BLOK
Amplify Transformational Data Sharing ETF

Price: $47.99
Change: $1.03 (0.02%)
Last Updated:

Vitals

Brand Amplify
Structure ETF
Expense Ratio 0.71%
ETF Home Page Home page
Inception Jan 16, 2018
Index Tracked ACTIVE - No Index

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).

ETF Database Themes

Asset Class Equity
Asset Class Size Multi-Cap
Asset Class Style Blend
Sector (General) Technology
Sector (Specific) Broad
Region (General) Developed Markets
Region (Specific) Broad

FactSet Classifications

  • Segment Equity: Global Blockchain
  • Category Sector
  • Focus Theme
  • Niche Blockchain
  • Strategy Active
  • Weighting Scheme Proprietary

Trading Data

Open - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • Open
  • Volume
  • Day Lo
  • Day Hi
  • 52 Week Lo $22.96
  • 52 Week Hi $62.94
  • AUM $1,207.7 M
  • Shares 25.8 M

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume 415,604
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume 376,977

Alternative ETFs in the ETF Database Technology Equities Category

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest FTEC 0.08% $6.4 B 235,472 19.86%
Largest (AUM) VGT 0.10% $50.5 B 550,220 19.82%
Most Liquid (Volume) XLK 0.12% $44.3 B 7 M 21.13%
Top YTD Performer PSI 0.56% $696.4 M 35,072 30.22%

Alternative ETFs in the FactSet Equity: Global Blockchain Segment

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest BKCH 0.50% $45.5 M 0
Largest (AUM) BLCN 0.68% $278.3 M 43,382 15.49%
Most Liquid (Volume) BLCN 0.68% $278.3 M 43,382 15.49%
Top YTD Performer LEGR 0.65% $127.3 M 19,369 15.50%

Top 15 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to its peers.

Holdings Comparison

BLOK ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Number of Holdings 47 87 60
% of Assets in Top 10 44.57% 43.88% 37.50%
% of Assets in Top 15 61.06% 56.59% 49.18%
% of Assets in Top 50 100.01% 90.26% 85.38%

Size Comparison

BLOK ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Large (>12.9B) 36.30% 64.49% 53.26%
Mid (>2.7B) 23.60% 21.11% 8.88%
Small (>600M) 31.75% 7.50% 9.62%
Micro (<600M) 8.36% 1.99% 3.24%

BLOK Valuation

This section compares the P/E ratio of this ETF to its peers.

BLOK
P/E Ratio
25.56
ETF Database Category Average
P/E Ratio
27.02
FactSet Segment Average
P/E Ratio
16.03

BLOK Dividend

This section compares the dividend yield of this ETF to its peers.

BLOK ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Dividend $ 0.66 $ 0.13 $ 0.24
Dividend Date 2020-12-29 N/A N/A
Annual Dividend Rate $ 0.66 $ 0.35 $ 0.36
Annual Dividend Yield 1.40% 0.33% 0.80%

BLOK Fund Flows

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5 Day Net Flows: -4.13 M 1 Month Net Flows: 39.03 M 3 Month Net Flows: 77.55 M 6 Month Net Flows: 205.07 M 1 Year Net Flows: 960.92 M 3 Year Net Flows: 911.75 M 5 Year Net Flows: 1.08 B 10 Year Net Flows: 1.08 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 its peers.

Expenses Ratio Analysis

BLOK
Expense Ratio
0.71%
ETF Database Category Average
Expense Ratio
0.54%
FactSet Segment Average
Expense Ratio
0.64%

Tax Analysis

Max ST Capital Gains Rate 39.60%
Max LT Capital Gains Rate 20.00%
Tax On Distributions Qualified dividends
Distributes K1 No
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 peers.

BLOK ETF Database
Category Average
Factset Segment
Average
1 Month Return 0.25% 1.68% -0.73%
3 Month Return 4.10% 4.57% 1.49%
YTD Return 37.19% 15.11% 17.05%
1 Year Return 106.13% 38.79% 47.58%
3 Year Return 150.56% 63.41% 75.31%
5 Year Return N/A 112.86% N/A

BLOK Price and Volume Chart

Geographic Exposure

The following charts reflect the geographic spread of BLOK's underlying holdings.

Sector Breakdown

Asset Percentage
Share/Common/Ordinary 89.81%
Other 4.04%
American Depositary Receipt 3.38%
Exchange Traded Fund (ETF-ETF) 1.78%
Warrant 0.62%
Unit 0.33%
CASH 0.0%
Sector Percentage
Technology Services 59.89%
Finance 21.25%
Electronic Technology 8.91%
Other 4.93%
Retail Trade 2.92%
Miscellaneous 0.89%
Communications 0.67%
Consumer Services 0.5%
CASH 0.0%
Market Cap Percentage
Large 36.3%
Small 31.75%
Mid 23.6%
Micro 8.36%
Region Percentage
North, Central and South America 74.67%
Asia Pacific 14.04%
Europe 7.21%
Other 4.04%
Region Percentage
Country Percentage
United States 53.16%
Japan 13.11%
Canada 12.95%
Other 5.82%
United Kingdom 4.4%
China 3.81%
Germany 2.03%
Ireland 1.89%
Taiwan 0.94%
Switzerland 0.78%
Hong Kong 0.62%
South Korea 0.45%
Asset Percentage
Share/Common/Ordinary 89.81%
Other 4.04%
American Depositary Receipt 3.38%
Exchange Traded Fund (ETF-ETF) 1.78%
Warrant 0.62%
Unit 0.33%
CASH 0.0%

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
12 of 61

20 Day Volatility
35.91%
Rank
5 of 61

50 Day Volatility
41.01%
Rank
3 of 60

200 Day Volatility
41.78%
Rank
2 of 58

Beta
1.3
Rank
9 of 58

Standard Deviation
10.53%
Rank
16 of 47

Technicals

  • 20 Day MA $48.96
  • 60 Day MA $47.02
  • MACD 15 Period -0.83
  • MACD 100 Period 1.34
  • Williams % Range 10 Day 46.33
  • Williams % Range 20 Day 64.59
  • RSI 10 Day 49
  • RSI 20 Day 50
  • RSI 30 Day 50
  • Ultimate Oscillator 50

Bollinger Bands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day) $45.41
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day) $50.27
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day) $45.68
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day) $52.25
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day) $45.27
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day) $51.88

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1 $47.49
  • Support Level 2 $46.99
  • Resistance Level 1 $48.29
  • Resistance Level 2 $48.60

Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day) 66.16
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day) 47.73
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day) 57.92
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day) 35.27

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