HACK
ETFMG Prime Cyber Security ETFMG Prime Cyber Security Fund

Price: $47.53
Change: $1.55 (0.03%)
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Vitals

Issuer ETFMG
Structure ETF
Expense Ratio 0.60%
ETF Home Page Home page
Inception Nov 11, 2014

Analyst Report

The ETFMG Prime Cyber Security ETF was the first ETF to focus on the cyber security industry. It tracks an index of companies involved in hardware, software and services, classifying the underlying stocks as either infrastructure or service providers. Top holdings include Cisco Systems, Akamai and Qualys,


HACK management fee matches its main competitor, the First Trust NASDAQ CEA Cybersecurity ETF (CIBR), but until recently HACK was the largest player of the two. However, since late 2020, investors have been pulling money out of HACK while CIBR has been picking up assets, in part because of concerns about the reputation of ETF Managers Group, the firm that runs HACK’s day-to-day operations.


ETFMG is facing lawsuits from former business partners alleging theft of management fees from a handful of ETFs, of which HACK is by far the largest. In December 2019, a federal judge ordered ETFMG to pay $80 million to Nasdaq, a former business partner in HACK. So far there’s little indication that the firm’s legal woes have hurt investors in the disputed funds but investors and advisers should be aware of the controversy.


One peculiarity of HACK is that, at times, an unusually large slice of HACK’s assets are invested in cash-like instruments, including VALT, ETFMG’s own short-term debt ETF. In March 2020, VALT was HACK’s biggest holding, accounting for almost 5% of the portfolio, an unusually high (and expensive) cash-like allocation for an equity index fund.

ETF Database Themes

Asset Class Equity
Asset Class Size Multi-Cap
Asset Class Style Blend
Sector (General) Technology
Sector (Specific) Software
Region (General) North America
Region (Specific) U.S.

FactSet Classifications

Segment Equity: Global Cybersecurity
Category Sector
Focus Theme
Niche Cybersecurity
Strategy Equal
Weighting Scheme Tiered

Trading Data

Open - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • Open
  • Volume
  • Day Lo
  • Day Hi
  • 52 Week Lo $40.65
  • 52 Week Hi $62.41
  • AUM $1,474.3 M
  • Shares 32.1 M

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume 103,923
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume 109,614

Alternative ETFs in the ETF Database Technology Equities Category

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest FTEC 0.08% $5.4 B 187,717 -23.20%
Largest (AUM) VGT 0.10% $42.9 B 848,080 -23.34%
Most Liquid (Volume) XLK 0.10% $41.3 B 8 M -21.15%
Top YTD Performer TDV 0.46% $122.0 M 12,692 -9.74%

Alternative ETFs in the FactSet Equity: Global Cybersecurity Segment

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest IHAK 0.47% $520.0 M 97,450 -19.45%
Largest (AUM) CIBR 0.60% $5.0 B 594,694 -20.37%
Most Liquid (Volume) CIBR 0.60% $5.0 B 594,694 -20.37%
Top YTD Performer IHAK 0.47% $520.0 M 97,450 -19.45%

Top 15 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

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

Holdings Comparison

HACK ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Number of Holdings 61 71 46
% of Assets in Top 10 49.22% 46.57% 50.54%
% of Assets in Top 15 68.22% 59.97% 68.27%
% of Assets in Top 50 102.16% 93.74% 100.15%

Size Comparison

HACK ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Large (>12.9B) 60.49% 55.06% 50.65%
Mid (>2.7B) 31.07% 21.86% 33.23%
Small (>600M) 6.34% 13.07% 10.74%
Micro (<600M) 0.96% 5.98% 3.05%

HACK Valuation

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

HACK
P/E Ratio
N/A
ETF Database Category Average
P/E Ratio
21.56
FactSet Segment Average
P/E Ratio
23.75

HACK Dividend

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

HACK ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Dividend $ 0.12 $ 0.09 $ 0.04
Dividend Date 2021-09-21 N/A N/A
Annual Dividend Rate $ 0.18 $ 0.23 $ 0.06
Annual Dividend Yield 0.27% 0.20% 0.12%

HACK Price and Volume Charts

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HACK Fund Flows Charts

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5 Day Net Flows: -4.61 M 1 Month Net Flows: -20.13 M 3 Month Net Flows: -88.93 M 6 Month Net Flows: -139.64 M 1 Year Net Flows: -249.98 M 3 Year Net Flows: -165.82 M 5 Year Net Flows: -102.86 M 10 Year Net Flows: 1.07 B

HACK Price vs Flows AUM Influence Charts

View charts that break down the influence that fund flows and price had on overall assets.

5 Day Net AUM Change: 9.87 M
1 Month Net AUM Change: -30.45 M
3 Month Net AUM Change: -171.3 M
6 Month Net AUM Change: -195.13 M
1 Year Net AUM Change: -818.35 M
3 Year Net AUM Change: -97.77 M
5 Year Net AUM Change: 332.1 M
10 Year Net AUM Change: 1.47 B

Realtime Rating

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for HACK 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 ETF Database 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 ETF Database Pro. To view information on how the ETF Database Realtime Ratings work, click here.

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A- XLK
Expenses B FTEC
Performance
Volatility
Dividend
Concentration

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

HACK Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to its peers.

Expenses Ratio Analysis

HACK
Expense Ratio
0.60%
ETF Database Category Average
Expense Ratio
0.57%
FactSet Segment Average
Expense Ratio
0.62%

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
8.66/10
ESG Score
80.63%
Global Percentile
86.86%
Peer Percentile
    • Revenue Exposure to Environmental Impact (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Environment Controversies (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Sustainable Impact Solutions (%)
      2.66%
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons of CO2e / $M Sales)
      18.15
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Fossil Fuel Reserves (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • High Impact Fossil Fuel Reserves (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Water Stress High Risk Business Segment (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress High Risk Geography (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress Exposure Moderate (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress Exposure High (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress Exposure Low (%)
      Higher improves ESG score
    • Revenue Exposure to Energy Efficiency (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Alternative Energy (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Green Building (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Pollution Prevention (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Water Sustainability (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Social Impact (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Sustainable Impact Solutions (%)
      2.66%
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • SRI Exclusion Criteria (%)
      21.05%
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Affordable Real Estate (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Education (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Major Disease Treatment (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Nutrition (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Sanitation (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to SME Finance (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Human Rights Norms Violation (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Human Rights Norms Violation OR Watch List (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Human Rights Controversies (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Labor Norms Violation (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Labor Norms Violation OR Watch List (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Labor Controversies (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Severe Customer Controversies (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Global Compact Compliance Violation (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Global Compact Compliance Violation OR Watch List (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Catholic Values Fail (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Islamic Non-Compliant (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Adult Entertainment Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Alcohol Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Gambling Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Nuclear Power Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Tobacco Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Weapons Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Controversies Weapons Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Civilian Firearms Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Civilian Firearms Retailer (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Civilian Firearms Producer (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Direct Predatory Lending Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Genetic Engineering Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Governance Controversies (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Flag (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Lack of Independent Board Majority (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (0-25%) (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (25-50%) (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (50-75%) (%)
      Higher improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (75-100%) (%)
      Higher improves ESG score
    • No Female Directors (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Three OR More Female Directors (%)
      Higher improves ESG score
    • Females Represent 30% of Directors (%)
      Higher improves ESG score
    • Entrenched Board (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Overboarding (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Negative Director Votes (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Ownership AND Control Flag (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • One Share One Vote (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • No Annual Director Elections (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Does Not Use Majority Voting (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Significant Votes Against Pay Practices (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Controlling Shareholder (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Controlling Shareholder Concerns (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Cross Shareholdings (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Poison Pill (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Pay Flag (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • No Pay Performance Link (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Lack of Internal Pay Equity (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Executive Pay Non-Disclosure (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Accounting Flag (%)
      Lower improves ESG score

HACK Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peers.

HACK ETF Database
Category Average
Factset Segment
Average
1 Month Return 1.13% 3.01% -3.02%
3 Month Return -0.25% -5.50% -7.46%
YTD Return -22.59% -30.29% -30.26%
1 Year Return -19.65% -27.63% -27.57%
3 Year Return 15.03% 15.12% 25.94%
5 Year Return 55.53% 25.70% 29.44%

Geographic Exposure

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

Region Percentage
North, Central and South America 94.02%
Europe 7.21%
Asia Pacific 1.49%
Other -2.69%
Country Percentage
United States 81.73%
Israel 7.25%
United Kingdom 6.93%
Japan 1.49%
Other 1.14%
Canada 1.14%
Finland 0.19%
Germany 0.13%
Sweden 0.03%

Holdings Analysis

The following charts reflect the allocation of HACK's underlying holdings.

Sector Percentage
Technology Services 68.66%
Electronic Technology 25.32%
Commercial Services 4.91%
Miscellaneous 3.83%
CASH -2.69%
Market Cap Percentage
Large 60.49%
Mid 31.07%
Small 6.34%
Micro 0.96%
Region Percentage
Asset Percentage
Share/Common/Ordinary 98.89%
Exchange Traded Fund (ETF-ETF) 2.78%
Open-ended Fund 1.05%
CASH -2.69%
Sector Percentage
Technology Services 68.66%
Electronic Technology 25.32%
Commercial Services 4.91%
Miscellaneous 3.83%
CASH -2.69%

HACK Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility 197.36%
20 Day Volatility 30.74%
50 Day Volatility 31.13%
200 Day Volatility 29.16%
Beta 0.95
Standard Deviation 5.69%
5 Day Volatility
197.36%
Rank
40 of 92

20 Day Volatility
30.74%
Rank
84 of 92

50 Day Volatility
31.13%
Rank
83 of 92

200 Day Volatility
29.16%
Rank
80 of 92

Beta
0.95
Rank
60 of 65

Standard Deviation
5.69%
Rank
35 of 77

Technicals

  • 20 Day MA $45.05
  • 60 Day MA $45.01
  • MACD 15 Period 1.80
  • MACD 100 Period 1.07
  • Williams % Range 10 Day 3.25
  • Williams % Range 20 Day 1.93
  • RSI 10 Day 67
  • RSI 20 Day 59
  • RSI 30 Day 55
  • Ultimate Oscillator 72

Bollinger Bands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day) $44.46
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day) $46.82
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day) $42.54
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day) $47.43
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day) $42.79
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day) $47.66

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1 $46.71
  • Support Level 2 $45.90
  • Resistance Level 1 $47.99
  • Resistance Level 2 $48.46

Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day) 72.24
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day) 76.09
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day) 62.78
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day) 66.94

Tradability

  • Tracking Difference Median (%) n/a
  • Tracking Difference Max Upside (%) n/a
  • Tracking Difference Max Downside (%) n/a
  • Median Premium Discount (%) -0.04
  • Maximum Premium Discount (%) 0.64
  • Average Spread (%) 6.06
  • Average Spread ($) 6.06

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