SOIL Fund Description

The Global X Fertilizers/Potash ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of the largest and most liquid fertilizer producers around the world.

SOIL ETF.com Insight

SOIL focuses on fertilizer-based companies—you won't find Monsanto in this ETF. Instead, its top holdings include Scotts Miracle-Gro and Agrium. SOIL tilts smaller than our broadSOIL focuses on fertilizer-based companies benchmark, with over 30% of its portfolio allocated to small- and micro-cap stocks. At 0.69%, its not one of the low-expense ETFs in the segment, and trading costs may add further to total expenses. SOIL trades less than $100K in volume most days and spareads are accordingly wide. While not cheap, SOIL does offer unique exposure, so if you're looking for concentrated exposure to fertilizer, it may be your best option. (Insight updated 07/29/2014)

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Performance [as of 09/18/14] 1 Month 3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years

SOIL
-3.17% -5.75% -0.80% -2.89% -6.79% -- --

SOIL (NAV)
-3.07% -5.33% -0.35% -2.41% -6.69% -- --

Solactive Global Fertilizers/Potash Index
-3.01% -5.36% -0.23% -2.22% -6.54% -- --
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

SOIL Top 10 Countries View All

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SOIL Top 10 Holdings

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SOIL Summary Data

Global X

A company that produces and manages ETFs.

05/26/11

The first date of a fund's operations, as documented by the issuer.

Open-Ended Fund

The organizational structure of the fund or ETN.

0.69%

The net total annual fee a fund holder pays to the issuer.

$18.18 M

The market value of total assets that a fund has accumulated and now manages on behalf of investors.

$63.45 K

It is the daily dollar value of shares traded, averaged over the past 45 trading days.

0.34%

The difference between the highest price a market participant is willing to pay to buy an ETF and the lowest price at which a market participant is willing to sell an ETF, averaged over the past 45 days, as a percent.

SOIL Portfolio Data

$8.44 B

Describes the average of each stock's market cap (share price x shares outstanding) scaled by its weight in the portfolio.

21.96

Weighted average ratio of prices of a fund’s stocks to trailing earnings of underlying stocks.

1.61

Weighted average ratio of prices of a fund’s stocks to the book value of underlying equity.

1.66%

The ratio of distributions paid by the fund over the past 12 months, divided by the fund’s NAV.

12/29/14

The date on which a security's price excludes an upcoming dividend.

23

The number of securities held in the fund as of ETF.com’s analysis date, based on issuer portfolios or the creation basket. If an ETF holds other ETFs, we count every constituent, looking through the ETF wrapper.

SOIL Index Data

Solactive Global Fertilizers/Potash
Index

This is the benchmark an ETF is desigend to track or replicate.

Market Cap

A set of rules that the underlying index provider follows to weight its constituent securities.

Market Cap

A set of rules that the underlying index provider follows to select its constituent securities.

Thomson Reuters/Jefferies CRB In-The-Ground Global Agriculture

This is the index that we have chosen as the best-in-class gauge for each segment's broad market.

Related ETFs to SOIL

PAGG, CROP, MOO, VEGI

ETFs from within the same segment or closely related segments with similar investment objectives or market exposures.

SOIL ETF.com Efficiency Insight

SOIL charges one of the higher expense ratios in the segment—0.69%—so it's off to a rough start in Efficiency. It's low asset base, among other factors, leaves this fund with high closure risk as well. The upside here is that SOIl tracks its index well. (Insight updated 07/29/2014)


Total Return - 09/18/2014
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Performance [as of 09/18/14] 1 Month 3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years

SOIL
-3.17% -5.75% -0.80% -2.89% -6.79% -- --

SOIL (NAV)
-3.07% -5.33% -0.35% -2.41% -6.69% -- --

Solactive Global Fertilizers/Potash Index
-3.01% -5.36% -0.23% -2.22% -6.54% -- --

Thomson Reuters/Jefferies CRB In-The-Ground Global Agriculture
-1.60% -3.26% -0.27% 3.49% -0.14% 6.18% 16.08%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

SOIL Portfolio Management

0.69%

The net annual fee a fund holder pays to the issuer.

-0.03%

Compares returns of the fund's NAV to its underlying index for a daily series of overlapping 12 month periods. The median is the middle value of the results.

0.21%

Largest deviation in a positive direction of a fund's returns vs. its underlying index over the past 12 months.

-0.58%

Largest deviation in a negative direction of a fund's returns vs. its underlying index over the past 12 months.

SOIL Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%

The maximum long-term and short-term U.S. tax rates applicable to a realized capital gain.

0.04%

The average capital gains paid out to shareholders in the past 36 months, measured as a percent of net asset value (NAV) at the time.

Qualified dividends

IRS treatment of the majority of the fund's distributions.

No

ETFs that are structured as commodities pools and classified as limited partnerships by the IRS will issue K-1 forms to holders.

SOIL Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund

The organizational structure of the fund or ETN.

No

An indicator of whether a fund uses over-the-counter derivatives such as swaps or forwards to achieve its objectives.

No

An indicator of whether or not a fund actively lends its portfolio holdings.

100% / 0%

The division of securities lending revenue between the fund and the issuer.

N/A

The institution responsible for providing the return of the stated index and whose credit is the sole backing of the ETN.

N/A

The risk of default by the ETN counterparty.

High

The likelihood that an issuer will shut down a fund for business or regulatory reasons.

Daily

The frequency of an issuer's disclosure of all fund holdings.

SOIL ETF.com Tradability Insight

SOIL is difficult to trade on the market: Less than $100K changes hands on most days and bid/ask spreads average above 0.30%. The fund's reasonable creation costs and strong underlying liquidity contribute to its strong block liquidity. In short, it may be easier to trade in large blocks with the assistance of a market maker than trying to trade in smaller quantities. (Insight updated 07/29/2014)

Average Spread

Premium/Discount

Volume

SOIL ETF.com/ Block LiquidityAs of 09/19/2014

5
4
3
2
1

This measurement shows how easy it is to trade 25,000 shares of SOIL. SOIL is rated a 1 out of 5.

SOIL Tradability

5,493

It is the daily number of shares traded, averaged over the past 45 trading days.

$63.45 K

It is the daily dollar value of shares traded, averaged over the past 45 trading days.

4,609

Median number of shares traded over the past 45 trading days.

$52.71 K

Median dollar value of shares traded over the past 45 trading days.

0.34%

The difference between the highest price a market participant is willing to pay to buy an ETF and the lowest price at which a market participant is willing to sell an ETF, averaged over the past 45 days, as a percent.

$0.04

The difference between the highest and lowest posted prices for an ETF, averaged over the past 45 days, in dollars.

-0.17%

The middle value in the ranked set of all premium/discount values over a maximum 12-month period.

0.82% / -1.37%

The greatest amount that the market price exceeded (premium) and fell below (discount) its fair value/net asset value (NAV) over a maximum 12-month period.

None

This flags whether there is currently a systemic issue that has restricted the ability to create or redeem shares of the fund. This may be imposed by the fund's issuer, or by external circumstances.

45.26%

The percent of time that the underlying securities of an ETF are open to trading while US exchanges are open.

50,000

The smallest block of ETF shares that an Authorized Participant can either create or redeem at net asset value (NAV) with the issuer in exchange for the underlying shares of the fund.

0.09

The median 45 day share volume divided by the creation unit size of the fund. The higher the number, the more likely that liquidity providers will trade the fund in size, or in odd lots.

0.18%

The standard fee to create or redeem 1 creation unit of an ETF as a percentage of the dollar value of 1 creation unit.

0.49%

This metric serves as a way of understanding the impact of executing 1 creation unit worth of an ETF in terms of the volume of its underlying components.

--

The total number of net outstanding options contracts for an ETF.

$11.36

The total market value of the assets that an ETF holds less fund expenses.

1

An estimate of liquidity for the underlying baskets of securities, scaled 1 to 5.

SOIL ETF.com Fit Insight

SOIL only holds fertilizer companies, so its low Fit score is an indicator that it is doing its job. True to the fund's mandate, it excludes the food & tobacco and machines & parts companies that make up about 30% of our benchmark. As a result, SOIL excludes Monsanto, the seed giant. It does include, however, a large allocation to small and micro caps, tilting it smaller than our benchmark. (Insight updated 07/29/2014)

SOIL Sector/Industry Breakdown

SOIL Segment Benchmark
51.79% 95.84%

SOIL Top 10 Holdings

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SOIL Geographic ExposureView All

SOIL Segment Benchmark
47.37% 24.17%
2.53% 10.31%
13.55% 9.70%
2.25% 8.80%
3.37% 5.21%
1.22% 4.77%
0.34% 4.49%
7.79% 4.47%
21.02% 23.51%

SOIL Segment Benchmark
60.93% 33.88%
24.08% 26.34%
11.52% 26.21%
2.25% 8.80%
1.22% 4.77%
88.56% / 11.44% 82.53% / 17.47%

SOIL Performance Statistics

0.70

The degree to which the fund and its segment benchmark move up and down in unison.

0.98

The sensitivity of the returns of the fund to the movement of the ETF.com segment benchmark. Beta of 1.0 means magnitude of fund returns equals that of IU benchmark returns.

1.14

The comparison of a fund's return to our benchmark's for days when the benchmark is up. Ideally down beta is less than up beta while beta of 1.0 means they're equal.

0.93

The comparison of a fund's return to our benchmark's for days when the benchmark is down. Ideally down beta is less than up beta while beta of 1.0 means they're equal.

0.34%

A measure of the variability between the fund's returns and the ETF.com segment benchmark returns on days when the fund underperforms the benchmark.

Thomson Reuters/Jefferies CRB In-The-Ground Global Agriculture

This is the index that we have chosen as the best-in-class gauge for each segment's broad market.

SOIL Benchmark Comparison

SOIL
23 Holdings
Segment Benchmark
35 Constituents
Shared Holdings
15 (Count)
 
40.18% (Weight)
SOILSegment Benchmark
$20.98 B$8.44 B

The average market capitalization of the firms in the portfolio based on each firm’s weighting in the portfolio.

The breakdown of the portfolio’s holdings into each market capitalization bucket based on each firm’s weighting in the portfolio.

58%24%
39%46%
3%25%
0%5%
15.7121.96

Weighted average ratio of prices of a fund’s stocks to trailing earnings of underlying stocks.

1.931.61

Weighted average ratio of prices of a fund’s stocks to the book value of underlying equity.

1.82%2.11%

The weighted average of the current yield on the portfolio’s holdings.

3523

The number of securities held in the fund as of ETF.com’s analysis date, based on issuer portfolios or the creation basket. If an ETF holds other ETFs, we count every constituent, looking through the ETF wrapper.

HighHigh

The level of return contribution attributable to the average portfolio constituent.