Long Online/Short Stores ETF  - CLIX Long Online/Short Stores ETF

ProShares Long Online/Short Stores ETF seeks investment results, before fees and expenses, that correspond to the performance of the ProShares Long Online/Short Stores Index.

  • E-commerce sales are growing at a rapid pace and undermining in-store retail as consumer habits change and shoppers move online. As popular as they may seem now, online retailers like Amazon and Alibaba only account for about 10% of global retail sales, leaving tremendous room for growth.
  • Physical retailers are under immense pressure. Sales have been declining and profit margins are approaching lows not seen since the recession. Over 30 major retailers have declared bankruptcy in the past three years, and longstanding names like J.C. Penney and Macy’s are struggling to remain viable.
  • CLIX combines a 100% long position in retailers that primarily sell online or through other non-store channels with a 50% short position in those that rely principally on physical stores. Investors have the opportunity to benefit from both outperforming online and underperforming physical retailers. The long/short structure also reduces equity market exposure and potentially results in less volatility than long-only equity strategies.
  • Learn More about ProShares Retail Disruption ETFs.
  • Watch The Street interview with Simeon Hyman for more about the secular decline of bricks-and-mortar retailers.

Index/Benchmark Summary

The ProShares Long Online/Short Stores Index combines two specialized retail indexes into one. It is 100% long the ProShares Online Retail Index, which tracks retailers that primarily sell online or through other non-store channels, and 50% short the Solactive-ProShares Bricks and Mortar Retail Store Index that brings together traditional in-store retailers. The positions are rebalanced monthly:

Retailers in the 100% long portion of the index include U.S. and non-U.S. companies. To be eligible, retailers must: be classified as an online retailer, an e-commerce retailer, or an internet or direct marketing retailer, according to standard industry classification systems; have a market capitalization of at least $500 million; and have a six-month daily average value traded of at least $1 million and meet other requirements. When the index is rebalanced, it is weighted so that no company may exceed 24% of the value of the index, the sum of companies individually weighing more than 4.5% may not exceed 50% of the value of the index, and the total weight of all non-U.S. companies will be capped at 25% of the value of the index. The long portion of the index is rebalanced monthly and reconstituted annually.

Retailers in the 50% short portion of the index must be characterized as receiving at least 50% of its revenue from retail operations; receive 75% or more of its retail revenues from in-store sales; and be a U.S. company. In addition, a retailer must have a market capitalization of at least $500 million, a six-month daily average value traded of at least $1 million, and meet other requirements. The short portion of the index is rebalanced monthly and reconstituted annually.

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As of 10/31/17


Total Number
of Companies
Average Index Market
Long Short Long Short Long Short Long Short
21 56 31.41 13.67 6.88 2.22 $58.78 billion $18.3 billion
Index Companies (Long) Weight
Amazon.com Inc 24.00%
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd 15.84%
eBay Inc 4.50%
Wayfair Inc 4.50%
Netflix Inc 4.50%
Etsy Inc 4.50%
Chegg 4.50%
Nutrisystem Inc 4.50%
Groupon Inc 4.50%
HSN Inc 4.50%
Shutterfly Inc 4.37%
Liberty Interactive Corp QVC Group 3.05%
Vipshop Holdings Ltd 2.97%
MercadoLibre Inc 2.97%
JD.com Inc 2.97%
PetMed Express Inc 2.27%
Duluth Holdings Inc 1.87%
Liberty Ventures 1.45%
1-800-Flowers.com Inc 1.06%
FTD Cos Inc 0.92%
Netshoes Cayman Ltd 0.25%
Index Companies (Short) Weight
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc -0.89%
Michaels Cos Inc/The -0.89%
American Eagle Outfitters Inc -0.89%
Signet Jewelers Ltd -0.89%
GameStop Corp -0.89%
Ross Stores Inc -0.89%
Burlington Stores Inc -0.89%
Dillard's Inc -0.89%
Weis Markets Inc -0.89%
Home Depot Inc/The -0.89%
Ulta Beauty Inc -0.89%
Big Lots Inc -0.89%
Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc -0.89%
Nordstrom Inc -0.89%
Tractor Supply Co -0.89%
Macy's Inc -0.89%
Conn's Inc -0.89%
Wal-Mart Stores Inc -0.89%
Ethan Allen Interiors Inc -0.89%
Office Depot Inc -0.89%
Gap Inc/The -0.89%
Children's Place Inc/The -0.89%
Sherwin-Williams Co/The -0.89%
TJX Cos Inc/The -0.89%
Caleres Inc -0.89%
AutoZone Inc -0.89%
Sprouts Farmers Market Inc -0.89%
Barnes & Noble Inc -0.89%
Sears Holdings Corp -0.89%
Rite Aid Corp -0.89%
Express Inc -0.89%
Target Corp -0.89%
SUPERVALU Inc -0.89%
Kroger Co/The -0.89%
JC Penney Co Inc -0.89%
Chico's FAS Inc -0.89%
Smart & Final Stores Inc -0.89%
Kohl's Corp -0.89%
Costco Wholesale Corp -0.89%
Tailored Brands Inc -0.89%
Dick's Sporting Goods Inc -0.89%
L Brands Inc -0.89%
Dollar Tree Inc -0.89%
Lowe's Cos Inc -0.89%
GNC Holdings Inc -0.89%
DSW Inc -0.89%
Finish Line Inc/The -0.89%
Genesco Inc -0.89%
Dollar General Corp -0.89%
Tiffany & Co -0.89%
Five Below Inc -0.89%
Buckle Inc/The -0.89%
Best Buy Co Inc -0.89%
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc -0.89%
Foot Locker Inc -0.89%
Sally Beauty Holdings Inc -0.89%

Index information does not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Indexes are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index.

Retail revenue information in the Solactive-ProShares Bricks and Mortar Retail Store Index is based on Kantar Retail LLC data.

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