ETF Managers Group LLC (“ETFMG”), a leading thematic ETF issuer, announces that the first thematic product brought to market by the issuer, the ETFMG Prime Junior Silver Miners ETF (NYSE Arca: SILJ), has exceeded a significant milestone of $300 million* in assets under management. The first to market product targets small cap silver miners and has enjoyed asset inflows equating to a +341%** increase year over year. SILJ, which launched in November 2012, remains the first and only ETF to provide direct exposure to the silver mining exploration and production industry.
Surpassing the $300 million mark is confirmation for SILJ that there is an increase in demand for silver: an asset class uncorrelated to most broad equity markets and a great method of diversification. A pick-up in industrial demand due to easing lockdowns as a result of the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has been a key factor that led to SILJ returns, which were up by 77.11% in Q2. SILJ’s return is up 6.67% YTD and 56.02% for the last 12 months.
“We are very proud to celebrate this milestone for SILJ, our first thematic ETF brought to market back in 2012,” says Sam Masucci, CEO and Founder of ETFMG. “SILJ’s outstanding asset growth is due in large part to its unique position in the market, designing an ETF that captured an under represented growth opportunity and being able to answer investor demand for thematic products and specifically direct access to the small cap silver commodity sector. Silver remains the most electrically conductive metal in the world and has significant industrial application, in common household items such as solar panels, medical devices and smartphones, and is an important store of value by way of coins, bars and jewelry.”
For more information on SILJ visit: www.etfmg.com/SILJ.
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Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. Shares of any ETF are bought and sold at market price (not NAV), may trade at a discount or premium to NAV and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns. Narrowly focused investments typically exhibit higher volatility. Investments in foreign securities involve political, economic and currency risks, greater volatility and differences in accounting methods. These risks are greater for investments in emerging markets. The Fund is non-diversified, meaning it may concentrate its assets in fewer individual holdings than a diversified fund. Therefore, the Fund is more exposed to individual issuer volatility than a diversified fund. Funds that are less diversified across countries or geographic regions are generally riskier than more geographically diversified funds and risks associated with such countries or geographic regions may negatively affect a Fund. Investments in small capitalization companies tend to have limited liquidity and greater price volatility than large-capitalization companies.
The ETFMG Prime Junior Silver Miners ETF is subject to risks associated with the worldwide price of silver and the costs of extraction and production. Worldwide silver prices may fluctuate substantially over short periods of time, so the Fund’s share price may be more volatile. Several foreign countries have begun a process of privatizing certain entities and industries. Privatized entities may lose money or be renationalized. The Fund invests in some economies that are heavily dependent upon trading with key partners. Any reduction in this trading may cause an adverse impact on the economy in which the Fund invests. The Fund’s return may not match or achieve a high degree of correlation with the return of the Prime Junior Silver Miners & Explorers Index. To the extent the Fund utilizes a sampling approach, it may experience tracking error to a greater extent than if the Fund had sought to replicate the Prime Junior Silver Miners & Explorers Index. IOPV or indicative optimized portfolio value is an estimated intraday fair value of one share of an ETF determined by the last trade price of the fund’s underlying securities. The Prime Junior Silver Miners & Explorers Index is designed to provide a benchmark for investors interested in tracking public, small-cap companies that are active in the silver mining exploration and production industry. The stocks are screened for liquidity and weighted according to modified free-float market capitalization. The Index generally is comprised of 25–35 securities. An investment cannot be made directly in an index. ETF Managers Group LLC is the investment adviser to the Fund.
The Fund is distributed by ETFMG Financial LLC. ETF Managers Group LLC and ETFMG Financial LLC are wholly owned subsidiaries of Exchange Traded Managers Group LLC (collectively, “ETFMG”). ETFMG Financial LLC is not affiliated with Prime Indexes.
*On 7/10/20, SILJ reached $300M in AUM
**As of 6/30/19 – 6/30/20