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  • ETF
  • GULF
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.08 (-0.0%)
    Time: 10/21/16
    Previous Close: $16.45
  • Category
  • Emerging Markets Equities
Last Updated:



Trading Data

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Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $13.65
  • 52 Week Hi: $17.48
  • AUM: $18.1 M
  • Shares: 1.1 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 7,259
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 8,582

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Analyst Report

This ETF offers exposure to the Middle East, making it an interesting option for investors looking to bet on a region that can exhibit significant volatility. The regions covered by this ETF generally receive only minor allocations in global or emerging markets ETFs, so GULF can be an efficient tool for those looking to increase their exposure. GULF differentiates itself by the weighting methodology; the related benchmark includes dividend-paying stocks, and as such this ETF is likely to be tilted towards the telecom sector (and perhaps financials and industrials). One potential drawback of GULF is the concentration; a handful of stocks account for a big portion of assets, and there are only about 50 components in total. While GAF and MES may seem to be similar alternatives to GULF, the country exposure offered varies drastically across these three options; be sure to take a close look under the hood to make sure the exposure you desire is there. GULF is towards the higher end of the ETF spectrum, but the fees are reasonable for the type of exposure offered (and this ETF is considerably cheaper than MES).

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for GULF 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 Emerging Markets 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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GULF Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity C+ EEM
Expenses C SCHE

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GULF 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.

GULF Holdings

Filings Data as of: Oct 04, 2016
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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 0.0%
International Stocks 95.85%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.0%
Other 4.15%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Financial Services 48.78%
Communication Services 24.24%
Real Estate 6.67%
Basic Materials 6.2%
Industrials 5.51%
Consumer Cyclical 1.95%
Energy 1.18%
Utilities 1.16%
Consumer Defensive 0.16%
Health Care 0.0%
Technology 0.0%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 6.46%
Large 39.26%
Medium 45.21%
Small 4.51%
Micro 0.42%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
Middle East 76.26%
Africa 19.59%
Asia (Emerging) 0.0%
Japan 0.0%
Australia 0.0%
Asia (Developed) 0.0%
Europe 0.0%
Latin America 0.0%
Canada 0.0%
U.S. 0.0%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed 69.44%
Emerging 26.42%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
Qatar 23.67%
United Arab Emirates 21.01%
Kuwait 20.79%
Morocco 12.84%
Egypt 6.75%
Oman 5.32%
Bahrain 3.97%
Jordan 1.5%
Other 4.15%

GULF 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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GULF Performance

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

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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 GULF relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

GULF Valuation

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

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As of Jul 21 2016

GULF Dividend

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

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GULF 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: $16.55
  • 60 Day MA: $16.79
  • MACD 15 Period: -0.09
  • MACD 100 Period: -0.29
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 45.16
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 59.52
  • RSI 10 Day: 43
  • RSI 20 Day: 43
  • RSI 30 Day: 45
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 58

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $16.20
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $16.55
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $16.16
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $16.91
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $16.23
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $16.97

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $16.28
  • Support Level 2: $16.18
  • Resistance Level 1: $16.48
  • Resistance Level 2: $16.58


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 61.40
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 71.67
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 63.97
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 63.88

Fact Sheet

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