DEF Defensive Equity ETF
- Large Cap Value Equities
DEF - Profile
- Issuer: Guggenheim
- Structure: ETF
- Expense Ratio: 0.65%
- ETF Home Page: DEF
- Inception: Dec 15, 2006
- Tax Form: 1099
- DEF Tracks This Index: Sabrient Defensive Equity Index
- 52 Week Lo: $30.34
- 52 Week Hi: $39.89
- AUM: $199.2 M
- Shares: 5.6 M
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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.
DEF - Realtime Rating
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 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.
DEF - HoldingsFilings Data as of: Aug 04, 2015
Top Ten Holdings
HFC 1.28%HollyFrontier Corp
DCM 1.25%NTT DoCoMo Inc ADR
KHC 1.21%The Kraft Heinz Co
NTT 1.19%Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp ADR
VLO 1.17%Valero Energy Corp
AXS 1.16%Axis Capital Holdings Ltd
TSO 1.14%Tesoro Corp
CPB 1.14%Campbell Soup Co
VOD 1.14%Vodafone Group PLC ADR
CPT 1.12%Camden Property Trust
This section compares how balanced and deep DEF is relative to the peer group ETFdb Category.
DEF Asset Allocation
DEF Sector Breakdown
DEF Market Cap Breakdown
DEF Region Breakdown
DEF Market Tier Breakdown
DEF Country Breakdown
DEF - Expenses & Fees
This section compares the cost efficiency of DEF to peers in the same ETFdb Category.
Expenses Ratio Analysis
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 27 other ETFs in the Large Cap Value Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
DEF - Performance
This section shows how DEF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.
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 - Technicals
DEF Volatility Analysis
This section shows how the volatility of DEF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.
- 20 Day MA: $36.81
- 60 Day MA: $37.31
- MACD 15 Period: -0.91
- MACD 100 Period: -2.31
- Williams % Range 10 Day: 28.78
- Williams % Range 20 Day: 29.72
- RSI 10 Day: 39
- RSI 20 Day: 39
- RSI 30 Day: 40
- Ultimate Oscillator: 62
DEF Bollinger Bands
- Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $33.51
- Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $38.35
- Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $34.37
- Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $39.14
- Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $34.90
- Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $39.04
DEF Support & Resistance
- Support Level 1: $35.56
- Support Level 2: $35.46
- Resistance Level 1: $35.75
- Resistance Level 2: $35.84
- Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 65.93
- Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 77.11
- Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 60.06
- Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 66.11
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