This unique ETF gives investors an opportunity to access stocks of dividend paying companies, an asset class that may have appeal to long-term investors looking to maximize current returns from the equity portion of their portfolios or to those with more of a short-term focus looking to capitalize on bargain prices among value stocks. FVD relies on rankings assigned by Value Line, a research company that analyzes stocks using a proprietary methodology. As such, FVD is one of the ETFs that blurs the lines between active and passive management, seeking to replicate an index that employs quant-based analysis to determine its holdings. FVD gives investors balanced exposure to dividend-paying stocks, spreading exposure across a variety of sectors and market capitalizations and avoiding any significant concentrations in individual securities. The relatively narrow focus of this fund may limit its usefulness to investors seeking broad exposure, though FVD can be useful for those looking to focus on dividends and who believe the underlying Value Line methodology is sound. A potential drawback of this ETF is fees; FVD is considerably more expensive than most dividend ETFs, such as VTV.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for FVD 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 Large Cap Value 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 29 other ETFs in the Large Cap Value 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.
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 FVD 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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