DISCLOSURE 2018-06-15T22:33:50+00:00

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.

EQM Tactile AR/VR Virtual Technology Index

The EQM Tactile AR/VR Virtual Technology Index (“ARVRIDX” or the “Index”) is an Index of EQM Indexes LLC with research support from Tactile Analytics and is calculated and published by Solactive AG. The Index is designed to measure the performance of companies listed on public stock exchanges globally that are expected to benefit from the increased adoption of augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) technologies. Companies included in the index can be found along the entire AR/VR supply chain. This includes, but is not limited to, companies that manufacture electronic components used to construct AR/VR hardware, companies that develop the software that utilize the hardware, companies that develop content for use on AR/VR hardware, and companies that manage content distribution platforms or deploy AR/VR hardware/software as part of a customer solution or offering.

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 in this article. 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, nor is it considered to be investment advice.

EQM Brand Value Index

The EQM Brand Value Index (“.BVAL” or the “Index”) utilizes a proprietary methodology that seeks to provide exposure to brand companies whose intangible brand assets have not been fully appreciated by the market. The index holds U.S. companies and U.S. exchange-traded ADRs with a minimum market capitalization of $1 billion. The index methodology is rules-based and equally weights the top 50 companies exhibiting both a discount of brand and intangible asset value to market capitalization and a positive return on invested capital (ROIC). The Index was co-developed and remains the exclusive property of Brandometry. 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 in this article. 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, nor is it considered to be investment advice.

EQM Battery Metals and Mining Index

The EQM Battery Metals and Mining Index (“BATTIDX” or the “Index”) tracks the price movements in shares of global companies engaged in the production, mining and/or integration or recycling of metals and materials used in advanced battery chemistries. The Index seeks to provide exposure to companies in the battery production supply chain that utilize elements such as Lithium, Cobalt, Nickel, Manganese, Graphite and other materials, seeking to offer diversified exposure to this growing market opportunity. The Index was co-developed with EQM Indexes and remains the exclusive property of Toroso Investments LLC.  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 in this article. 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.

EQM-Emerita Blockchain BLOK 50 Global Index

The EQM-Emerita Blockchain BLOK 50 Global Index (“BLOK-50” or the “Index”) seeks to track the combined performance of a basket of the 50 leading global stocks that derive revenue from and/or are investing in blockchain technology, blockchain companies, or blockchain-enabled applications. Companies in the index are at the forefront of R&D, testing and implementation of blockchain technology, and/or are partnering with or directly investing in blockchain companies and/or profiting from blockchain-based applications such as cryptocurrency mining.  The Index was co-developed by EQM Indexes LLC and Emerita Capital Indices, Inc. and remains the exclusive property of Emerita Capital Indices, Inc.  EQM Indexes and Emerita Capital Indices 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 and Emerita Capital Indices 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 and Emerita Capital Indices makes no assurance that investment products based on the Index will accurately track index performance or provide positive investment returns. EQM Indexes and Emerita Capital Indices 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 in this article. 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 or Emerita Capital Indices to buy, sell, or hold such security, nor is it considered to be investment advice.

EQM Indexes Online Retail Index

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.

EQM Wearables 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.

PERFORMANCE DISCLOSURE

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.