Global Thematic AIM Portfolio

Overview

Stats:
Funds:13
Acquired Fees:0.67%
TTM Yield:0.54%
Benchmark:ACWI

Inception Date: July 6, 2020

Investment Objective

The ETF Action Global Thematic AIM Portfolio primary objective is to outperform the Global Market as measured by the MSCI ACWI. To accomplish this objective the investment committee utilizes an actively managed process that is governed and implemented using a transparent and repeatable framework.

Key Facts

  • Selection universe limited to equity thematic ETFs as defined by the ETF Action classification system
  • Over/under weight positions driven by transparent, multi-faceted, and repeatable ratings process
  • Fully invested (no cash), does not use leverage or inverse funds

Philosophy

Gaining exposure to long-term secular trends through thematic investing may add growth potential and possibly market outperformance over longer time horizons.  However, returns across thematic exposures can diverge widely based on a number of sub-factors including sector exposure, business cycle, macroeconomic environment, fundamentals, valuations, and sentiment. . 

Following a disciplined process outlined in the methodology guide, ETF Action has created a proprietary process to track and identify themes that we believe have an outsized chance to outperform over various time frames.

All ETF Action Model Portfolios are made available to subscribers for informational purposes only and do not represent actual investments. Full terms of service, including terms of use, copyrights, and disclaimers are available here.

Performance

Performance (as of )

INDEX PERFORMANCE CALCULATED BY indxx. PAST PERFORMANCE IS NO GUARANTEE OF FUTURE PERFORMANCE. INVESTORS CANNOT INVEST DIRECTLY IN AN INDEX, THE PERFORMANCE OF AN INDEX DOES NOT REPRESENT ANY ACTUAL TRANSACTIONS AND ITS PERFORMANCE DOES NOT REFLECT THE DEDUCTION OF ANY FEES OR EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH ACTUAL INVESTING.

*Since Common Inception Date

Composition

Model Insights

Global Thematic Playbook

2.24.2021

An overview of the U.S. Sector ETF landscape - Performance, Flows, Valuations, Earnings, & Technicals.

  • Sustainability ETFs fall on average 7.96% over the past week amid thematic sell off
  • ARK Invest ETFs continue to top thematic category in net inflows; ARKK rakes in $893 million
  • Cannabis ETFs drop but still lead YTD
  • FinTech ETFs leading in February (+14.4%) after finishing last among thematic segments in January

Global Thematic AIM Positioning Guide

2.22.2021

Global Thematic AIM Portfolio returned -1.73% last week, underperforming the MSCI ACWI (ACWI) by 1.20%

  • Top PerformersREMX +7.03%, FINX -0.54%, GRID -0.84%
  • Bottom Performers: PBW -9.49%, IDNA -2.62%, ARKK -2.54%
  • Since Inception Performance: +80.25% outpacing MSCI ACWI (ACWI) by 51.41%

Global Thematic Playbook

2.17.2021

An overview of the U.S. Sector ETF landscape - Performance, Flows, Valuations, Earnings, & Technicals.

  • FinTech ETFs top weekly inflows with $939 million and now lead thematic categories in February performance, up 19.77% on average
  • For the 2nd week in a row, ARK Invest ETF sweeps top five funds with net inflows totaling over $2.4 billion over the past week
  • Blockchain ETFs surge with the Amplify Transformational Data Sharing ETF (BLOK) rising 17.33% over last week
  • Evolving Consumer ETFs lead YTD in performance while ARK Invest flagship fund (ARKK) leads in YTD flows

Global Thematic AIM Positioning Guide

2.15.2021

Global Thematic AIM Portfolio returned 3.57% last week, outperforming the MSCI ACWI (ACWI) by 1.61%

  • Top PerformersREMX +11.09%, ARKK +4.76%, FINX +4.19%
  • Bottom Performers: SRVR -0.89%, SBIO -0.75%, IDNA -0.53%
  • Since Inception Performance: +83.42% outpacing MSCI ACWI (ACWI) by 53.90%

Global Thematic Playbook

2.10.2021

An overview of the U.S. Sector ETF landscape - Performance, Flows, Valuations, Earnings, & Technicals.

  • Thematic ETF growth continues to surge in 2021 with total assets under management now at $140 billion
  • ARK Invest ETF sweeps top five funds with net inflows totaling over $3.6 billion over the past week
  • Cannabis ETFs keep rising at meteoric pace, Global X Cannabis ETF (POTX) now up 141% YTD
  • All thematic segments up at least 11% YTD; Disruptive Tech lags(+11%) while Evolving Consumer leads (+30%)

Global Thematic AIM Positioning Guide

2.8.2021

Global Thematic AIM Portfolio returned 7.35% last week, outperforming the MSCI ACWI (ACWI) by 12.87%

  • Top PerformersFINX +10.73%, SBIO +9.27%, WCLD +9.23%
  • Bottom Performers: SRVR +2.65%, REMX +2.98%, IDNA +5.86%
  • Since Inception Performance: +77.10% outpacing MSCI ACWI (ACWI) by 50.07%

Thematic Playbook

2.3.2021

An overview of the U.S. Sector ETF landscape - Performance, Flows, Valuations, Earnings, & Technicals.

  • Thematic ETF growth continues to be off the charts with AUM now at $125 billion, five times the total from 2019
  • Evolving Consumer segment leading in performance to begin February for the second consecutive month (+5.44% MTD)
  • Cannabis ETFs surging in 2021, Global X Cannabis ETF (POTX) now up 67% YTD
  • Health Innovation and Evolving Consumer segments lead over past week, up 2.41% and 2.32% respectively

Global Thematic AIM Positioning Guide

1.31.2021

Global Thematic AIM Portfolio returned -5.16% last week, underperforming the MSCI ACWI (ACWI) by 1.61%

  • Top PerformersSBIO +0.13%, SRVR +0.06%, IDNA -2.18%
  • Bottom Performers: PBW -8.99%, REMX -8.66%, ARKK -5.91%
  • Since Inception Performance: +64.98% outpacing MSCI ACWI (ACWI) by 43.39%

Trade Rationale: Global Thematic AIM Portfolio

1.28.2021

The following changes were made to ETF Action's Global Thematic Active Index Model (AIM) Portfolio, using closing prices as of January 28, 2021.

  • Initiated position in technological and data infrastructure
  • Initiated position in sports betting and iGaming
  • Marginally reduced target weights in several overextended names, booking gains

Thematic Playbook

1.27.2021

An overview of the U.S. Sector ETF landscape - Performance, Flows, Valuations, Earnings, & Technicals.

  • January flows into thematic ETFs top $16 billion; sustainability segment account for over $4 billion
  • Genomics ETFs lag as GNOM, ARKG, and HELX all fall more than 5% over the week
  • Wedbush ETFMG Video Game Tech ETF (GAMR) jumps 14.30% as Gamestop (GME) surges

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