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CSE Composite Index™

The CSE Composite Index is a broad indicator of market activity for the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE). With approximately 75% coverage of all equities listed on the CSE it is a uniquely positioned gauge of the Canadian small cap market. The index provides a distinctly different risk/return profile than the broad Canadian equity market.

Index Methodology

The CSE Composite Index follows a set of rules which are published on the CSE website. The index is administered by Solactive AG as the calculation agent. Solcative calculates indices for 350 clients in Europe, America and Asia. The index policies and procedures are maintained by an Index Committee. The committee, in its sole discretion determines how policies and procedures are interpreted and over time may update the policies and procedures of the index if deemed necessary. 

For a detailed description of the methodology, click here: CSE Composite Index Methodology PDF icon cse_composite_index_methodology.pdf

Index Maintenance

The index will be rebalanced quarterly on the third Friday in each of March, June, September and December.  The index will be reconstituted based on eligibility criteria and deletion criteria, and the shares adjusted (if required) for index constituents.

Criteria for Index Additions

Listing - Companies must be listed on the CSE.
Size - Only securities with a minimum market capitalization of $5 million are eligible for inclusion.
Seasoning Requirement - A security is not eligible for inclusion for the first rebalance of the index after its listing. However, a security is exempt from this minimum listing period if either of the following apply:

  • The security was listed on a recognized exchange in Canada immediately prior to its listing on the CSE; or
  • At the rebalance, when ranked by total market capitalization, the security falls within the top quartile of eligible securities listed on the CSE.

Criteria for Index Deletions

Buffer rule - At each quarterly rebalance, current constituents are assessed to ensure they have a minimum market capitalization of $4 million. 

Companies involved in corporate actions which result in them no longer qualifying for the index are removed once the transaction is closed.

The chart portrays the index using historical data from March 15, 2013 through February 26, 2015 and is provided for reference purposes only. The official index has been rebased at 1000 as of the market close on February 26, 2015.

For more detailed information about the Index, please click: PDF icon cse_composite_index.pdf.    

 

RETURNS - CSE COMPOSITE INDEX as at March 1, 2017

 1 month 3 month 6 month 1 year Since launch*
3.02% 12.37% 36.67% 46.84% -10.14%

*Launch date of index is February 26, 2015

 

INDEX (as at March 20, 2017)

Symbol Security Name Weighting Market Cap Sector
SL Supreme Pharmaceuticals Inc. 6.98% $242,497,353 Life Sciences
AHG Alternate Health Corp. 5.69% $197,605,048 Life Sciences
BCC The Canadian Bioceutical Corp. 4.07% $141,429,427 Diversified Industries
CRZ CannaRoyalty Corp. 3.14% $108,944,073 Diversified Industries
URB.A Urbana Corporation A NV 2.94% $102,282,000 Diversified Industries
MDM Marapharm Ventures Inc. 2.50% $86,959,461 Life Sciences
XMG MGX Minerals Inc. 2.48% $86,225,812 Mining
THC THC Biomed Intl Ltd 2.32% $80,417,578 Life Sciences
PKK Peak Positioning Technologies 2.25% $78,245,936 Technology
VGW Valens Groworks Corp. 2.14% $74,446,200 Life Sciences
URG Oriental Non-Ferrous Resources Development Corp. 2.01% $69,843,750 Mining
TBP Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. 2.00% $69,532,649 Diversified Industries
MRM Micromem Technologies Inc. 1.94% $67,424,578 Technology
BE Beleave Inc. 1.93% $67,125,475 Life Sciences
EAC Earth Alive Clean Technologies Inc. 1.86% $64,651,835 Technology
FYS Fantasy 6 Sports Inc. 1.79% $62,222,898 Technology
BLO Cannabix Technologies Inc. 1.59% $55,131,377 Technology
FLT Drone Delivery Canada Corp. 1.52% $52,765,992 Technology
RSS RESAAS Services Inc. 1.49% $51,828,854 Technology
MOS Mobi724 Global Solutions Inc. 1.45% $50,209,396 Technology
IAN iAnthus Capital Holdings Inc. 1.24% $43,078,551 Life Sciences
IN InMed Pharmaceuticals Inc. 1.21% $42,026,992 Life Sciences
IMH Invictus MD Strategies Corp. 1.07% $37,096,271 Diversified Industries
N Namaste Technologies Inc. 1.05% $36,509,990 Diversified Industries
WUC Western Uranium Corp. 1.04% $35,986,542 Mining
RIW Riwi Corp. 1.02% $35,439,923 Technology
EAT Nutritional High International 0.99% $34,549,053 Life Sciences
GLH Golden Leaf Holdings Inc. 0.98% $34,180,607 Diversified Industries
ITV ICTV Brands Inc. 0.96% $33,430,313 Diversified Industries
TNY The Tinley Beverage Co Inc. 0.92% $32,102,652 Diversified Industries
LDS Lifestyle Delivery Systems Inc. 0.89% $30,864,874 Life Sciences
PDO PUDO Inc. 0.88% $30,583,734 Diversified Industries
FFT Future Farm Technologies Inc. 0.88% $30,399,137 Technology
PSE Pasinex Resources Ltd. 0.85% $29,584,797 Mining
LXX Lexaria Bioscience Corp. 0.83% $28,709,674 Diversified Industries
IRV Irving Resources Inc. 0.82% $28,337,961 Mining
MVT Maxtech Ventures Inc. 0.81% $28,302,348 Diversified Industries
CK Cascadia Consumer Electronics Corp. 0.81% $28,283,669 Technology
PCE.UN Petrocapita Inc.ome Trust 0.80% $27,743,299 Oil and Gas
CHV Canada House Wellness Group Inc. 0.79% $27,350,258 Life Sciences
NUR Nuran Wireless Inc. 0.78% $27,225,552 Technology
VS Versus Systems Inc. 0.73% $25,278,805 Technology
EVA Evitrade Health Systems Corp. 0.71% $24,773,106 Technology
MTA Metalla Royalty And Streaming Ltd. 0.71% $24,632,119 Mining
ZNK Kootenay Zinc Corp. 0.66% $22,752,343 Mining
IWS International Wastewater Systems Inc. 0.62% $21,515,376 Technology
RGO Range Energy Resources Inc. 0.62% $21,405,649 Oil and Gas
AG.UN Arctic Glacier Income Fd-Ut 0.61% $21,019,033 Diversified Industries
MDD Mag One Products Inc. 0.60% $21,002,471 Diversified Industries
RLG West Red Lake Gold Mines Inc. 0.59% $20,419,649 Mining
TLP.UN Tier One Capital Lp 0.59% $20,377,021 Diversified Industries
ATT Abattis Bioceuticals Corp. 0.58% $20,084,340 Life Sciences
OPI ESI Energy Services Inc. 0.57% $19,800,348 Oil and Gas
JOB Startmonday Technology Corp. 0.57% $19,747,452 Technology
KWG KWG Resources Inc. 0.56% $19,326,406 Mining
VAI Virtualarmour International Inc. 0.52% $18,026,394 Technology
API Appia Energy Corp. 0.51% $17,673,977 Mining
HGP Heritage Global Inc. 0.49% $17,082,089 Technology
HP Hello Pal International Inc. 0.48% $16,737,234 Technology
NF New Age Farm Inc. 0.48% $16,727,804 Life Sciences
DST Dundee Sustainable Technologies 0.47% $16,339,995 Technology
CHX Chromedx Corp. 0.47% $16,272,842 Life Sciences
PDH Premier Diversified Holdings Inc. 0.42% $14,752,277 Diversified Industries
EPY Eplay Digital Inc. 0.41% $14,291,769 Technology
CRL Carl Data Solutions Inc. 0.40% $13,837,630 Technology
KNR Kontrol Energy C 0.40% $13,789,214 Technology
RZX Robix Environmental Technologies Inc. 0.39% $13,453,139 CleanTech
VP Vodis Pharmaceuticals Inc. 0.39% $13,401,618 Life Sciences
MYM MYM Nutraceuticals Inc. 0.38% $13,136,693 Life Sciences
MJ True Leaf Medicine International Limited 0.38% $13,125,911 Life Sciences
GET Glance Technologies Inc. 0.37% $12,869,274 Technology
SUN Wildflower Marijuana Inc. 0.37% $12,769,566 Life Sciences
UPP Rise Resources Inc. 0.36% $12,605,525 Mining
J Lotus Ventures Inc. 0.35% $12,312,705 Diversified Industries
AFI Affinor Growers Inc. 0.35% $12,160,656 Life Sciences
AFD Ansar Financial And Development Corp. 0.33% $11,618,373 Diversified Industries
LIB Liberty Leaf Holdings Ltd. 0.33% $11,502,622 Life Sciences
TTC Tartisan Resources Corp. 0.32% $11,075,335 Mining
VRT Veritas Pharma Inc. 0.32% $11,024,000 Life Sciences
CEG Cerro Grande Mining Corp.oration 0.31% $10,714,096 Mining
BTH Breathtec Biomedical Inc. 0.31% $10,676,645 Life Sciences
QMI Qwick Media Inc. 0.31% $10,669,268 Technology
OG Organic Garage Ltd. 0.28% $9,820,937 Diversified Industries
PUF PUF Ventures Inc. 0.28% $9,732,887 Technology
PRL Park Lawn Company Ltd. 0.28% $9,605,000 Diversified Industries
CBK Copperbank Resources Corp. 0.27% $9,523,464 Mining
PRI Primewest Mortgage Investment Corp. 0.27% $9,453,645 Diversified Industries
TOP Enertopia Corp. 0.27% $9,387,143 Diversified Industries
TTX Tantalex Resources Corp. 0.27% $9,288,540 Mining
WGC Winston Gold Mining Corp. 0.26% $9,146,642 Mining
LAG Laguna Blends Inc. 0.25% $8,829,235 Diversified Industries
MQ M Pharmaceutical 0.24% $8,316,949 Life Sciences
ABJ Supreme Metals Corp. 0.24% $8,316,655 Mining
BZI Brisio Innovations Inc. 0.24% $8,294,719 Diversified Industries
CBP Certive Solutions Inc. 0.23% $7,826,140 Technology
SHV Seahawk Ventures Inc. 0.22% $7,597,432 Mining
NSM Northern Sphere Mining Corp. 0.21% $7,429,232 Mining
ASE Asante Gold Corp. 0.21% $7,351,731 Mining
LLP Leenlife Pharma International Inc. 0.21% $7,340,980 Diversified Industries
MMI Metalo Manufacturing Inc. 0.21% $7,315,409 Diversified Industries
BIF.UN Brookfield New Horizons Income 0.21% $7,294,772 Diversified Industries
DVR Deveron UAS Corp. 0.20% $6,867,440 Diversified Industries
JBR James Bay Resources Ltd. 0.20% $6,843,222 Oil and Gas
IDK ThreeD Capital Inc. 0.19% $6,678,009 Diversified Industries
FNQ Fineqia International Inc. 0.19% $6,617,524 Diversified Industries
FAT Far Resources Ltd. 0.18% $6,160,513 Mining
NC Netcents Technology Inc. 0.17% $5,974,679 Technology
PKG Parcelpal Technology Inc. 0.16% $5,637,712 Technology
HS Healthspace Data Systems Ltd. 0.16% $5,562,146 Technology
RKS Rockshield Capital Corp. 0.16% $5,463,343 Diversified Industries
BUX Biomark Diagnostics Inc. 0.16% $5,443,654 Life Sciences
KRI Khan Resources Inc. 0.16% $5,409,989 Mining
MUR Murchison Minera 0.15% $5,058,019 Mining
IGN IGEN Networks Corp. 0.14% $4,858,438 Technology
CNI Cloud Nine Education Group Ltd. 0.14% $4,773,430 Technology
GHG Global Hemp Group Inc. 0.13% $4,399,163 Diversified Industries
RGT Global Remote Technologies Ltd. 0.12% $4,207,134 Technology
PMC Peloton Minerals Corp. 0.12% $3,995,850 Mining
RXM Rockex Mining Corp. 0.11% $3,838,918 Mining
BIS Blackice Enterprise Risk Man 0.11% $3,781,635 Technology
ACG Alliance Growers 0.11% $3,715,480 Life Sciences
FDM Fandom Sports Media Corp. 0.10% $3,586,619 Technology
CME Canadian Metals Inc. 0.10% $3,360,756 Mining
GFI Gravitas Financial Inc. 0.06% $2,178,039 Diversified Industries

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Portfolio Characteristics (as at Mar 20, 2017)

Number of companies: 125
Market capitalization (C$ mil) 3,473
Company size (C$ mil)  
Average 27.8
Largest 242.5
Median 16.27
% Weight of Top 10 Holdings: 34.52%

Top Ten Holdings(as at Mar 20, 2017)

Symbol Name Weight
SL Supreme Pharmaceuticals Inc. 6.98%
AHG Alternate Health Corp. 5.69%
BCC The Canadian Bioceutical Corp. 4.07%
CRZ CannaRoyalty Corp. 3.14%
URB.A Urbana Corporation A NV 2.94%
MDM Marapharm Ventures Inc. 2.50%
XMG MGX Minerals Inc. 2.48%
THC THC Biomed Intl Ltd 2.32%
PKK Peak Positioning Technologies 2.25%
VGW Valens Groworks Corp. 2.14%

Sector Weight(as at Mar 20, 2017)

Sector Weight
Diversified Industries 25.73%
Technology 25.47%
Life Sciences 31.53%
Mining 14.69%
Oil & Gas 2.18%
Cleantech 0.39%