BEDZ: 4th Quarter 2021 Portfolio Review
For the period of October 1 through December 31, 2021, the AdvisorShares Hotel ETF (BEDZ) gained 4.39% on its net asset value (NAV) and 4.51% on its market price. The Fund launched with an inception date of April 20, 2021. In the slightly over 8-month period since its launch, the Fund has returned 9.01% on its net asset value (NAV) and 9.10% on its market price. It’s quite obvious that COVID and employment concerns continue to weigh on the travel industry, but it does make us bullish for the future as we think these issues should pass at some point.
No new positions were added during the quarter.
Contributors / Detractors:
In last quarter’s comments, I mentioned that we had just added Bluegreen Vacations Holding Corporation (NYSE: BVH) and Golden Entertainment, Inc (NASDAQ: GDEN). Both are large holdings and were significant contributors, BVH up 18% and GDEN up 10%. Regional casino operator Full House Resorts (Nasdaq: FLL) was up over 35%.
The Fund only contained a couple stocks with negative returns for the quarter. Small holding Airbnb (NASDAQ ABNB) lost 3.51% and Century Casinos (NASDAQ: CNTY) lost 6.67%. The Fund is currently weighted most heavily toward leisure travel and casinos.
The Fund’s overall performance is largely tied to the success of the hotel industry, we plan for relative outperformance through good trading techniques and successful individual security selection among hotels and related areas.
|Ticker||Security Description||Portfolio Weight %|
|BVH||BLUEGREEN VACATIONS HOLDING||8.44%|
|GDEN||GOLDEN ENTERTAINMENT INC||6.42%|
|CHH||CHOICE HOTELS INTL INC||6.24%|
|HGV||HILTON GRAND VACATIONS INC||6.17%|
|GLPI||GAMING AND LEISURE PROPERTIE||5.43%|
|MCRI||MONARCH CASINO & RESORT INC||4.98%|
|WH||WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS INC||4.97%|
|FLL||FULL HOUSE RESORTS INC||4.92%|
|VICI||VICI PROPERTIES INC||4.60%|
|CNTY||CENTURY CASINOS INC||4.50%|
As of 12.31.2021. Cash is excluded. Subject to change.
Please see our complete Fund holdings at advisorshares.com/etfs/bedz. The holdings details are updated each market day.
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