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.
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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 3/29/19


Total Number
of Companies
Average Index Market
Long Short Long Short Long Short Long Short
20 56 91.32 15.42 6.21 1.98 $82.6 billion $22.55 billion
Index Companies (Long) Weight
Amazon.com Inc. 23.75%
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.-Sponsored ADR 16.25%
Groupon Inc. 4.63%
Shutterfly Inc. 4.56%
eBay Inc. 4.49%
Stitch Fix Inc.-Class A 4.48%
Chegg Inc. 4.44%
Etsy Inc. 4.43%
Netflix Inc. 4.42%
Qurate Retail Inc. 4.34%
Wayfair Inc.-Class A 4.18%
Vipshop Holdings Ltd.-ADR 3.29%
JD.com Inc.-ADR 3.11%
MercadoLibre Inc. 3.06%
Duluth Holdings Inc.-Class B 2.49%
1-800-Flowers.com Inc.-Class A 2.32%
Overstock.com Inc. 1.91%
Lands' End Inc. 1.91%
PetMed Express Inc. 1.68%
Blue Apron Holdings Inc.-Class A 0.28%
Index Companies (Short) Weight
Burlington Stores Inc. 1.88%
Five Below 1.87%
Zumiez Inc. 1.87%
Express Inc. 1.87%
Genesco Inc. 1.86%
The Children's Place Inc. 1.86%
Caleres Inc. 1.85%
Ollie's Bargain Outlet Holdings Inc. 1.84%
Foot Locker Inc. 1.83%
The Buckle Inc. 1.83%
American Eagle Outfitters Inc. 1.82%
Lowe's Cos. Inc. 1.82%
Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. 1.82%
The Gap Inc. 1.82%
Big Lots Inc. 1.82%
Dollar Tree Inc. 1.82%
The Cato Corp.-Class A 1.81%
Tractor Supply Co. 1.81%
AutoZone Inc. 1.81%
Signet Jewelers Ltd. 1.80%
Tiffany & Co. 1.80%
The Sherwin-Williams Co. 1.80%
Ross Stores Inc. 1.80%
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. 1.80%
Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. 1.79%
Ulta Beauty Inc. 1.79%
Tapestry Inc. 1.79%
Nordstrom Inc. 1.79%
Costco Wholesale Corp. 1.78%
Home Depot Inc. 1.78%
DSW Inc.-Class A 1.78%
O'Reilly Automotive Inc. 1.78%
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. 1.77%
Best Buy Co. Inc. 1.77%
Target Corp. 1.77%
Dollar General Corp. 1.77%
TJX Cos. Inc. 1.77%
Macy's Inc. 1.77%
Kroger Co. 1.77%
Office Depot Inc. 1.77%
The Michaels Cos. Inc. 1.76%
Chico's FAS Inc. 1.76%
Kohls Corp. 1.76%
Walmart Inc. 1.75%
Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. 1.75%
L Brands Inc. 1.74%
Ascena Retail Group Inc. 1.74%
Weis Markets Inc. 1.74%
GameStop Corp.-Class A 1.73%
Dillard's Inc.-Class A 1.73%
J. C. Penney Co. Inc. 1.73%
Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. 1.73%
Tailored Brands Inc. 1.72%
Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. 1.68%
Rite Aid Corp. 1.67%
Conn's Inc. 1.63%