Scientific Beta U.S. ETF

Fund Summary

The Global X Scientific Beta U.S. ETF (SCIU) seeks to outperform cap weighted indexes with similar volatility through a multi-factor investment strategy rooted in academic research.

Fund Objective

The Global X Scientific Beta U.S. ETF (SCIU) seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Scientific Beta United States Multi-Beta Multi-Strategy Four-Factor Equal Risk Contribution (ERC) Index.


Outperformance Potential

SCIU seeks to outperform market capitalization weighted indexes by accessing factors that have historically earned outsized returns.

Rooted in Academic Research

The methodology behind Scientific Beta was developed by the EDHEC Risk-Institute in France, a leading academic institution for applied research in finance.

Reduce Costs

SCIU offers a low fee structure due to its passive nature, and therefore can be used to potentially reduce the costs of a portfolio consisting of more expensive actively managed strategies.

Fund Details As of 8/6/20

Key Facts

Ticker SCIU
Inception Date 5/12/15
CUSIP 37954Y103
ISIN US37954Y1038
Bloomberg Index Ticker SBUXRHMG
Primary Exchange NYSE Arca
Number of Holdings 397

Stats & Fees

Net Assets $28,133,186
NAV $33.10
Shares Outstanding 850,000
Total Expense Ratio 0.19%


30-Day SEC Yield 1.82%
Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually

Fund Prices As of 8/6/20

NAV Price
Net Asset Value $33.10 Closing Price $33.10
Daily Change -$0.01 -0.03% Daily Change -$0.01 -0.03%

Performance History

Cumulative %

Data as of month-end (7/31/20)

Fund NAV Closing Price Index
Year-to-Date -4.72% -4.76% -4.59%
1 Month 5.64% 5.75% 5.71%
3 Months 11.57% 11.54% 11.73%
6 Months -4.62% -4.65% -4.46%
Since Inception 45.94% 45.80% 47.78%

Avg Annualized %

Data as of month-end (7/31/20)

Fund NAV Closing Price Index
1 Year 1.75% 1.72% 1.98%
3 Years 6.78% 6.70% 6.99%
5 Years 7.77% 7.71% 8.02%
Since Inception 7.51% 7.49% 7.76%

Avg Annualized %

Data as of quarter-end (6/30/20)

Fund NAV Closing Price Index
1 Year -2.42% -2.52% -2.23%
3 Years 5.36% 5.26% 5.55%
5 Years 6.99% 6.95% 7.23%
Since Inception 6.50% 6.46% 6.73%

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 8/5/20

Return on Equity 12.10%
Weighted Avg. Market Cap 88,356 M
2019 2020
Price-to-earnings 18.55 22.78
Price-to-book value 2.85 2.67

Source: AltaVista Research, LLC

Fund Risk Stats As of 8/5/20

Versus Beta
S&P 500 1.00
MSCI Emg. Mkts 0.71
Standard Deviation 17.60%

Source: AltaVista Research, LLC

Top 10 Holdings

As of 8/7/20
Net Assets (%) Ticker Name SEDOL Market Price ($) Shares Held Market Value ($)
1.33 WMT WALMART INC 2936921 129.97 2,548 331,163.56
0.94 GILD GILEAD SCIENCES INC 2369174 69.35 3,381 234,472.35
0.93 ATVI ACTIVISION BLIZZARD INC 2575818 82.47 2,820 232,565.40
0.80 MRK MERCK & CO. INC. 2778844 81.02 2,454 198,823.08
0.77 COST COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP 2701271 340.91 564 192,273.24
0.75 JPM JPMORGAN CHASE & CO 2190385 99.38 1,894 188,225.72
0.73 DUK DUKE ENERGY CORP B7VD3F2 86.61 2,116 183,266.76
0.68 VZ VERIZON COMMUNIC 2090571 58.53 2,915 170,614.95
0.68 CLX CLOROX COMPANY 2204026 237.49 710 168,617.90
0.63 TTWO TAKE-TWO INTERAC 2122117 174.96 898 157,114.08
Holdings are subject to change.

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal.

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. Global X NAVs are calculated using prices as of 4:00 PM Eastern Time. The closing price is the Mid-Point between the Bid and Ask price as of the close of exchange. Closing price returns 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 ERI Scientific Beta, nor does ERI Scientific Beta 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 ERI Scientific Beta.