The following is a summary of the core strategies of the U.S. Global GO GOLD and Precious Metal Miners Index (GOAUX):
The U.S. Global Go Gold and Precious Metal Miners Index seeks to capture the performance of companies engaged in the production of precious metals and minerals either through active (mining or production) or passive (owning royalties or production streams) means. Precious metals companies that rely primarily on debt to finance their business are eliminated from the index. The index uses a multi-factor, rules-based model and consists of common stocks listed on well-developed exchanges across the globe. The inception date for GOAUX was June 15, 2017.
The U.S. Global GO GOLD and Precious Metal Miners Index is evaluated for reconstitution on a quarterly basis.
Index returns are for illustrative purposes only. Indexes are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index. Index returns assume that dividends have been reinvested. Returns for actual fund investors may differ from what is shown because of differences in timing, the amount invested and fees and expenses. Given the results shown are that of an index, they do not reflect the deduction of any advisory fees or expenses, nor trading costs, both of which will decrease the return experienced by a client.
Concentration, volatility and other risk characteristics of an investor's advisory account or fund also may differ from the indexes shown herein. Each of the above indexes is included merely to show general trends in the market during the periods indicated. Inclusion of these indexes is provided only for reference purposes and is not intended to imply that any U.S. Global Index was comparable to any other index in either composition or element of risk. There is no guarantee that any investor will achieve performance similar to, or better than, an index mentioned herein.
No investment strategy or risk management technique can guarantee returns or eliminate risk in any market environment. Any projections, market outlooks or estimates in this presentation are forward-looking statements and are based upon certain assumptions and should not be construed as indicative of actual events that will occur.
Past performance of the indexes is not an indication of future results. Please refer to the information provided about the methodology used to construct the indexes for more details about the indexes, including the manner in which they are rebalanced, the timing of such rebalancing, criteria for additions and deletions, as well as all index calculations.
The U.S. Global Jets Index, the U.S. Global GO GOLD and Precious Metal Miners Index, and the U.S. Global Sea to Sky Cargo Index listed above are calculated and maintained by Indxx, LLC. Indxx, LLC does not sponsor, endorse or promote the indexes and bears no liability with respect to any such indexes.
BACK-TESTED INDEX RETURNS: Index returns shown prior to 6/15/2017 reflect back-tested performance, which is NOT actual performance, but is hypothetical. The back-tested return calculations are based on the same methodology that was in effect when the index was officially launched. However, back-tested returns reflects the application of the index methodology with the benefit of hindsight, and the index was developed with the benefit of knowing what such back-tested returns would show. The results of such back-tested returns were used to further the development of the index to maximize the back-tested returns for the index.
Index returns shown may not represent the results of the actual trading of investable assets because the index returns do not reflect the fees and expenses that would have been incurred in such trading. Additionally, the back-tested index returns assume that the index was fully invested (i.e., no cash was included). You cannot invest in an index.
Actual results may significantly differ from the back-tested returns being presented, and back-tested performance is not an indication of future results. This information is provided for illustrative purposes only.
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