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Top 5 Holdings of MTVR

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AAPL

10.18%

Apple Inc.

Technology

NASDAQ

Apple, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of smartphones, personal computers, tablets, wearables and accessories, and other variety of related services. It operates through the following geographical segments: Americas, Europe, Greater China, Japan, and Rest of Asia Pacific. The Americas segment includes North and South America. The Europe segment consists of European countries, as well as India, the Middle East, and Africa. The Greater China segment comprises of China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The Rest of Asia Pacific segment includes Australia and Asian countries. Its products and services include iPhone, Mac, iPad, AirPods, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Beats products, Apple Care, iCloud, digital content stores, streaming, and licensing services. The company was founded by Steven Paul Jobs, Ronald Gerald Wayne, and Stephen G. Wozniak in April 1976 and is headquartered in Cupertino, CA. more

GOOGL

4.18%

Alphabet Inc. Class A

Technology

NASDAQ

Alphabet, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the business of acquisition and operation of different companies. It operates through the Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment includes its main Internet products such as ads, Android, Chrome, hardware, Google Cloud, Google Maps, Google Play, Search, and YouTube. The Other Bets segment consists of businesses such as Access, Calico, CapitalG, GV, Verily, Waymo, and X. The company was founded by Lawrence E. Page and Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin on October 2, 2015 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA. more

META

3.57%

Meta Platforms, Inc.

Technology

NASDAQ

Meta Platforms, Inc. operates as a social networking company worldwide. The company engages in the development of social media applications for people to connect through mobile devices, personal computers, and other surfaces. It enables users to share opinions, ideas, photos, videos, and other activities online. The firm's products include Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Oculus. The company was founded by Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris R. Hughes, Andrew McCollum, and Eduardo P. Saverin on February 4, 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA. more

ADBE

2.45%

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9992 HK

2.34%

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MSFT

10.12%

Microsoft Corporation

Technology

NASDAQ

Microsoft Corp. engages in the development and support of software, services, devices, and solutions. It operates through the following business segments: Productivity and Business Processes; Intelligent Cloud; and More Personal Computing. The Productivity and Business Processes segment comprises products and services in the portfolio of productivity, communication, and information services of the company spanning a variety of devices and platform. The Intelligent Cloud segment refers to the public, private, and hybrid serve products and cloud services of the company which can power modern business. The More Personal Computing segment encompasses products and services geared towards the interests of end users, developers, and IT professionals across all devices. The firm also offers operating systems; cross-device productivity applications; server applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games; personal computers, tablets; gaming and entertainment consoles; other intelligent devices; and related accessories. The company was founded by Paul Gardner Allen and William Henry Gates III in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, WA. more

GOOGL

4.64%

Alphabet Inc. Class A

Technology

NASDAQ

Alphabet, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the business of acquisition and operation of different companies. It operates through the Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment includes its main Internet products such as ads, Android, Chrome, hardware, Google Cloud, Google Maps, Google Play, Search, and YouTube. The Other Bets segment consists of businesses such as Access, Calico, CapitalG, GV, Verily, Waymo, and X. The company was founded by Lawrence E. Page and Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin on October 2, 2015 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA. more

Subscription Stocks

Top 5 Holdings of SUBS

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META

3.09%

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AMZN

2.91%

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700 HK

2.89%

Tencent Holdings Ltd.

Technology

HONG KONG

Tencent Holdings Ltd. is an investment holding company. It operates through the following segments: Value-Added Services, FinTech and Business Services, Online Advertising, and Others. The Value-added Services segment involves online and mobile games, community value-added services, and applications across various Internet and mobile platforms. The FinTech and Business Services segment provides fintech and cloud services, which include commissions from payment, wealth management and other services. The Online Advertising segment represents display based and performance based advertisements. The Other segment consists of trademark licensing, software development services, software sales, and other services. The company was founded by Yi Dan Chen, Hua Teng Ma, Chen Ye Xu, Li Qing Zeng, and Zhi Dong Zhang on November 11, 1998 and is headquartered in Shenzhen, China. more

Investment Ideas

Virtual World: A Concept of the Metaverse

What is a virtual world? How can you access it? Do virtual worlds offer investment opportunities?

 

What Is a Virtual World?

A virtual world is a computer-simulated environment populated by multiple users. They can create personal avatars to explore virtual spaces and interact with other users. There is wide range of virtual worlds to choose from, and they can be modeled after the real world or fantasy in nature.

 

How Can One Access the Virtual World?

Virtual worlds are commonly associated with MMOGs (massively multiplayer online games) like MineCraft. However, virtual worlds have other applications like:

 

Entertainment: Concerts, plays, and other performances may be created in virtual worlds. Lil Nas X and Ariana Grande have performed virtual concerts.
Workplace: Individuals from all around the world, via their personal avatars, can work in virtual offices and conference rooms.

Education: Virtual training applications may include military training through simulations of warfare and medical training through simulated operating or emergency rooms.

 

How Can One Make Money from the Virtual World?

Virtual worlds can offer real life profit. Some examples include:

  • A fee to access to a virtual world
  • Advertisements
  • Sale of products exclusive to virtual worlds (stickers, skins for avatars, etc.)
Subscription Business Model Benefits

More and more consumers are gaining access to at least one type of subscription service. There are obvious, potential benefits to offering subscriptions because of this consumer demand.

 

Economical Benefits

Subscriptions have the potential to provide regular, recurring income streams for a company. More predictable cash flows may lead to better financial forecasting because a company can better predict portions of its revenue stream. Additionally, subscriptions may offer additional revenue streams because companies can reach consumers who prefer flexible forms of consumption rather than outright purchase of a product or service.

 

Customer Engagement

Subscriptions give companies the opportunity to have regular touchpoints with their customers as they deliver a product or service regularly. Gathering customer preferences may help companies customize product offerings and services. Increased engagement and greater customization may lead to higher customer loyalty.

Changes After COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic that struck the world forced individuals and companies alike to adjust and adapt. How did the pandemic’s restrictions alter our perceptions of the global workforce? What businesses experienced growth during lockdowns?

 

Metaverse to the Rescue

The COVID-19 pandemic essentially forced majority of the world’s workers to work remotely. Surprisingly, a study from Apollo Technical showed that more than half of employees working from home did the same amount of work as they would do in the office in either equal or less time. Although people found WFH to be constructive, a study from AT&T indicated that employees rank their social work relationships equally as important as the work itself. Advancements in metaverse technologies may cater to both these demands. One social networking company created a virtual workroom where users, with the help of virtual reality headsets, can meet in virtual conference rooms or offices, and collaborate on shared whiteboards or documents. This allows for more collaboration and creativity even when working remotely.

 

Growth in the Subscription Economy

Zuora stated that four out of five companies that offered subscription-based services grew during the period with the most severe lockdowns. Subscriptions increased significantly in video streaming (+400%), digital news and media (+110%), and e-learning (+80%). Even when restrictions lifted, consumers stuck with the subscription model. Business models quickly adapted to this new consumer interest. Hard-hit industries, like restaurants and lodging, started selling meal plans and hotel room packages. Additionally, industries that were not known for subscription plans, like automobile makers and industrial manufacturers, began to offer subscription-based plans. UBS estimates that the subscription economy may grow to $1.5 trillion by 2025.

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Exchange Traded Concepts, LLC. serves as the investment advisor to the Funds. The Funds are distributed by SEI Investments Distribution Co., (SIDCO) 1 Freedom Valley Drive, Oaks, PA 19456. SIDCO is not affiliated with Exchange Traded Concepts, LLC. or Fount Investment Co. Ltd.

Risk Disclosure:

 

Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. There is no guarantee the Funds will achieve their stated objectives. In addition to the normal risks associated with investing, international investments may involve risk of capital loss from unfavorable fluctuation in currency values, from differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from social, economic or political instability in other nations. Emerging markets involve heightened risks related to the same factors as well as increased volatility and lower trading volume. The Funds’ concentration in an industry or sector can increase the impact of, and potential losses associated with, the risks from investing in those industries/sectors. The Funds are non-diversified. The Funds are new and have limited operating histories for investors to evaluate. New and smaller funds may not attract sufficient assets to achieve investment and trading efficiencies. In addition to the normal risks associated with investing, investments in smaller companies typically exhibit higher volatility. 

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