[TICKER]: [Month Year] Portfolio Manager Review
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Top 10 Holdings
|Ticker||Security Description||Portfolio Weight %|
|EC||ECOPETROL SA-SPONSORED ADR||3.78%|
|CEO||CNOOC LTD-SPON ADR||3.61%|
|GLPG||GALAPAGOS NV-SPON ADR||3.09%|
|EADSY||AIRBUS SE – UNSP ADR||2.97%|
|AER||AERCAP HOLDINGS NV||2.82%|
Allocations across the board dropped this month as both developed and emerging markets could not escape the market wide sell off. The portfolio’s allocation to developed markets experienced the largest drop this month, as Europe sold off. This year Emerging Markets have been under continued pressure led by deteriorating conditions in Latin America and increased Chinese US tensions causing the portfolio to increase its allocation in developed markets. Talend SA (Ticker: TLND) and Ecopetrol SA (Ticker: EC) posted the largest losses this month as technology continued to experience problems and the energy selloff spread across the market. Argenx (Ticker:ARGX), a Belgium healthcare company, was the top performing security for the month, posting the second best return last month, followed by NICE Ltd (Ticker: NICE), one of our older holdings.
John G. Lewis
AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright ADR ETF (AADR) Portfolio Manager
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There is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. An investment in the Fund is subject to risk, including the possible loss of principal amount invested. Emerging Markets, which consist of countries or markets with low to middle income economics can be subject to greater social, economic, regulatory and political uncertainties and can be extremely volatile. Other Fund risks include concentration risk, foreign securities and currency risk, ADRs which may be less liquid, large-cap risk, early closing risk, counterparty risk and trading risk, which can increase Fund expenses and may decrease Fund performance. The Fund is, also, subject to the same risks associated with the underlying ETFs, which can result in higher volatility. This Fund may not be suitable for all investors. See prospectus for detail regarding risk.
Shares are bought and sold at market price (closing price) not NAV and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Market price returns are based on the midpoint of the bid/ask spread at 4:00 pm Eastern Time (when NAV is normally determined), and do not represent the return you would receive if you traded at other times.
Holdings and allocations are subject to risks and to change.
The views in this commentary are those of the portfolio manager and may not reflect his views on the date this material is distributed or anytime thereafter. These views are intended to assist shareholders in understanding their investments and do not constitute investment advice.