This ETF offers exposure to the U.S. energy sector, seeking to replicate an index that employs a unique strategy designed to generate excess returns relative to traditional cap-weighted benchmarks. As such, FXN is probably too targeted for some investors, but can be a useful tool in sector rotation strategies and an efficient means of tilting exposure towards the energy sector (it may also be useful in long/short pairs trades). The underlying AlphaDEX Index employs a quant-based screening methodology designed to identify stocks poised for outperformance relative to a broader universe consisting of oil and gas stocks. In return for exposure to this strategy, which has historically delivered impressive returns across the entire suite, investors can expect to pay a bit more; FXN's expense ratio is about 50 basis points higher than low cost options for financial exposure such as FEG and XLE. The unique index construction methodology has some other potential advantages; FXN maintains much lower concentration of top holdings than do cap-weighted funds such as XLE. As such, performance isn't as dependent on a handful of large cap stocks, potentially giving a better way to access financials. For those who believe in the merits of the AlphaDEX methodology and willing to pay a little extra for a shot at alpha, FXG can be an excellent way to gain exposure to the energy sector.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for FXN 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 Energy 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 4 other ETFs in the Energy 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.
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This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.
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