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  • ETF
  • DBU
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.05 (0.0%)
    Time: 09/23/16
    Previous Close: $16.24
  • Category
  • Utilities Equities
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $13.50
  • 52 Week Hi: $16.73
  • AUM: $13.7 M
  • Shares: 0.9 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 7,459
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 4,714

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Analyst Report

This ETF gives investors a unique way to access the utilities sector in developed and emerging markets outside of the U.S. and Canada, making DBU a potentially useful tool for those looking to establish a tilt towards a corner of the market that has historically exhibited relatively low volatility and attractive dividend yields (previously, DBU focused on only developed markets outside the U.S.). Given this targeted focus, DBU likely doesn't make much sense for inclusion in a long-term portfolio, but can be an efficient means of dialing back risk exposure or enhancing the current returns generated by the equity portion of a portfolio. Noteworthy with regards to DBU is the dividend-weighted methodology employed by the underlying benchmark, a feature that may be an attractive alternative to cap-weighting for certain investors. This ETF may be a nice option for yield starved investors looking to avoid U.S. markets, as it is constructed in a manner that will deliver meaningful current returns. AXUT and IPU offer generally similar exposure, while JXI takes a more global approach to the utilities market.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for DBU on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, concentration of holdings in addition to an overall rating. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the Utilities Equities with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field. To view all of this data, sign up for a free 14-day trial for ETFdb Pro. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.

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DBU Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity B XLU
Expenses B- FUTY

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DBU In-Depth Analysis

The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.

DBU Holdings

Filings Data as of: Sep 05, 2016
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Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 0.0%
International Stocks 99.36%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.0%
Other 0.64%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Utilities 93.46%
Industrials 1.76%
Consumer Cyclical 1.38%
Communication Services 0.86%
Real Estate 0.6%
Financial Services 0.25%
Energy 0.19%
Technology 0.18%
Basic Materials 0.12%
Consumer Defensive 0.06%
Health Care 0.04%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 12.48%
Large 49.13%
Medium 32.43%
Small 1.31%
Micro 0.0%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
Europe 44.2%
Asia (Emerging) 14.98%
Canada 11.88%
Latin America 11.14%
Australia 6.4%
Asia (Developed) 5.7%
Japan 4.6%
Middle East 0.0%
Africa 0.0%
U.S. 0.0%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed 68.89%
Emerging 30.03%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
Canada 11.88%
Hong Kong 4.55%
United Kingdom 11.45%
Italy 8.37%
France 6.98%
China 6.84%
Brazil 6.73%
Spain 6.13%
New Zealand 4.84%
Japan 4.6%
Other 27.63%

DBU Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb Category.

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Expenses Ratio Analysis

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Commission Free Trading

This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (E*TRADE)

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 5 other ETFs in the Utilities Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

DBU Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.

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The following charts can be customized to display historical performance in a number of different formats, including line charts, bar charts, and candlesticks. Time periods can be adjusted to increase or decrease the period shown, ranging from five minutes to several months.

The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of DBU relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

DBU Valuation

This section shows how the P/E multiple of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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DBU Dividend

This section shows how the dividend yield of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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DBU Technicals

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Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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  • 20 Day MA: $16.20
  • 60 Day MA: $16.28
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.08
  • MACD 100 Period: 0.26
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 23.81
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 44.19
  • RSI 10 Day: 55
  • RSI 20 Day: 52
  • RSI 30 Day: 52
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 55

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $15.80
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $16.39
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $15.78
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $16.61
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $15.86
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $16.68

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $16.24
  • Support Level 2: $16.19
  • Resistance Level 1: $16.39
  • Resistance Level 2: $16.49


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 33.29
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 70.80
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 50.37
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 57.48

Fact Sheet

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