DEF - Defensive Equity ETF

Description: The Index seeks to identify companies with potentially superior risk/return profiles, as determined by Sabrient Systems, LLC, the Fund's index provider, during periods of weakness in the markets and/or the American economy overall. The Index is designed to actively represent a group of securities that reflect occurrences such as low relative valuations, conservative accounting, dividend payments and a history of out-performance during bearish market periods.

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DEF - Profile


Summary Data for DEF

52 Week Lo: $32.55 52 Week Hi: $39.17
AUM: $201.7 M Shares: 5.4 M
Avg. Volume (1 month) 64,965 Avg. Volume (3 month) 53,605
Filings Data as of:

DEF - Holdings

Top Ten Holdings

  1. El Paso Pipeline Partners LP EPB: 1.22%
  2. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP KMP: 1.16%
  3. Kohl's Corp KSS: 1.14%
  4. Altria Group Inc MO: 1.14%
  5. China Telecom Corp Ltd ADR CHA: 1.11%
  6. Enterprise Products Partners LP EPD: 1.10%
  7. Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc DPS: 1.10%
  8. ConAgra Foods Inc CAG: 1.09%
  9. Exelon Corp EXC: 1.08%
  10. Sunoco Logistics Partners LP SXL: 1.08%
%Assets in Top 10: 11.22%
Total Holdings: 100.0

DEF Asset Allocation


Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 68.98%
International Stocks 31.02%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.0%
Other 0.0%

DEF Sector Breakdown


Sector Percentage
Energy 21.28%
Utilities 19.34%
Real Estate 12.54%
Communication Services 11.78%
Consumer Defensive 11.46%
Financial Services 6.76%
Industrials 4.78%
Basic Materials 3.91%
Consumer Cyclical 3.19%
Technology 3.02%
Health Care 1.96%

DEF Market Cap Breakdown


Market Cap Percentage
Giant 30.8%
Large 32.08%
Medium 37.11%
Small 0.0%
Micro 0.0%

DEF Region Breakdown


Region Percentage
U.S. 68.98%
Europe 9.57%
Asia (Emerging) 5.02%
Japan 3.88%
Latin America 3.84%
Canada 2.99%
Asia (Developed) 1.94%
Africa 0.95%
Australia 0.89%
Middle East 0.0%
Region Percentage
Developed 89.38%
Emerging 10.62%

DEF Country Breakdown


Country Percentage
United States 68.98%
Taiwan 0.98%
United Kingdom 6.79%
China 5.02%
Japan 3.88%
Canada 2.99%
Chile 1.86%
Mexico 1.08%
France 1.0%
Switzerland 0.98%
Other 6.44%
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DEF - Fact Sheet

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DEF - Charts

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 DEF relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

DEF - Fundamentals

DEF Performance

1 Week Return: 3.08%
2 Week Return: 1.54%
4 Week Return: -0.11%
13 Week Return: -1.98%
26 Week Return: 4.54%
YTD Return: 9.83%
1 Year Return: 11.21%
3 Year Return: 52.52%
5 Year Return: 102.97%

DEF Expenses & Fees

DEF Valuation

P/E Ratio: 15.18
Beta: 0.70
20 Day Moving Average: $37.12
60 Day Moving Average: $37.87

DEF Dividend

Annual Dividend Rate: $0.79
Dividend Date: 2013-12-24
Dividend: $0.79
Annual Dividend Yield %: 2.11%

DEF Volatility

5 Day Volatility: 8.73%
20 Day Volatility: 11.67%
50 Day Volatility: 9.69%
200 Day Volatility: 8.62%
Standard Deviation: 1.92%

DEF - Technicals

DEF Technicals

20 Day MA: $37.12
60 Day MA: $37.87
MACD 15 Period: 0.55
MACD 100 Period: -0.28
Williams % Range 10 Day: 8.29
Williams % Range 20 Day: 16.07
RSI 10 Day: 58
RSI 20 Day: 51
RSI 30 Day: 50
Ultimate Oscillator: 64

DEF Bollinger Bands

Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $35.93
Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $37.77
Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $36.23
Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $37.99
Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $36.21
Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $38.71

DEF Support & Resistance

Support Level 1: n/a
Support Level 2: $37.40
Resistance Level 1: n/a
Resistance Level 2: $37.74

DEF Stochastic

Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 43.48
Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 80.51
Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 55.14
Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 69.17

DEF Volatility

5 Day Volatility: 8.73%
20 Day Volatility: 11.67%
50 Day Volatility: 9.69%
200 Day Volatility: 8.62%
Standard Deviation: 1.92%

DEF - ETFdb Realtime Rating & Analyst Report

DEF is a passive ETF that seeks to replicate Sabrient Defensive Equity Index. The Index seeks to identify companies with potentially superior risk/return profiles, as determined by Sabrient Systems, LLC, the Fund's index provider, during periods of weakness in the markets and/or the American economy overall. The Index is designed to actively represent a group of securities that reflect occurrences such as low relative valuations, conservative accounting, dividend payments and a history of out-performance during bearish market periods.

ETFdb Category Expense Ratio Inception Date Issuer Structure YTD Return *
Large Cap Value Equities 0.65 2006-12-15 Guggenheim ETF +9.83%

DEF Realtime Rating: By Metric

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity B
Expenses C+
Performance ETFdb Pro Members Only
Volatility ETFdb Pro Members Only
Dividend ETFdb Pro Members Only
Concentration ETFdb Pro Members Only

The first adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for DEF on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, and concentration of holdings. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the Large Cap Value Equities ETFdb Category with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field.

DEF Realtime Rating: Overall

ETFdb Rating Type Overall Rating A+ Overall Rated ETF
Realtime Rating (Overall) ETFdb Pro Members Only ETFdb Pro Members Only

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ETFdb Analyst Report for DEF

This ETF offers exposure to a unique investment strategy, seeking to identify stocks that perform well during bearish market periods by analyzing valuation multiples, accounting practices, and dividend payments. Given this objective, DEF probably doesn't make much sense as a holding in a long-ter...

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