American Energy Independence ETF


Thanks to American entrepreneurialism, the International Energy Agency expects that United States will soon be the world’s biggest natural gas exporter; The American Chemistry Council reports that cheap energy is making us a leader in plastics, and the U.S. Department of Energy projects that within a decade we may be a net exporter of crude oil. The Department of Energy also reports that Increased production of clean-burning natural gas has led to a drop in greenhouse emissions in electricity generation, as it creates significantly less CO2 than coal.

USAI provides exposure to the support systems that sit between the wellhead and the customer, which are critical to harnessing these important resources. The American Energy Independence ETF (USAI) provides exposure to the infrastructure that moves these growing energy supplies to market.

USAI is passively managed, and seeks to track the American Energy Independence Index before fees and expenses. Many ETFs that invest in energy infrastructure have substantial investments in publicly traded partnerships such as MLPs, which can result in them not being RIC-compliant and therefore subject them to U.S. Federal corporate income tax. The American Energy Independence ETF seeks to keep its holdings of MLPs below the 25% threshold, since it seeks to be a Regulated Investment Company or RIC-compliant and therefore not subject to U.S. Federal corporate income tax.


The American Energy Independence Index is comprised of U.S. and Canadian energy infrastructure companies, Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) and General Partners (GPs) of MLPs. Growing production of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids is increasing the need for new infrastructure to move, process and store this output. This in turn reduces the need for the U.S. to rely on imports to meet its energy needs. It is therefore anticipated that as the U.S. becomes ever more energy independent, this will benefit North American infrastructure businesses, MLPs and GPs.

PERFORMANCE Month end returns as of 04/30/2019
  1 Month 3 Month YTD 1 Year Since Inception
Fund NAV -1.58% 3.91% 21.14% 8.27% 3.22%
Market Price -1.59% 3.96% 21.51% 8.01% 4.54%
The American Energy
Independence Index
-1.51% 4.19% 21.58% 6.05% 4.34%

Performance greater than one year is annualized.

The 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 sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost and current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Performance current to the most recent month-end can be obtained by calling (toll free 800-617-0004).

Short term performance, in particular, is not a good indication of the fund’s future performance, and an investment should not be made based solely on returns.

EX- Date Record Date Payable Date Amount
12/28/2017 12/29/2017 01/02/2018 0.01957334
03/20/2018 03/21/2018 03/22/2018 0.15041560
06/19/2018 06/20/2018 06/21/2018 0.32334000
09/18/2018 09/19/2018 09/20/2018 0.33188251
12/19/2018 12/20/2018 12/21/2018 0.33300000
03/28/2019 03/29/2019 04/01/2019 0.345
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8.11% TC ENERGY CORP TRP CN 18,216 893,175.11
7.63% ENBRIDGE INC ENB CN 22,428 840,465.76
7.36% KINDER MORGAN INC DEL KMI 40,428 810,985.68
7.03% ONEOK INC NEW OKE 11,799 774,722.34
6.98% WILLIAMS COS INC DEL WMB 28,494 769,053.06
4.23% TARGA RES CORP TRGP 11,520 466,099.20
4.20% PEMBINA PIPELINE CORP PPL CN 12,879 462,881.00
4.13% ENERGY TRANSFER LP ET 31,158 454,906.80
4.10% CHENIERE ENERGY INC LNG 6,993 451,468.08
Data as of 05/28/2019. Holdings are subject to change.