Solar ETF

Reasons to Consider RAYS

High Growth Potential

The clean energy transition is well underway. The global solar energy market was valued at $90bn in 2022, and forecasts suggest it could reach more than $215bn by 2030.1

Advancing Clean Technologies

Solar is the most abundant energy resource on earth.2 Increased solar adoption could help minimize the adverse environmental impacts of fossil fuel consumption.

Unconstrained Approach

Solar energy is a dynamic theme, supporting a long-term structural shift in worldwide energy use. RAYS invests accordingly, with global exposure across multiple sectors and industries.

1Zion Market Research, Oct 2023
2U.S. Department of Energy

Key Information As of 04/19/24

Inception Date 09/08/21
Total Expense Ratio 0.50%
Net Assets $5.95 million
NAV $10.44
Fact Sheet View the document

ETF Summary

The Global X Solar ETF (RAYS) seeks to invest in companies positioned to benefit from the advancement of the global solar technology industry. This includes companies involved in solar power production; the integration of solar into energy systems; and the development/manufacturing of solar-powered generators, engines, batteries, and other technologies related to the utilization of solar as an energy source.

ETF Objective

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

Trading Details As of 04/18/24

Ticker RAYS
Bloomberg Index Ticker SOLRAYS
CUSIP 37960A701
ISIN US37960A7019
Primary Exchange Nasdaq
Shares Outstanding 570,000
Number of Holdings 0
30-Day Median Bid-Ask Spread 0.43%

Distributions As of 04/19/24

30-Day SEC Yield 0.36%
Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually

ETF Prices As of 04/19/24

NAV $10.44 Daily Change -$0.19 -1.79%
Market Price $10.48 Daily Change -$0.14 -1.32%

Performance History

As of recent month & quarter-end (03/31/24)
As of recent month & quarter-end (03/31/24)
Fund NAV Market Price Index
1 Year -43.58% -43.52% -43.36%
Since Inception -24.58% -24.51% -24.19%
1 Year -43.58% -43.52% -43.36%
Since Inception -24.58% -24.51% -24.19%
Year-to-Date -10.99% -10.97% -10.95%
1 Month 1.47% 1.38% 1.53%
3 Months -10.99% -10.97% -10.95%
Since Inception -51.46% -51.33% -50.82%
Year-to-Date -10.99% -10.97% -10.95%
1 Month 1.47% 1.38% 1.53%
3 Months -10.99% -10.97% -10.95%
Since Inception -51.46% -51.33% -50.82%

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

Net Assets (%) Ticker Name SEDOL Market Price ($) Shares Held Market Value ($)
Holdings are subject to change. "Cash" denotes U.S. dollars.

Exposure As of 03/31/24

Sector Weight (%)
Information Technology 59.3
Industrials 29.7
Utilities 6.4
Materials 3.4
Consumer Discretionary 1.2

Source: new windowAltaVista Research, LLC

Industry Weight (%)
Semiconductors 31.3
Electrical Products 23.3
Electronic Components 10.0
Electronic Equipment/Instruments 6.9
Alternative Power Generation 6.8
Industrial Machinery 6.8
Trucks/Construction/Farm Machinery 4.2
Chemicals: Major Diversified 3.5
Engineering & Construction 3.1
Electric Utilities 2.6
Industrial Specialties 1.3
Other 0.2

Source: new windowAltaVista Research, LLC

Country Weight (%)
China 52.9
United States 34.5
Germany 3.6
South Korea 2.4
Taiwan 1.7
Britain 1.4
Canada 1.1
Spain 0.7
Japan 0.6
Switzerland 0.5
Turkey 0.4
Other 0.2

Source: new windowAltaVista Research, LLC

All Sector, Industry and Geographic breakdowns, where provided, are based on equity positions held by the ETF and exclude cash, currencies, and other holdings.

ETF Characteristics As of 04/18/24

Return on Equity 11.10%
Weighted Avg. Market Cap 9,290 M
2023 2024
Price-to-earnings 21.71 15.43
Price-to-book value 1.79 1.64

Source: new windowAltaVista Research, LLC

ETF Risk Stats As of 03/31/24

Versus Beta
S&P 500 1.07
NASDAQ-100 0.84
MSCI Emg. Mkts 1.06
Standard Deviation 38.70%

Source: new windowAltaVista Research, LLC

ETF Research

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. The investable universe of companies in which RAYS may invest may be limited. Narrowly focused investments will be more susceptible to factors affecting that sector and subject to more volatility. Solar companies typically face intense competition, short product lifecycles and potentially rapid product obsolescence. These companies may be significantly affected by fluctuations in energy prices (both solar and conventional energy) and in the supply and demand of renewable energy, tax incentives, subsidies and other governmental regulations and policies. Solar companies may be adversely affected by commodity price volatility, changes in exchange rates, imposition of import controls, availability of certain inputs and materials required for production, depletion of resources, technological developments and labor relations. International investments may involve risk of capital loss from unfavorable fluctuation in currency values, from differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from social, economic or political instability in other nations. Emerging markets involve heightened risks related to the same factors as well as increased volatility and lower trading volume. RAYS 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. The 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, and do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times. NAVs are calculated using prices as of 4:00 PM Eastern Time. 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.