San Jose, Calif., December 2, 2020 — The Inspire 100 ETF (NYSE: BIBL) from biblically responsible investingfirm, Inspire Investing, celebrated three-years of trading on Friday, October30th, 2020. The biblically-aligned fund notched performance numbers slightlyin excess of the benchmark S&P 500, despite having no exposure to thehigh-flying “FAANG stocks”, referring to the mega-cap technology giantsFacebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google, which have delivered outsizedreturns over the past several years.
“Some people were skeptical that a US large cap fundscreened for biblical values could keep pace with the S&P 500, especiallysince our biblical screening excludes the FAANG stocks,” commented RobertNetzly, CEO of Inspire. “While we believe glorifying God by investing withbiblical values is more important than returns, the three-year performance ofBIBL further strengthens our conviction that good values and good returns arenot mutually exclusive.”
Over the three-year period since inception onOctober 30th, 2017, the Inspire 100 ETF (NYSE: BIBL) deliveredannualized returns of 10.64% on market price and 10.73% on the NAV (net assetvalue), compared to the S&P 500 return of 10.45% over the same time period.The complete standardized returns table comparing multiple time-frames sinceinception is below, for both the three year anniversary and as of the mostrecent quarter end.
PERFORMANCE AS of most recent quarter end (9/30/20)
(Returns greater than 1 year are annualized. Data from Bloomberg and ETF Logic.)
Past performance is no guarantee of futureresults. The performance data quoted here represents past performance. Currentperformance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted above.Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, so that shares, whenredeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For performancedata current to the most recent month end, please call 877.658.9473.
1Inspire Funds are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are notindividually redeemed from the fund. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns.
2Market Price returns are based upon the officialclosing price on the listing exchange (NYSE ARCA) at 4:00 p.m. ET when NAV isnormally determined for most Inspire Funds, and do not represent the returnsyou would receive if you traded shares at other times.
About Inspire 100 ETF (NSYE: BIBL)
The Inspire 100 ETF (NYSE: BIBL) is comprised of theone-hundred most biblically-aligned, large cap companies in the United States,as measured by the Inspire Impact Score methodology, Inspire’s globallyrecognized faith-based ESG (environmental, social and governance) scoringsystem. The Inspire Impact Score methodology excludes companies involved withproblem areas such as abortion and human trafficking, while awarding positivepoints to companies exhibiting “best in class” performance in areas such associal impact, labor practices, political action and environmental stewardship.
BIBL offers a net expense of 0.35%, which iscontractually reduced by Inspire from the gross expense of 0.57% to keep feeslower for investors at a minimum through March 31, 2021, at which point the feewaiver can be renewed. BIBL seeks to replicate investment results thatgenerally correspond, before fees and expenses, to the performance of theInspire 100 Index.
To learn more about the Inspire 100 ETF (NYSE:BIBL), including performance and prospectus, please visit www.inspireETF.com.
About Inspire Investing
Inspire Investing is a leading provider of biblically responsible, faith-basedESG investments and creator of the globally recognized Inspire Impact Score™which is used by investors around the world to measure the biblical alignmentof their investments according to Biblically Responsible Investing (BRI)principles. For more information, visit www.inspireinvesting.com.
Investment advisory services offeredthrough CWM Advisors, LLC dba Inspire, a Registered Investment Advisor with theSEC.
There is no guarantee that the Fundswill achieve their objective, generate positive returns, or avoid losses. Beforeinvesting, consider the funds’ investment objectives, risks, charges andexpenses. To obtain a prospectus which contains this and other information,call 877.658.9473, or visit www.inspireinvesting.com. Read it carefully. The Inspire ETFs are distributed byForeside Financial Services LLC., Member FINRA.
Inspire and Foreside Financial Services LLC arenot affiliated.
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