This ETF offers exposure to an index consisting of companies that exhibit positive environmental, social, and governance characteristics, while seeking to maintain a risk/return profile that is generally similar to a more general benchmark of U.S. equities. KLD's holdings are generally large cap U.S. companies with which many investors are familiar, as the fund consists primarily of mega cap and large cap stocks. KLD can be used as a substitute to other large cap funds such as SPY, potentially appealing to investors who wish to avoid companies with questionable morals. There is also an investment case to be made for using an ESG screening methodology, as companies that avoid lawsuits and other penalties and establish strong reputations among consumers should perform well over the long run. KLD is well balanced from a sector perspective, and does a nice job spreading around exposure to individual stocks. The biggest potential drawback is the expense ratio; investors can expect to pay a bit more for the peace of mind (or the pursuit of alpha through a focus on ESG metrics).
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The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb.com Category.
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 15 other ETFs in the Large Cap Blend Equities ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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