Guggenheim Insider Sentiment ETF
Effective October 24, 2016, Guggenheim Insider Sentiment ETF (NFO) changed its benchmark index to the Guggenheim Nasdaq US Insider Sentiment Index from the Sabrient Insider Sentiment Index. The ETF ticker and name did not change. Read Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for more information.


Investment Objectives

Guggenheim Insider Sentiment ETF (NFO) seeks investment results that correspond generally to the performance, before the fund’s fees and expenses, of the Sabrient Insider Sentiment Index.

Highlights & Applications

  • Offers growth opportunities through leveraging publically-available corporate equity trading information.
  • Offers single trade access via the index to corporate insider buying information.
  • Employs a ‘smart’ or strategic beta approach by equal weighting held securities.

Top Fund Holdings

as of 10/21/16 View All Holdings
CONN'S INC 1.54%

Top Fund Sectors

as of 6/30/16

Financials 19.87 %
Consumer Discretionary 18.80 %
Information Technology 14.46 %
Industrials 13.76 %
Health Care 9.89 %
Materials 9.58 %
Consumer Staples 4.23 %
Utilities 4.23 %
Energy 3.82 %
Telecommunication Services 1.36 %

All data is provided by Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC, Morningstar or Fact Set. Data is subject to change on a daily basis and represents a percentage of the Fund’s holdings, excluding cash. The securities mentioned are provided for informational purposes only and should not be deemed as a recommendation to buy or sell.


Fund Profile

as of 10/21/16
Symbol NFO
Exchange NYSE Arca
NAV Symbol (IIV) NFA
CUSIP 18383M209
Fund Inception Date 9/21/06
Distribution Schedule (if any) Annually
Gross Expense Ratio 0.74 %
Net Expense Ratio 0.65 %
Fiscal Year-End 8/31
Investment Adviser Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors, LLC
Distributor Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC
Nasdaq US Insider Sentiment IndexNQBUY
Index Provider Nasdaq Global Indexes
Volume 21,723
Shares Outstanding 2,000,800
Total Managed Assets $98,124,606

The Advisor has contractually agreed to waive fees and expenses through December 31, 2018 to limit the ordinary operating expenses of the Fund. The Fund may have net expenses greater than the expense cap as a result of any acquired fund fees and expenses or other expenses that are excluded from the calculation.

The gross expense ratio reflects the fund’s actual total annual operating expense ratio, gross of any fee waivers or expense reimbursements as of its most recent prospectus.

Net Asset Value

as of 10/21/16 Price History
NAV  $49.04
Change $-0.12
52-Week High $50.89
52-Week Low $39.68

Market Close

as of 10/21/16 Price History
  Market Price 
Close  $49.01
Change $-0.13
52-Week High $50.83
52-Week Low $39.72
Bid/Ask Midpoint  $49.01
Premium / Discount  -0.07%
Premium / Discount Historical Download1

1Shareholders may pay more than net asset value when they buy shares of an ETF and receive less than net asset value when they sell those shares, because shares are bought and sold at current market prices.

NAV is the price per share at which each Fund issues and redeems shares. The net asset value per share for each Fund is determined once daily as of the close of the listing exchange, usually 4:00 p.m. Eastern time, each day the listing exchange is open for trading. NAV per share is determined by dividing the value of the Fund’s portfolio securities, cash and other assets (including accrued interest), less all liabilities (including accrued expenses), by the total number of shares outstanding.

In general, market price represents what the fund is trading at.

The closing price is the price of the last reported trade on any exchange on which the Fund trades before the market closes, usually at 4 pm Eastern time.

The bid/ask midpoint is the midpoint of the highest bid and lowest offer on the listing exchange at the time that the NAV is calculated, usually 4 pm Eastern time.

The premium/discount is the amount the Fund is trading higher (“premium”) or lower (“discount”) to its NAV, expressed as a percentage of its bid/ask midpoint to its NAV. A positive number indicates it’s trading at premium and a negative number indicates it’s trading at a discount.

Index Description

Sabrient Insider Sentiment Index objective is to actively represent a group of securities that are reflecting favorable corporate insider (a director or senior officer of a company, as well as any person or entity that beneficially owns more than 10% of a company voting) buying trends (determined via the public filings of such corporate insiders) and recent earnings estimate increases by Wall Street analyst who follow the company. The index is comprised of approximately 100 stocks selected, based on investment and other criteria, from a broad universe of approximately 5,000 U.S.-traded stocks and ADRs.

Fund Characteristics

as of 6/30/16

Number of Securities101
Average Market Capitalization $13.9 Bil
Price/Earnings (P/E) 17.3 x
Price/Book (P/B) 2.1 x
Beta 1.10
Alpha -4.67
Standard Deviation (Fund / S&P 500 Index) 13.46/11.25

P/E ratio is a harmonic weighted average and is equal to a security’s market capitalization divided by it after-tax earnings over the most recent 12-month period.

P/B ratio is a harmonic weighted average and is equal to a security’s market capitalization divided by its book value.

Alpha is a statistical measurement that depicts the performance difference between a fund’s return and an underlying performance benchmark, given a fund’s level of volatility, measured by beta. The benchmark will always reflect an alpha of 0.00%. A positive alpha indicates a fund has performed better than its beta would predict in the stated period.

Beta is the measure of a fund’s sensitivity to an index. By definition, the beta of an index is 1.00. Any fund with a higher beta is more volatile than the index. Likewise, any portfolio with a lower beta will be less volatile than the index in the stated period.

Standard deviation is a measure of historical volatility that indicates the degree to which an investment’s returns fluctuate around its average return. Generally, a higher standard deviation indicates a more risky investment.

Average market capitalization is the geometric mean of the market capitalization s for all securities in a fund’s portfolio.

Weighted average coupon is calculated by weighting each bond’s coupon by its relative size in the portfolio.

Weighted average bond price is a weighted average of individual bond prices.

Weighted average option-adjusted duration is a weighted average which measures the sensitivity of the price (the value of principal), incorporating the expected duration-shortening effect of an embedded call provision, of a fixed-income investment to a change in interest rates. The larger the duration number, the greater the interest-rate risk for bond prices.

Average maturity is the length of time until the principal amount of a bond must be repaid.

Average effective duration measures the sensitivity of the price (value of principal) of a fixed income investment to a change in interest rates. The larger the duration number, the greater the interest rate risk for bond prices.

Current Distribution

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Ex-Date 12/24/15
Record Date 12/29/15
Payable Date 12/31/15
Distribution per Share $0.717200

The extent the Current Distribution is comprised of something other than Income, such as Return of Capital, please refer to the applicable Rule 19a-1 Notice found on the Fund's website under the Literature section. If the Current Distribution is comprised solely from Income, a Rule 19a-1 Notice will not be produced and posted.

Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.


The Index methodology is published at The Index selection methodology is designed to identify companies with potentially superior risk-return profiles as determined by Sabrient. The objective of the Index is to actively represent a group of securities that are reflecting favorable corporate insider buying trends (determined via the public filings of such corporate insiders) and Wall Street analyst earnings estimate increases. Pursuant to Sabrient’s proprietary methodology, Sabrient evaluates both corporate insider buying trends and Wall Street analyst earnings estimate increases in ranking companies for possible Index inclusion, and it is possible for a company that scores highly enough under either one of those factors to be included in the Index based on that factor alone.

The Index constituent selection methodology utilizes multi-factor proprietary selection rules to identify those securities that are believed to offer the greatest potential from a risk/return perspective while maintaining industry diversification. The approach is specifically designed to enhance investment applications and investability. The Index is adjusted quarterly.


  1. Potential Index constituents include all equities, ADRs, partnerships and trusts trading on major U.S. exchanges.
  2. The Insider Sentiment Index is comprised of the 100 highest-ranking securities chosen from a subset of eligible companies covered by more than one analyst using a 100% rules-based quantitative ranking methodology.
  3. Each security is ranked based on the composite scoring of a handful of specially targeted factors, and is sorted from highest to lowest. The constituent selection methodology was developed by Sabrient as an effective, quantitative approach designed to identify those companies that offer a favorable combination of insider buying activity and sellside analyst revisions to earnings estimates.
  4. The 100 highest-ranking securities are chosen and given an equal weighting in the portfolio. To prevent undue industry sector concentration, limits have been placed on the number of securities in the Index that may share a particular sector or industry classification under the TRBC
  5. The constituent selection process and portfolio rebalance is repeated once per quarter.



Investors should consider the following risk factors and special considerations associated with investing in the fund, which may cause you to lose money, including the entire principal amount that you invest.

Equity Risk: The value of the equity securities held by the fund will fall due to general market and economic conditions, perceptions regarding the industries in which the issuers of securities held by the fund participate, or factors relating to specific companies in which the fund invests.

Foreign Investment Risk: The fund’s investments in non-U.S. issuers, although generally limited to ADRs, may involve unique risks compared to investing in securities of U.S. issuers, including less market liquidity, generally greater market volatility than U.S. securities and less complete financial information than for U.S. issuers.

Small- and Medium-Sized Company Risk: Investing in securities of small and medium-sized companies involves greater risk than is customarily associated with investing in larger, more established companies.

MLP Risk: Investments in securities of MLPs involve risks that differ from an investment in common stock. Holders of the units of MLPs have more limited control and limited rights to vote on matters affecting the partnership. There are also certain tax risks associated with an investment in units of MLPs.

Consumer Discretionary Sector Risk: The success of consumer product manufacturers and retailers is tied closely to the performance of the overall domestic and international economy, interest rates, competitive and consumer confidence. Success depends heavily on disposable household income and consumer spending. Changes in demographics and consumer tastes can also affect the demand for, and success of, consumer products in the marketplace.

Concentration Risk: If the Index concentrates in an industry or group of industries the fund’s investments will be concentrated accordingly. In such event, the value of the fund’s shares may rise and fall more than the value of shares of a fund that invests in securities of companies in a broader range of industries. In addition the fund is subject to Non-Correlation Risk, Replication Management Risk and Issuer-Specific Changes. Please read the fund’s prospectus for more detailed information on these risks and considerations.

The Fund’s Shares will change in value, and you could lose money by investing in the Fund. The Fund may not achieve its investment objective. An investment in the Fund has not been guaranteed, sponsored, recommended, or approved by the United States, or any agency, instrumentality or officer of the United States, has not been insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and is not guaranteed by and is not otherwise an obligation of any bank or insured depository institution.

As with any investment, you should consider how your investment will be taxed. The tax information contained in the prospectus is provided as general information. Investors should consult their own tax professional about the tax consequences of an investment as Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC, does not offer tax advice.

The Fund will issue and redeem Shares at NAV only in a large specified number of Shares called a “Creation Unit” or multiples thereof. A Creation Unit consists of 50,000 Shares. The Fund generally issues and redeems Creation Units principally in-kind. Except when aggregated in Creation Units, the Shares are not redeemable securities of the Fund. Individual Shares of the Fund may only be purchased and sold in secondary market transactions through brokers. Shares of the Fund are listed for trading on NYSE Arca, Inc. (“NYSE Arca”) and because Shares trade at market prices rather than NAV, Shares of the Fund may trade at a price greater than or less than NAV.

Investors buying or selling ETF shares on the secondary market may incur brokerage costs and other transactional fees. Shares of ETFs may fluctuate in price due to daily changes in trading volume. At times, shares may not have a high volume of trading.

The product is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Sabrient Systems, LLC. Sabrient makes not representation or warranty, express or implied, to the owners of the product or any member of the public regarding the advisability of investing in securities generally or in the product particularly or the ability of the Index to track general market performance. Sabrient’s only relationship to Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors, LLC is the licensing of the Index which is determing, composed and calculated by Sabrient without regard to Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors, LLC or the product. Sabrient has no obligation to take the needs of Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors, LLC or the owners of the product into consideration in determining, composing or calculating the Index. Sabrient is not responsible for and has not participated in the determination of the timing of, prices at, or quantities of the product to be issued or in the determination or calculation of the equation by which the product is to be converted into cash. Sabrient has no obligation or liability in connection with the administration, marketing or trading of the product.


Read a prospectus and summary prospectus (if available) carefully before investing. It contains the investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses and other information, which should be considered carefully before investing. To obtain a prospectus and summary prospectus (if available) click here or contact us.

Guggenheim Investments represents the investment management businesses of Guggenheim Partners, LLC ("Guggenheim"), which includes Security Investors, LLC ("SI"), Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors, LLC, ("GFIA") and Guggenheim Partners Investment Management ("GPIM") the investment advisers to the referenced funds. Securities offered through Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC, an affiliate of Guggenheim, SI, GFIA and GPIM.


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