Fund Summary

The Global X MLP ETF (MLPA) invests in some of the largest, most liquid midstream Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs).

Fund Objective

The Global X MLP ETF (MLPA) seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Solactive MLP Infrastructure Index.


High Income Potential

MLPs typically pay high yields to investors because they do not pay corporate income taxes.

Midstream Exposure

MLPA invests in midstream pipelines and storage facilities that have less sensitivity to energy prices.

Low Expense Ratio

MLPA’s expense ratio is nearly 30% lower than the competitor average.^

^Expense ratio was 29.8% lower than the competitor average net expense ratio as of 10/1/20, per (category: “Equity: U.S. MLPs”)

Fund Details As of 10/19/20

Key Facts

Ticker MLPA
Inception Date 04/18/12
CUSIP 37954Y343
ISIN US37950E4733
Bloomberg Index Ticker MLPAMID
Primary Exchange NYSE Arca
Number of Holdings 20

Stats & Fees

Net Assets $612,539,727
NAV $23.41
Shares Outstanding 26,168,637
Total Expense Ratio 0.46%


Distribution Frequency Quarterly


Effective Tax Rate 23.28%
Net Deferred Tax Asset/(Liability) $143,900,067

The Fund will accrue a Valuation Allowance equal to the inverse of any net deferred tax asset, resulting in an adjusted net deferred tax asset of $0. The fund will not accrue a Valuation Allowance if it holds a net deferred tax liability.

Fund Prices As of 10/19/20

NAV Price 30-Day Median Bid-Ask Spread
Net Asset Value $23.41 Market Price $23.50 0.09%
Daily Change -$0.36 -1.53% Daily Change -$0.32 -1.34%  

Performance History

Cumulative %

Data as of month-end (09/30/20)

Fund NAV Market Price Index
Year-to-Date -49.09% -49.06% -50.18%
1 Month -13.65% -13.72% -13.59%
3 Months -16.64% -16.44% -17.28%
6 Months 23.04% 22.96% 21.22%
Since Inception -53.60% -53.65% -53.90%

Avg Annualized %

Data as of month-end (09/30/20)

Fund NAV Market Price Index
1 Year -51.02% -51.06% -52.35%
3 Years -22.27% -22.23% -24.06%
5 Years -12.18% -12.19% -14.03%
Since Inception -8.69% -8.70% -8.75%

Avg Annualized %

Data as of quarter-end (09/30/20)

Fund NAV Market Price Index
1 Year -51.02% -51.06% -52.35%
3 Years -22.27% -22.23% -24.06%
5 Years -12.18% -12.19% -14.03%
Since Inception -8.69% -8.70% -8.75%

Index performance shown represents the Hybrid Solactive MLP Infrastructure Index which consists of the Solactive MLP Composite Index from the inception of the Fund through March 31, 2015, and the Solactive MLP Infrastructure Index going forward.

Cumulative return is the aggregate amount that an investment has gained or lost over time. Annualized return is the average return gained or lost by an investment each year over a given time period.

The performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost and current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.

Fund Characteristics As of 10/19/20

Return on Equity 0.30%
Weighted Avg. Market Cap 8,849 M
2019 2020
Price-to-earnings 12.10 292.89
Price-to-book value 0.84 0.95

Source: AltaVista Research, LLC

Fund Risk Stats As of 10/19/20

Versus Beta
S&P 500 2.03
MSCI Emg. Mkts 1.61
Standard Deviation 46.30%

Source: AltaVista Research, LLC

Top 10 Holdings As of 10/19/20

Net Assets (%) Ticker Name SEDOL Market Price ($) Shares Held Market Value ($)
11.10 EPD ENTERPRISE PRODU 2285388 17.12 3,971,042 67,984,239.04
9.89 ET ENERGY TRANSFER LP B0WHXD2 5.88 10,298,513 60,555,256.44
8.57 MMP MAGELLAN MIDSTRE 2723037 36.15 1,452,136 52,494,716.40
7.33 MPLX MPLX LP B847R56 16.77 2,675,527 44,868,587.79
6.47 PAA PLAINS ALL AMER 2311960 6.53 6,067,345 39,619,762.85
5.69 TCP TC PIPELINES LP 2422282 30.26 1,151,463 34,843,270.38
4.98 DCP DCP MIDSTREAM LP B0SF374 12.97 2,351,008 30,492,573.76
4.96 WES WESTERN MIDSTREA BJ552C8 8.42 3,606,956 30,370,569.52
4.95 CQP CHENIERE ENERGY B1VNH36 35.79 847,517 30,332,633.43
4.91 CEQP CRESTWOOD EQUITY BY7R056 14.32 2,098,490 30,050,376.80
Holdings are subject to change.

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. International investments may involve risk of capital loss from unfavorable fluctuation in currency values, from differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from economic or political instability in other nations. Investments in securities of MLPs involve risk that differ from investments in common stock including risks related to limited control and limited rights to vote on matters affecting the MLP. MLP common units and other equity securities can be affected by macro-economic and other factors affecting the stock market in general, expectations of interest rates, investor sentiment towards MLPs or the energy sector, changes in a particular issuer’s financial condition, or unfavorable or unanticipated poor performance of a particular issuer (in the case of MLPs, generally measured in terms of distributable cash flow).

MLPA invests in the energy industry, which entails significant risk and volatility. The Fund is non-diversified. The Fund invests in small and mid-capitalization companies, which pose greater risks than large companies. The Fund has a different and more complex tax structure than traditional ETFs and investors should consider carefully the significant tax implications of an investment in the Fund.

MLPA is taxed as a regular corporation for federal income tax purposes, which differs from most investment companies. Due to its investment in MLPs, the Fund will be obligated to pay applicable federal and state corporate income taxes on its taxable income, as opposed to most other investment companies. The Fund expects that a portion of the distributions it receives from MLPs may be treated as tax-deferred return of capital. The amount of taxes currently paid by the Fund will vary depending on the amount of income and gains derived from MLP interests and such taxes will reduce an investor’s return. The Fund will accrue deferred income taxes for any future tax liability associated certain MLP interests. Upon the sale of an MLP security, the Fund may be liable for previously deferred taxes which may increase expenses and lower the Fund’s NAV.

The potential tax benefits from investing in MLPs depend on them being treated as partnerships for federal income tax purposes. If the MLP is deemed to be a corporation then its income would be subject to federal taxation at the entity level, reducing the amount of cash available for distribution to the Fund which could result in a reduction of the Fund’s value.

Shares of ETFs are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns. Beginning October 15, 2020, market price returns are based on the official closing price of an ETF share or, if the official closing price isn’t available, the midpoint between the national best bid and national best offer (“NBBO”) as of the time the ETF calculates current NAV per share. Prior to October 15, 2020, market price returns were based on the midpoint between the Bid and Ask price. NAVs are calculated using prices as of 4:00 PM Eastern Time. The returns shown do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times. Indices are unmanaged and do not include the effect of fees, expenses or sales charges. One cannot invest directly in an index.

Carefully consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the Fund’s summary or full prospectuses. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Global X Management Company LLC serves as an advisor to Global X Funds. The Funds are distributed by SEI Investments Distribution Co. (SIDCO), which is not affiliated with Global X Management Company LLC or Mirae Asset Global Investments. Global X Funds are not sponsored, endorsed, issued, sold or promoted by Solactive AG, nor does Solactive AG make any representations regarding the advisability of investing in the Global X Funds. Neither SIDCO, Global X nor Mirae Asset Global Investments are affiliated with Solactive AG.