EQM INDEXES DISCLOSURE
EQM Indexes ®, LLC (“EQM Indexes”) is a woman-owned firm dedicated to creating and supporting indexes that track growth industries and emerging investment themes. Co-founded by Jane Edmondson, a former Institutional Portfolio Manager with more than 24 years of investment industry experience, EQM Indexes’ index designs spans a wide range of asset classes and financial instruments. EQM Indexes does not provide investment advice, nor offer the sale of securities, but does partner and receive compensation in connection with licensing its indices to third parties to serve as benchmarks for Exchange Traded Products (“ETPs”) such as Exchange Traded Funds (“ETFs”), Exchange Traded Notes (“ETNs”), and other similar products. All information provided by EQM Indexes is impersonal and not tailored to the needs of any person, entity or group of persons.
The EQM Indexes Online Retail Index (“IBUYXT” or the “Index”) seeks to track the combined performance of a basket of global stocks that derive significant revenue from online and virtual retail commerce including the online retail, online marketplace, and online travel market segments. The index is equal-weighted with a maximum of 25% of exposure to non-US stocks. American Depository Receipts (“ADR’s”) will be utilized for non-US holdings where available provided they meet liquidity requirements. The Index was developed by and is the exclusive property and a trademark of EQM Indexes. EQM Indexes makes no express or implied warranties or representations with respect to the Index.
The EQM Wearables Index (“WEARXT” or the “Index”) seeks to track the combined performance of a basket of global stocks that derive revenue from the sale of wearable technology devices (electronics that can be worn on the body either as an accessory or as part of clothing) for applications such as: Sports and Fitness, Industrial/Military, Infotainment/Lifestyle, and/or Healthcare and Medical OR derives revenue from the manufacturing of components used in wearable devices such as semiconductors, sensors, and displays. American Depository Receipts (“ADR’s”) will be utilized for non-US holdings where available provided they meet liquidity requirements. The Index was developed by and is the exclusive property and a trademark of EQM Indexes. EQM Indexes makes no express or implied warranties or representations with respect to the Index.
It is not possible to invest directly in an index. Exposure to an asset class represented by an index is available through investable instruments based on that index. EQM Indexes does not sponsor, endorse, sell, promote or manage any investment fund or other investment vehicle that is offered by third parties and that seeks to provide an investment return based on the performance of any index. EQM Indexes makes no assurance that investment products based on the Index will accurately track index performance or provide positive investment returns. EQM Indexes is not an investment advisor, and makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in any such investment fund or other investment vehicle. A decision to invest in any such investment fund or other investment vehicle should not be made in reliance on any of the statements set forth on this website. Prospective investors are advised to make an investment in any such fund or other vehicle only after carefully considering the risks associated with investing in such funds, as detailed in an offering memorandum or similar document that is prepared by or on behalf of the issuer of the investment fund or other vehicle. Inclusion of a security within an index is not a recommendation by EQM Indexes to buy, sell, or hold such security, nor is it considered to be investment advice.
The materials presented in this website (“Content”) have been prepared solely for informational purposes based upon information generally available to the public from sources believed to be reliable. EQM Indexes does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or availability of the Content. EQM Indexes is not responsible for any errors or omissions, regardless of the cause, for the results obtained from the use of the Content. THE CONTENT IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS. EQM CAPITAL DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE.
EQM Indexes does not assume any obligation to update the Content following publication in any form or format. The Content should not be relied on and is not a substitute for the skill, judgment and experience of the visitor when making investment and other business decisions. EQM Indexes does not act as a fiduciary or an investment advisor. While EQM Indexes has obtained information from sources believed to be reliable, EQM Indexes does not perform an audit or undertake any duty of due diligence or independent verification of any information it receives.
Charts and graphs are provided for illustrative purposes. These charts and graphs reflect hypothetical historical, or “back-tested” performance. Back-tested performance is not actual performance, but is hypothetical. It should be noted that the historic calculations of an index may change from month to month based on revisions to the underlying economic data used in the calculation of the index. Past performance of the Index is not an indication of future results. Prospective application of the methodology used to construct the Index may not result in performance commensurate with the back-test returns shown. The back-test period does not necessarily correspond to the entire available history of the Index. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.
Another limitation of using back-tested information is that the back-tested calculation is generally prepared with the benefit of hindsight. Back-tested information reflects the application of the index methodology and selection of index constituents in hindsight. No hypothetical record can completely account for the impact of financial risk in actual trading. For example, there are numerous factors related to the equities, or markets in general, which cannot be, and have not been accounted for in the preparation of the Index information set forth, all of which can affect actual performance.
The Index returns shown do not represent the results of actual trading of investable assets/securities. Solactive AG maintains the Index and calculates the Index levels and performance shown or discussed, but does not manage actual assets. Index returns do not reflect payment of any sales charges or fees an investor may pay to purchase the securities underlying the Index or investment funds that are intended to track the performance of the Index. The imposition of these fees and charges would cause actual and back-tested performance of the securities/fund to be lower than the Index performance shown.
FOREIGN INVESTMENT DISCLOSURE
ADRs (American Depositary Receipts) are negotiable certificates issued by a U.S. bank representing a specified number of shares (or one share) in a foreign stock that is traded on a U.S. exchange. ADRs are denominated in U.S. dollars, with the underlying security held by a U.S. financial institution overseas. ADRs help to reduce administration and duty costs that would otherwise be levied on each transaction.
Emerging Markets are economies that are progressing toward becoming advanced, as shown by some liquidity in local debt and equity markets and the existence of some form of market exchange and regulatory body. The four largest emerging and developing economies by either nominal or PPP-adjusted GDP are the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China). The next five largest markets are South Korea, Mexico, Indonesia, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia. Iran is also considered an emerging market.