This ETF is one of many options available to investors seeking exposure to large cap U.S. equities, an asset class that is a core component of most long-term portfolios. DLN is unique thanks to the methodology employed by the underlying index, a fundamentally-weighted benchmark that uses cash dividends to determine components and individual security allocations. As such, DLN may be appealing to those looking to maximize current returns from the equity portion of their portfolios, or simply to those looking to avoid the potential pitfalls of market capitalization weighting. The underlying portfolio is balanced across hundreds of large cap stocks, with the dividend-related methodology resulting in a bias towards certain sectors that have historically made significant distributions (though DLN does a nice job of including all corners of the U.S. economy). On an individual security level, a few stocks make up meaningful chunks of the portfolio, though concentrate is not too extreme. DLN is more expensive than some of the cheapest large cap equity ETFs, though still very efficient from a cost perspective. Those who believe the dividend-weighted methodology is a preferred means of establishing and maintaining stock exposure likely won't hesitate to pay a few extra basis points in fees.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for DLN 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.View the Category Report
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.
This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (E*TRADE)
There are 28 other ETFs in the Large Cap Value Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.
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This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.
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