The first ETF focused on the emerging commercial drone market, The PureFunds Drone Economy Strategy ETF, provides an instrument for investing in this omnipresent technology segment. News coverage of this new technology has been largely dominated by articles and features on the growth in the recreational use of drones by consumers and enthusiasts. However, in parallel with this there have been a number of innovative developments from hardware and software companies ranging from well-funded start-ups to established Fortune 500 firms that together are forming an exciting enterprise ecosystem of drone solutions that address the needs of a substantial list of clients in the agriculture, construction, real estate, energy, media, and government markets.
Commercial drones are quickly finding applications across these industries and others with solutions that were unimaginable ten years ago. Sample applications in these industries include:
Real-time analysis of soils, crops, nutrients, and moisture levels will allow for a giant step forward in the precision of crop maintenance and resources allocation.
Inspection, surveying, and surveillance will enhance the management of pipelines and power stations and systems.
Inspection and general maintenance and surveillance will provide cost efficiencies previously unavailable and can dramatically improve safety to personnel.
Discussion and announcements in the drone delivery space have been spearheaded by major retail and e-commerce companies. Such deployment is predicted to be a game changer in solving the “last mile” of the supply chain.
Not unlike the introduction of the automobile over one hundred years ago, the introduction of the commercial drone industry will bring many changes in the way that businesses and government agencies operate. The growth of the drone market will likely be determined by a combination of technological and regulatory issues. Regardless, the benefits of drone technology are expected to touch a majority of industries in the coming years.
The Fund seeks to provide investment results that, before fees and expenses, correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Reality Shares Drone Index.
AS OF 02/24/2017
|Net Asset Value||$27.20||Closing Price||$27.32|
|Daily Change $||$0.02||Daily Change $||$-0.10|
|Daily Change %||0.07%||Closing Price||-0.10%|
AS OF 01/31/2017
|1 MONTH||3 MONTH||6 MONTH||1 YEAR||QTD||YTD||SINCE
|Market Value %||-0.39%||5.89%||0.36%||-||-||-0.39%||8.17|
|QUARTER END AS OF 12/31/2016|
|Market Value %||0.55%||0.68%||8.43%||-||-||-||8.60|
Performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance of the Funds may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. All performance is historical and includes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by calling 877-756-PURE.
AS OF 02/24/2017
|TICKER||SHARE HELD||MARKET VALUE USD|
|6||KRATOS DEFENSE & SEC SOLUTIONS COM NEW||2.19||KTOS||24,976||$208,550|
|7||HONEYWELL INTL INC||2.15||HON||1,638||$204,799|
|9||L3 TECHNOLOGIES INC||2.14||LLL||1,218||$203,577|
|10||BAE SYSTEMS||2.12||BA/ LN||26,369||$202,022|
Fund holdings and sector allocations are subject to change at any time and should not be considered recommendations to buy or sell any security.
The Reality Shares Drone™ Index has been created to provide investors with a product allowing them to quickly take advantage of both event-driven news and long term economic trends as the market for drone technology continues to evolve. Some features of the Index are:
An investment cannot be made directly in an index.