Tuesday, July 5

Investors put their money in thematic – where the Ball Metaverse ETF takes the cake

Despite the growing threat of the Omicron variant in November, generating a drop in the markets (0.69% in the S&P 500 and a 4.94% drop in the ex-US developed markets, from 3, 53% in emerging markets), thematic ETFs and ETPs reported in November Net Income accumulated worldwide of $ 6.92 billion, thus raising the 2021 net inflows at $ 77.87 billion, as reported by ETFGI. This means a slight decrease (0.1%) compared to October of the same year.

From the launch of the first thematic ETF / ETP in 2001, el iShares North American Natural Resources, the number and diversity of products has increased constantly. There was 1,062 thematic ETF / ETP and 2,006 listings worldwide, with assets of $ 441 billion, from 228 suppliers in 50 bags and in 40 countries by the end of 2021.

Net inflows are substantial among the top 20 ETF / ETP providers, collectively raising $ 6.12 billion in November. The winner was the Roundhill Ball Metaverse ETF (META US), with flows of $ 664 million, the largest single entry, hitting an all-time high on November 19, 2021. This ETF is a specialized option for investing in global companies that are at the forefront of the metaverse market.

The Ball Metaverse Index is the first index designed worldwide to track the performance of the Metaverse. The Index consists of a tiered weighting portfolio of globally listed companies actively participating in the Metaverse. This classification includes:

  • computing– Companies Enabling and Providing Computing Power to Support the Metaverse
  • Networking– Businesses that provide real-time connections, high bandwidth, and data services to consumers.
  • Virtual platforms– Companies that develop and operate immersive and often three-dimensional digital worlds, environments and simulations in which users and businesses can explore, create, socialize, and engage in a wide variety of experiences.
  • Exchange standards– Companies that create tools, protocols, formats, services, and engines that serve as actual or de facto standards for interoperability and enable the creation, operation, and continuous improvements of the Metaverse.
  • Payments: the support of digital payment processes and operations, which includes fiduciary access ramps to digital currencies and pure financial services.
  • Content, assets and identity services: the design / creation, sale, resale, storage, secure protection and financial management of digital assets, such as virtual goods and currencies, connected to the user’s data and identity.
  • Hardware: The sale and support of technologies and physical devices used to access, interact or develop the Metaverse.

The composition of the index portfolio is as follows, both by relevance of the subject and by geography, in which positions such as Nvidia, Meta, Roblox and even Apple are observed:

The next large monthly flow ETF / ETP was SPDR Gold Shares, with monthly flows of 663 million dollars, although in the year it registered net outflows of 9,771 million dollars. And thirdly, the Mirae ETF with the focus on EVs (see previous day’s note Buffet and Munger point to EV batteries …), Mirae Asset TIGER China Electric Vehicles Soloactive, with net flows of 635 million dollars, bringing it to a total in the year of 1,925 million, not surprising that it is one of the main holders of BYD shares:


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