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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 160 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.    



 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 January 10, 2017)

Symbol Security Name Weighting Market Cap Sector
SL Supreme Pharmaceuticals Inc. 10.66% $261,508,542 Diversified Industries
URB.A Urbana Corporation A NV 4.38% $107,500,000 Diversified Industries
BIF.UN Brookfield New Horizons Income Trust 4.38% $107,407,812 Diversified Industries
THC THC Biomed Intl Ltd. 3.82% $93,702,113 Life Sciences
MDM Marapharm Ventures Inc. 3.09% $75,866,232 Life Sciences
FYS Fantasy 6 Sports Inc. 2.75% $67,450,935 Technology
MRM Micromem Technologies Inc. 2.58% $63,394,556 Technology
EAC Earth Alive Clean Technologies Inc. 2.24% $54,947,751 Technology
RSS RESAAS Services Inc. 2.24% $54,841,457 Technology
BLO Cannabix Technologies Inc. 2.21% $54,329,879 Technology
URG Oriental Non-Ferrous Resources Development Inc. 2.21% $54,147,917 Mining
VGW Valens Groworks Corp. 2.04% $50,002,215 Life Sciences
XMG MGX Minerals Inc. 1.61% $39,608,286 Mining
RIW RIWI Corp. 1.58% $38,859,565 Technology
LXX Lexaria Bioscience Corp. 1.57% $38,466,358 Diversified Industries
CIM CIM International Group Inc. 1.50% $36,906,093 Diversified Industries
GLH Golden Leaf Holdings Ltd. 1.49% $36,592,555 Diversified Industries
PDO PUDO Inc. 1.46% $35,905,131 Diversified Industries
WUC Western Uranium Corp. 1.46% $35,751,094 Technology
BE Beleave Inc. 1.42% $34,892,026 Life Sciences
EAT Nutritional High International Inc. 1.39% $34,066,203 Life Sciences
MDD Mag One Products Inc. 1.39% $33,991,930 Diversified Industries
FLT Drone Delivery Canada Corp. 1.35% $33,037,781 Technology
IRV Irving Resources Inc. 1.35% $33,027,356 Mining
CHV Canada House Wellness Group Inc. 1.28% $31,423,701 Life Sciences
IWS International Wastewater Systems Inc. 1.24% $30,532,752 Technology
N Namaste Technologies Inc. 1.23% $30,155,477 Diversified Industries
LDS Lifestyle Delivery Systems Inc. 1.10% $27,040,078 Life Sciences
HP Hello Pal International Inc. 0.97% $23,818,371 Technology
HGP Heritage Global Inc. 0.94% $23,058,795 Technology
PKK Peak Positioning Technologies Inc. 0.93% $22,852,146 Technology
PCE.UN Petrocapita Income Trust 0.90% $22,194,639 Oil & Gas
TLP.UN Tier One Capital Limited Partnership 0.88% $21,641,563 Diversified Industries
RLG West Red Lake Gold Mines Inc. 0.81% $19,827,124 Mining
CK Cascadia Consumer Electronics Corp. 0.81% $19,798,568 Technology
KWG KWG Resources Inc. 0.79% $19,326,406 Mining
EVA EViTRADE Health Systems Corp. 0.79% $19,319,258 Technology
STX Starrex International Ltd. 0.77% $18,825,075 Mining
NUR Nuran Wireless Inc. 0.76% $18,754,635 Technology
PDH Premier Diversified Holdings Inc. 0.76% $18,696,960 Diversified Industries
VAI VirtualArmor International Inc. 0.75% $18,403,918 Technology
RGO Range Energy Resources Inc. 0.70% $17,124,520 Oil & Gas
GET Glance Technologies Inc. 0.66% $16,313,482 Technology
ATT Abattis Bioceuticals Corp. 0.66% $16,294,135 Life Sciences
IMH Invictus Md Strategies Corp. 0.65% $15,852,182 Diversified Industries
TNY The Tinley Beverage Company Inc. 0.64% $15,798,865 Diversified Industries
TBP Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. 0.63% $15,388,679 Diversified Industries
IN Inmed Pharmaceuticals Inc. 0.61% $15,030,476 Life Sciences
CHX ChroMedX Corp. 0.59% $14,517,521 Life Sciences
PRI Primewest Mortgage Investment Corp. 0.58% $14,180,468 Diversified Industries
IAN iAnthus Capital Holdings Inc. 0.58% $14,150,834 Life Sciences
AGS Arcturus Growthstar Technologies Inc. 0.56% $13,726,762 Technology
WAW Augustine Ventures Inc. 0.56% $13,717,681 Mining
MTA Metalla Royalty And Streaming Ltd. 0.55% $13,417,145 Mining
DST Dundee Sustainable Technologies Inc. 0.54% $13,369,087 Technology
VS Versus Systems Inc. 0.54% $13,251,213 Technology
ZNK Kootenay Zinc Corp. 0.52% $12,797,291 Mining
WGC Winston Gold Mining Corp. 0.51% $12,462,589 Mining
AFD Ansar Financial And Development Corp. 0.51% $12,392,931 Diversified Industries
SUN Wildflower Marijuana Inc. 0.50% $12,320,000 Life Sciences
RZX Robix Environmental Technologies Inc. 0.50% $12,305,412 Cleantech
PSE Pasinex Resources Ltd. 0.50% $12,227,077 Mining
TTX Tantalex Resources Corp. 0.50% $12,204,720 Mining
VP Vodis Pharmaceuticals Inc. 0.49%


Life Sciences
MJ True Leaf Medicine International Ltd. 0.49% $11,956,238 Life Sciences
AFI Affinor Growers Inc. 0.45% $10,983,320 Life Sciences
MVT Maxtech Ventures Inc. 0.45% $10,955,748 Diversified Industries
API Appia Energy Corp. 0.45% $10,947,770 Mining
AG.UN Arctic Glacier Income Fund 0.43% $10,509,517 Diversified Industries
KNR Kontrol Energy Corp. 0.43% $10,453,847 Technology
ITV ICTV Brands Inc. 0.42% $10,423,492 Diversified Industries
MMI Metalo Manufacturing Inc. 0.40% $9,865,012 Mining
BTH Breathtec Biomedical Inc. 0.39% $9,520,675 Life Sciences
CBK Copperbank Resources Corp. 0.35% $8,575,640 Mining
CRL Carl Data Solutions Inc. 0.35% $8,570,292 Technology
PRL Park Lawn Company Ltd. 0.35% $8,475,000 Life Sciences
JBR James Bay Resources Ltd. 0.34% $8,294,814 Oil and Gas
MQ M Pharmaceutical Inc. 0.34% $8,290,561 Life Sciences
NF New Age Farm Inc. 0.33% $8,177,112 Life Sciences
J Lotus Ventures Inc. 0.33% $8,025,688 Diversified Industries
MOS Mobi724 Global Solutions Inc. 0.31% $7,709,428 Technology
UPP Rise Resources Inc. 0.31% $7,651,240 Diversified Industries
VRT Veritas Pharma Inc. 0.31% $7,632,000 Life Sciences
CBP Certive Solutions Inc. 0.30% $7,379,592 Life Sciences
ASE Asante Gold Corp. 0.30% $7,300,999 Mining
PUF PUF Ventures Inc. 0.31% $7,118,539 Technology
CEG Cerro Grande Mining Corp. 0.27% $6,696,310 Mining
ACG Alliance Growers Corp. 0.26% $6,274,850 Life Sciences
NC NetCents Technology Inc. 0.25% $6,040,243 Technology
RXM Rockex Mining Corp. 0.24% $5,888,808 Mining
HS Healthspace Data Systems Ltd. 0.22% $5,446,976 Technology
PMC Peloton Minerals Corp. 0.22% $5,410,401 Mining
RGT Global Remote Technologies Ltd. 0.21% $5,048,561 Technology
DVR Deveron UAS Corp. 0.20% $4,994,502 Diversified Industries
LAG Laguna Blends Inc. 0.20% $4,787,760 Diversified Industries
GHG Global Hemp Group Inc. 0.17% $4,137,526 Diversified Industries
CME Canadian Metals Inc. 0.16% $3,939,117 Mining
MUR Murchison Minerals Ltd. 0.15% $3,793,514 Mining
KRI Khan Resources Inc 0.14% $3,546,659 Mining
EA EA Education Group Inc. 0.14% $3,380,357 Diversified Industries
IGN IGEN Networks Corp. 0.10% $2,420,027 Technology

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Portfolio Characteristics (as at Jan 10, 2017)

Number of companies: 101
Market capitalization (C$ mil) 2,453
Company size (C$ mil)  
Average 24.3
Largest 261.51
Median 14.15
% Weight of Top 10 Holdings: 38.35%

Top Ten Holdings(as at Jan 10, 2017)

Symbol Name Weight
SL Supreme Pharmaceuticals Inc. 10.66%
URB.A Urbana Corporation A NV 4.38%
BIF.UN Brookfield New Horizons Income Fund 4.38%
THC THC Biomed Intl Ltd. 3.82%
MDM Marapharm Ventures Inc. 3.09%
FYS Fantasy 6 Sports 2.75%
MRM Micromem Technologies Inc 2.58%
EAC Earth Alive Clean Technologies Inc. 2.24%
RSS RESAAS Services Inc. 2.24%
BLO Cannabix Technologies Inc. 2.21%

Sector Weight(as at Jan 10, 2017)

Sector Weight
Diversified Industries 35.36%
Technology 28.08%
Life Sciences 20.79%
Mining 13.36%
Oil & Gas 1.94%
Cleantech 0.50%