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ION

S&P Global Core Battery Metals ETF

The first ETF to invest only in companies mining battery metals.

A green energy revolution is underway, fueling demand for lithium-ion batteries and metals needed to make them—lithium, nickel and cobalt.

Why ION? Soaring demand for lithium-ion batteries forecasted.
300% +

Increase in Lithium Demand

90% +

Increase in Cobalt Demand

60% +

Increase in Nickel Demand

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Focusing on the miners may be an effective way for investors to capitalize on the growing demand for battery power.

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY Access the opportunity with companies that :

May benefit from limited supply and high demand.

Lithium production has doubled, but shortages are predicted by 2025.

Have demonstrated appealing characteristics.

These companies have generally been profitable and face limited competition in their mining operations.

Have solid business models.

Miners are able to scale production up or down to maximize potential earnings and profit margins.

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Sources: Growth in metals demand (300%+ lithium, 60%+ nickel, 90%+ cobalt) through 2026: S&P Global Market Intelligence, as of Sept. 21, 2022. Battery metals miners: ProShares; Bloomberg; U.S. Geological Survey, “Mine production of lithium worldwide from 2010 to 2021,” January 2022; IEA, "Electric cars fend off supply challenges to more than double global sales," January 2022.
 
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Companies engaged in battery metals mining are subject to various risks, including: changes in the supply of and demand for battery metals; price changes resulting from inflation and inflation expectations; supply chain and other disruptions due to changing world events, economic conditions and political risks; currency fluctuations; regulatory and legislative scrutiny of the environmental impact of battery metal mining; and risks associated with the development of mineral deposits.
 
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