Global Thematic AIM Portfolio

Overview

Stats:
Funds:14
Acquired Fees:0.64%
TTM Yield:1.70%
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.

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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

1.19.2022

An overview of the Global Thematic ETF landscape - Performance, Flows, Valuations, Earnings, & Technicals.

  • Continuing the trend seen thus far in 2022, the KraneShares CSI China Internet ETF (KWEB) gathered the most net inflows over the past week with $428 million while the ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK) saw the largest net outflows in the period with $577 million. Year-to-date, KWEB leads global thematics in net inflows with $914 million and ARKK has seen the most net outflows with $663 million
  • Over the past year, Industrial Revolution ETFs are the only thematic segment to post gains on average. Health Innovation and Evolving Consumer ETFs have lagged each segment down nearly 30% on average on the year
  • The worst performing global thematic ETF over the past month is the Direxion mRNA ETF (MSGR) which plunged 25.85%
  • The VanEck Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF (REMX), which was the top performing thematic ETF in 2021, has climbed 4.75% in the last month

 

Global Thematic Playbook

1.12.2022

An overview of the Global Thematic ETF landscape - Performance, Flows, Valuations, Earnings, & Technicals.

  • The KraneShares CSI China Internet ETF (KWEB) saw significantly more net inflows than any other global thematic ETF over the past week gathering $373 million. The 2nd highest net inflows in the period was the Roundhill Ball Metaverse ETF (META) which saw $41 million in net inflows
  • On average, all thematic segments have posted declined thus far in January 2022. Health Innovation ETFs have plunged 7.65% on average in the month
  • Only two Global Thematic ETFs have gained over 2% in the past month. The First Trust Indxx Innovative Transaction & Process ETF (LEGR), a Blockchain ETF, added 4.58% in the period while the Cambria Cannabis ETF (TOKE) gained 2.21%

 

Global Thematic Playbook

1.5.2022

An overview of the Global Thematic ETF landscape - Performance, Flows, Valuations, Earnings, & Technicals.

  • The Roundhill Ball Metaverse ETF (META) led Global Thematic ETFs in net inflows over the past week, gathering $41 million. The ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK) saw the largest net outflows in the period seeing $202 million
  • All thematic segments posted losses on average in December 2021. FinTech ETFs plunged nearly 15% on average in the period, significantly underperforming other thematic segments
  • The Defiance Digital Revolution ETF (NFTZ), which launched on December 1, 2021, was the worst performer over the last month declining 16.37%
  • Despite recent Omicron related travel woes around the globe, the ETFMG Travel Tech ETF (AWAY) posted gains of 8.51% over the past month

 

 

 

Global Thematic Playbook

12.22.2021

An overview of the Global Thematic ETF landscape - Performance, Flows, Valuations, Earnings, & Technicals.

  • Despite notching the 3rd worst year-to-date performance amongst all non-leverged ETFs (-47.99%), KWEB has gathered an astonishing $7.8 billion in net inflows in 2021. That is nearly $3 billion more than any other global thematic ETF in the period (ARKK saw the 2nd most net inflows with $4.9 billion)
  • The top 2 performing global thematic ETFs in 2021 have been the VanEck Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF (REMX, +68.05%) and the Global X Lithium & Battery Tech ETF (LIT, +32.98%), both of which are Industrial Revolution ETFs
  • 10 Blockchain ETFs have launched so far this year. Blockchain ETFs have noticeably lagged recently with 3 (BTCRBKCHDAPP) down over 30% and 5 (SATOCRPTRIGZBITQBLOK) down over 20% over the past month

 

 

Global Thematic Playbook

12.15.2021

An overview of the Global Thematic ETF landscape - Performance, Flows, Valuations, Earnings, & Technicals.

  • Health Innovation led other Global Thematic segments in net outflows over the past week seeing another $110 million. Health Innovation ETFs have also lagged all other thematic segments in net inflows over the 3-month, 6-month, and 1-year periods
  • The Roundhill Ball Metaverse ETF (META) gathered another $37 million in net inflows over the past week. Over the past month, META has seen $742 million in net inflows and has grown its overall assets under management to $868 million. Interestingly, Facebook changed its name to Meta on October 28, 2021 
  • As Blockchain ETFs continue to underperform, FinTech ETFs have plunged over 14% thus far in December, on average. 7 Blockchain ETFs (BTCR, BLCK, RIGZ, DAPP, BITQ, CRPT, SATO) have plummeted over 30% in the last month
  • On two Global Thematic ETFs have posted gains in the last 1-month period. The Pacer Benchmark Data & Infrastructure Real Estate SCTR ETF (SRVR) added just 81 bps while the KraneShares CICC China 5G & Semiconductor Index ETF (KFVG) was up 28 bps in the period

 

Global Thematic Playbook

12.8.2021

An overview of the Global Thematic ETF landscape - Performance, Flows, Valuations, Earnings, & Technicals.

  • Over the past week, the Industrial Revolution segment was the lone segment to see net inflows. Sustainability saw the most net outflows in the period (-$298 million) followed by Health Innovation (-$198 million)
  • The Invesco Solar ETF (TAN) saw $170 million in net outflows over the past week. However, Year-to-date, TAN has gathered nearly $500 million in net inflows. Additionally, 5 ARK ETFs (ARKG, ARKK, ARKW, ARKF, ARKQ) are in the top 10 thematic ETFs for net outflows over the last week
  • All thematic segments have posted losses over the past month with FinTech and Evolving Consumer both declining double digits, on average
  • The AdvisorShares Psychedelics ETF (PSIL) has plunged 31.37% over the last month. 3 other thematic ETFs (BTCR, PSY, DAPP) have sunken over 20% in the period

 

Global Thematic Playbook

11.17.2021

An overview of the Global Thematic ETF landscape - Performance, Flows, Valuations, Earnings, & Technicals.

  • The KraneShares CSI China Internet ETF (KWEB) gathered another $656 million in net inflows over the past week bringing its AUM to over $8.4 billion. KWEB has seen the most net inflows for global thematic ETFs year-to-date with $7.8 billion. The second highest net inflows in the period belong to the ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK) with nearly $5 billion
  • FinTech ETFs continue to outperform other thematic segments on average over the 1-month and 3-month periods
  • The top performing thematic ETF year-to-date has been the VanEck Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF (REMX) which has surged 74.22%. The Amplify Transformational Data Sharing ETF (BLOK) has been the second best performed thus far in 2021, adding 69.27%

 

 

 

Global Thematic Playbook

11.3.2021

An overview of the Global Thematic ETF landscape - Performance, Flows, Valuations, Earnings, & Technicals.

  • Sustainability ETFs saw $425 million in net inflows over the past week after seeing just over $1.3 billion in net inflows over the past 3 months
  • The ProShares Pet Care ETF (PAWZ) saw $102 million in net outflows over the past week and now has $452 million in overall assets under management
  • FinTech ETFs have surged over 17% over the past month while Sustainability ETFs have jumped over 13.5% in the period
  • Blockchain ETFs continue to outpace other thematic ETFs with the Global X Blockchain ETF (BKCH) up 42.25% over the past month. 5 other Blockchain ETFs (RIGZ, BITQ, DAPP, CRPT, and BLOK) have each climbed over 25% in the period

 

 

 

Global Thematic Playbook

10.27.2021

An overview of the Global Thematic ETF landscape - Performance, Flows, Valuations, Earnings, & Technicals.

  • For the third straight week, the KraneShares CSI China Internet ETF (KWEB) led net inflows gathering another $588 million
  • Notably, the ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK) has seen nearly $280 million in net inflows thus far in October following three consecutive months of net outflows totaling nearly $2.4 billion
  • FinTech ETFs and Sustainability ETFs have led other thematic segments over the past month climbing 14.96% and 8.43%, respectively. Over the past 3 months, Evolving Consumer ETFs have handily outpaced other thematic segments in net inflows but have lagged substantially in overall performance in the period
  • The top 6 performing thematic ETFs over the past month (BITQ, RIGZ, BKCH, DAPP, BLOK, CRPT) are all Blockchain ETFs with each gaining over 14%
  • Conversely, 5 of the 6 worst performing thematic ETFs over the past month (MSOS, MJUS, CNBS, YOLO, THCX) are all Cannabis ETFs with each declining over 8%

 

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