This ETF offers exposure to the U.S. tech sector, making it one of many options available to investors seeking to access an industry that is capable of remarkable rallies and steep declines over short periods of time. Given the sector-specific focus, FXL is probably too granular for those building a long-term, buy-and-hold portfolio, but can be useful for investors putting on a tactical tilt or looking to beef up tech sector exposure. FXL's primary appeal is the use of the 'AlphaDex' methodology which seeks to select the best tech companies from the Russell 1000 Index universe. This is done by ranking the firms on a variety of growth and value factors including momentum, ROE, and CF/P just to name a few. Thanks to this method, the fund casts a much smaller net than others in the sector, holdings just 85 securities compared to several hundred for many of the other products in the Category. For those looking for a more qualitative approach to the tech sector FXL could make for a solid choice although VGT and XLK offer generally similar exposure, while the equal-weighted RYT gives investors an option that will be more balanced in nature and avoid concentrations in a small handful of tech giants.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for FXL 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.com Category.
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 7 other ETFs in the Technology 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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