|Market Price||$24.10||Daily Change||-$0.25||-1.03%|
Since 2020, global defense spending has grown at a 4.2% annualized rate – up roughly 4x from pre-pandemic levels.1 We believe elevated defense spending is likely to continue, as a result of an increasingly multipolar world.
Governments are increasingly reliant on advanced military systems that require specialized hardware, creating demand for sensors, artificial intelligence chips, and other processing/networking solutions.
Defense Tech spans a range of sectors and themes, including industrials, cybersecurity, AI, and augmented reality. However, unlike the civilian marketplace, defense revenues are substantially tied to military needs, which are not necessarily correlated to general economic cycles.
1Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Apr 2023
|Total Expense Ratio||0.50%|
|Net Assets||$2.40 million|
|Fact Sheet||View the document|
The Global X Defense Tech ETF (SHLD) seeks to invest in companies positioned to benefit from the increased adoption and utilization of defense technology (“Defense Tech”). This includes companies that build and manage cybersecurity systems, utilize artificial intelligence and big data, and build advanced military systems and hardware such as robotics, fuel systems, and aircrafts for defense applications.
The Global X Defense Tech ETF (SHLD) seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Global X Defense Tech Index.
|Bloomberg Index Ticker||GXSHLDN|
|Primary Exchange||NYSE Arca|
|Number of Holdings||34|
|30-Day Median Bid-Ask Spread||N/A|
|30-Day SEC Yield||N/A|
|Market Price||$24.10||Daily Change||-$0.25||-1.03%|
As of recent (06/30/23)
|Fund NAV||Market Price||Index|
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The performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost and current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. High short-term performance, when observed, is unusual and investors should not expect such performance to be repeated.
|Net Assets (%)||Ticker||Name||SEDOL||Market Price ($)||Shares Held||Market Value ($)|
|8.52||GD||GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP||2365161||218.34||938||204,802.92|
|8.31||BA/ LN||BAE SYSTEMS PLC||0263494||12.40||16,120||199,895.99|
|7.88||NOC||NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORP||2648806||424.90||446||189,505.40|
|7.48||LMT||LOCKHEED MARTIN CORP||2522096||413.65||435||179,937.75|
|5.37||LDOS||LEIDOS HOLDINGS INC||BDV82B8||91.13||1,417||129,131.21|
|4.37||RHM GR||RHEINMETALL AG||5334588||266.88||394||105,149.53|
|4.35||HO FP||THALES SA||4162791||141.43||740||104,659.69|
|4.35||LHX||L3HARRIS TECHNOLOGIES INC||BK9DTN5||173.57||602||104,489.14|
|3.80||BWXT||BWX TECHNOLOGIES INC||BZ0W624||74.07||1,235||91,476.45|
|3.29||LDO IM||LEONARDO SPA||B0DJNG0||14.50||5,460||79,171.34|
|2.81||ESLT IT||ELBIT SYSTEMS LTD||6308913||201.61||335||67,538.48|
|2.49||SAABB SS||SAAB AB-B||5469554||51.53||1,160||59,777.18|
|2.37||AM FP||DASSAULT AVIATION SA||BMT9L19||189.93||300||56,977.81|
|1.71||MOG/A||MOOG INC-CLASS A||2601218||108.37||380||41,180.60|
|1.48||012450 KS||HANWHA AEROSPACE CO LTD||6772671||79.14||450||35,614.90|
|1.45||047810 KS||KOREA AEROSPACE||B3N3363||36.80||950||34,964.09|
|1.25||BAB LN||BABCOCK INTL GROUP PLC||0969703||4.71||6,360||29,955.48|
|1.18||MRCY||MERCURY SYSTEMS INC||2144047||37.84||750||28,380.00|
|1.00||QQ/ LN||QINETIQ GROUP PLC||B0WMWD0||3.97||6,080||24,132.37|
|1.00||KTOS||KRATOS DEFENSE & SECURITY||2512149||14.35||1,680||24,108.00|
|0.99||OSIS||OSI SYSTEMS INC||2111579||113.52||210||23,839.20|
|0.99||ASELS TI||ASELSAN ELEKTRONIK SANAYI||B03MP41||1.49||15,960||23,806.12|
|0.90||HAG GR||HENSOLDT AG||BN0SDX8||30.44||710||21,611.92|
|0.54||CHG LN||CHEMRING GROUP PLC||B45C9X4||3.50||3,680||12,864.13|
|0.42||079550 KS||LIG NEX1 CO LTD||BZ0RDZ1||63.29||160||10,125.67|
|0.32||272210 KS||HANWHA SYSTEMS CO LTD||BJN3H96||9.28||840||7,791.74|
|0.21||NPK||NATIONAL PRESTO INDS INC||2626802||72.26||70||5,058.20|
|0.05||LLAP||TERRAN ORBITAL CORP||BMXLVM2||1.01||1,220||1,232.20|
|0.02||BBAI||BIGBEAR.AI HOLDINGS INC||BM92RJ8||1.42||330||468.60|
|0.01||OTHER PAYABLE & RECEIVABLES||1.00||171||170.56|
|Return on Equity||16.10%|
|Weighted Avg. Market Cap||34,258 M|
Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. Concentrated investments in a particular sector tend to be more volatile than the overall market. International investments may involve the 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. SHLD 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.
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.
Global X Management Company LLC serves as an advisor to Global X Funds. The Global X Defense Tech Index is owned and was developed by Global X Management Company LLC for use by 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.