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  • ETF
  • GWL
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.09 (-0.0%)
    Time: 04/28/17
    Previous Close: $28.39
  • Category
  • Global Equities
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $22.94
  • 52 Week Hi: $28.50
  • AUM: $917.4 M
  • Shares: 32.4 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 320,317
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 229,700

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Analyst Report

This product provides exposure to global securities that are not domiciled in the US. Many investors feel that the U.S. has exited its growth stage, and that investing in domestic securities will not generate as big of a return as could be found elsewhere. The investment thesis behind this product is to conform to those investors who feel that their investments are better placed outside of domestic borders. GWL dedicates a majority of its assets to European equities, though other countries like Japan and Canada are present. Investors should note that this fund invests almost exclusively in developed markets, so this ETF will be safer than an emerging markets fund, but may not exhibit the same growth patterns. The fund has over 600 individual holdings, with not company receiving a weighting over 2%, giving a wide range of diversity through a single ticker. GWL also has an added bonus due to its attractive dividend yield that could attract any investor to this product.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for GWL 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 Global 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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GWL Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

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GWL 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.com Category.

GWL Holdings

Filings Data as of: Apr 27, 2017
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Concentration Analysis

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

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% Assets in Top 15
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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
Common equity 97.02%
ETF Cash Component 2.48%
Preferred stock 0.5%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Financials 20.22%
Industrials 13.72%
Consumer, Cyclical 12.43%
Consumer, Non-Cyclical 9.98%
Healthcare 9.09%
Basic Materials 7.96%
Technology 7.51%
Energy 5.57%
Real Estate 3.73%
Telecommunications 3.68%
Utilities 3.17%
ETF Cash Component 2.48%
Other 0.44%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Large cap 78.51%
Mid cap 13.51%
Small cap 4.47%
ETF Cash Component 2.48%
Micro cap 1.02%
Unknown 0.0%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
Europe 52.93%
Asia-Pacific 30.52%
North America 11.04%
Asia 4.77%
Middle East 0.59%
Africa 0.13%
Latin America 0.02%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed Markets (ex-US) 92.13%
Emerging Markets 4.92%
United States 2.93%
Not-designated 0.02%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
Japan 20.54%
United Kingdom 13.44%
Canada 8.11%
France 8.1%
Germany 7.41%
Switzerland 7.23%
Australia 6.14%
South Korea 4.61%
Netherlands 3.19%
United States 2.93%
Spain 2.84%
Sweden 2.79%
Hong Kong 2.52%
Italy 1.91%
Denmark 1.58%
Belgium 1.13%
Singapore 1.05%
Finland 1.05%
Ireland 1.03%
Norway 0.64%
Israel 0.59%
New Zealand 0.26%
Austria 0.23%
Luxembourg 0.19%
Portugal 0.16%
South Africa 0.13%
China 0.1%
Malaysia 0.06%
Mexico 0.02%
Liechtenstein 0.02%

GWL Expenses & Fees

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

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GWL Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com 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 GWL relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

GWL Valuation

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

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P/E Ratio
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As of Jul 28 2016

GWL Dividend

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

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Annual Dividend Yield
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As of Jul 28, 2016

GWL Technicals

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Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
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  • 20 Day MA: $27.81
  • 60 Day MA: $27.39
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.43
  • MACD 100 Period: 1.42
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 18.69
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 18.69
  • RSI 10 Day: 67
  • RSI 20 Day: 65
  • RSI 30 Day: 64
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 72

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $27.22
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $28.77
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $27.14
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $28.47
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $27.19
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $28.34

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $28.26
  • Support Level 2: $28.21
  • Resistance Level 1: $28.38
  • Resistance Level 2: $28.45


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 41.30
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 65.34
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 51.64
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 73.11

Fact Sheet

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