Innovator U.S. Equity Buffer ETFs which each respectively seek to provide a defined outcome based upon the performance of the S&P 500® Index - Price Return over the course of an approximately one-year time period that begins on the first trading day of the month indicated in the respective ETF's name. Each Innovator U.S. Equity Buffer ETF seeks to provide an upside return that is capped for an applicable outcome period and a measure of downside protection from losses for such outcome period. The Index seeks to provide "laddered" investing in the twelve Innovator U.S. Equity Buffer ETFs. Laddered investing refers to investments in several similar securities that have different reset dates, with the goal of mitigating timing risks associated with investing in a single investment. 

 

The S&P 500® Index is an unmanaged, capitalization-weighted index generally representative of the U.S. market for large capitalization stocks. 

 

The Fund’s portfolio holdings may differ significantly from the securities held in the relevant index and, unlike an exchange-traded fund, the performance of an unmanaged index does not reflect deductions for transaction costs, taxes, management fees or other expenses. 

 

You cannot invest directly in an index.

 

Premium/Discount Information:

 

Information regarding the differences between the price of the Fund’s shares on the secondary market and the Fund’s net asset value is available at innovatoretfs.com/BUFB.

 

21

 

INNOVATOR BUFFER STEP-UP STRATEGY ETF

 

Fund Performance 

October 31, 2023 (Unaudited) 

 

The following chart compares the value of a hypothetical $10,000 investment in the Innovator Buffer Step-Up Strategy ETF from its inception (March 7, 2022) to October 31, 2023 as compared with the S&P 500® Index - Price Return and Total Return.

 

buffstepupstratchart.jpg

 

   

Average Annual Total Returns As of

October 31, 2023

 
   

1 Year

   

Since Inception (a)

 

Innovator Buffer Step-Up Strategy ETF

               

NAV Return

    8.09

%

    1.21

%

Market Return

    8.00

%

    1.23

%

S&P 500® Index - Price Return

    8.31

%

    -0.11

%

S&P 500® Index - Total Return

    10.14

%

    1.55

%

 

(a)

Inception date is March 7, 2022.

 

Performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investors shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance of the Fund may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. As of the latest prospectus, the net expense ratio of the Fund was 0.89%. For the most recent performance, please visit the Funds website at innovatoretfs.com.

 

22

 

INNOVATOR BUFFER STEP-UP STRATEGY ETF

 

Fund Performance

October 31, 2023 (Unaudited) (Continued)

 

The line graph and performance table does not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder may pay on fund distributions or the redemption of Fund shares. Returns shown for the Fund and S&P 500® Index - Total Return include the reinvestment of all dividends, if any. Returns shown for the S&P 500® Index - Price Return do not include the reinvestment of dividends, if any.

 

The S&P 500® Index is an unmanaged, capitalization-weighted index generally representative of the U.S. market for large capitalization stocks.

 

The Fund’s portfolio holdings may differ significantly from the securities held in the relevant index and, unlike an exchange-traded fund, the performance of an unmanaged index does not reflect deductions for transaction costs, taxes, management fees or other expenses.

 

You cannot invest directly in an index. 

 

Premium/Discount Information: 

 

Information regarding the differences between the price of the Fund’s shares on the secondary market and the Fund’s net asset value is available at Innovatoretfs.com/BSTP.

 

23

 

INNOVATOR POWER BUFFER STEP-UP STRATEGY ETF

 

Fund Performance

October 31, 2023 (Unaudited)

 

The following chart compares the value of a hypothetical $10,000 investment in the Innovator Power Buffer Step-Up Strategy ETF from its inception (March 7, 2022) to October 31, 2023 as compared with the S&P 500® Index - Price Return and Total Return.

 

powbuffstepupstratchart.jpg

 

   

Average Annual Total Returns As of

October 31, 2023

 
   

1 Year

   

Since Inception (a)

 

Innovator Power Buffer Step-Up Strategy ETF

               

NAV Return

    7.04

%

    1.61

%

Market Return

    7.05

%

    1.61

%

S&P 500® Index - Price Return

    8.31

%

    -0.11

%

S&P 500® Index - Total Return

    10.14

%

    1.55

%

 

(a)

Inception date is March 7, 2022.

 

Performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investors shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance of the Fund may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. As of the latest prospectus, the net expense ratio of the Fund was 0.89%. For the most recent performance, please visit the Funds website at innovatoretfs.com.

 

24

 

INNOVATOR POWER BUFFER STEP-UP STRATEGY ETF

 

Fund Performance

October 31, 2023 (Unaudited) (Continued)

 

The line graph and performance table does not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder may pay on fund distributions or the redemption of Fund shares. Returns shown for the Fund and S&P 500® Index - Total Return include the reinvestment of all dividends, if any. Returns shown for the S&P 500® Index - Price Return do not include the reinvestment of dividends, if any.

 

 

The S&P 500® Index is an unmanaged, capitalization-weighted index generally representative of the U.S. market for large capitalization stocks.

 

 

The Fund’s portfolio holdings may differ significantly from the securities held in the relevant index and, unlike an exchange-traded fund, the performance of an unmanaged index does not reflect deductions for transaction costs, taxes, management fees or other expenses.

 

 

You cannot invest directly in an index. 

 

 

Premium/Discount Information: 

 

 

Information regarding the differences between the price of the Fund’s shares on the secondary market and the Fund’s net asset value is available at Innovatoretfs.com/PSTP.

 

25

 

INNOVATOR HEDGED TSLA STRATEGY ETF

 

Fund Performance

October 31, 2023 (Unaudited)

 

The following chart compares the value of a hypothetical $10,000 investment in the Innovator Hedged TSLA Strategy ETF from its inception (July 25, 2022) to October 31, 2023 as compared with Tesla, Inc. and the NASDAQ-100 Index - Price Return and Total Return.

 

hedtslastratchart.jpg

 

   

Average Annual Total Returns As of

October 31, 2023

 
   

1 Year

   

Since Inception (a)

 

Innovator Hedged TSLA Strategy ETF

               

NAV Return

    4.43

%

    -1.35

%

Market Return

    4.04

%

    -1.31

%

Tesla, Inc.

    -11.73

%

    -20.44

%

NASDAQ-100 Index - Price Return

    26.34

%

    13.09

%

NASDAQ-100 Index - Total Return

    27.45

%

    14.08

%

 

(a)

Inception date is July 25, 2022.

 

Performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investors shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance of the Fund may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. As of the latest prospectus, the net expense ratio of the Fund was 0.79%. For the most recent performance, please visit the Funds website at innovatoretfs.com. 

 

26

 

INNOVATOR HEDGED TSLA STRATEGY ETF

 

Fund Performance

October 31, 2023 (Unaudited) (Continued)

 

The line graph and performance table does not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder may pay on fund distributions or the redemption of Fund shares. Returns shown for the Fund, Tesla Inc. and NASDAQ-100 Index - Total Return include the reinvestment of all dividends, if any. Returns shown for the NASDAQ-100 Index - Price Return do not include the reinvestment of dividends, if any. 

 

The NASDAQ-100 Index includes 100 of the largest domestic and international non-financial companies listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market based on market capitalization. The NASDAQ-100 Price Index reflects companies across major industry groups including computer hardware and software, telecommunications, retail/wholesale trade and biotechnologies. It does not contain securities of financial companies including investment companies.

 

The Fund’s portfolio holdings may differ significantly from the securities held in the relevant index and, unlike an exchange-traded fund, the performance of an unmanaged index does not reflect deductions for transaction costs, taxes, management fees or other expenses. 

 

You cannot invest directly in an index. 

 

Premium/Discount Information: 

 

Information regarding the differences between the price of the Fund’s shares on the secondary market and the Fund’s net asset value is available at Innovatoretfs.com/TSLH. 

 

27

 

INNOVATOR UNCAPPED ACCELERATED U.S. EQUITY ETF

 

Fund Performance

October 31, 2023 (Unaudited)

 

The following chart compares the value of a hypothetical $10,000 investment in the Innovator Uncapped Accelerated U.S. Equity ETF from its inception (August 10, 2022) to October 31, 2023 as compared with the S&P 500® Index - Price Return and Total Return.

 

uncapacceluseqchart.jpg

 

   

Average Annual Total Returns As of

October 31, 2023

 
   

1 Year

   

Since Inception (a)

 

Innovator Uncapped Accelerated U.S. Equity ETF

               

NAV Return

    5.85

%

    -2.83

%

Market Return

    5.69

%

    -2.81

%

S&P 500® Index - Price Return

    8.31

%

    -0.32

%

S&P 500® Index - Total Return

    10.14

%

    1.37

%

 

(a)

Inception date is August 10, 2022.

 

Performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investors shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance of the Fund may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. As of the latest prospectus, the net expense ratio of the Fund was 0.79%. For the most recent performance, please visit the Funds website at innovatoretfs.com. 

 

28

 

INNOVATOR UNCAPPED ACCELERATED U.S. EQUITY ETF

 

Fund Performance

October 31, 2023 (Unaudited) (Continued)

 

The line graph and performance table does not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder may pay on fund distributions or the redemption of Fund shares. Returns shown for the Fund and S&P 500® Index - Total Return include the reinvestment of all dividends, if any. Returns shown for the S&P 500® Index - Price Return do not include the reinvestment of dividends, if any. 

 

The S&P 500® Index is an unmanaged, capitalization-weighted index generally representative of the U.S. market for large capitalization stocks. 

 

The Fund’s portfolio holdings may differ significantly from the securities held in the relevant index and, unlike an exchange-traded fund, the performance of an unmanaged index does not reflect deductions for transaction costs, taxes, management fees or other expenses. 

 

You cannot invest directly in an index. 

 

Premium/Discount Information: 

 

Information regarding the differences between the price of the Fund’s shares on the secondary market and the Fund’s net asset value is available at Innovatoretfs.com/XUSP.

 

29

 

INNOVATOR EQUITY MANAGED FLOOR ETF

 

Fund Performance

October 31, 2023 (Unaudited)

 

The following chart compares the value of a hypothetical $10,000 investment in the Innovator Equity Managed Floor ETF from its inception (November 8, 2022) to October 31, 2023 as compared with the S&P 500® Index - Price Return and Total Return.

 

eqmanflrchart.jpg

 

   

Total Returns As of

October 31, 2023

 
   

Since Inception (a)

 

Innovator Equity Managed Floor ETF

       

NAV Return

    11.20

%

Market Return

    10.91

%

S&P 500® Index - Price Return

    9.55

%

S&P 500® Index - Total Return

    11.36

%

 

(a)

Inception date is November 8, 2022.

 

Performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investors shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance of the Fund may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. As of the latest prospectus, the net expense ratio of the Fund was 0.89%. For the most recent performance, please visit the Funds website at innovatoretfs.com. 

 

30

 

INNOVATOR EQUITY MANAGED FLOOR ETF

 

Fund Performance

October 31, 2023 (Unaudited) (Continued)

 

The line graph and performance table does not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder may pay on fund distributions or the redemption of Fund shares. Returns shown for the Fund and S&P 500® Index - Total Return include the reinvestment of all dividends, if any. Returns shown for the S&P 500® Index - Price Return do not include the reinvestment of dividends, if any. 

 

The S&P 500® Index is an unmanaged, capitalization-weighted index generally representative of the U.S. market for large capitalization stocks. 

 

The Fund’s portfolio holdings may differ significantly from the securities held in the relevant index and, unlike an exchange-traded fund, the performance of an unmanaged index does not reflect deductions for transaction costs, taxes, management fees or other expenses. 

 

You cannot invest directly in an index. 

 

Premium/Discount Information: 

 

Information regarding the differences between the price of the Fund’s shares on the secondary market and the Fund’s net asset value is available at

Innovatoretfs.com/SFLR. 

 

31

 

INNOVATOR GRADIENT TACTICAL ROTATION STRATEGY ETF

 

Fund Performance

October 31, 2023 (Unaudited)

 

The following chart compares the value of a hypothetical $10,000 investment in the Innovator Gradient Tactical Rotation Strategy ETF from its inception (November 16, 2022) to October 31, 2023 as compared with the S&P Global Broad Market Index - Total Return and S&P 500® Index - Total Return.

 

gradtacrotstratchart.jpg

 

   

Total Returns As of

October 31, 2023

 
   

Since Inception (a)

 

Innovator Gradient Tactical Rotation Strategy ETF

       

NAV Return

    -14.48

%

Market Return

    -13.66

%

S&P Global Broad Market Index - Total Return

    4.43

%

S&P 500® Index - Total Return

    7.60

%

 

(a)

Inception date is November 16, 2022.

 

Performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investors shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance of the Fund may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. As of the latest prospectus, the net expense ratio of the Fund was 0.80%. For the most recent performance, please visit the Funds website at innovatoretfs.com. 

 

32

 

INNOVATOR GRADIENT TACTICAL ROTATION STRATEGY ETF

 

Fund Performance

October 31, 2023 (Unaudited) (Continued)

 

The line graph and performance table do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder may pay on fund distributions or the redemption of Fund shares. Returns shown for the Fund, S&P 500® Index Total Return and S&P Global BMI Total Return Index include the reinvestment of all dividends, if any.

 

The S&P Global Broad Market Index is a market capitalization-weighted index providing a broad measure of global equities markets.

 

The S&P 500® Index is an unmanaged, capitalization-weighted index generally representative of the U.S. market for large capitalization stocks.

 

The Fund’s portfolio holdings may differ significantly from the securities held in the relevant index and, unlike an exchange-traded fund, the performance of an unmanaged index does not reflect deductions for transaction costs, taxes, management fees or other expenses.

 

You cannot invest directly in an index. 

 

Premium/Discount Information: 

 

Information regarding the differences between the price of the Fund’s shares on the secondary market and the Fund’s net asset value is available at Innovatoretfs.com/IGTR.

 

33

 

INNOVATOR ETFs TRUST

 

Expense Example

For the Period Ended October 31, 2023 (Unaudited)

 

As a shareholder of the Funds, you incur two types of costs: (1) ongoing costs, including management fees, and other Fund expenses; and (2) transaction costs, including brokerage commissions on the purchase and sale of Fund shares. This Example is intended to help you understand your ongoing costs (in dollars) of investing in the Funds and to compare these costs with the ongoing costs of investing in other funds.

 

The Example is based on an investment of $1,000 invested at the beginning of the period and held for the entire period from May 1, 2023 to October 31, 2023 for each Fund.

 

Actual Expenses

 

The first line under each Fund in the following table provides information about actual account values and actual expenses.  You may use the information in this line, together with the amount you invested, to estimate the expenses you paid over the period.  Simply divide your account value by $1,000 (for example, an $8,600 account value divided by $1,000 equals 8.6), then multiply the result by the number in the applicable line under the heading titled “Expenses Paid During the Period” to estimate the expenses you paid on your account during the period.

 

Hypothetical Example for Comparison Purposes

 

The second line under each Fund in the following table provides information about hypothetical account values and hypothetical expenses based on the Funds’ actual expense ratios and an assumed rate of return of 5% per year before expenses, which are not the Funds’ actual returns.  The hypothetical account values and expenses may not be used to estimate the actual ending account balance or expenses you paid for the period.  You may use this information to compare the ongoing costs of investing in the Funds with other funds.  To do so, compare this 5% hypothetical example with the 5% hypothetical examples that appear in the shareholder reports of other funds.

 

Please note that the expenses shown in the table are meant to highlight your ongoing costs only and do not reflect any transactional costs, such as brokerage commissions on the purchase and sale of Fund shares.  Therefore, the second line under the Fund in the table is useful in comparing the ongoing Fund costs only and will not help you determine the relative total costs of owning different funds.  In addition, if these transactional costs were included, your costs could have been higher.

 

34

 

INNOVATOR ETFs TRUST

 

Expense Example

For the Period Ended October 31, 2023 (Unaudited) (Continued)

 

                Expenses     Annualized  
                Paid     Expense  
    Beginning      Ending      

During

   

Ratio for

 
   

Account

   

Account

   

the

   

the

 
   

Value

   

Value

   

Period (a)

   

Period

 

Innovator IBD 50® ETF (NAV)

                            0.80

%

Actual

  $ 1,000.00     $ 897.60     $ 3.83          

Hypothetical

    1,000.00       1,021.17       4.08          

Innovator IBD® Breakout Opportunities ETF (NAV)

                            0.80

%

Actual

    1,000.00       942.50       3.92          

Hypothetical

    1,000.00       1,021.17       4.08          

Innovator Deepwater Frontier Tech ETF (NAV)

                            0.70

%

Actual

    1,000.00       1,008.90       3.54          

Hypothetical

    1,000.00       1,021.68       3.57          

Innovator S&P Investment Grade Preferred ETF (NAV)

                            0.47

%

Actual

    1,000.00       918.00       2.27          

Hypothetical

    1,000.00       1,022.84       2.40          

Innovator Laddered Allocation Power Buffer ETF (NAV)

                            0.10

%

Actual

    1,000.00       1,019.80       0.51          

Hypothetical

    1,000.00       1,024.70       0.51          

Innovator Laddered Allocation Buffer ETF (NAV)

                            0.10

%

Actual

    1,000.00       1,012.50       0.51          

Hypothetical

    1,000.00       1,024.70       0.51          

Innovator Buffer Step-Up Strategy ETF (NAV)

                            0.89

%

Actual

    1,000.00       1,008.80       4.51          

Hypothetical

    1,000.00       1,020.72       4.53          

Innovator Power Buffer Step-Up Strategy ETF (NAV)

                            0.89

%

Actual

    1,000.00       1,004.50       4.50          

Hypothetical

    1,000.00       1,020.72       4.53          

Innovator Hedged TSLA Strategy ETF (NAV)

                            0.79

%

Actual

    1,000.00       1,070.50       4.12          

Hypothetical

    1,000.00       1,021.22       4.02          

Innovator Uncapped Accelerated U.S. Equity ETF (NAV)

                            0.79

%

Actual

    1,000.00       980.60       3.94          

Hypothetical

    1,000.00       1,021.22       4.02          
                                 

Innovator Equity Managed Floor ETF (NAV)

                            0.89

%

Actual

    1,000.00       1,028.70       4.55          

Hypothetical

    1,000.00       1,020.72       4.53          

Innovator Gradient Tactical Rotation Strategy ETF (NAV)

                            0.80

%

Actual

    1,000.00       999.30       4.03          

Hypothetical

    1,000.00       1,021.17       4.08          

 

(a)

Expenses are equal to the Fund’s annualized expense ratio, multiplied by the average account value over the period, multiplied by 184/365 (to reflect the six month period).

 

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INNOVATOR IBD® 50 ETF

 

Schedule of Investments

October 31, 2023

 

   

Shares

   

Value

 

COMMON STOCKS 99.85%

               

Advertising - 1.00%

               

Trade Desk, Inc. - Class A (a)

    10,383     $ 736,778  
                 

Apparel - 1.22%

               

Deckers Outdoor Corp. (a)

    1,513       903,352  
                 

Auto Manufacturers - 0.98%

               

PACCAR, Inc.

    8,804       726,594  
                 

Auto Parts & Equipment - 0.45%

               

Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc.

    6,506       328,033  
                 

Building Materials - 0.99%

               

Modine Manufacturing Co. (a)

    18,587       734,186  
                 

Commercial Services - 10.21%

               

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp.

    6,234       747,644  

Dlocal Ltd. (a)

    83,557       1,407,935  

Remitly Global, Inc. (a)(b)

    98,981       2,665,558  

Stride, Inc. (a)

    49,586       2,726,238  
              7,547,375  

Computers - 10.64%

               

Crowdstrike Holdings, Inc. - Class A (a)

    14,849       2,624,858  

Parsons Corp. (a)

    6,614       374,022  

Qualys, Inc. (a)(b)

    14,694       2,247,447  

Zscaler, Inc. (a)(b)

    16,526       2,622,511  
              7,868,838  

Cosmetics & Personal Care - 3.01%

               

elf Beauty, Inc. (a)

    24,017       2,224,695  
                 

Distribution & Wholesale - 3.01%

               

Copart, Inc. (a)

    51,164       2,226,657  
                 

Diversified Financial Services - 3.48%

               

Futu Holdings Ltd. - ADR (a)(b)

    46,455       2,575,930  

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

 

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Schedule of Investments

October 31, 2023 (Continued)

 

   

Shares

   

Value

 

Insurance - 8.03%

               

Arch Capital Group Ltd. (a)

    31,193       2,703,809  

Arthur J Gallagher & Co.

    3,220       758,278  

Kinsale Capital Group, Inc. (b)

    5,247       1,752,026  

Marsh & McLennan Cos., Inc.

    1,971       373,800  

Ryan Specialty Holdings, Inc. (a)

    8,096       349,747  
              5,937,660  

Internet - 7.84%

               

Alphabet, Inc. - Class A (a)

    11,851       1,470,472  

Alphabet, Inc. - Class C (a)

    11,750       1,472,275  

Meta Platforms, Inc. - Class A (a)

    2,486       748,957  

PDD Holdings, Inc. - ADR (a)

    20,768       2,106,291  
              5,797,995  

Machinery - Construction & Mining - 0.53%

               

Vertiv Holdings Co.

    9,951       390,776  
                 

Miscellaneous Manufacturing - 2.97%

               

Axon Enterprise, Inc. (a)

    10,740       2,196,223  
                 

Oil & Gas - 1.50%

               

Chord Energy Corp. (b)

    4,445       734,848  

Weatherford International PLC (a)

    4,003       372,639  
              1,107,487  

Oil & Gas Services - 1.00%

               

Tidewater, Inc. (a)(b)

    10,768       735,993  
                 

Pharmaceuticals - 8.98%

               

Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (a)

    33,027       1,495,132  

Cardinal Health, Inc.

    3,980       362,180  

Eli Lilly & Co.

    1,271       704,045  

McKesson Corp.

    3,286       1,496,313  

Novo Nordisk AS - ADR (b)

    26,730       2,581,316  
              6,638,986  

Private Equity - 2.94%

               

Ares Management Corp. - Class A

    22,043       2,173,219  

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

 

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Schedule of Investments

October 31, 2023 (Continued)

 

   

Shares

   

Value

 

Retail - 6.33%

               

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (a)

    6,043       367,535  

Lululemon Athletica, Inc. (a)

    3,754       1,477,124  

MINISO Group Holding Ltd. - ADR

    96,774       2,449,350  

Ollie's Bargain Outlet Holdings, Inc. (a)

    4,971       383,960  
              4,677,969  

Semiconductors - 2.95%

               

NVIDIA Corp.

    5,345       2,179,691  
                 

Software - 12.86%

               

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (a)

    9,662       2,317,431  

Clearwater Analytics Holdings, Inc. - Class A (a)(b)

    79,494       1,437,251  

Microsoft Corp.

    6,554       2,215,973  

ServiceNow, Inc. (a)

    2,809       1,634,417  

Synopsys, Inc. (a)

    3,271       1,535,538  

Veeva Systems, Inc. - Class A (a)

    1,913       368,654  
              9,509,264  

Telecommunications - 3.79%

               

Arista Networks, Inc. (a)

    13,994       2,803,978  
                 

Transportation - 5.14%

               

Frontline PLC (b)

    103,583       2,304,722  

International Seaways, Inc.

    31,141       1,497,570  
              3,802,292  

TOTAL COMMON STOCKS (Cost $73,436,526)

            73,823,971  

 

INVESTMENTS PURCHASED WITH PROCEEDS FROM SECURITIES LENDING - 13.73%

 

Units

         

Mount Vernon Liquid Assets Portfolio, LLC, 5.55% (c)

    10,152,962       10,152,962  

TOTAL INVESTMENTS PURCHASED WITH PROCEEDS FROM SECURITIES LENDING (Cost $10,152,962)

            10,152,962  
                 

Total Investments (Cost $83,589,488) - 113.58%

            83,976,933  

Liabilities in Excess of Other Assets - (13.58)%

            (10,039,176

)

TOTAL NET ASSETS - 100.00%

          $ 73,937,757  

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

 

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Schedule of Investments

October 31, 2023 (Continued)

 

Asset Type

 

% of Net Assets

 

Common Stocks

    99.85

%

Investments Purchased with Proceeds From Securities Lending

    13.73  

Total Investments

    113.58  

Liabilities in Excess of Other Assets

    (13.58

)

Net Assets

    100.00

%

 

Percentages are stated as a percent of net assets.

 

ADR - American Depositary Receipt

(a) 

Non-income producing security.

(b) 

All or a portion of this security is on loan as of October 31, 2023. The total value of securities on loan is $9,632,818 or 13.03% of net assets. See Note 6.

(c) 

Represents annualized seven-day yield as of the end of the reporting period.

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

 

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INNOVATOR IBD® BREAKOUT OPPORTUNITIES ETF

 

Schedule of Investments

October 31, 2023

 

   

Shares

   

Value

 

COMMON STOCKS - 95.05%

               

Aerospace & Defense - 13.81%

               

General Dynamics Corp.

    3,352     $ 808,871  

Northrop Grumman Corp.

    1,688       795,774  
              1,604,645  

Apparel - 4.02%

               

Urban Outfitters, Inc. (a)

    13,480       466,678  
                 

Biotechnology - 3.99%

               

Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (a)

    1,280       463,501  
                 

Commercial Services - 4.89%

               

Afya Ltd. - Class A (a)

    7,120       114,632  

FTI Consulting, Inc. (a)

    1,056       224,147  

Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (a)

    1,944       230,033  
              568,812  

Diversified Financial Services - 3.90%

               

Mr Cooper Group, Inc. (a)

    8,016       453,144  
                 

Electric - 4.51%

               

Vistra Corp.

    16,016       524,044  
                 

Healthcare - Services - 15.37%

               

Ensign Group, Inc.

    1,168       112,829  

Humana, Inc.

    896       469,226  

Molina Healthcare, Inc. (a)

    1,520       506,084  

UnitedHealth Group, Inc.

    1,304       698,370  
              1,786,509  

Insurance - 16.17%

               

Arch Capital Group Ltd. (a)

    2,800       242,704  

Old Republic International Corp.

    29,624       811,105  

Progressive Corp.

    5,216       824,598  
              1,878,407  

Oil & Gas - 5.93%

               

Vitesse Energy, Inc. (b)

    29,104       689,474  

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

 

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Schedule of Investments

October 31, 2023 (Continued)

 

   

Shares

   

Value

 

Pharmaceuticals - 5.47%

               

Cardinal Health, Inc.

    1,248       113,568  

The Cigna Group

    1,688       521,929  
              635,497  

Retail - 1.91%

               

MINISO Group Holding Ltd. - ADR

    8,768       221,918  
                 

Software - 14.10%

               

Electronic Arts, Inc.

    6,504       805,130  

Microsoft Corp.

    344       116,310  

MicroStrategy, Inc. - Class A (a)

    1,120       474,197  

Vertex, Inc. - Class A (a)

    10,016       242,487  
              1,638,124  

Transportation - 0.98%

               

Euronav NV

    6,376       113,684  

TOTAL COMMON STOCKS (Cost $10,992,428)

            11,044,437  
                 

 

INVESTMENTS PURCHASED WITH PROCEEDS FROM SECURITIES LENDING - 12.50%

 

Units

         

Mount Vernon Liquid Assets Portfolio, LLC, 5.55% (c)

    1,452,107       1,452,107  

TOTAL INVESTMENTS PURCHASED WITH PROCEEDS FROM SECURITIES LENDING (Cost $1,452,107)

            1,452,107  
                 

SHORT TERM INVESTMENTS - 0.41%

               

 

Money Market Deposit Account - 0.41%

 

Principal Amount

   

Value

 

U.S. Bank Money Market Deposit Account, 5.200% (d)

  $ 47,582       47,582  

TOTAL SHORT TERM INVESTMENTS (Cost $47,582)

            47,582  
                 

Total Investments (Cost $12,492,117) - 107.96%

            12,544,126  

Liabilities in Excess of Other Assets - (7.96)%

            (924,360

)

TOTAL NET ASSETS - 100.00%

          $ 11,619,766  

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

 

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Schedule of Investments

October 31, 2023 (Continued)

 

Asset Type

 

% of Net Assets

 

Common Stocks

    95.05

%

Investments Purchased with Proceeds From Securities Lending

    12.50  

Short Term Investments

    0.41  

Total Investments

    107.96  

Liabilities in Excess of Other Assets

    (7.96

)

Net Assets

    100.00

%

 

Percentages are stated as a percent of net assets.

 

 

ADR - American Depositary Receipt

(a) Non-income producing security.

(b) All or a portion of this security is on loan as of October 31, 2023. The total value of securities on loan is $632,357, or 5.44% of net assets. See Note 6.

(c) Represents annualized seven-day yield as of the end of the reporting period.

(d) The U.S. Bank Money Market Deposit Account (the “MMDA”) is a short-term investment vehicle in which the Fund holds cash balances. The MMDA will bear interest at a variable rate that is determined based on conditions and may change daily and by any amount. The rate shown is as of October 31, 2023.

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

 

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INNOVATOR DEEPWATER FRONTIER TECH ETF

 

Schedule of Investments

October 31, 2023

 

   

Shares

   

Value

 

COMMON STOCKS - 96.66%

               

Aerospace & Defense - 3.31%

               

Lockheed Martin Corp.

    2,451     $ 1,114,322  
                 

Auto Parts & Equipment - 7.28%

               

LG Energy Solution Ltd. (a)

    5,178       1,478,005  

Mobileye Global, Inc. - Class A (a)(b)

    27,232       971,365  
              2,449,370  

Banks - 3.57%

               

NU Holdings Ltd. - Class A (a)

    146,370       1,200,234  
                 

Commercial Services - 10.26%

               

Adyen NV (a)

    1,440       965,851  

Block, Inc. (a)

    24,479       985,280  

Shift4 Payments, Inc. - Class A (a)(b)

    33,710       1,500,769  
              3,451,900  

Computers - 5.94%

               

AutoStore Holdings Ltd. (a)

    867,693       956,944  

Crowdstrike Holdings, Inc. - Class A (a)(b)

    5,885       1,040,291  
              1,997,235  

Internet - 6.08%

               

Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (a)

    4,233       1,028,704  

Uber Technologies, Inc. (a)(b)

    23,542       1,018,898  
              2,047,602  

Machinery - Construction & Mining - 3.11%

               

Vertiv Holdings Co.

    26,662       1,047,017  
                 

Miscellaneous Manufacturing - 3.11%

               

Axon Enterprise, Inc. (a)

    5,124       1,047,807  

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

 

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Schedule of Investments

October 31, 2023 (Continued)

 

   

Shares

   

Value

 

Semiconductors - 30.33% (c)

               

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (a)

    10,002       985,197  

Applied Materials, Inc.

    7,634       1,010,360  

ASML Holding NV

    1,824       1,091,015  

GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Inc. (a)(b)

    31,574       1,566,702  

Marvell Technology, Inc.

    19,716       930,989  

SK Hynix, Inc.

    19,955       1,718,386  

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (b)

    10,894       944,946  

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd.

    65,000       1,060,120  

Teradyne, Inc. (b)

    10,802       899,482  
              10,207,197  

Software - 20.43%

               

Adobe, Inc. (a)

    2,022       1,075,825  

Pegasystems, Inc.

    24,953       1,066,491  

ROBLOX Corp. - Class A (a)

    35,418       1,126,646  

Smartsheet, Inc. - Class A (a)

    42,805       1,692,510  

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (a)

    7,475       999,782  

Unity Software, Inc. (a)(b)

    36,026       913,980  
              6,875,234  

Telecommunications - 3.24%

               

Arista Networks, Inc. (a)

    5,448       1,091,616  

TOTAL COMMON STOCKS (Cost $33,885,057)

            32,529,534  
                 

PREFERRED STOCKS - 2.99%

               

Auto Manufacturers - 2.99%

               

Dr Ing hc F Porsche AG

    11,504       1,004,710  

TOTAL PREFERRED STOCKS (Cost $1,103,769)

            1,004,710  

 

INVESTMENTS PURCHASED WITH PROCEEDS FROM SECURITIES LENDING - 17.66%

 

Units

         

Mount Vernon Liquid Assets Portfolio, LLC, 5.55% (d)

    5,941,992       5,941,992  

TOTAL INVESTMENTS PURCHASED WITH PROCEEDS FROM SECURITIES LENDING (Cost $5,941,992)

            5,941,992  

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

 

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Schedule of Investments

October 31, 2023 (Continued)

 

SHORT TERM INVESTMENTS - 0.39%

               

Money Market Deposit Account - 0.39%

 

Principal Amount

   

Value

 

U.S. Bank Money Market Deposit Account, 5.200% (e)

  $ 131,285       131,285  

TOTAL SHORT TERM INVESTMENTS (Cost $131,285)

            131,285  
                 

Total Investments (Cost $41,062,103) - 117.70%

            39,607,521  

Liabilities in Excess of Other Assets - (17.70)%

            (5,956,628

)

TOTAL NET ASSETS - 100.00%

          $ 33,650,893  

 

Country

 

% of Net Assets

 

Brazil

    3.57

%

Germany

    2.98  

Israel

    2.89  

Netherlands

    6.11  

Norway

    2.84  

South Korea

    9.50  

Taiwan

    3.15  

United States

    68.61  

Total Country

    99.65  

Investments Purchased with Proceeds From Securities Lending

    17.66  

Short Term Investments

    0.39  

Total Investments

    117.70  

Liabilities in Excess of Other Assets

    (17.70

)

Net Assets

    100.00

%

 

Percentages are stated as a percent of net assets.

 

 

(a) Non-income producing security.

(b) All or a portion of this security is on loan as of October 31, 2023. The total value of securities on loan is $5,879,477, or 17.47% of net assets. See Note 6.

(c) To the extent that the Index concentrates in the securities of issuers in a particular industry or sector, the Fund will also concentrate its investments to approximately the same extent.

(d) Represents annualized seven-day yield as of the end of the reporting period. 

(e) The U.S. Bank Money Market Deposit Account (the “MMDA”) is a short-term investment vehicle in which the Fund holds cash balances. The MMDA will bear interest at a variable rate that is determined based on conditions and may change daily and by any amount. The rate shown is as of October 31, 2023.

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

 

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INNOVATOR S&P INVESTMENT GRADE PREFERRED ETF

 

Schedule of Investments

October 31, 2023

 

   

Shares

   

Value

 

PREFERRED STOCKS - 99.63% (a)

               

Banks - 42.54% (c)

               

Bank of America Corp., Series 02, 6.316% to 11/28/2023 then TSFR3M + 0.912%

    18,964     $ 384,780  

Bank of America Corp., Series 4, 6.416% to 11/28/2023 then TSFR3M + 1.012%

    18,691       390,829  

Bank of America Corp., Series 5, 6.141% to 11/21/2023 then TSFR3M + 0.762%

    18,863       382,353  

Bank of America Corp., Series E, 5.976% to 11/15/2023 then TSFR3M + 0.612%

    19,380       382,174  

Bank of America Corp., Series GG, 6.000%

    16,713       373,536  

Bank of America Corp., Series HH, 5.875%

    17,418       378,841  

Bank of America Corp., Series KK, 5.375%

    18,637       385,040  

Bank of America Corp., Series LL, 5.000%

    20,080       389,552  

Bank of America Corp., Series NN, 4.375%

    22,801       379,865  

Bank of America Corp., Series PP, 4.125%

    24,313       385,118  

Bank of America Corp., Series QQ, 4.250%

    23,806       387,086  

Bank of America Corp., Series SS, 4.750%

    21,104       377,128  

Bank of Hawaii Corp., Series A, 4.375%

    343,265       4,500,204  

Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc., Series B, 4.450%

    291,925       4,685,397  

JPMorgan Chase & Co., Series DD, 5.750%

    33,557       767,784  

JPMorgan Chase & Co., Series EE, 6.000% (b)

    32,036       765,981  

JPMorgan Chase & Co., Series GG, 4.750%

    39,689       755,282  

JPMorgan Chase & Co., Series JJ, 4.550% (b)

    41,622       764,596  

JPMorgan Chase & Co., Series LL, 4.625%

    41,116       771,747  

JPMorgan Chase & Co., Series MM, 4.200% (b)

    45,020       765,340  

Morgan Stanley, Series A, 6.355% to 01/16/2024 then TSFR3M + 0.962%

    27,821       568,383  

Morgan Stanley, Series E, 7.125% to 01/16/2024 then SOFR

    23,316       585,232  

Morgan Stanley, Series F, 6.875% to 01/16/2024 then SOFR

    23,353       570,981  

Morgan Stanley, Series I, 6.375% to 01/16/2024 then SOFR

    24,512       576,522  

Morgan Stanley, Series K, 5.850% to 01/16/2024 then SOFR

    26,762       585,017  

Morgan Stanley, Series L, 4.875%

    30,292       562,522  

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

 

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INNOVATOR S&P INVESTMENT GRADE PREFERRED ETF

 

Schedule of Investments

October 31, 2023 (Continued)

 

   

Shares

   

Value

 

Morgan Stanley, Series O, 4.250%

    35,644       584,918  

Morgan Stanley, Series P, 6.500% (b)

    23,675       583,825  

Northern Trust Corp., Series E, 4.700%

    236,200       4,582,280  

State Street Corp., Series D, 5.900% to 12/15/2023 then SOFR

    93,224       2,344,584  

State Street Corp., Series G, 5.350% to 12/15/2023 then SOFR (b)

    104,737       2,290,598  

Truist Financial Corp., Series O, 5.250% (b)

    116,102       2,333,650  

Truist Financial Corp., Series R, 4.750%

    130,744       2,331,166  

US BanCorp., Series B, 6.255% to 01/16/2024 then TSFR3M + 0.862% (b)

    50,596       976,503  

US BanCorp., Series K, 5.500% (b)

    47,723       940,143  

US BanCorp., Series L, 3.750% (b)

    67,806       962,167  

US BanCorp., Series M, 4.000% (b)

    64,036       949,654  

US BanCorp., Series O, 4.500% (b)

    55,902       942,508  
              41,643,286  

Diversified Financial Services - 5.54%

               

Apollo Global Management, Inc., 6.750% 7/31/2026

    14,032       675,079  

The Charles Schwab Corp., Series D, 5.950%

    103,253       2,334,550  

The Charles Schwab Corp., Series J, 4.450% (b)

    136,963       2,417,397  
              5,427,026  

Insurance - 42.24% (c)

               

Arch Capital Group Ltd., Series F, 5.450%

    117,565       2,399,502  

Arch Capital Group Ltd., Series G, 4.550%

    138,427       2,394,787  

Athene Holding Ltd, Series A, 6.350% to 06/30/2029 then 3-Month USD Libor + 4.253%

    36,762       776,781  

Athene Holding Ltd., Series B, 5.625%

    41,712       794,196  

Athene Holding Ltd., Series C, 6.375% to 09/30/2025 then Five-Year Treasury Constant Maturity + 5.970%

    33,000       800,910  

Athene Holding Ltd., Series D, 4.875%

    50,000       809,000  

Athene Holding Ltd., Series E, 7.750% to 12/30/2027 then Five-Year Treasury Constant Maturity + 3.962%

    31,658       788,284  

Axis Capital Holdings Ltd., Series E, 5.500%

    243,601       4,747,783  

Enstar Group Ltd., Series D, 7.000% to 09/01/2028 then 3-Month USD Libor + 4.015%

    198,172       4,714,512  

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

 

47

 

INNOVATOR S&P INVESTMENT GRADE PREFERRED ETF

 

Schedule of Investments

October 31, 2023 (Continued)

 

   

Shares

   

Value

 

Equitable Holdings, Inc., Series A, 5.250%

    121,992       2,199,516  

Equitable Holdings, Inc., Series C, 4.300%

    157,495       2,267,928  

Lincoln National Corp., Series D, 9.000%

    183,228       4,855,542  

MetLife, Inc., Series A, 6.671% to 12/15/2023 then TSFR3M + 1.262%

    67,904       1,538,705  

MetLife, Inc., Series E, 5.625%

    69,950       1,504,624  

MetLife, Inc., Series F, 4.750%

    81,498       1,526,458  

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd., Series F, 5.750%

    112,571       2,423,654  

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd., Series G, 4.200%

    149,999       2,314,485  

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., Series G, 6.000%

    196,668       4,493,864  
              41,350,531  

Real Estate Investment Trusts - 9.31%

               

Kimco Realty Corp., Series L, 5.125%

    117,922       2,264,102  

Kimco Realty Corp., Series M, 5.250%

    114,002       2,281,180  

Public Storage, Series F, 5.150% (b)

    19,734       416,585  

Public Storage, Series G, 5.050% (b)

    19,597       418,984  

Public Storage, Series H, 5.600%

    18,415       408,629  

Public Storage, Series I, 4.875% (b)

    21,258       417,932  

Public Storage, Series J, 4.700%

    22,654       417,060  

Public Storage, Series L, 4.625% (b)

    22,667       419,339  

Public Storage, Series N, 3.875%

    27,326       416,721  

Public Storage, Series O, 3.900%

    26,589       410,800  

Public Storage, Series P, 4.000%

    25,906       409,056  

Public Storage, Series R, 4.000%

    26,406       416,423  

Public Storage, Series S, 4.100%

    26,051       420,724  
              9,117,535  

TOTAL PREFERRED STOCKS (Cost $124,145,299)

            97,538,378  

 

INVESTMENTS PURCHASED WITH PROCEEDS FROM SECURITIES LENDING - 7.68%

 

Units

         

Mount Vernon Liquid Assets Portfolio, LLC, 5.55% (d)

    7,514,451       7,514,451  

TOTAL INVESTMENTS PURCHASED WITH PROCEEDS FROM SECURITIES LENDING (Cost $7,514,451)

            7,514,451  

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

 

48

 

INNOVATOR S&P INVESTMENT GRADE PREFERRED ETF

 

Schedule of Investments

October 31, 2023 (Continued)

 

SHORT TERM INVESTMENTS - 0.73%

               

Money Market Deposit Account - 0.73%

 

Principal Amount

         

U.S. Bank Money Market Deposit Account, 5.200% (e)

  $ 708,894       708,894  

TOTAL SHORT TERM INVESTMENTS (Cost $708,894)

            708,894  
                 

Total Investments (Cost $132,368,644) - 108.04%

            105,761,723  

Liabilities in Excess of Other Assets - (8.04)%

            (7,874,381

)

TOTAL NET ASSETS - 100.00%

          $ 97,887,342  

 

Asset Type

 

% of Net Assets

 

Preferred Stocks

    99.63

%

Investments Purchased with Proceeds From Securities Lending

    7.68  

Short Term Investments

    0.73  

Total Investments

    108.04  

Liabilities in Excess of Other Assets

    (8.04

)

Net Assets

    100.00

%

 

Percentages are stated as a percent of net assets.

     

USD - United States Dollar    

Libor - London Interbank Offered Rate    

SOFR - Secured Overnight Financing Rate    

TSFR3M - 3 Month Term Secured Overnight Financing Rate    

 

(a) Securities with no stated maturity date are perpetual in nature.

(b) All or a portion of this security is on loan as of October 31, 2023. The total value of securities on loan is $7,352,266, or 7.51% of net assets. See Note 6.

(c) To the extent that the Index concentrates in the securities of issuers in a particular industry or sector, the Fund will also concentrate its investments to approximately the same extent.

(d) Represents annualized seven-day yield as of the end of the reporting period. 

(e) The U.S. Bank Money Market Deposit Account (the “MMDA”) is a short-term investment vehicle in which the Fund holds cash balances. The MMDA will bear interest at a variable rate that is determined based on conditions and may change daily and by any amount. The rate shown is as of October 31, 2023.

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

 

49

 

INNOVATOR LADDERED ALLOCATION POWER BUFFER ETF

 

Schedule of Investments

October 31, 2023

 

   

Shares

   

Value

 

AFFILIATED EXCHANGE TRADED FUNDS - 99.90% (a)

               

Innovator U.S. Equity Power Buffer ETF - January (b)

    706,954     $ 24,184,896  

Innovator U.S. Equity Power Buffer ETF - February

    807,699       24,256,332  

Innovator U.S. Equity Power Buffer ETF - March

    735,922       24,388,455  

Innovator U.S. Equity Power Buffer ETF - April

    806,287       24,357,930  

Innovator U.S. Equity Power Buffer ETF - May

    835,427       24,352,697  

Innovator U.S. Equity Power Buffer ETF - June

    787,962       24,418,943  

Innovator U.S. Equity Power Buffer ETF - July (b)

    731,180       24,348,294  

Innovator U.S. Equity Power Buffer ETF - August

    794,985       24,374,240  

Innovator U.S. Equity Power Buffer ETF - September (b)

    759,835       24,367,909  

Innovator U.S. Equity Power Buffer ETF - October (b)

    726,503       24,428,663  

Innovator U.S. Equity Power Buffer ETF - November

    742,267       23,960,379  

Innovator U.S. Equity Power Buffer ETF - December

    759,204       23,983,254  

TOTAL AFFILIATED EXCHANGE TRADED FUNDS (Cost $278,978,214)

            291,421,992  

 

INVESTMENTS PURCHASED WITH PROCEEDS FROM SECURITIES LENDING - 1.28%

 

Units

         

Mount Vernon Liquid Assets Portfolio, LLC, 5.55% (c)

    3,741,525       3,741,525  

TOTAL INVESTMENTS PURCHASED WITH PROCEEDS FROM SECURITIES LENDING (Cost $3,741,525)

            3,741,525  

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

 

50

 

INNOVATOR LADDERED ALLOCATION POWER BUFFER ETF

 

Schedule of Investments

October 31, 2023 (Continued)

 

SHORT TERM INVESTMENTS - 0.10%

               

Money Market Deposit Account - 0.10%

 

Principal Amount

         

U.S. Bank Money Market Deposit Account, 5.200% (d)

  $ 298,188       298,188  

TOTAL SHORT TERM INVESTMENTS (Cost $298,188)

            298,188  
                 

Total Investments (Cost $283,017,927) - 101.28%

            295,461,705  

Liabilities in Excess of Other Assets - (1.28)%

            (3,746,198

)

TOTAL NET ASSETS - 100.00%

          $ 291,715,507  

 

Asset Type

 

% of Net Assets

 

Affiliated Exchange Traded Funds

    99.90

%

Investments Purchased with Proceeds From Securities Lending

    1.28  

Short Term Investments

    0.10  

Total Investments

    101.28  

Liabilities in Excess of Other Assets

    (1.28

)

Net Assets

    100.00

%

 

Percentages are stated as a percent of net assets.

 

(a) Non-income producing security.

(b) All or a portion of this security is on loan as of October 31, 2023. The total value of securities on loan is $3,665,523, or 1.26% of net assets. See Note 6.

(c) Represents annualized seven-day yield as of the end of the reporting period. 

(d) The U.S. Bank Money Market Deposit Account (the “MMDA”) is a short-term investment vehicle in which the Fund holds cash balances. The MMDA will bear interest at a variable rate that is determined based on conditions and may change daily and by any amount. The rate shown is as of October 31, 2023.

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

 

51

 

INNOVATOR LADDERED ALLOCATION BUFFER ETF

 

Schedule of Investments

October 31, 2023

 

   

Shares

   

Value

 

AFFILIATED EXCHANGE TRADED FUNDS - 99.83% (a)

               

Innovator U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - January

    133,746     $ 4,812,154  

Innovator U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - February

    147,558       4,834,251  

Innovator U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - March

    135,454       4,838,945  

Innovator U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - April

    140,730       4,842,646  

Innovator U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - May

    158,328       4,845,248  

Innovator U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - June

    149,970       4,844,031  

Innovator U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - July

    143,029       4,851,000  

Innovator U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - August

    149,181       4,846,891  

Innovator U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - September

    146,396       4,848,635  

Innovator U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - October

    138,917       4,858,400  

Innovator U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - November

    150,233       4,805,954  

Innovator U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - December

    140,793       4,822,611  

TOTAL AFFILIATED EXCHANGE TRADED FUNDS (Cost $57,467,473)

            58,050,766  

 

SHORT TERM INVESTMENTS - 0.18%

               

Money Market Deposit Account - 0.18%

 

Principal Amount

         

U.S. Bank Money Market Deposit Account, 5.200% (b)

  $ 103,034       103,034  

TOTAL SHORT TERM INVESTMENTS (Cost $103,034)

            103,034  
                 

Total Investments (Cost $57,570,507) - 100.01%

            58,153,800  

Liabilities in Excess of Other Assets - (0.01)%

            (4,707

)

TOTAL NET ASSETS - 100.00%

          $ 58,149,093  

 

Asset Type

 

% of Net Assets

 

Affiliated Exchange Traded Funds

    99.83

%

Short Term Investments

    0.18  

Total Investments

    100.01  

Liabilities in Excess of Other Assets

    (0.01

)

Net Assets

    100.00

%

 

Percentages are stated as a percent of net assets.

 

(a) Non-income producing security.

(b) The U.S. Bank Money Market Deposit Account (the “MMDA”) is a short-term investment vehicle in which the Fund holds cash balances. The MMDA will bear interest at a variable rate that is determined based on conditions and may change daily and by any amount. The rate shown is as of October 31, 2023.

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

 

52

 

INNOVATOR BUFFER STEP-UP STRATEGY ETF

 

Schedule of Investments

October 31, 2023

 

   

Contracts

   

Notional Amount

   

Value

 

PURCHASED OPTIONS - 104.03% (a)(b)

                       

CALL OPTIONS - 98.53%

                       

SPDR S&P 500® Trust ETF, Expires 10/31/2024, Strike Price $4.21

    972     $ 40,649,040     $ 39,677,040  
                      39,677,040  

PUT OPTIONS - 5.50%

                       

SPDR S&P 500® Trust ETF, Expires 10/31/2024, Strike Price $418.23

    972       40,649,040       2,213,244  
                      2,213,244  

TOTAL PURCHASED OPTIONS (Cost $41,894,443)

                    41,890,284  

 

SHORT TERM INVESTMENTS - 0.14%

 

Principal Amount

                 

Money Market Deposit Account- 0.14%

                       

U.S. Bank Money Market Deposit Account, 5.200% (c)

  $ 57,129               57,129  

TOTAL SHORT TERM INVESTMENTS (Cost $57,129)

                    57,129  
                         

Total Investments (Cost $41,951,572) - 104.17%

                    41,947,413  

Liabilities in Excess of Other Assets - (4.17)%

                    (1,680,450

)

TOTAL NET ASSETS - 100.00%

                  $ 40,266,963  

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

 

53

 

INNOVATOR BUFFER STEP-UP STRATEGY ETF

 

Schedule of Investments

October 31, 2023 (Continued)

 

Asset Type

 

% of Net Assets

 

Purchased Options

    104.03

%

Short Term Investments

    0.14  

Total Investments

    104.17  

Liabilities in Excess of Other Assets

    (4.17

)

Net Assets

    100.00

%

 

Percentages are stated as a percent of net assets.

 

(a) Exchange-Traded. 

(b) Purchased option contracts are held in connection with corresponding option contracts written short.

(c) The U.S. Bank Money Market Deposit Account (the “MMDA”) is a short-term investment vehicle in which the Fund holds cash balances. The MMDA will bear interest at a variable rate that is determined based on conditions and may change daily and by any amount. The rate shown is as of October 31, 2023.

 

Schedule of Options Written (a)

October 31, 2023

 

Description

 

Expiration

 

Strike

Price

   

Contracts