DWEQ - AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright Alpha Equal Weight ETF

Technically Driven Domestic Equity Exposure

Target the strongest relative strength growth companies in the strongest trending sectors

Symbol Exchange Inception Date CUSIP Indicative Value
DWEQ Nasdaq 12/26/2019 00768Y461 DWEQ.IV
<strong>Why Invest in DWEQ?</strong>
  • Alpha-Seeking Complement to Broad Based Exposure – Broad based indexes, by their nature, have the good and the bad, the strong and the weak. DWEQ seeks to add alpha using Dorsey Wright’s historically successful trend following process that looks to identify the strongest sectors and companies, while eliminating the weakest performers.
  • Active Management Advantage – Many large-cap ETFs passively invest owning the majority of the stocks represented in their benchmark index, including those with less than attractive investing attributes. DWEQ’s investment process systematically screens 1,000 of the large U.S. equity securities for inclusion or removal from its highly selective, active portfolio.
  • Sector Rotation – Numerous academic studies have shown that successful sector rotation is one of the important determinants of portfolio success. Sectors rotate in and out of season. Sometimes those trends last for years, other times for months. By investing in the highest relative strength rated sectors, DWEQ seeks to capture the growth of the positive outliers on the bell curve of sector returns while avoiding the negative outliers.
  • Systematic Defense – Because we believe avoiding severe losses helps to preserve capital and can contribute to good performance over time, DWEQ uses a rules-based approach to tactically add cash or short-term fixed income exposure to the portfolio when momentum indicators are triggered. The temporary defensive position is to try to shield the portfolio from certain catastrophic market types.
<strong>Where Can DWEQ Fit in a Traditional Portfolio?</strong>

DWEQ can serve as an alpha-seeking complement to a broad-based market cap weighted position, such as a fund that tracks the S&P 500 Index, as well as, a stand-alone investment solution for domestic large cap equity exposure.

<strong>Key Attributes</strong>
  1. Concentrated Portfolio– DWEQ typically has a portfolio of 40 to 50 large cap domestic equities.
  2. Targeted Sector Exposure – By tactically allocating to the top-ranked sectors based on relative strength analysis, DWEQ will adjust and rotate into the sectors with the highest relative strength, and equally allocate across those sectors.
  3. Highest Ranked Stocks– Stocks selected for each sector must demonstrate both a buy or bullish signal and rising price momentum (both the “B” and “X” columns in point and figure charting). DWEQ will systematically rebalance on an equal weight basis into the most favorably identified individual securities within the top ranked sectors.
  4. Relative Strength Analysis– DWEQ uses a relative strength strategy, which compares price performance within a universe of stocks and is designed to remove human emotion from the decision process. This is a disciplined, repeatable process to systematically identify and select which sectors and stocks to own, as well as, which to avoid or sell.
  5. Tactical Defensive Investing– When the market demonstrates overall weakness, DWEQ will gradually allocate to cash or short term fixed income. This cash allocation will incrementally increase or decrease based on whether the momentum indicator is showing overall market strength or weakness versus cash.
<strong>About the Portfolio Manager</strong>

Nasdaq Dorsey Wright, Model Manager Nasdaq Dorsey Wright is a registered investment advisory firm based in Richmond, Virginia. Since 1987, Dorsey Wright has offered comprehensive investment research and analysis through their Global Technical Research Platform. Dorsey Wright’s expertise is technical analysis, utilizing Point & Figure Charting, Relative Strength Analysis, and numerous other technical and systematic tools to analyze market data and deliver actionable insights.

Dan Ahrens
Dan Ahrens is managing director and chief operating officer of AdvisorShares, and also portfolio manager of the AdvisorShares Vice ETF (Ticker: ACT). Dan carries over two decades of experience in the financial services industry serving in a variety of senior-level capacities. He founded Ahrens Advisors, L.P., an SEC-registered investment advisor, where he was portfolio manager of the Ladenburg Thalmann Gaming and Casino Fund. Dan also served as president of the MUTUALS.com Funds, where he launched the Vice Fund (VICEX) and served as its original portfolio manager. He was also the portfolio manager of the Generation Wave Growth Fund (GWGFX). During that time, he was also president and chief compliance officer of Mutuals Advisors, Inc, and acted as president, treasurer and financial & operations officer of an affiliated broker dealer firm. Dan is the author of “Investing in Vice” (St. Martin’s Press, 2004) and has appeared prominently across financial media outlets and major national and trade publications. He earned a Bachelor in Business Administration in Finance from Texas Tech University.


Price History

As of 5/14/2021

NAV $28.54 Closing Price $28.54
Change $0.70 Close Change $0.71
Shares Outstanding 2,910,000 Volume 1,401
4PM Bid/Offer Midpoint $28.53 Premium Discount $-0.01
Assets Under Management $83,047,955.23 30-Day Median bid-ask Spread 0.0024592
Premium/Discount Historical Data | NAV Historical Data | Daily Premium/Discount Historical Data
Shares are bought and sold at market price (closing price) not NAV and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Market price returns are based on the midpoint of the bid/ask spread at 4:00 pm Eastern Time (when NAV is normally determined), and do not represent the return you would receive if you traded at other times.



As of 4/30/2021

DWEQ Market Cap

DWEQ Sector Allocation

DWEQ Cash Holding






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Date Account Symbol Stock Ticker Security Number Security Description Shares/Par (Full) Price (Base) Traded Market Value (Base) Portfolio Weight % Asset Group
05/14/2021 DWEQ TRGP 87612G101 TARGA RESOURCES CORP 62,315.00 38.52 2,400,373.80 2.89% S
CROX 227046109 CROCS INC 21,989.00 101.98 2,242,438.22 2.70% S
MPC 56585A102 MARATHON PETROLEUM CORP 36,786.00 60.08 2,210,102.88 2.66% S
CZR 12769G100 CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT INC 22,294.00 98.61 2,198,411.34 2.65% S
GWW 384802104 WW GRAINGER INC 4,678.00 467.06 2,184,906.68 2.63% S
PXD 723787107 PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES CO 13,909.00 157.05 2,184,408.45 2.63% S
EQT 26884L109 EQT CORP 101,638.00 21.39 2,174,036.82 2.62% S
LB 501797104 L BRANDS INC 31,381.00 69.23 2,172,506.63 2.62% S
TPX 88023U101 TEMPUR SEALY INTERNATIONAL I 57,302.00 37.89 2,171,172.78 2.61% S
NVR 62944T105 NVR INC 437.00 4,949.71 2,163,023.27 2.60% S
POOL 73278L105 POOL CORP 4,932.00 437.87 2,159,574.84 2.60% S
MGM 552953101 MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL 54,479.00 39.11 2,130,673.69 2.57% S
BURL 122017106 BURLINGTON STORES INC 6,378.00 333.76 2,128,721.28 2.56% S
YETI 98585X104 YETI HOLDINGS INC 23,964.00 88.55 2,122,012.20 2.56% S
GPS 364760108 GAP INC/THE 59,408.00 35.71 2,121,459.68 2.55% S
ITW 452308109 ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS 8,860.00 238.50 2,113,110.00 2.54% S
HON 438516106 HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC 9,264.00 227.36 2,106,263.04 2.54% S
WSO 942622200 WATSCO INC 7,048.00 297.91 2,099,669.68 2.53% S
KSS 500255104 KOHLS CORP 34,236.00 61.32 2,099,351.52 2.53% S
SNA 833034101 SNAP-ON INC 8,216.00 255.19 2,096,641.04 2.52% S
ODFL 679580100 OLD DOMINION FREIGHT LINE 7,771.00 269.57 2,094,828.47 2.52% S
TT G8994E103 TRANE TECHNOLOGIES PLC 11,365.00 184.20 2,093,433.00 2.52% FS
BLD 89055F103 TOPBUILD CORP 9,867.00 208.66 2,058,848.22 2.48% S
SCI 817565104 SERVICE CORP INTERNATIONAL 37,256.00 54.87 2,044,236.72 2.46% S
WSM 969904101 WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC 11,884.00 171.77 2,041,314.68 2.46% S
TTC 891092108 TORO CO 18,035.00 113.07 2,039,217.45 2.46% S
BLDR 12008R107 BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE INC 42,292.00 47.93 2,027,055.56 2.44% S
IEX 45167R104 IDEX CORP 9,031.00 224.36 2,026,195.16 2.44% S
HEI 422806109 HEICO CORP 14,754.00 136.48 2,013,625.92 2.42% S
WMS 00790R104 ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS IN 17,778.00 113.21 2,012,647.38 2.42% S
LAD 536797103 LITHIA MOTORS INC-CL A 5,446.00 369.38 2,011,643.48 2.42% S
AOS 831865209 SMITH (A.O.) CORP 27,881.00 71.77 2,001,019.37 2.41% S
SITE 82982L103 SITEONE LANDSCAPE SUPPLY INC 11,276.00 176.08 1,985,478.08 2.39% S
SAIA 78709Y105 SAIA INC 8,078.00 244.01 1,971,112.78 2.37% S
RH 74967X103 RH 3,030.00 649.82 1,968,954.60 2.37% S
CMG 169656105 CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL INC 1,422.00 1,356.21 1,928,530.62 2.32% S
BYD 103304101 BOYD GAMING CORP 30,573.00 61.80 1,889,411.40 2.28% S
UHAL 023586100 AMERCO 3,050.00 617.14 1,882,277.00 2.27% S
TDG 893641100 TRANSDIGM GROUP INC 3,138.00 597.41 1,874,672.58 2.26% S
GNRC 368736104 GENERAC HOLDINGS INC 5,622.00 300.89 1,691,603.58 2.04% S
X9USDBLYT BLACKROCK TREASURY TRUST INSTL 62 137,183.22 1.00 137,183.22 0.17% MM
CASH (26,258.16) 100.00 0.00 -0.03% CA
Holdings and allocations are subject to risks and to change. A holding identified with an “MM” at the end of its name indicates it is a Money Market fund.



As of 3/31/2021

  NAV Market Price Return S&P 500 Index
1 Month -4.18 -4.29 4.38
3 Months -3.73 -3.57 6.17
YTD -3.73 -3.57 6.17
Since Inception (12/26/2019, Annualized) 5.22 5.25 19.61

As of 3/31/2021

  NAV Market Price Return S&) 500 Index
1 Month -4.18 -4.29 4.38
3 Months -3.73 -3.57 6.17
YTD -3.73 -3.57 6.17
Since Inception (12/26/2019, Annualized) 5.22 5.25 19.61

Performance data quoted represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. All Fund data and performance data quoted is believed to be accurate, and unless otherwise stated, is sourced from the Fund administrator, the Advisor’s or Sub-Advisor’s proprietary data, and Morningstar. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than original cost. Returns less than one year are not annualized.

The S&P 500 Index is a broad-based, unmanaged measurement of changes in stock market conditions based on the average of 500 widely held common stocks. One cannot invest directly in an index.


Fees & Expenses

Management Fee 0.75%
Other Expenses 0.44%
Gross Expenses Ratio 1.23%
Fee Waiver and/or Expense Reimbursement -0.20%
Expense Ratio 1.03%



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  • Shares are bought and sold at market price not net asset value (NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Market price returns are based on the midpoint of the bid/ask spread at 4:00 pm Eastern Time (when NAV is normally determined) and do not represent the return you would receive if you traded at other times.