Internet Giants ETF Launches
ETF.com Staff | June 05, 2018
O’Shares ETF Investments, the issuer headed by Kevin O’Leary, best known for his ABC “Shark Tank” fame, today launched an ETF focused on the largest, high-quality internet and ecommerce companies globally.
The O’Shares Global Internet Giants ETF (OGIG), listed on NYSE Arca, tracks a proprietary O’Shares index comprising 52 companies, with a total market capitalization of $4.45 trillion. The methodology looks to capture quality and growth names in the internet technology and e-commerce segments.
This is a growing area of the market other ETFs have accessed to varying degrees. Think funds such as the SPDR S&P Internet ETF (XWEB), which tracks an equal-weighted index of internet retail, software and services companies; the Global X Internet of Things ETF (SNSR); and the PowerShares NASDAQ Internet ETF (PNQI), to name a few. Each brings its own twist to the space.
OGIG’s list of top portfolio holdings is a who’s who of tech and e-commerce giants, led by Alibaba, Amazon, Facebook and Alphabet, each representing 6-6.5% of the portfolio. Securities are weighted by market capitalization modified by revenue growth, according to the issuer.
Tencent, Netflix and Microsoft are also in the top mix. OGIG is 75% allocated to information technology names, 24% to consumer discretionary and 1% to industrials.
From a country perspective, global-in-scope OGIG is heavily tilted toward U.S. stocks, altogether representing about 54% of the portfolio. China (31%), U.K., Japan, Canada, Germany, Argentina and Australia round out the country exposure.
OGIG costs 0.48% in expense ratio, or $48 per $10,000 invested. It’s O’Shares’ sixth U.S.-listed ETF.
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OGIG Fund Page | OGIG Holdings
|Name (As of 6/22/2018)||Country||Sector||Fund Weight|
|Facebook Inc||US||Information Technology||6.38%|
|Alphabet Inc||US||Information Technology||6.14%|
|Amazon.com Inc||US||Consumer Discretionary||6.05%|
|Alibaba Group Holding Ltd||CN||Information Technology||5.91%|
|Tencent Holdings Ltd||CN||Information Technology||5.51%|
|Netflix Inc||US||Consumer Discretionary||3.90%|
|Microsoft Corp||US||Information Technology||3.18%|
|JD.com Inc||CN||Consumer Discretionary||2.69%|
|Snap Inc||US||Information Technology||2.27%|
|Weibo Corp||CN||Information Technology||2.21%|
|Shopify Inc||CA||Information Technology||2.17%|
|MercadoLibre Inc||AR||Information Technology||2.15%|
|NetEase Inc||CN||Information Technology||2.07%|
|58.com Inc||CN||Information Technology||2.00%|
|YY Inc||CN||Information Technology||1.92%|
|ServiceNow Inc||US||Information Technology||1.91%|
|Ctrip.com International Ltd||CN||Consumer Discretionary||1.86%|
|Baidu Inc||CN||Information Technology||1.84%|
|Just Eat PLC||GB||Information Technology||1.79%|
|SINA Corp/China||CN||Information Technology||1.79%|
|Adobe Systems Inc||US||Information Technology||1.72%|
|Nutanix Inc||US||Information Technology||1.71%|
|2U Inc||US||Information Technology||1.70%|
|Wayfair Inc||US||Consumer Discretionary||1.70%|
|Momo Inc||CN||Information Technology||1.69%|
|GrubHub Inc||US||Information Technology||1.67%|
|ASOS PLC||GB||Consumer Discretionary||1.66%|
|Start Today Co Ltd||JP||Consumer Discretionary||1.60%|
|Atlassian Corp PLC||GB||Information Technology||1.60%|
|salesforce.com Inc||US||Information Technology||1.55%|
|Zendesk Inc||US||Information Technology||1.47%|
|Proofpoint Inc||US||Information Technology||1.40%|
|Workday Inc||US||Information Technology||1.31%|
|Zalando SE||DE||Consumer Discretionary||1.28%|
|Splunk Inc||US||Information Technology||1.28%|
|Vipshop Holdings Ltd||CN||Consumer Discretionary||1.26%|
|Booking Holdings Inc||US||Consumer Discretionary||1.12%|
|Guidewire Software Inc||US||Information Technology||1.11%|
|Autohome Inc||CN||Information Technology||1.05%|
|Zillow Group Inc||US||Information Technology||0.91%|
|CoStar Group Inc||US||Industrials||0.88%|
|United Internet AG||DE||Information Technology||0.81%|
|Match Group Inc||US||Information Technology||0.77%|
|Red Hat Inc||US||Information Technology||0.67%|
|Rakuten Inc||JP||Consumer Discretionary||0.62%|
|Twitter Inc||US||Information Technology||0.53%|
|Expedia Group Inc||US||Consumer Discretionary||0.51%|
|eBay Inc||US||Information Technology||0.50%|
|Intuit Inc||US||Information Technology||0.49%|
|VMware Inc||US||Information Technology||0.43%|
|Yahoo Japan Corp||JP||Information Technology||0.39%|
|HONG KONG DOLLAR||Cash||0.00%|
|SOUTH KOREA WON||Cash||0.00%|
|NEW ZEALAND DOLLAR||Cash||0.00%|
Companies involved with the internet, technology and e-commerce are exposed to risks associated with rapid advances in technology, obsolescence of current products and services, the finite life of patents and the constant threat of global competition and substitutes.
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