Variable Rate Preferred ETF

Morningstar Rating™ - Overall rating out of 64 Preferred Stock funds, based on risk-adjusted returns as of 01/31/2024

Reasons to Consider PFFV

High Income Potential

PFFV invests in a broad basket of variable rate preferred stock in the U.S., an asset class that has historically offered high yield potential.

Low Expense Ratio

PFFV’s expense ratio is half the competitor average.1

Lower Duration Nature

Variable rate preferreds may offer lower duration profiles than fixed rate preferred issuances.

1Expense ratio was 50.0% lower than the competitor average net expense ratio as of 1/18/24, per (category: “Fixed Income: U.S. Corporate, Preferred Floating Rate”)

Key Information As of 02/28/24

Inception Date 06/22/20
Total Expense Ratio 0.25%
Net Assets $253.53 million
NAV $23.63
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ETF Summary

The Global X Variable Rate Preferred ETF (PFFV) invests in a broad basket of U.S. variable rate preferred stocks, providing benchmark-like exposure to the asset class. Variable rate preferreds can play a role in an investor’s portfolio as a source of income with less interest rate risk, offering the potential to mitigate the risks of rising interest rates due to coupon payments that adjust at certain points over their lifespan.

ETF Objective

The Global X Variable Rate Preferred ETF (PFFV) seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the ICE U.S. Variable Rate Preferred Securities Index.

Trading Details As of 02/27/24

Ticker PFFV
Bloomberg Index Ticker PFTF
CUSIP 37954Y376
ISIN US37954Y3760
Primary Exchange NYSE Arca
Shares Outstanding 10,730,000
Number of Holdings 51
30-Day Median Bid-Ask Spread 0.13%
NAIC Designation Preliminary 4.B as of 03/31/23

Distributions As of 02/28/24

30-Day SEC Yield 7.24%
12-Month Trailing Yield 7.29%
Distribution Yield 7.08%
Distribution Frequency Monthly

ETF Prices As of 02/28/24

NAV $23.63 Daily Change -$0.02 -0.08%
Market Price $23.73 Daily Change $0.07 0.30%

Performance History

As of recent
As of recent
Fund NAV Market Price Index
1 Year 10.61% 10.69% 10.75%
3 Years 0.39% 0.49% 0.56%
Since Inception 3.99% 4.14% 4.20%
1 Year 4.40% 4.89% 4.70%
3 Years 1.49% 1.72% 1.68%
Since Inception 4.59% 4.77% 4.81%
Year-to-Date 10.61% 10.69% 10.75%
1 Month 1.24% 1.90% 1.25%
3 Months 3.26% 3.71% 3.36%
Since Inception 14.80% 15.38% 15.60%
Year-to-Date 2.43% 2.55% 2.51%
1 Month 2.43% 2.55% 2.51%
3 Months 9.26% 9.85% 9.44%
Since Inception 17.59% 18.32% 18.50%

Performance is shown on a total return basis (i.e., with gross income reinvested, where applicable). 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. High short-term performance, when observed, is unusual and investors should not expect such performance to be repeated.

Top Holdings As of 02/28/24

Net Assets (%) Ticker Name SEDOL Market Price ($) Shares Held Market Value ($)
4.89 GS GS 6.23296 PERP B15CKS5 22.58 549,367 12,404,706.86
4.33 BAC BAC 6.45 12/15/66 BF2PL60 25.53 430,393 10,987,158.58
4.10 MS MS 6.2756 PERP B1802M4 22.64 458,649 10,383,813.36
4.04 OTHER PAYABLE & RECEIVABLES 1.00 10,239,961 10,239,961.19
3.92 C C 9.63176 PERP BDX8YP4 25.61 388,171 9,941,059.31
3.66 ATH ATH 6.35 PERP BPSKDY1 25.00 371,404 9,285,100.00
3.52 USB USB 6.1756 PERP B125QN4 21.22 420,608 8,925,301.76
2.84 RGA RGA 7 1/8 10/15/52 BMG9SY4 26.14 274,965 7,187,585.10
2.82 GS GS 6.31296 PERP B07GC93 23.10 309,412 7,147,417.20
2.79 NLY NLY 10.5848 PERP BD0B1Y4 25.07 282,507 7,081,695.63
2.53 APO APO 7 5/8 09/15/53 BQC5ZW1 26.67 240,722 6,420,883.10
2.46 ATH ATH 6 3/8 PERP BMG0ZK2 25.00 249,793 6,244,825.00
2.40 JXN JXN 8 PERP BMW6VL7 27.03 225,172 6,086,399.16
2.40 MET MET 6.64624 PERP B0B87W3 24.44 248,749 6,079,077.31
2.34 WCC WCC 10 5/8 PERP BLFBXS3 27.09 218,904 5,930,109.36
2.25 KEY KEY 6.2 PERP BPLPQT9 22.70 251,083 5,699,584.10
2.23 AGNC AGNC 6 1/8 PERP BK8ZYQ0 23.67 238,347 5,641,673.49
2.19 ATH ATH 7 3/4 PERP BPLKV33 26.25 211,401 5,549,276.25
2.12 ALL ALL 8.74314 01/15/53 B87XV26 25.97 207,245 5,382,546.42
2.03 USB USB 6.62477 PERP B617Z40 854.47 6,015 5,139,637.05
1.91 KEY KEY 6 1/8 PERP BYQR0N5 23.47 206,400 4,844,208.00
1.88 RF RF 5.7 PERP BJMXZX7 22.74 209,302 4,759,527.48
1.83 BANC BANC 7 3/4 PERP BMWDYS6 21.40 217,292 4,650,048.80
1.83 FITB FITB 9.30177 PERP BH58353 25.61 180,914 4,633,207.54
1.74 NSUS NSUS 12.3096 01/15/43 B8S0HY0 25.77 171,267 4,413,567.72
1.71 RITM RITM 7 PERP BMHVDC2 22.53 192,644 4,340,269.32
1.68 ESGR ESGR 7 PERP BFXXB52 25.61 166,260 4,257,918.60
1.64 NLY NLY 9.76377 PERP BF4M2M2 25.07 165,314 4,144,727.48
1.59 NSUS NSUS 11.2824 PERP BF0XV77 25.14 160,772 4,041,783.96
1.57 RGA RGA 5 3/4 06/15/56 BYT3Q98 24.94 159,550 3,979,276.72
1.54 NYCB NYCB 6 3/8 PERP BYVLYP2 18.30 213,395 3,905,128.50
1.47 BAC BAC 6.07563 PERP B1VN1F6 21.90 169,648 3,715,291.20
1.41 RITM RITM 6 3/8 PERP BLCF612 21.89 163,460 3,578,139.40
1.36 AGNC AGNC 10.6866 PERP BDH3TH2 25.68 134,679 3,458,556.72
1.34 HBAN HBAN 6 7/8 PERP BQMS207 24.78 137,306 3,402,442.68
1.23 AEL AEL 6 5/8 PERP BMTD3B5 25.59 121,718 3,114,763.62
1.18 VOYA VOYA 5.35 PERP BJGS497 24.59 122,068 3,001,652.12
1.17 WTFC WTFC 6 7/8 PERP BMTCNN4 24.88 119,027 2,961,391.76
1.14 AHL AHL 9.65177 PERP B94QMV1 25.80 112,028 2,890,322.40
1.10 BAC NEW YORK BAC 5.9186 PERP B1GH4Y3 23.09 121,103 2,796,268.27
1.09 ASB ASB 6 5/8 03/01/33 BMX3XP5 22.26 124,197 2,764,625.22
1.00 BAC BAC 6.24942 PERP B06H0T3 20.95 121,369 2,542,680.55
0.98 MTB MTB 5 5/8 PERP BPQT641 24.03 103,445 2,485,621.67
0.89 TVA TVA 2.134 06/01/28 2612674 22.40 100,859 2,259,241.60
0.88 CIM CIM 7 3/4 PERP BGHCHV0 20.89 106,268 2,219,473.60
0.85 WAL WAL 4 1/4 PERP BNZJSP3 17.11 125,165 2,141,573.15
0.83 SNV SNV 8.95677 PERP BG1FRQ0 25.39 83,269 2,114,191.58
0.74 BAC BAC 6.34942 PERP B0PR2S7 22.25 84,251 1,874,584.75
0.71 TVA TVA 2.216 05/01/29 2520249 21.93 82,145 1,801,439.85
0.70 NSUS NSUS 12.5262 PERP BD1KJ79 25.25 70,599 1,782,451.08
0.56 ZION ZION 9.88624 PERP B8GFK37 25.10 56,919 1,428,396.25
0.39 VLY VLY 9.16977 PERP BDGSY95 23.32 42,352 987,648.64
0.19 CASH 1.00 479,003 479,002.96
Holdings are subject to change. "Cash" denotes U.S. dollars.

ETF Research

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As of 01/31, PFFV was rated against the following numbers of Preferred Stock funds over the following time periods: 64 during the last 3 years. With respect to these Preferred Stock funds, PFFV received a Morningstar Rating of 4 stars. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

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Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. Preferred stock is subject to many of the risks associated with debt securities, including interest rate risk. In addition, preferred stock may not pay a dividend, an issuer may suspend payment of dividends on preferred stock at any time, and in certain situations, an issuer may call or redeem its preferred stock or convert it to common stock. High yielding stocks are often speculative, high-risk investments. These companies can be paying out more than they can support and may reduce their dividends or stop paying dividends at any time, which could have a material adverse effect on the stock price of these companies and the Fund’s performance.

Variable and Floating Rate Securities may have limits on the maximum increases in coupon rates and may lag behind changes in market rates. A downward adjustment in coupon rates may decrease the Fund’s income as a result of its investment in variable or floating rate securities. Performance of companies in the Financials sector may be adversely impacted by many factors, including, among others, government regulations, economic conditions, credit rating downgrades, changes in interest rates, and decreased liquidity in credit markets. PFFV is non-diversified.

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.

Since the Fund’s shares did not trade in the secondary market until several days after the Fund’s inception, for the period from inception to the first day of secondary market trading in shares, the NAV of the Fund is used to calculate market returns.

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.

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