DEF Defensive Equity ETF

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Alternative ETFs in the Large Cap Value Equities Category

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Most Liquid (Volume)
Top YTD Performer

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.

Realtime Rating

DEF - Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

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.

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for DEF 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 Large Cap Value 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.

DEF Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity B n/a
Expenses B- n/a
Performance
Volatility
Dividend
Concentration

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DEF In-Depth Analysis

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

Holdings

DEF - Holdings

Filings Data as of: Apr 05, 2015
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Concentration Analysis

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

Number of Holdings
DEF Rank:
DEF 102
Category Low
Category High
% Assets in Top 10
DEF Rank:
DEF 11.97%
Category Low
Category High

DEF Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 65.0%
International Stocks 35.0%
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
Real Estate 19.89%
Utilities 17.54%
Communication Services 16.24%
Consumer Defensive 14.38%
Industrials 8.5%
Financial Services 7.02%
Consumer Cyclical 4.39%
Energy 3.93%
Health Care 3.17%
Basic Materials 2.89%
Technology 2.05%

DEF Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 31.43%
Large 29.17%
Medium 39.37%
Small 0.0%
Micro 0.0%

DEF Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
U.S. 65.0%
Europe 14.22%
Asia (Emerging) 5.45%
Japan 4.34%
Asia (Developed) 3.0%
Canada 2.99%
Latin America 2.82%
Australia 1.11%
Africa 0.0%
Middle East 0.0%

DEF Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed 90.5%
Emerging 9.5%

DEF Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
United States 65.0%
Switzerland 1.06%
United Kingdom 8.99%
China 4.44%
Japan 4.34%
Canada 2.99%
Taiwan 2.04%
Russia 1.23%
Australia 1.11%
Belgium 1.08%
Other 7.72%
Expense

DEF - Expenses & Fees

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

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Expenses Ratio Analysis

Expense Ratio
DEF Rank:
DEF 0.65%
Category Low
Category High

Commission Free Trading in DEF

DEF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (Charles Schwab)

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 24 other ETFs in the Large Cap Value Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

Performance

DEF - Performance

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

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1 Week Return
DEF Rank:
DEF 2.03%
Category Low
Category High
4 Week Return
DEF Rank:
DEF 3.84%
Category Low
Category High
13 Week Return
DEF Rank:
DEF 1.38%
Category Low
Category High
26 Week Return
DEF Rank:
DEF 7.97%
Category Low
Category High
Year to Date Return
DEF Rank:
DEF 5.43%
Category Low
Category High
1 Year Return
DEF Rank:
DEF 13.54%
Category Low
Category High
3 Year Return
DEF Rank:
DEF 53.60%
Category Low
Category High
5 Year Return
DEF Rank:
DEF 96.21%
Category Low
Category High
Charts

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.

Valuation

DEF - Valuation

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

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P/E Ratio
DEF Rank:
DEF 17.97
Category Low
Category High

As of Apr 24, 2015

Dividend

DEF - Dividend

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

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Annual Dividend Yield
DEF Rank:
DEF 2.43%
Category Low
Category High

As of Apr 24, 2015

Technicals

DEF - Technicals

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DEF Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
DEF Rank:
DEF 34.83%
Category Low
Category High
20 Day Volatility
DEF Rank:
DEF 8.73%
Category Low
Category High
50 Day Volatility
DEF Rank:
DEF 11.08%
Category Low
Category High
200 Day Volatility
DEF Rank:
DEF 11.74%
Category Low
Category High
Beta
DEF Rank:
DEF 1.01
Category Low
Category High
Standard Deviation
DEF Rank:
DEF 1.09%
Category Low
Category High

DEF Technicals

  • 20 Day MA: $39.11
  • 60 Day MA: $38.73
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.49
  • MACD 100 Period: 1.34
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 5.43
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 3.07
  • RSI 10 Day: 67
  • RSI 20 Day: 61
  • RSI 30 Day: 58
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 59

DEF Bollinger Bands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $38.88
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $39.72
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $38.39
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $39.79
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $37.78
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $39.89

DEF Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $39.70
  • Support Level 2: $39.63
  • Resistance Level 1: $39.83
  • Resistance Level 2: $39.89

DEF Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 66.11
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 82.11
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 59.84
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 71.67
Fact Sheet

DEF - Fact Sheet

Fact sheets are issued by the ETF provider and framed by ETFdb.com. Information contained within the fact sheet is not guaranteed to be timely or accurate.

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