(DWSH) DORSEY WRIGHT SHORT ETF

DWSH

Overview

Markets can easily move in any direction and an investment portfolio can easily follow suit. Similar to insuring the most valuable and important possessions in life, incorporating a hedge into an equity allocation can provide an effective means of delivering protection to an investment portfolio during unexpected market downturns. Such a specialized approach to long/short diversification requires a specialized skill set from a manager with a deep expertise in navigating all aspects of the equity market.

The AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright Short ETF (Ticker: DWSH) is managed by Nasdaq Dorsey Wright a firm renowned for relative strength investing. Relative strength investing involves buying securities that have appreciated in price more than the other securities in their investment universe and holding those securities until they exhibit sell signals. In implementing DWSH’s shorting strategy to its core philosophy of relative strength investing, Dorsey Wright identifies and short sells those securities with the highest relative weakness within an investment universe primarily comprised of large-capitalization U.S.-traded equities. DWSH’s investment process is purely systematic and removes any human emotion from the day-to-day decision making.

Symbol Exchange Inception Date CUSIP Indicative Value Leverage Exposure
DWSH Nasdaq 7/10/2018 00768Y529 DWSH.IV No
<strong>Why Invest in DWSH?</strong>
  • Hedging Investment Tool – DWSH can be implemented as part of a long/short strategy to provide an investor with a “buy and hold” alternative to hedge their long domestically-traded equity exposure.
  • Alpha-Seeking Exposure – DWSH’s systematic and selective approach offers the potential opportunity to add alpha to an investment portfolio, especially during a bear market. At certain technical levels during severe market downturns, the strategy can allocate its short exposure more broadly to the domestic equity market – by shorting individual ETFs or futures contracts – seeking to enhance its total return.
  • For Manager Diversification – Through an established portfolio manager, spreading your investment risk among equities not correlated to the broader market can help diversify and mitigate your overall portfolio risk. DWMC differs considerably from inverse ETF investment strategies, which are subject to daily resets and blindly sell short the top companies within a market-cap weighted index such as the S&P 500.
  • For Strategy Diversification – The systematic portfolio management process seeks to limit unnecessary risk and maximize exposure to the momentum factor. If a security becomes too large as a percentage of the portfolio it is trimmed to bring it back in line with the othersecurity weights. The process also seeks to similarly spread out allocations within its stock model. The objective sell discipline represents an important component of the portfolio construction process.
<strong>Where Can DWSH Fit in a Traditional Portfolio?</strong>

DWSH can provide a satellite equity holding to a broad-based equity allocation that may be used to hedge volatility and risk for similar long equity exposure, seeking positive returns in a declining equity market.

<strong>Key Attributes</strong>
  1. Dedicated Short Portfolio of Weakest Companies – DWSH typically has a portfolio of 75 – 100 equities that begin with a modified equal weighting, demonstrating the highest relative weakness characteristics according to Dorsey Wright’s proprietary individual stock rotation methodology.
  2. Systematic Approach – DWSH’s investment process is entirely systematic and is designed to remove human emotion from the decision process. This approach allows the portfolio manager the ability to continually execute their proven investment process through all types of different markets. The process also allows the portfolio manager the ability to analyze a large number of securities that may become very different over time.
  3. Relative Strength/Weakness Analysis – DWSH uses a core philosophy of relative strength investing, which compares price performance within a universe of stocks. Relative strength investing provides a repeatable process both to identify and to identify and select the leaders, as well as conversely to identify and select the laggards through relative weakness to sell short.
  4. Disciplined Sell Process – Securities are automatically sold from the portfolio when they surpass a predetermined rank threshold. The sell rank is determined when the security is purchased and is not adjusted for different market scenarios. The sell process is entirely based on technical, systematic ranks and does not allow for any portfolio manager discretion or overrides.
<strong>About the Portfolio Manager</strong>

John G. Lewis, CMT, Senior Portfolio Manager
John Lewis is a Senior Portfolio manager with Nasdaq Dorsey Wright. In this role, Mr. Lewis is responsible for the investment strategies used in various different indices and models.

Since joining the firm in 2002, Mr. Lewis has developed strategies for the firm’s Systematic Relative Strength series of separate accounts, the Technical Leaders Index methodology, global asset allocation strategies, and multiple series of UITs. His work is technically driven and focuses on relative strength and momentum as the main factors in the investment process.

One of the foremost experts on relative strength investing, Mr. Lewis has authored several original research papers on the subject. He is a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) and a member of the Market Technician’s Association and the American Association of Professional Technical Analysts. Mr. Lewis earned an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Southern California and a B.A. from the University of San Diego.

Fund

Price History

As of 9/20/2019

NAV $25.45 Closing Price $25.53
Change $0.17 Close Change $-0.72
Shares Outstanding 975,000.00 Volume 17,347
4PM Bid/Offer Midpoint $25.50 Premium Discount $0.05
Assets Under Management $24,810,999.43

Premium/Discount Historical Data | NAV 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. 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.

FUND

Performance

As of 8/31/2019

NAV Market Price Return S&P 500 Index
1 Month 12.04 12.33 -1.58
3 Months 3.01 2.99 6.87
YTD -7.04 -7.04 18.34
1 Year 14.09 14.22 2.92
Since Inception (7/10/2018, Annualized) 11.76 11.87 6.26

As of 6/30/2019

  NAV Market Price Return S&P 500 Index
1 Month -9.52 -9.56 7.05
3 Months 0.28 0.44 4.30
YTD -18.35 -18.37 18.54
1 Year - - 10.42
Since Inception (7/10/2018, Annualized) -0.27 -0.18 7.36

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.

Top Ten

Holdings

As of 9/20/2019

Date Account Symbol Stock Ticker Security Number Security Shares Price Market Value Weight % Asset Group
09/20/2019 DWSH WW 948626106 WEIGHT WATCHERS INTL INC (13,285.00) 37.12 (493,139.20) -1.99% S 1
DWSH VC 92839U206 VISTEON CORP (5,284.00) 76.88 (406,233.92) -1.64% S 1
DWSH ADNT G0084W101 ADIENT PLC (17,487.00) 22.75 (397,829.25) -1.60% FS 1
DWSH MIK 59408Q106 MICHAELS COS INC/THE (40,934.00) 8.66 (354,488.44) -1.43% S 1
DWSH NWL 651229106 NEWELL BRANDS INC (18,045.00) 17.70 (319,396.50) -1.29% S 1
DWSH PRGO G97822103 PERRIGO CO PLC (5,613.00) 55.24 (310,062.12) -1.25% FS 1
DWSH SNH 81721M109 SENIOR HOUSING PROP TRUST (34,111.00) 8.87 (302,564.57) -1.22% S 1
DWSH EA 285512109 ELECTRONIC ARTS INC (2,936.00) 98.70 (289,783.20) -1.17% S 1
DWSH MHK 608190104 MOHAWK INDUSTRIES INC (2,260.00) 123.39 (278,861.40) -1.12% S 1
DWSH HUN 447011107 HUNTSMAN CORP (12,188.00) 22.49 (274,108.12) -1.10% S 1
DWSH CLB N22717107 CORE LABORATORIES N.V. (5,589.00) 48.82 (272,854.98) -1.10% FS 1
DWSH CI 125523100 CIGNA CORP (1,668.00) 161.38 (269,181.84) -1.08% S 1
DWSH FL 344849104 FOOT LOCKER INC (6,711.00) 39.78 (266,963.58) -1.08% S 1
DWSH WBA 931427108 WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE INC (4,848.00) 55.00 (266,640.00) -1.07% S 1
DWSH NBL 655044105 NOBLE ENERGY INC (11,499.00) 23.15 (266,201.85) -1.07% S 1
DWSH CDEV 15136A102 CENTENNIAL RESOURCE DEVELO-A (52,307.00) 5.02 (262,581.14) -1.06% S 1
DWSH BHF 10922N103 BRIGHTHOUSE FINANCIAL INC (6,472.00) 40.31 (260,886.32) -1.05% S 1
DWSH TSLA 88160R101 TESLA INC (1,077.00) 240.62 (259,147.74) -1.04% S 1
DWSH GPS 364760108 GAP INC/THE (15,073.00) 17.19 (259,104.87) -1.04% S 1
DWSH AR 03674X106 ANTERO RESOURCES CORP (67,665.00) 3.82 (258,480.30) -1.04% S 1
DWSH XEC 171798101 CIMAREX ENERGY CO (5,070.00) 50.71 (257,099.70) -1.04% S 1
DWSH BIIB 09062X103 BIOGEN INC (1,076.00) 238.79 (256,938.04) -1.04% S 1
DWSH KSS 500255104 KOHLS CORP (5,236.00) 49.02 (256,668.72) -1.03% S 1
DWSH WAB 929740108 WABTEC CORP (3,463.00) 74.03 (256,365.89) -1.03% S 1
DWSH COMM 20337X109 COMMSCOPE HOLDING CO INC (21,286.00) 12.03 (256,070.58) -1.03% S 1
DWSH STT 857477103 STATE STREET CORP (4,243.00) 60.11 (255,046.73) -1.03% S 1
DWSH TEX 880779103 TEREX CORP (9,291.00) 27.39 (254,480.49) -1.03% S 1
DWSH CBT 127055101 CABOT CORP (5,600.00) 45.29 (253,624.00) -1.02% S 1
DWSH MYL N59465109 MYLAN NV (12,045.00) 21.00 (252,945.00) -1.02% FS 1
DWSH PTEN 703481101 PATTERSON-UTI ENERGY INC (26,014.00) 9.67 (251,555.38) -1.01% S 1
DWSH RIG H8817H100 TRANSOCEAN LTD (43,208.00) 5.82 (251,470.56) -1.01% FS 1
DWSH INGR 457187102 INGREDION INC (3,051.00) 82.06 (250,365.06) -1.01% S 1
DWSH ABBV 00287Y109 ABBVIE INC (3,449.00) 72.39 (249,673.11) -1.01% S 1
DWSH GE 369604103 GENERAL ELECTRIC CO (26,465.00) 9.37 (247,977.05) -1.00% S 1
DWSH CTL 156700106 CENTURYLINK INC (19,784.00) 12.52 (247,695.68) -1.00% S 1
DWSH RES 749660106 RPC INC (43,366.00) 5.70 (247,186.20) -1.00% S 1
DWSH HAIN 405217100 HAIN CELESTIAL GROUP INC/THE (11,649.00) 20.90 (243,464.10) -0.98% S 1
DWSH IVZ G491BT108 INVESCO LTD (14,413.00) 16.87 (243,147.31) -0.98% FS 1
DWSH PVH 693656100 PVH CORP (2,813.00) 86.11 (242,227.43) -0.98% S 1
DWSH MRO 565849106 MARATHON OIL CORP (18,344.00) 13.18 (241,773.92) -0.97% S 1
DWSH IPGP 44980X109 IPG PHOTONICS CORP (1,816.00) 133.08 (241,673.28) -0.97% S 1
DWSH QRTEA 74915M100 QURATE RETAIL INC-SERIES A (22,840.00) 10.57 (241,418.80) -0.97% S 1
DWSH TCBI 88224Q107 TEXAS CAPITAL BANCSHARES INC (4,309.00) 55.68 (239,925.12) -0.97% S 1
DWSH MD 58502B106 MEDNAX INC (10,423.00) 23.00 (239,729.00) -0.97% S 1
DWSH STLD 858119100 STEEL DYNAMICS INC (7,888.00) 30.35 (239,400.80) -0.96% S 1
DWSH TWOU 90214J101 2U INC (13,702.00) 17.47 (239,373.94) -0.96% S 1
DWSH FLR 343412102 FLUOR CORP (11,874.00) 20.15 (239,261.10) -0.96% S 1
DWSH ALB 012653101 ALBEMARLE CORP (3,459.00) 68.86 (238,186.74) -0.96% S 1
DWSH NUS 67018T105 NU SKIN ENTERPRISES INC - A (5,575.00) 42.64 (237,718.00) -0.96% S 1
DWSH PE 701877102 PARSLEY ENERGY INC-CLASS A (12,800.00) 18.52 (237,056.00) -0.96% S 1
DWSH MOS 61945C103 MOSAIC CO/THE (11,425.00) 20.69 (236,383.25) -0.95% S 1
DWSH NAV 63934E108 NAVISTAR INTERNATIONAL CORP (8,281.00) 28.41 (235,263.21) -0.95% S 1
DWSH UNVR 91336L107 UNIVAR SOLUTIONS INC (10,673.00) 22.00 (234,806.00) -0.95% S 1
DWSH OXY 674599105 OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM CORP (5,129.00) 45.70 (234,395.30) -0.94% S 1
DWSH NTAP 64110D104 NETAPP INC (4,321.00) 54.10 (233,766.10) -0.94% S 1
DWSH GRUB 400110102 GRUBHUB INC (3,909.00) 59.77 (233,640.93) -0.94% S 1
DWSH UTHR 91307C102 UNITED THERAPEUTICS CORP (2,711.00) 85.99 (233,118.89) -0.94% S 1
DWSH HLF G4412G101 HERBALIFE NUTRITION LTD (5,785.00) 40.21 (232,614.85) -0.94% FS 1
DWSH TRIP 896945201 TRIPADVISOR INC (5,933.00) 39.13 (232,158.29) -0.94% S 1
DWSH WPX 98212B103 WPX ENERGY INC (21,074.00) 11.01 (232,024.74) -0.94% S 1
DWSH OI 690768403 OWENS-ILLINOIS INC (23,089.00) 9.92 (229,042.88) -0.92% S 1
DWSH THO 885160101 THOR INDUSTRIES INC (4,219.00) 54.22 (228,754.18) -0.92% S 1
DWSH LEA 521865204 LEAR CORP (1,920.00) 118.90 (228,288.00) -0.92% S 1
DWSH NKTR 640268108 NEKTAR THERAPEUTICS (11,197.00) 20.15 (225,619.55) -0.91% S 1
DWSH ADS 018581108 ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS CORP (1,731.00) 130.19 (225,358.89) -0.91% S 1
DWSH SGMS 80874P109 SCIENTIFIC GAMES CORP (9,765.00) 22.97 (224,302.05) -0.90% S 1
DWSH AMG 008252108 AFFILIATED MANAGERS GROUP (2,608.00) 85.65 (223,375.20) -0.90% S 1
DWSH BHGE 05722G100 BAKER HUGHES A GE CO (9,395.00) 23.59 (221,628.05) -0.89% S 1
DWSH UNM 91529Y106 UNUM GROUP (7,467.00) 29.45 (219,903.15) -0.89% S 1
DWSH OLN 680665205 OLIN CORP (11,760.00) 18.63 (219,088.80) -0.88% S 1
DWSH GT 382550101 GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER CO (15,796.00) 13.82 (218,300.72) -0.88% S 1
DWSH SLB 806857108 SCHLUMBERGER LTD (5,845.00) 37.30 (218,018.50) -0.88% FS 1
DWSH FDX 31428X106 FEDEX CORP (1,447.00) 148.78 (215,284.66) -0.87% S 1
DWSH MAT 577081102 MATTEL INC (18,925.00) 11.35 (214,798.75) -0.87% S 1
DWSH TPR 876030107 TAPESTRY INC (8,526.00) 25.14 (214,343.64) -0.86% S 1
DWSH KHC 500754106 KRAFT HEINZ CO/THE (7,590.00) 28.14 (213,582.60) -0.86% S 1
DWSH NOV 637071101 NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO INC (9,316.00) 22.56 (210,168.96) -0.85% S 1
DWSH HAL 406216101 HALLIBURTON CO (10,218.00) 20.44 (208,855.92) -0.84% S 1
DWSH WLK 960413102 WESTLAKE CHEMICAL CORP (3,147.00) 65.10 (204,869.70) -0.83% S 1
DWSH CLR 212015101 CONTINENTAL RESOURCES INC/OK (6,003.00) 34.12 (204,822.36) -0.83% S 1
DWSH JWN 655664100 NORDSTROM INC (6,353.00) 32.15 (204,248.95) -0.82% S 1
DWSH MAC 554382101 MACERICH CO/THE (6,263.00) 32.42 (203,046.46) -0.82% S 1
DWSH X 912909108 UNITED STATES STEEL CORP (18,439.00) 10.81 (199,325.59) -0.80% S 1
DWSH AA 013872106 ALCOA CORP (9,061.00) 21.70 (196,623.70) -0.79% S 1
DWSH DXC 23355L106 DXC TECHNOLOGY CO (6,172.00) 31.82 (196,393.04) -0.79% S 1
DWSH APA 037411105 APACHE CORP (7,565.00) 25.80 (195,177.00) -0.79% S 1
DWSH CC 163851108 CHEMOURS CO/THE (11,937.00) 16.19 (193,260.03) -0.78% S 1
DWSH OZK 06417N103 BANK OZK (7,038.00) 27.20 (191,433.60) -0.77% S 1
DWSH HCSG 421906108 HEALTHCARE SERVICES GROUP (7,650.00) 24.86 (190,179.00) -0.77% S 1
DWSH ALKS G01767105 ALKERMES PLC (8,948.00) 21.20 (189,697.60) -0.76% FS 1
DWSH ABMD 003654100 ABIOMED INC (974.00) 192.76 (187,748.24) -0.76% S 1
DWSH FIZZ 635017106 NATIONAL BEVERAGE CORP (4,093.00) 45.04 (184,348.72) -0.74% S 1
DWSH WRK 96145D105 WESTROCK CO (5,111.00) 35.91 (183,536.01) -0.74% S 1
DWSH LB 501797104 L BRANDS INC (9,216.00) 18.87 (173,905.92) -0.70% S 1
DWSH EQT 26884L109 EQT CORP (15,162.00) 11.46 (173,756.52) -0.70% S 1
DWSH AGIO 00847X104 AGIOS PHARMACEUTICALS INC (4,659.00) 36.31 (169,168.29) -0.68% S 1
DWSH CXO 20605P101 CONCHO RESOURCES INC (2,202.00) 73.23 (161,252.46) -0.65% S 1
DWSH BTU 704551100 PEABODY ENERGY CORP (10,140.00) 15.50 (157,170.00) -0.63% S 1
DWSH M 55616P104 MACY'S INC (10,180.00) 15.41 (156,873.80) -0.63% S 1
DWSH PCG 69331C108 P G & E CORP (12,994.00) 11.61 (150,860.34) -0.61% S 1
DWSH HOLD 00768Y651 ADVISORSHARES SAGE CORE RESE 25,000.00 99.82 2,495,500.00 10.06% MF 1
DWSH X9USDISLQ INVESCO GOVT AGENCY INSTL 1901 10,316,146.48 1.00 10,316,146.48 41.58% MM 0
DWSH CASH 35,841,852.35 100.00 35,841,852.35 144.46% CA 0

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Characteristics

As of 08/31/2019

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Fees & Expenses

Management Fee 0.75%
Other Expenses 0.37%
Gross Expenses Ratio 1.12%
Fee Waiver and/or Expense Reimbursement -0.13%
Net Expense Ratio 0.90%

*The Advisor has contractually agreed to reduce its fees and/or reimburse expenses to keep net expenses from exceeding 0.99% of the Fund’s average daily net assets for at least one year from the date of the Prospectus.

Last Ten

Fund Distributions

Ex-Date Record Date Pay Date Cash Div ST Cap Gain LT Cap Gain Return of Capital Total Distribution (per share) DWSH
12/27/2019 12/30/2019 - - - - -
12/27/2018 12/28/2018 12/31/2018 $0.04 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.0361
    • Before investing you should carefully consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other information is in the prospectus, a copy of which may be obtained by visiting the Fund’s website at www.AdvisorShares.com. Please read the prospectus carefully before you invest. Foreside Fund Services, LLC, Distributor.The Fund is subject to a number of risks that may affect the value of its shares, including the possible loss of principal. Short sales are transactions in which the Fund sells a security it does not own. To complete the transaction, the Fund must borrow the security to make delivery to the buyer. The Fund is then obligated to replace the security borrowed by purchasing the security at the market price at the time of replacement. If the underlying security goes down in price between the time the Fund sells the security and buys it back, the Fund will realize a gain on the transaction. Conversely, if the underlying security goes up in price during the period, the Fund will realize a loss on the transaction. Any such loss is increased by the amount of premium or interest the Fund must pay to the lender of the security. Likewise, any gain will be decreased by the amount of premium or interest the Fund must pay to the lender of the security. Because a short position loses value as the security’s price increases, the loss on a short sale is theoretically unlimited. Short sales involve leverage because the Fund borrows securities and then sells them, effectively leveraging its assets. The use of leverage may magnify gains or losses for the Fund. As with any fund, there is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment objective.

      Definitions

      Alpha: One of the most commonly quoted indicators of investment performance, alpha, is defined as the excess return on an investment relative to the return on a benchmark index.  

      Short: A short, or a short position, is created when a trader sells a security first with the intention of repurchasing it or covering it later at a lower price.