New Weight Loss ETF Is Essentially A Play On Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk

Eli Lilly and Company -3.82%
Novo Nordisk A/S Sponsored ADR Class B -3.87%
Roundhill ETF Trust Roundhill GLP-1 & Weight Loss ETF -2.81%

Eli Lilly and Company




Novo Nordisk A/S Sponsored ADR Class B




Roundhill ETF Trust Roundhill GLP-1 & Weight Loss ETF




The recently launched Roundhill GLP-1 & Weight Loss ETF (NASDAQ:OZEM) is gaining traction among investors, primarily due to its significant holdings in pharmaceutical giants Eli Lilly and Co (NYSE:LLY) and Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO). These two companies are at the forefront of the burgeoning weight-loss drug market, making up over 40% of OZEM’s portfolio.

This ETF presents a unique opportunity for investors to gain exposure to the weight-loss sector through these dominant players.

We covered the ETF’s launch here: EXCLUSIVE: Roundhill Investments Launches Weight Loss ETF For Exposure To Blockbuster Drugs Like Ozempic

Weight-Loss Drug ETFs: A Targeted Investment

Weight-loss drug ETFs like OZEM are designed to capitalize on the growing demand for effective weight-management solutions, driven by the increasing prevalence of obesity.

The focal point of these ETFs is GLP-1 drugs, a class of medications known for their dual benefits in treating type 2 diabetes and promoting weight loss.

Eli Lilly And Novo Nordisk: The Heavyweights

Eli Lilly and Novo Nordisk are not just industry leaders; they are pivotal to the performance of OZEM.

Eli Lilly’s weight-loss drug, Zepbound, has shown promise in treating obesity-related conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea. The stock commands a 21.04% of the OZEM portfolio.

Meanwhile, Novo Nordisk continues to innovate with new treatments like amycretin, which combines the benefits of GLP-1 and amylin to enhance weight loss and regulate blood sugar levels. The stock commands a 20.31% of the OZEM portfolio.

These companies’ commitment to developing cutting-edge treatments ensures they remain at the forefront of the weight-loss market. For instance, Novo Nordisk’s amycretin, taken orally instead of via injections like its predecessor Wegovy, represents a significant advancement in the field.

OZEM’s Growth And Market Dynamics

Since its inception, OZEM has quickly amassed $3.5 million in assets under management, driven by investor interest in the potential of weight-loss drugs. The ETF's growth mirrors the increasing acceptance and mainstream appeal of these medications.

Notably, Eli Lilly’s and Novo Nordisk’s innovations are key to this trajectory.

While OZEM offers targeted exposure to a promising market, it also comes with risks typical of niche investments. The ETF's performance heavily depends on the success and regulatory approval of the drugs developed by its top holdings.

Additionally, the weight-loss drug market is still emerging, with inherent volatility and limited historical data to predict long-term outcomes.

Investing In The Weight-Loss Drug Market

OZEM offers a focused investment opportunity in the weight-loss drug market, heavily relying on the innovations and market dominance of Eli Lilly and Novo Nordisk.

As these companies continue to push the boundaries of medical science in obesity treatment, OZEM stands to benefit significantly, making it a compelling option for investors looking to tap into this growing sector.

However, potential investors should weigh the promising growth against the inherent risks of this nascent market.

Read Next: Weight Loss Drug Market To Rocket To $130B By 2030 With Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk In Lead: Goldman Sachs

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