This ETF offers exposure to companies that derive at least half of their sales from the Internet, a unique group of stocks that features a heavy tilt towards tech companies with a sprinkling of consumer firms as well. While the idea of exposure to web-based businesses may be appealing, it's important to note that the underlying holdings consist of companies engaged in a wide variety of businesses, and as such are impacted by entirely unique factors. Unlike many ETFs that focus on a specific sector, FDN isn't necessarily backed by a cohesive investment thesis; besides a general dependence on the Internet, the underlying components have little in common. As such, it's unclear exactly how FDN could fit into a portfolio, though it likely has little use for those interested in constructing a long-term portfolio. FDN is reasonably well balanced across about 40 names, though there is a general tilt towards large caps and a few well known tech giants account for a significant portion of holdings. Overall, FDN may be useful for a select few investors with a very specific view of the tech sector or a desire for fine tuned equity exposure, but most will find little use in this fund. Broad-based tech ETFs such as XLK may will be more useful for general tactical overlays, including more component stocks at a much lower fee.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for FDN 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 Technology 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 not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 7 other ETFs in the Technology 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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