Global X is set to begin trading their “Global X Lithium ETF” (LIT) this Friday July 23rd. This will be a first of its kind fund on any exchange as the highly reactive metal isn’t traded on any commodity exchange. The Global X Lithium ETF will seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Solactive Global Lithium Index.
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses: 0.75%
PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT STRATEGIES
The Underlying Index is free float adjusted, liquidity tested and market capitalization-weighted index that is designed to measure broad based equity market performance of global companies involved in the lithium industry, as defined by Structured Solutions AG. As of June 30, 2010 the Underlying Index had 20 constituents, 60% of which are foreign companies. The three largest stocks were SQM, FMC Corporation and Rockwood Holdings. The Fund’s investment objective and Underlying Index may be changed without shareholder approval. Shareholders will be given 60 days’ prior notice of any such change.
The Underlying Index is sponsored by an organization (“Index Provider”) that is independent of the Fund and Global X Management Company LLC, the investment adviser for the Fund (“Adviser”). The Index Provider determines the relative weightings of the securities in the Underlying Index and publishes information regarding the market value of the Underlying Index. The Fund’s Index Provider is Structured Solutions AG.
The Adviser uses a “passive” or indexing approach to try to achieve the Fund’s investment objective. Unlike many investment companies, the Fund does not try to “beat” the Underlying Index and does not seek temporary defensive positions when markets decline or appear overvalued.
The Fund will normally invest at least 80% of its total assets in the securities of the Underlying Index and in depositary receipts based on the securities in the Underlying Index.
The Fund will use a replication strategy. A replication strategy is an indexing strategy that involves investing in the securities of the Underlying Index in approximately the same proportions as in the Underlying Index. However, the Fund may utilize a representative sampling strategy with respect to the Underlying Index when a replication strategy might be detrimental to shareholders, such as when there are practical difficulties or substantial costs involved in compiling a portfolio of equity securities to follow the Underlying Index, in instances in which a security in the Underlying Index becomes temporarily illiquid, unavailable or less liquid, or as a result of legal restrictions or limitations (such as tax diversification requirements) that apply to the Fund but not the Underlying Index.
Correlation: Correlation is the extent to which the values of different types of investments move in tandem with one another in response to changing economic and market conditions. An index is a theoretical financial calculation, while the Fund is an actual investment portfolio. The performance of the Fund and the Underlying Index may vary somewhat due to transaction costs, asset valuations, foreign currency valuations, market impact, corporate actions (such as mergers and spin-offs), legal restrictions or limitations, illiquid or unavailable securities, and timing variances.
The Adviser expects that, over time, the correlation between the Fund’s performance and that of the Underlying Index, before fees and expenses, will exceed 90%. A correlation percentage of 100% would indicate perfect correlation. If the Fund uses a replication strategy, it can be expected to have greater correlation to the Underlying Index than if it uses a representative sampling strategy.
Solactive Global Lithium Index:
The Solactive Global Lithium Index is designed to reflect the performance of the lithium industry. It is comprised of common stocks, ADRs and GDRs of selected companies globally that are primarily engaged in some aspect of the lithium industry such as lithium mining, exploration, investing, and lithium-ion battery production. The stocks are screened for liquidity and weighted according to free-float market capitalization. A specific capping methodology is applied at the semi-annual index review to facilitate compliance with the rules governing the listing of financial products on exchanges in the United States. The index is maintained by Structured Solutions AG.
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