For over 4,000 years, silver has been used as a currency. Due to silver's many special elemental properties - highest electrical conductivity, highest thermal conductivity, and lowest contact resistance of all metals - silver has become an essential input into many products made and used today. As a result, above ground stockpiles of refined silver have been depleting. The resulting strong demand in recent years for silver as an alternative currency, an investment metal, and an industrial metal has increased the need to bring more metal into production. We believe the increased demand for silver should benefit the companies that discover new economic silver deposits or produce the sought after metal.
The PureFunds ISE Junior Silver ETF (SILJ) was created to bring silver exploration and mining exposure of small cap companies to institutional and retail investors alike. These companies are looking for the next big silver deposit and can benefit from the discovery of a new deposit, production of metal rich mines, or becoming a takeover target. SILJ is the first pure-play ETF to exclusively hold silver explorers and junior silver producers.
The Fund seeks to provide investment results that, before fees and expenses, correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the ISE Junior Silver (Small Cap Miners/Explorers) Index.
AS OF 06/22/2017
|Net Asset Value||$11.86||Closing Price||$11.82|
|Daily Change $||$0.18||Daily Change $||$0.21|
|Daily Change %||1.56%||Closing Price||0.21%|
AS OF 05/31/2017
|1 MONTH||3 MONTH||6 MONTH||1 YEAR||QTD||YTD||SINCE
|Market Value %||1.21%||-9.61%||-1.94%||7.36%||-||3.99%||-35.57|
|QUARTER END AS OF 03/31/2017|
|Market Value %||-6.46%||7.61%||-16.18%||49.49%||-||7.61%||-33.33|
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 06/23/2017
|TICKER||SHARE HELD||MARKET VALUE USD|
|1||HOCHSCHILD MINING||9.75%||HOC LN||1,522,672||$5,322,744|
|2||COEUR MINING INC.||9.54%||CDE||606,851||$5,206,782|
|3||MAG SILVER CORP COM||4.35%||MAG CN||187,115||$2,376,400|
|4||ENDEAVOUR SILVER CORP||4.31%||EXK||773,965||$2,352,854|
|5||SILVER STANDARD RESOURCES||4.22%||SSO CN||237,130||$2,305,729|
|6||SILVERCORP METAL INC COM||4.20%||SVM CN||772,214||$2,292,838|
|7||SIERRA METALS INC||4.18%||SMT CN||928,030||$2,278,708|
|8||FORTUNA SILVER MINES INC COM||4.15%||FVI CN||477,577||$2,265,929|
|9||SABINA GOLD & SILVER CORP COM||4.14%||SBB CN||1,644,416||$2,261,134|
|10||TREVALI MINING CORP||4.10%||TV CN||2,600,192||$2,239,513|
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 ISE Junior Silver (Small Cap Miners/Explorers) Index is designed to reflect the performance of small-capitalization companies involved in the silver industry, including companies that mine, explore and refine silver. The stocks are screened for liquidity and weighted according to modified free-float market capitalization. The Index generally is comprised of 20-30 securities. The Index was created and is maintained by ISE Indexes. An investment cannot be made directly in an index.
"Of all the elements, silver is the indispensable metal. It is the most electronically conducive, thermally conductive, and reflective. Modern life, as we know it, would not exist without silver."
– Mike Maloney