SAN ANTONIO—March 13, 2023—U.S. Global Investors, Inc.(NASDAQ: GROW) (the “Company”), a registered investment advisory firm with longstanding experience in global markets and specialized sectors, today is very pleased to announce that its U.S. Global Jets ETF (JETS) has been approved by Bank of America-Merrill (“Merrill”) and is now available to trade at Merrill.
JETS launched in April 2015 and today remains the only pure-play ETF that focuses on the global commercial aviation industry. Besides passenger carriers, JETS also invests in publicly-traded airports, airport services companies, aircraft manufacturers and online travel agencies.
“Merrill’s decision to include JETS as an ETF offering was well-timed, we believe,” says Frank Holmes, the Company’s CEO and Chief Investment Officer. “The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) forecasts that global air passenger demand will fully recover to pre-pandemic levels on most routes by the end of the first quarter of 2023 and that growth will reach 3% above 2019 levels by the end of the year. This would be extraordinarily positive for JETS.”
The airlines ETF has been performing well in recent months on reopening news and hopes that travel demand is on a robust growth trajectory. For the six-month period through the end of February 2023, JETS outperformed the NYSE Arca Global Airline Index and the S&P 500.
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The story of U.S. Global Investors goes back more than 50 years when it began as an investment club. Today, U.S. Global Investors, Inc. (www.usfunds.com) is a registered investment adviser that focuses on niche markets around the world. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, the Company provides investment advisory services to U.S. Global Investors Funds and U.S. Global ETFs.
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Total Annualized Returns as of 12/31/2022
|Fund||One-Year||Five-Year||Ten-Year||Since Inception||Gross Expense Ratio|
|U.S. Global Jets ETF (JETS) NAV||-18.96%||-11.67%||n/a||-4.23% (4/28/2015)||0.60%|
|U.S. Global Jets ETF (JETS) Market Value||-19.01%||-11.66%||n/a||-4.24% (4/28/2015)||0.60%|
|NYSE Arca Global Airline Index||-25.91%||-14.89%||5.49%||1.10% (11/27/2006)||n/a|
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Distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC. U.S. Global Investors is the investment adviser to JETS.
The S&P 500 is widely regarded as the best single gauge of large-cap U.S. equities and serves as the foundation for a wide range of investment products. The index includes 500 leading companies and captures approximately 80% coverage of available market capitalization. The NYSE Arca Airline Index is an equal-dollar weighted index of the most highly capitalized companies in the global airline industry.
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 ICAO forecasts complete and sustainable recovery and growth of air passenger demand in 2023. https://www.icao.int/Newsroom/Pages/ICAO-forecasts-complete-and-sustainable-recovery-and-growth-of-air-passenger-demand-in-2023.aspx