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HILO EGShares EM Quality Dividend ETF

  • ETF
  • HILO
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.02 (0.0%)
    Time: 05/24/16
    Previous Close: $12.12
  • Category
  • Emerging Markets Equities
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Trading Data

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  • 52 Week Lo: $10.12
  • 52 Week Hi: $14.77
  • AUM: $14.5 M
  • Shares: 1.2 M

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Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 3,248
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 5,397

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Analyst Report

This ETF is one of many that offers a way for investors to access emerging markets; HILO is designed to offer relatively low volatility, making it a potentially interesting play for those looking to dial back overall risk while still maintaining exposure to emerging markets. Based on an index that considers both beta and correlation of individual stocks to their local equity market, HILO should offer an attractive dividend yield and low volatility compared to other emerging markets ETFs such as EEM and VWO. That feature may be attractive in down markets, but also has the potential to limit upside when emerging markets are rallying. HILO can be used in a number of different ways within a portfolio; it may be useful as a core emerging markets position, or as a satellite position along with other EM funds. Several aspects of this fund are noteworthy beyond the dividend yield weighted methodology, which should be appealing to investors looking to maximize current returns or simply to steer clear of market cap weighting methodologies. HILO doesn't include quasi-developed markets such as South Korea or Taiwan, distinguishing it from several other emerging markets products. The HILO portfolio is relatively shallow, though holdings are well balanced across the 30 or so names that make up the fund. And given the methodology employed, it shouldn't be surprising that this ETF may maintain tilts towards certain sectors from time to time, including utilities. Overall, HILO is an intriguing option among emerging markets ETFs; this fund is towards the conservative/low volatility end of the spectrum, meaning that it could be a useful tool for those looking to keep a toe in the emerging markets pool but concerned about excessive volatility.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

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

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

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Liquidity C+ EEM
Expenses C SCHE

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HILO 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.

HILO Holdings

Filings Data as of: May 03, 2016
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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 0.0%
International Stocks 99.99%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.01%
Other 0.0%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Financial Services 19.79%
Communication Services 18.48%
Basic Materials 12.17%
Technology 12.06%
Consumer Defensive 10.81%
Energy 10.19%
Industrials 8.18%
Utilities 6.09%
Consumer Cyclical 2.11%
Health Care 0.0%
Real Estate 0.0%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 42.36%
Large 32.38%
Medium 18.82%
Small 0.0%
Micro 0.0%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
Asia (Emerging) 40.71%
Latin America 20.27%
Asia (Developed) 14.0%
Africa 12.64%
Europe 6.27%
Middle East 5.99%
Japan 0.0%
Australia 0.0%
Canada 0.0%
U.S. 0.0%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Emerging 81.88%
Developed 18.0%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
Brazil 16.37%
Nigeria 2.39%
Taiwan 11.95%
Malaysia 10.47%
South Africa 10.25%
China 9.89%
Indonesia 9.84%
Thailand 8.46%
Turkey 6.27%
Chile 3.89%
Other 10.22%

HILO Expenses & Fees

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Expenses Ratio Analysis

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HILO Performance

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

HILO Valuation

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

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HILO Dividend

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

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HILO 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: $12.44
  • 60 Day MA: $12.46
  • MACD 15 Period: -0.14
  • MACD 100 Period: 0.28
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 61.54
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 80.58
  • RSI 10 Day: 39
  • RSI 20 Day: 44
  • RSI 30 Day: 47
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 47

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $11.89
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $12.46
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $11.80
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $13.08
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $11.88
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $13.31

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $12.14
  • Support Level 2: $12.14
  • Resistance Level 1: $12.14
  • Resistance Level 2: $12.14


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 59.86
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 60.25
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 57.96
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 41.25

Fact Sheet

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