This ETF offers exposure to the global automotive industry, making it one option for tapping into a sector that has a long history of both huge gains and sudden and severe declines. Given the narrow focus of this fund and the presence of many components in broad-based equity funds, CARZ probably doesn't have much appeal to those building a long-term, buy-and-hold portfolio; it will be more useful as a tool for implementing a shorter-term tactical tilt towards the automotive industry. CARZ may also be useful as a trading vehicle in certain instances, as the auto industry often sees big swings when manufacturers report sales figures. Another option for investors interested in this sector is VROM; while these two funds are generally similar, there are a number of key differences as well. VROM casts a wider net, including parts manufacturers and other firms not engaged in the end manufacture of automobiles. Investors may also want to consider the allocations among these funds to emerging markets, as increasing ownership rates in developing economies are likely to have a major impact on the growth of the auto industry.
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This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 5 other ETFs in the Consumer Discretionary Equities ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
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