Global X Adaptive U.S. Risk Management ETF (ONOF): November Report

We are excited to present our first monthly report for the Global X Adaptive U.S Risk Management ETF (ONOF). ONOF seeks to provide a risk management solution by employing four technical indicators to dictate whether the Fund is participating in the U.S. equity markets or in a defensive stance in short term treasuries by tracking the Adaptive Wealth Strategies U.S. Risk Management Index (the “Index”). The two short-term indicators are Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) and Volatility. The two longer-term indicators are the 200-day Moving Average and Drawdown.

 Longer Term Indicators

The 200-day average is designed to detect longer-term trends in the market and used in an effort to provide stability, as this trend doesn’t change significantly from day to day. It is calculated by adding up the closing prices for each of the last 200 days and then divided by 200.

Drawdown has its roots in the behavioral side of investing. We measure the absolute drawdown from the prior high point in the market as an indicator. This indicator potentially indicates the market is headed toward a longer-term trend downward.

Shorter Term Indicators

MACD is designed to capture short-turning points in the market both up and down. The MACD can be one of the first technical indicators to signal a risk-off environment. MACD is a momentum indicator, reflecting the spread between the 12-day exponential moving average (EMA) and the 26-day EMA. A positive spread between the two EMAs indicates upward momentum, while a negative spread indicates downward momentum.

Volatility is also short-term in nature and can signal heightened uncertainty in the markets which tends to favor a risk off approach. Volatility is measured by the CBOE® Volatility Index.

The Index requires at least two of the four indicators to have Entry signals in order to enter the “market” and be invested in equities. The Index requires at least three of the four indicators to have Exit signals to exit the market and be 100% exposed to short-term treasuries.

November 2022 Recap

For the month of November, the Index’s signals directed to market entry consistently, with Volatility and MACD having Entry signals for the entire month. That being said, the Index remained in an Exit position for the first four days of November as the result of the “10-day rule” related to Signal changes from the prior month. The “10-day rule” is that once the Index decides to enter or exit its position in the equities market, the Index must stay in that position for at least 10 days as an effort to reduce turnover. The Index started the month in a “Risk-Off” position invested in short-term treasuries as the result of an Exit Signal triggered in October that became effective on October 24, 2022. An Entry signal for the Index occurred on October 20, 2022, which lasted until November 30, 2022. Once the 10-day rule was finished on November 4, 2022, the Index ONOF tracks “entered” the equities market, tracking the Solactive GBS United States 500 Index, and stayed in this position for the rest of the month. ONOF makes the same changes to its positioning on the same day as the Index. In the 3-months ending November 30, 2022, ONOF has delivered a 12.19% return compared to the S&P 500 Index’s return of -0.33% over the same period.

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ONOF: The Global X Adaptive U.S. Risk Management ETF (ONOF)  seeks to provide a risk management solution by employing four technical indicators to dictate whether the Fund is participating in the U.S. equity markets or in a defensive stance in short term treasuries.

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