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BLOK
Amplify Transformational Data Sharing ETF

Price: $43.16
Change: $0.31 (-0.01%)
Last Updated:

Vitals

Investment Themes

Analyst Report

The Amplify Transformational Data Sharing ETF is one of a handful of funds that invests in businesses involved in blockchain, the technology behind cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.


BLOK, like other funds that debuted near the height of the bitcoin craze, was the industry’s answer to regulatory roadblocks to pure-play Bitcoin ETFs. Instead of investing directly in volatile digital currencies, BLOK looks for companies that are involved in the development and utilization of blockchain technology.


BLOK’s portfolio includes well-known U.S. stocks like Microsoft, Google-parent Alphabet, and IBM, alongside Japanese internet firm GMO Internet and Chinese online retailer JD.com.


It’s a smidge more expensive than rival Reality Shares Nasdaq NexGen Economy ETF (BLCN), which invests in many of the same companies, but BLOK had the advantage of beating BLCN to the market by one day, and it has so far raised more assets.


BLOK faces the same complication faced by other niche ETFs targeting narrow, trendy slices of the economy, which is that it’s hard to build a pure-play portfolio. There’s inevitable investment overlap with broad-based tech ETFs as well as other niche products such as the Global X FinTech ETF (FINX) and the ETFMG Prime Mobile Payments ETF (IPAY).

Trading Data

Open - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • Open
  • Volume
  • Day Lo
  • Day Hi
  • 52 Week Lo $21.44
  • 52 Week Hi $62.94
  • AUM $1,067.9 M
  • Shares 24.6 M

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume 351,450
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume 515,547

Alternative ETFs in the Technology Equities Category

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest FTEC 0.08% $6.1 B 275,047 17.69%
Largest (AUM) VGT 0.10% $49.1 B 500,739 17.61%
Most Liquid (Volume) XLK 0.12% $43.9 B 6 M 19.31%
Top YTD Performer QQH 1.14% $216.4 M 18,730 23.25%

Top 15 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

46
Number of Holdings
41.85%
% Assets in Top 10
57.32%
% Assets in Top 15
100.00%
% Assets in Top 50
Number of Holdings
46

% Assets in Top 10
41.85%

% Assets in Top 15
57.32%

% Assets in Top 50
100.00%

BLOK Valuation

This section shows how the P/E multiple of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

P/E Ratio
34.08

BLOK Dividend

This section shows how the dividend yield of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

Dividend
$0.66
Dividend Date
2020-12-29
Annual Dividend Rate
$0.66

$0.66
Dividend
2020-12-29
Dividend Date
$0.66
Annual Dividend Rate
Annual Dividend Yield
1.52%

BLOK Fund Flows

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5 Day Net Flows: -16.44 M 1 Month Net Flows: 19.23 M 3 Month Net Flows: -16.03 M 6 Month Net Flows: 587.08 M 1 Year Net Flows: 914.73 M 3 Year Net Flows: 840.38 M 5 Year Net Flows: 1.02 B 10 Year Net Flows: 1.02 B

Realtime Rating

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for BLOK on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, concentration of holdings in addition to an overall rating. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the Technology Equities with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field. To view all of this data, sign up for a free 14-day trial for ETFdb Pro. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity n/a n/a
Expenses n/a n/a
Performance
Volatility
Dividend
Concentration

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

BLOK Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.

Expenses Ratio Analysis

ETF Average
0.542%
ETF Wtd. Average
0.19%
Category Average
0.55%
Expense Ratio
0.71%
ESG Themes and Scores

BLOK does not have an ESG score. There are no ESG themes that map to this ETF.

BLOK Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.

3.87%
1 Week Return
-4.77%
4 Week Return
-13.70%
13 Week Return
11.27%
26 Week Return
23.38%
Year to Date Return
99.49%
1 Year Return
123.35%
3 Year Return
No Ranking Available
5 Year Return
1 Week Return
3.87%

4 Week Return
-4.77%

13 Week Return
-13.70%

26 Week Return
11.27%

Year to Date Return
23.38%

1 Year Return
99.49%

3 Year Return
123.35%

5 Year Return
No Ranking Available

BLOK Price and Volume Chart

Sector Breakdown

Asset Percentage
Share/Common/Ordinary 93.73%
American Depositary Receipt 4.31%
Other 1.04%
Warrant 0.97%
Unit 0.36%
CASH -0.41%
Sector Percentage
Technology Services 57.54%
Finance 22.27%
Electronic Technology 8.99%
Retail Trade 4.23%
Distribution Services 2.92%
Miscellaneous 1.98%
Other 1.04%
Communications 0.8%
Consumer Services 0.64%
CASH -0.41%
Market Cap Percentage
Large 32.08%
Small 32.03%
Mid 24.1%
Micro 11.8%
Region Percentage
North, Central and South America 78.38%
Asia Pacific 14.93%
Europe 6.06%
Other 0.63%
Region Percentage
Country Percentage
United States 58.76%
Japan 13.8%
Canada 11.35%
China 5.0%
United Kingdom 2.92%
Germany 2.34%
Ireland 1.89%
Taiwan 1.02%
Hong Kong 0.97%
Switzerland 0.8%
Other 0.63%
South Korea 0.52%
Asset Percentage
Share/Common/Ordinary 93.73%
American Depositary Receipt 4.31%
Other 1.04%
Warrant 0.97%
Unit 0.36%
CASH -0.41%

BLOK Technicals

Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

5 Day Volatility
137.48%
Rank
17 of 56

20 Day Volatility
34.75%
Rank
3 of 55

50 Day Volatility
39.96%
Rank
2 of 55

200 Day Volatility
50.30%
Rank
1 of 54

Beta
1.29
Rank
6 of 54

Standard Deviation
12.19%
Rank
15 of 47

Technicals

  • 20 Day MA $44.78
  • 60 Day MA $45.95
  • MACD 15 Period -0.89
  • MACD 100 Period -6.21
  • Williams % Range 10 Day 45.52
  • Williams % Range 20 Day 59.57
  • RSI 10 Day 44
  • RSI 20 Day 44
  • RSI 30 Day 45
  • Ultimate Oscillator 49

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day) $39.75
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day) $46.13
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day) $40.25
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day) $49.35
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day) $41.10
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day) $49.30

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1 $42.82
  • Support Level 2 $42.47
  • Resistance Level 1 $43.59
  • Resistance Level 2 $44.02

Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day) 45.25
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day) 63.54
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day) 47.35
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day) 45.17

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Fact Sheet

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