NEW YORK, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Global X Funds, the New York based provider of exchange traded funds, launched today the Global X Gold Explorers ETF (Ticker: GLDX). This is the world's first ETF offering access to a unique segment of the gold mining life cycle: gold exploration companies.
"Gold exploration companies offer high risk-return characteristics with the potential to strike a gold mine, literally," CEO Bruno del Ama said.
Global X Gold Explorers ETF tracks the Solactive Global Gold Explorers Index, which is designed to track the performance of the largest and most liquid listed companies globally active in the exploration of gold.
"We believe an ETF is a fantastic structure to provide access to this segment of the gold mining industry," said Jose C. Gonzalez, Head of Operations. "This is the venture capital of gold, and GLDX offers the opportunity to capture the fantastic returns of one company striking gold while smoothing over the losses generated by failed projects."
Global X Funds will follow with a Global X Uranium ETF (Ticker: URA) launch tomorrow. For more information, please contact Jaime Doyle at 973-944-8105 or [email protected].
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