This ETF offers exposure to the global wind power industry, a corner of the market that may have tremendous long term potential but often exhibits significant volatility in the short term. Given FAN's narrow focus, it is likely most effective for those looking to establish a tactical tilt towards the wind power industry, either as part of a long term strategy or a shorter term move. The most noteworthy attribute of FAN is the composition of the underlying index, which includes both pure play wind power companies and firms with more broad-based operations that maintain some focus on wind power. As a result, this ETF is more broadly based than PWND (i.e., contains a greater number of holdings) but may include firms whose primary operations focus on oil and gas or auto parts, as well as diversified industrial conglomerates. The impact of this inclusion is felt on the risk/return profile; while FAN and PWND have some overlap, these products are actually quite different. If you're considering FAN for wind power exposure, be sure to take a look under the hood and understand the consequences of the index construction methodology. This fund can be an very useful tool for certain objectives, but the composition of the portfolio may be somewhat surprising as well.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for FAN 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 Alternative Energy 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
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