Global X was founded in 2008 with the mission of listening to and empowering clients to invest wisely in unexplored and intelligent solutions. Our product lineup features more than 60 ETF strategies. While we are distinguished for our Thematic Growth, Income and International Access ETFs, we also offer Core, Commodity, Alpha and Risk Management funds to suit a wide range of investment objectives. Global X is a member of Mirae Asset Global Investments Group, a Seoul-based global enterprise which offers asset management expertise worldwide.
MLP Monthly Report: March 2020
The March MLP Monthly can be found here offering insights on MLP industry news, the asset class’s performance, yields, valuations, and fundamental drivers.
Market Update: Finding Positives Amid Covid-19 Uncertainty
The Covid-19 outbreak is a human tragedy that we need to be mindful of and sympathetic to. It’s much too early to judge the potential scope of the fallout, but this is a crisis that involves us all, in one way or another.
The Next Big Theme: March 2020
Income Monitor: Q4 2019
Q4 proved to be a positive period of equity market performance despite a lack of robust earnings data. Energy, Real Estate, & Utilities finished out the quarter with the highest dividend yields of the S&P 500 sectors.
Beyond ESG: How Individuals Can Influence Corporations
Monetary Policy Dominated the Last Decade, What’s Ahead?
Don’t fight the Fed, as the saying goes. But at this point, it’s reasonable to ask how much fight the Federal Reserve (Fed) has left. The Fed played an oversized role in stimulating markets over the past decade and became an indefinite backstop.
ETF Model Portfolios: Why Now?
Financial services evolved, with numerous businesses turning their sights toward wealth management due in part to millennials coming of age and being expected to receive a large intergenerational wealth transfer. A byproduct of that shift was a surge in exchanged traded-funds (ETFs) and subsequently ETF model portfolios.
Scientific Beta Factor Report: Q4 2019
Fernández’s Argentina: What to Expect
Thematic ETF Report Q4 2019
This report recaps Global X’s classification system for disruptive themes and the thematic ETFs that track them. Also the report provides industry-level analysis of the number of ETFs in the growing thematic space, new launches and closures, and trends in assets under management (AUM).
The Next Big Theme: January 2020
Q4 Review and Outlook: Have the Clouds Lifted?
2019 was a whirlwind of a year. 2019 was epitomized by shifting clouds of uncertainty. At times these clouds became darker and recession risks increased while at other moments investors glimpsed the light at the end of the tunnel.
Chart: China Sectors Show Wide Dispersion at End of 2019
MLP Monthly Report: December 2019
Themes for Defensive Positioning
Income Monitor: Q3 2019
The beginning of Q4 marked the closing of the Federal Reserve’s second round of interest rate cutting. The Fed cut rates for the third time in 2019 in October. The yield curve steepened with the Fed’s latest round of stimulus. A brief period of flattening gave rise to concerns about the economy, but those fears subsided on stronger domestic economic numbers. The challenge, once again, is how investors find income. We expect the Fed to hold rates steady from here, but there’s close to no real yield from traditional fixed income investments today.
Global X 2020 Outlook
Purely from a returns perspective, 2019 appeared to be a banner year. The S&P 500 and other major equity indexes posted double-digit gains and hit new all-time highs in 2019. Investors feasted on easy money from accommodative central banks. U.S. equities set the pace, despite some high-profile wobbles. Developed markets were close behind.
China A Share Update: MSCI Increases Inclusion Factor to 20%
Snap Chart: Yield Curve Steepening
The Next Big Theme: November 2019
Snap Chart – Emerging Market Currencies
Scientific Beta Factor Report: Q3 2019
Meet the Sector Disruptors
Equity sectors themselves have rarely changed, but the composition of companies within each sector evolves over time as we transition from one economic era to the next. We believe that we are in the early stages of a period of significant disruption, given rapid advancements in technology and changing demographics and consumer preferences.
The Next Big Theme: October 2019
How to Value Disruptive Themes
Q3 Review and Outlook: Red Light or Yellow
The third quarter was enough to make your head spin. The green light investors had in the first half flashed yellow at the start of Q3. Now, we see some red in that light after a roughly 50-basis point backup in the 10-year US Treasury yield, louder recession chatter following an inversion of the yield curve, a major rotation to defensive sectors and leadership shifting to value. Add politics to the lengthy list of Q4 uncertainties and it’s no wonder investors may feel a little dizzy.