Category: SPAK

Defiance ETFs Case Study for DraftKings: Making Sports Betting Mainstream

Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) are bespoke tools that allow a fledgling company to become public without the traditional IPO process. SPACs are companies that IPO with the explicit goal of executing an acquisition or merger with a private company. The SPAC itself has no operations and is sometimes called a “blank check” company, as its shareholders essentially entrust thei...

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Category: SPAK

Defiance ETFs Case Study for Virgin Galactic: Virgin Galactic Shows SPACs Can Spot Potential

Richard Branson formed the space tourism company, Virgin Galactic in 2004. The company’s aim is to produce reusable space vehicles, to make space travel accessible for (wealthy) private individuals and scientists. While its first 6-person, 90-minute flight was scheduled for 2020 but delayed due to the impact of Covid-19 restrictions, Virgin Galactic envisions “flight opportunities for bo...

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Category: IBBJ

The Launch of Nasdaq Junior Biotech

The Nasdaq Junior Biotechnology Index (NBIJR) was launched on April 30, 2020, in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, perhaps the most consequential backdrop imaginable for the overall Biotech industry. NBIJR’s methodology is rather straightforward, taking the existing membership of the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index (NBI) and limiting constituents by placing a cap on market capitalization...

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Category: IBBJ

Defiance ETFs Rings The Nasdaq Closing Bell

Defiance ETFs, a thematic ETF company built for the next generation of investors, rang the Nasdaq Closing Bell remotely from across the country. Paul Dellaquila, President, rang the Closing Bell in a virtual bell ringing ceremony. View the original video at Nasdaq.com 

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Category: FIVG

5G ETF Is Coming Of Age At Just The Right Time

The Defiance 5G Next Gen Connectivity ETF FIVG, is taking off just as the 5G revolution is doing the same. What Happened: FIVG debuted in March 2019 as the first exchange-traded fund dedicated to the 5G rollout. At that time, some critics may have argued this was cutting the ETF universe a little too fine, but those criticisms are being vanquished. Not only did FIVG inspire some copy cat...

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Category: IBBJ

ETF of the Week: Defiance Nasdaq Junior Biotechnology ETF (IBBJ)

ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the Defiance Nasdaq Junior Biotechnology ETF (IBBJ) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. IBBJ covers companies around the globe that are focused on various areas within the biotech or pharmaceuticals space. Included companies are those involved in genomics, DNA technology, genetic engineering, and molecular bi...

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