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  • ETF
  • GEX
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.13 (-0.0%)
    Time: 05/27/16
    Previous Close: $50.80
  • Category
  • Alternative Energy Equities
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Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $44.16
  • 52 Week Hi: $64.06
  • AUM: $88.4 M
  • Shares: 1.7 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 5,148
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 5,057

Alternative ETFs in the Alternative Energy Equities Category

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Type Ticker Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
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Analyst Report

This global ETF invests in companies engaged in various alternative energy industries, giving investors broad exposure to clean energy industries. For investors looking to bet that alternative energy will thrive in coming years, GEX can be a nice choice; this ETF casts a wide net, including exposure to solar power, wind power, and other renewable energy sources. For those seeking more targeted exposure, there are more granular ETFs dedicated to various alternative energy sub-sectors (such as PWND and TAN). Given the somewhat targeted nature of the exposure this ETF probably won't warrant a huge allocation in any long-term portfolio, but can be useful as a complementary holding to establish a position in a strategy that generally receives little weight in broad-based funds. GEX can also be useful as a tactical tool, establishing tilts towards the alt energy sector in certain environments. The portfolio of GEX isn't too deep--there are about 30 holdings--and a few of the bigger names receive significant weightings. But that concentration isn't all that surprising, as the roster of publicly-traded alt energy companies is somewhat limited. Other options worth considering include ICLN and PUW; investors should compare expenses, depth of holdings, and type of exposure offered when picking an alternative energy fund consistent with their objectives.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for GEX 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 Alternative 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.

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GEX Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity B+ PBW
Expenses A- ICLN

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GEX In-Depth Analysis

The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.

GEX Holdings

Filings Data as of: May 03, 2016
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Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 54.68%
International Stocks 45.63%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash -0.47%
Other 0.16%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Industrials 40.36%
Technology 27.12%
Utilities 14.97%
Consumer Cyclical 11.83%
Basic Materials 6.04%
Consumer Defensive 0.0%
Communication Services 0.0%
Real Estate 0.0%
Energy 0.0%
Health Care 0.0%
Financial Services 0.0%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 0.0%
Large 39.41%
Medium 32.81%
Small 25.82%
Micro 2.27%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
U.S. 54.68%
Europe 13.16%
Asia (Emerging) 12.0%
Japan 4.17%
Canada 1.28%
Asia (Developed) 0.13%
Africa 0.0%
Latin America 0.0%
Australia 0.0%
Middle East 0.0%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed 88.32%
Emerging 12.0%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
United States 54.68%
Taiwan 0.13%
China 12.0%
Denmark 9.91%
Spain 8.9%
Sweden 4.98%
Japan 4.17%
Germany 3.5%
Canada 1.28%
Austria 0.75%
Other -0.3%

GEX Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb Category.

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Expenses Ratio Analysis

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Commission Free Trading

This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 0 other ETFs in the Alternative Energy Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

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GEX Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.

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13 Week Return
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26 Week Return
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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 GEX relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

GEX Valuation

This section shows how the P/E multiple of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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GEX Dividend

This section shows how the dividend yield of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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GEX Technicals

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Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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  • 20 Day MA: $49.91
  • 60 Day MA: $51.51
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.90
  • MACD 100 Period: 0.44
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 14.69
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 39.60
  • RSI 10 Day: 55
  • RSI 20 Day: 50
  • RSI 30 Day: 50
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 58

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $48.37
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $51.34
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $48.42
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $51.46
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $48.02
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $53.62

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $50.60
  • Support Level 2: $50.52
  • Resistance Level 1: $50.81
  • Resistance Level 2: $50.94


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 37.24
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 80.09
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 48.97
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 71.62

Fact Sheet

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