“Despite the first half’s foreign and domestic economic uncertainties OOK’s performance was well ahead of the S&P 500 Index.”
For the first half of 2010, OOK’s NAV is -1.26% and its market value is -1.87% while the S&P 500 Index has decreased -7.80% according to data obtained by Bloomberg. OOK is not a Leveraged1 ETF.
OOK tracks the SPADE Oklahoma Index, a market capitalization-weighted benchmark that seeks to measure the performance of publicly traded companies with either corporate headquarters or significant operations in Oklahoma. The index is re-balanced at the end of each quarter to ensure no one company comprises more than 10 percent and currently includes 31 companies, with exposure spread across small, mid and large cap firms.
Often labeled as a “Large Cap Blend,” OOK is presently weighted >65% in energy and includes many well-known drilling, exploration, refining and pipeline companies. As of June 30th, the top five holdings are Continental Resources (8.1%), Devon Energy (7.7%), Chesapeake Energy (7.7%), the Williams Companies (6.7%) and Williams Partners L.P. (5.4%).
“OOK’s performance has not been a surprise to us, and it has validated our belief that this fund would be an excellent investment tool,” said Keith Geary, chairman of Geary Advisors. “Despite the first half’s foreign and domestic economic uncertainties OOK’s performance was well ahead of the S&P 500 Index.”
At least 10 percent of the OOK management fees go to support Aaron’s Bridge, an Oklahoma nonprofit organization working to establish and provide more treatment options in Oklahoma and Texas for children with developmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder.
|as of 6/30/2010|
Performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be higher or lower than actual data quoted. Call 1-800-297-8734 for current month end performance.
Market price returns are based on the midpoint of the bid/ask spread at 4 p.m. ET and do not represent the returns an investor would receive if shares were traded at other times.
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Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of OOK, Inc. carefully before investing. This and other important information about OOK, Inc. can be found in its prospectuses. To obtain a copy of these prospectuses, please call (405) 235-5757 or visit OOK, Inc.’s Web site at www.ooketf.com. Please read the prospectuses carefully before investing.
OOK ETF is distributed by ALPS Distributors, Inc. ALPS Distributors, Inc. and Geary Advisors, Inc. are unaffiliated entities.
Because OOK ETF will invest substantially all of its assets in the securities of companies that have their headquarters or principal place of business located in Oklahoma, or that generate a significant portion of their revenues in Oklahoma, OOK ETF will be subject to greater volatility as a result of the events and conditions affecting Oklahoma, to a greater extent than an ETF that did not focus its investments in this manner. An investment in the OOK ETF involves risks, including loss of principle. Holdings are subject to change.
Past performance does not guarantee future results. Index performance does not reflect fund performance and investors cannot invest directly in an Index. Indexes do not charge management fees or brokerage expenses.
Companies in the energy business may be adversely affected by changes in worldwide energy prices, exploration, production spending, government regulation, changes in exchange rates and depletion of natural resources.
The S&P 500 Index is an unmanaged index of 500 common stocks that is generally considered representative of the U.S. stock market. The Index is heavily weighted toward stocks with large market capitalizations and represents approximately two-thirds of the total market value of all domestic common stocks. The S&P 500 Index figures do not reflect any fees, expenses or taxes.