Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy tweets regularly about his daily stock trades and was very active during the recent. On Tuesday, he introduced an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that uses to determine what stocks to trade based on positive online posts.
The VanEck Vectors Social Sentiment ETF, or BUZZ, on the New York Stock Exchange, launched Thursday at a price of $24.40. It holds stock in 75 companies that have a market cap of $5 billion, and it’ll rotate these stocks based on social media posts, news articles and blogs.
Portnoy tweeted out a video Tuesday saying the ETF started up five years ago and has outperformed the S&P 500 by 40% in 2020.
On Wednesday, Portnoy tweeted another video explaining his involvement. He confirmed that he was not getting paid to promote BUZZ, but was given an ownership stake in the ETF.
Correction, March 2 3:54 p.m. PT: An earlier version of this article misstated what Portnoy said in the video he tweeted out. He said BUZZ outperformed the S&P 500 by 40% in 2020.