$CRUZ

CRUZ

$21.77

Travel ETF: The Defiance Hotel, Airline, and Cruise ETF

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Travel ETF: The Travel Reopening Trade

Covid-19 confined us to our homes for over a year. The time to travel, explore, experience and reconnect has arrived.

The desire to compensate for the restrictions of the past year with longer, further and more expensive holidays is just a part of the story. The pandemic brought the $8.9 trillion global travel and tourism industry to its knees. But with testing, safeguarding procedures and the vaccination rollout underway, it appears to be getting ready to stand again. Air travel could return to its pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2021, or early 2022,1 cruise ships are beginning to reopen their bookings, hotels have overhauled policies and practices to make guests feel safe.

CRUZ – Invest in Cruise Lines, Airlines and Hotels

Defiance’s Hotel, Airline, and Cruise ETF gives retail and institutional investors exposure to a cross section of companies that we believe have significant growth potential. It seeks to track the performance before fees and expenses of the BlueStar Global Hotels, Airlines, and Cruises Index, a rules-based weighted index of companies primarily engaged in the passenger airline, hotel and cruise industries.

1 “Air, Cruise Industries Face Rocky Road to Recovery Even with COVID-19 Vaccines,” Scott Reeves, December 9, 2020. https://www.newsweek.com/air-cruise-industries-face-rocky-road-recovery-even-covid-19-vaccines-1553519

Fund Data and Pricing

Net Assets $12.51M
Premium/discount 0.17%
NAV $21.76
Closing Price $21.80
Shares Outstanding 575,000
Median 30 Day Spread 0.33%
Data as of 09/17/2021

Fund Details

Fund inception 06/02/2021
Ticker CRUZ
Primary Exchange NYSE
CUSIP 26922B873
Fund Holdings 51
NAV Symbol CRUZ.NV
Expense Ratio 0.45%
30 Day SEC Yield* -0.02%
* Yield as of 8/31/21
CRUZ
YTD1 Months3 Months6 Months1 YearSince Inception
Total Return (%) xx.xx% 0.07% xx.xx% xx.xx% xx.xx% -11.04%
Market Price (%) xx.xx% -0.06% xx.xx% xx.xx% xx.xx% -10.78%
1 YearSince Inception
Total Return (%) xx.xx% xx.xx%
Market Price (%) xx.xx% xx.xx%
YTD1 Months3 Months6 Months1 YearSince Inception
Total Return (%) xx.xx% -4.22% xx.xx% xx.xx% xx.xx% -11.10%
Market Price (%) xx.xx% -4.39% xx.xx% xx.xx% xx.xx% -10.73%
1 YearSince Inception
Total Return (%) xx.xx% xx.xx%
Market Price (%) xx.xx% xx.xx%
YTD1 Months3 Months6 Months1 YearSince Inception
Total Return (%) xx.xx% xx.xx% xx.xx% xx.xx% xx.xx% -7.19%
Market Price (%) xx.xx% xx.xx% xx.xx% xx.xx% xx.xx% -6.63%
1 YearSince Inception
Total Return (%) xx.xx% xx.xx%
Market Price (%) xx.xx% xx.xx%
The performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost and current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Performance current to the most recent month-end can be obtained by calling 833.333.9383. Short term performance, in particular, is not a good indication of the fund’s future performance, and an investment should not be made based solely on returns. Market price is the price at which shares in the ETF can be brought or sold on the exchanges during trading hours, while the net asset value (NAV) represents the value of each share’s portion of the fund’s underlying assets and cash at the end of the trading day.
NameSymbolStock price% Price change% Net assetsShares HeldMarket Value
Marriott Intl Inc NewMAR $143.50 -0.07% 8.41%7,3141,052,485
Hilton Worldwide Hldgs IncHLT $129.20 -1.81% 6.73%6,417841,975
Carnival CorpCCL $23.25 -1.27% 6.69%35,535836,849
Ryanair Holdings PlcRYAAY $124.50 -1.10% 6.59%7,153825,242
Delta Air Lines Inc DelDAL $40.78 1.27% 6.33%19,757792,453
Royal Caribbean GroupRCL $82.90 -1.06% 5.57%8,326697,636
Southwest Airls CoLUV $49.74 0.75% 4.77%12,167597,156
United Airls Hldgs IncUAL $45.20 1.48% 3.47%9,752434,354
American Airls Group IncAAL $20.24 2.53% 3.08%19,527385,268
Data as of 09/20/2021. Fund holdings are subject to change at any time and should not be considered recommendations to buy or sell any security.
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Reasons to Invest

Reconnection

ClubMed have reported a 17% increase in family reunion bookings compared to the 2019 holiday season.2 For many there is a post-lockdown visceral need to reunite with distant family, friends and work colleagues.

Growth Potential

Covid cost the travel and tourism sector an estimated $3.3 trillion.3 That’s a lot of suppressed demand that could be waiting to return when consumers feel safe.

Travel ETF

Cooped up and denied agency, many people have missed their regular trips and are ready to return to a travel-rich lifestyle. A travel ETF could capture the growth this travel itch represents.

Recovery

Governments, businesses and individuals alike all want to see the back of Covid-19 and a return to varied and accessible leisure and travel.