CNBC | January 31, 2022
CNBC’s Bob Pisani calls dividends a “hot topic” and discusses NOBL and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats with ProShares’ Simeon Hyman. Hyman says “growing dividends consistently and in excess of even elevated levels of inflation is really important,” noting the Aristocrats, as a group, grew dividends 14% in 2020 and 10% in 2021. Shifting to bitcoin futures, the two review the first U.S. bitcoin-linked ETF—BITO—and its steady inflows despite recent declines in bitcoin. “There's a lot of volume, there's a lot of liquidity, there's a lot of trading in the ETF,” says Hyman, and “very good tracking to underlying spot.”
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Bitcoin and bitcoin futures are a relatively new asset class and the market for bitcoin is subject to rapid changes and uncertainty. Bitcoin and bitcoin futures are subject to unique and substantial risks, including significant price volatility and lack of liquidity. The value of an investment in BITO could decline significantly and without warning, including to zero. You should be prepared to lose your entire investment.
BITO ETF is actively managed and invests in bitcoin futures contracts. The ETF does not invest directly in or hold bitcoin. This ETF may not be suitable for all investors. The price and performance of bitcoin futures should be expected to differ from the current “spot” price of bitcoin. These differences could be significant. Bitcoin futures are subject to margin requirements, collateral requirements and other limits that may prevent the ETF from achieving its objective. Margin requirements for futures and costs associated with rolling (buying and selling) futures may have a negative impact on the fund's performance and its ability to achieve its investment objective.
“Spot” price refers to the price of bitcoin that can be purchased immediately.
Bitcoin is largely unregulated and bitcoin investments may be more susceptible to fraud and manipulation than more regulated investments. Bitcoin and bitcoin futures are subject to rapid price swings, including as a result of actions and statements by influencers and the media.
BITO is non-diversified and concentrates its investments. Non-diversified and narrowly focused investments typically exhibit higher volatility.
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