How do I invest in these ETFs?
What makes these ETFs distinct?
What exchanges are these ETFs traded on?
Should I use a market order or limit price order when buying or selling ETFs?
For which ETFs are options available?
How often do the ETFs distribute dividends?
Can dividends from the ETFs be reinvested?
Who are "Authorized Participants"?
How does the creation/redemption process work?
What are the potential tax advantages of passive ETFs?
Which tax forms will investors receive to file their taxes?
Are these ETFs hedged to the U.S. dollar?
Why do NAVs and closing market prices differ?
Where is the closing price on the Fund pages derived from?
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These ETFs are listed on U.S. exchanges such as NYSE Arca and NASDAQ, similar to shares of publicly traded companies. Investors can buy and sell these ETFs through most traditional brokerage accounts. By using fund identifiers such as a ticker symbol, ISIN or CUSIP (which can be found here: GAMR, HACK, IFLY, IMED, IPAY and SILJ), your broker can place a multitude of order types including; limit orders, marker orders, and stop orders. Our ETFs can be traded throughout normal U.S. exchange trading hours.
Each of these ETFs invest in their respective industries, allowing for more focused investing than broad-sector ETFs. We try to provide investors with attractive investment opportunities in industries that traditionally have been difficult to invest in.
At the current time all of these ETFs are either listed on the NYSE Arca or NASDAQ Exchange. In April 2015, HACK was cross-listed on the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores under the symbol HACK.MX.
While a limit price order will not guarantee an execution, it could offer the investor more protection from an unfavorable execution price, especially on the market open.
Options are listed for HACK, SILJ and IPAY.
The Funds pays out dividends, if any, from their net investment income to investors at least quarterly. Each Fund distributes net capital gains, if any, annually.
Brokers may make available to their customers who own a Fund’s shares the DTC book-entry dividend reinvestment service. If this service is available and used, dividend distributions of both income and capital gains will automatically be reinvested in additional whole shares of that Fund. Without this service, investors would receive their distributions in cash.
Authorized Participants are entities selected by an ETF’s sponsor, generally market makers and large institutional organizations, who are allowed to create and redeem shares of an ETF.
In the event of a creation, the Authorized Participant acquires the individual constituents that the ETF is comprised of on the open market, and deposits them with the custodian, which in turn issues the Authorized Participant the corresponding amount of Creation Units of the ETF (each Creation Unit is the equivalent of 50,000 shares of said ETF). The mechanics of the redemption process are the opposite in that the Authorized Participant deposits Creation Units of the ETF with the custodian in exchange for the individual constituents.
Due to the index investment nature of ETFs, they tend to experience lower portfolio turnover, making them less likely to realize capital gains, which must be paid to investors on an annual basis. Additionally, by only allowing for the creation and redemption of funds by Authorized Participants at Creation Unit multiples, fewer taxable events occur in the day-to-day portfolio management. When fund creation/redemption transactions are of the in-kind security variety, the result is a non-taxable event for the fund.
A 1099 form will be issued by your broker.
Global ETFs provide exposure to the currencies associated with the markets of each underlying security and therefore, are not hedged to the US dollar. However, in global ETFs, underlying components of US traded securities have US dollar exposure.
As described in the prospectus, the NAV is calculated by a standard methodology. Typically this is set when the ETF’s underlying securities’ markets close. The closing market price however is the recorded last price of the trading day. This price tends to reflect the supply and demand at the time of market close. Any ETF can trade as late as 4:00 p.m. ET during the normal trading day session, however, in light volume ETFs, its last trade can occur much earlier in the day.
The closing price listed on the Fund pages is the primary closing price on the primary exchange that the fund trades on.
You may ask for a digital copy of the Prospectus instead of a physical paper version. Talk to your broker today to find out how you can "Go Green". Digital versions of the prospectus also add the benefit of the search function for ease of finding and navigation throughout the document.