This ETF offers exposure to the U.S. health care sector, making it one of many options for accessing a corner of the market that is generally stable and can offer attractive dividends. Given the sector-specific focus, FXH likely doesn't deserve a core allocation, but may be useful as a means of implementing a tactical tilt towards the health care sector. FXH seeks to replicate an index that employs a unique strategy designed to generate excess returns relative to traditional cap-weighted benchmarks. The underlying AlphaDEX Index employs a quant-based screening methodology designed to identify stocks poised for outperformance. In return for exposure to this strategy, which has historically delivered impressive returns, investors can expect to pay a bit more; FXH's expense ratio is about 50 basis points higher than low cost options for health care exposure such as FHC and XLV. The unique index construction methodology has some other potential advantages; FXH maintains a much lower concentration of top holdings than do cap-weighted funds such as XLF. That means that performance isn't as dependent on a handful of large cap stocks, potentially giving a better way to access health care stocks. For those who believe in the merits of the AlphaDEX methodology and are willing to pay a little extra for a shot at alpha, FXH might be worth a closer look. Those looking to keep a cap on expenses and simply own the broader market have cheaper options available to them.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for FXH 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 Health & Biotech 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 3 other ETFs in the Health & Biotech 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.
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 FXH 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 Category.
2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: ( 1 ) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; ( 2 ) may not be copied or distributed; and ( 3 ) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.