This ETF offers exposure to mid cap stocks that pay dividends on a regular basis, making DON a potentially useful tool for investors looking to fine tune their domestic equity exposure or implement a tilt towards a specific investment style. Investors constructing a long-term portfolio would be better off with a fund such as MDY or IJH that includes greater depth of holdings and a mix of various styles. Dividend-focused strategies often come with biases towards specific sectors such as real estate and away from technology, and may outperform more broadly-based indexes in certain economic environments such as recessions. Nevertheless, DON has a wide diversity of holdings, containing more than 340 securities in total. Furthermore, the fund does a great job of spreading out assets among the holdings; the top ten make up just 10.5% of the fund's total assets and no one firm makes up more than 1.5% of assets. However, the fund does charge a little more than most in the category, suggesting that cost conscious investors may be better served by a product such as VOT which charges roughly half of the expenses as this WisdomTree fund. DON is a fine ETF, but there are a number of alternatives out there that offer more compelling methodologies, or potentially better execution at a cheaper price. However, if investors are dead set on looking at dividend paying equities in this space, this is a quality fund that will likely satisfy the dual objectives of yield and capital appreciation.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for DON 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 Mid 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 7 other ETFs in the Mid 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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