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  • ETF
  • FLN
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.02 (0.0%)
    Time: 04/25/17
    Previous Close: $20.01
  • Category
  • Latin America Equities
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Trading Data

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  • 52 Week Lo: $14.17
  • 52 Week Hi: $22.64
  • AUM: $160.3 M
  • Shares: 8.0 M

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Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 81,409
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 61,508

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Analyst Report

This ETF offers exposure to the stocks markets of Latin America, a group that includes several of the world's major commodity-producing economies such as Brazil, Mexico, Chile, and Peru. As such, FLN can potentially be used as a component of a long-term portfolio, though some investors may prefer to achieve exposure to these economies through broad-based emerging markets ETFs, such as EEM or FEM, that also include Asian and Middle Eastern markets as well. It should be noted that FLN excludes several South American economies, including Colombia and Argentina; those markets are accessible through GXG and ARGT, respectively. FLN is different from other Latin American equity ETFs such as GML or ILF because of the methodology used by the underlying index. FLN seeks to replicate an AlphaDEX benchmark that uses a quant-based strategy to identify stocks with the greatest potential for capital appreciation, with the goal of outperforming more broadly-based cap-weighted benchmarks. In return for this shot at alpha, investors will pay a bit more; FLN's expense ratio is higher than alternatives such as ILF and GML. Moreover, the AlphaDEX approach will generally result in a more balanced portfolio that avoids big weightings in mega cap companies. So for those who believe that the AlphaDEX methodology will be able to generate alpha over the long run, FLN might be a useful tool for establishing exposure to Latin American stocks. For those who prefer to simply own the market and keep fees down, other members of the Latin America Equities ETFdb Category may make for better choices.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for FLN 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 Latin America 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.

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FLN Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity B EWZ
Expenses C GML

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FLN In-Depth Analysis

The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb.com Category.

FLN Holdings

Filings Data as of: Apr 24, 2017
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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
Common equity 65.52%
Preferred stock 34.28%
ETF Cash Component 0.2%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Financials 25.39%
Basic Materials 24.15%
Utilities 20.48%
Telecommunications 6.81%
Consumer, Non-Cyclical 6.17%
Industrials 5.84%
Consumer, Cyclical 3.64%
Real Estate 2.68%
Energy 2.62%
Other 2.01%
ETF Cash Component 0.2%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Large cap 53.4%
Mid cap 37.48%
Small cap 8.91%
ETF Cash Component 0.2%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
Latin America 87.77%
Europe 10.11%
North America 2.12%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Emerging Markets 87.77%
Developed Markets (ex-US) 10.11%
United States 2.12%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
Brazil 54.04%
Mexico 14.24%
Chile 12.88%
Colombia 6.61%
Spain 5.25%
Italy 4.15%
United States 2.12%
France 0.71%

FLN Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.

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Expenses Ratio Analysis

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Commission Free Trading

This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 8 other ETFs in the Latin America Equities ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

FLN Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.

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The following charts can be customized to display historical performance in a number of different formats, including line charts, bar charts, and candlesticks. Time periods can be adjusted to increase or decrease the period shown, ranging from five minutes to several months.

The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of FLN relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

FLN Valuation

This section shows how the P/E multiple of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

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FLN Dividend

This section shows how the dividend yield of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

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FLN Technicals

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Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

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  • 20 Day MA: $20.51
  • 60 Day MA: $20.90
  • MACD 15 Period: -0.34
  • MACD 100 Period: -0.08
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 70.83
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 81.08
  • RSI 10 Day: 42
  • RSI 20 Day: 44
  • RSI 30 Day: 47
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 44

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $19.52
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $20.76
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $19.62
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $21.44
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $19.78
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $21.59

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $19.74
  • Support Level 2: $19.46
  • Resistance Level 1: $20.25
  • Resistance Level 2: $20.48


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 43.18
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 37.23
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 34.15
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 24.15

Fact Sheet

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