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The Direxion Nanotechnology ETF seeks investment results, before fees and expenses, that track the S&P Kensho Extended Nanotechnology Index. There is no guarantee that the fund will achieve its stated investment objective.

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The Direxion Nanotechnology ETF provides exposure to companies believed to be at the forefront of nanotechnology, spanning the traditional sectors of consumer discretionary, health care, industrials, information technology and materials.

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Target Index

The S&P Kensho Extended Nanotechnology Index (KNANOXN), a subsector index within the S&P Kensho New Economy Index Series, intends to represent companies that are focused on mechanical nanoscale processes, from companies that actually produce nanoscale materials to those that use nanotechnology in their production or that build machines capable of measuring information at the nanoscale. Engineering at the molecular level is complicated, and nanotechnology will have an impact on both the electronics industry with ever more miniaturized circuits, as well as biotechnical products that will become “programmable” and be able to carry out more intelligent tasks in the human body. One cannot directly invest in an index.

Index Holdings & Sector Weightings

Top Ten Holdings %

Arcturus Therapeutics Holdings 11.74
Bruker BioSciences 8.83
Beam Therapeutics 8.66
Nano Dimension 6.32
Moderna 4.97
Intellia Therapeutics 4.73
BionTech 3.64
Thermo Fisher Scientific 3.59
Alkermes 3.56
Angiodynamics 3.30

Sector Weightings %

Health Care 72.76
Information Technology 18.09
Industrials 5.28
Materials 2.24
Consumer Discretionary 1.63

Country Weightings %

United States 87.15
Israel 9.21
Germany 3.64

Source: Bloomberg. Index holdings and weightings are net and as of 10/31/2021 and subject to change.


Index Constitution

The index offers exposure to companies involved in the creation and/or manipulation of matter at the molecular (or smaller) level, by providing one or more of the following four types of products or services:

  • Fabrication and Manufacturing Processes: Devices, systems and/or processes allowing for construction and/or manipulation of matter at the molecular level as a part of the production process, which includes, but is not limited to, nano-bots and molecular self-assembly.
  • Measurement and Simulation: Services simulating design of nanomaterials and products/services that contribute to measurement at the molecular level, which includes, but is not limited to, nanoelectromechanical systems.
  • Materials: Outputs created from nanofabrication and manufacturing processes, which includes, but is not limited to, nano-textiles and nanoparticles.
  • Delivery Systems: Systems enabling the delivery of nanomaterials to targeted locations, which includes, but is not limited to, engineered nanoparticles and nano-capsules.

Pricing & Performance

NAV and Market Price information as of . Line chart shows pricing trend over the last 30 days. The Primary Listing Exchange is the NYSE Arca, Inc.