This ETF is one of several products offering exposure to mid cap growth stocks, a corner of the domestic equity market that may feature a unique risk/return profile and be attractive in certain environments. Given the narrow focus, FNY might not be on the radar screens of those building a long-term, buy-and-hold portfolio; many investors will elect to achieve exposure to this slice of the market through more broadly-based equity ETFs that don't focus exclusively on a single style. FNY can, however, be useful to those building U.S. equity exposure piece by piece or for those looking to implement a tactical tilt towards this corner of the market. FNY stands apart from other options in the Mid Cap Growth ETFdb Category because of the unique methodology behind the underlying index. FNY is part of the AlphaDEX suite of products that seek to replicate "enhanced" indexes that rely on quant-based screens to determine component companies. This process aims to select the most promising stocks from the broader universe, which if successful would result in a product that outperforms indexes that simply own the market. As such, FNY blurs the lines between active and passive management; this indexed product essentially seeks to outperform cap-weighted benchmarks. For those who think the AlphaDEX methodology can generate excess returns over the long run, FNY might be a nice way to access this asset class. For those looking to keep costs down and happy to simply own the market; FNY probably doesn't have much appeal; this fund is considerably more expensive than alternatives such as VOT or IJK.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for FNY 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 Growth 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.com Category.
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 6 other ETFs in the Mid Cap Growth 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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The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of FNY relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.
This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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