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This ETF seeks to replicate a benchmark that is comprised of various software companies. IGV, an iShares product, invests in only U.S. companies, so this may not be the right fund for those who wish to gain exposure on a global scale. At first glance, investors may assume that the ETF would invest in mega cap software firms, when in actuality, the fund invests primarily in medium cap companies, giving investors access to a fair amount of lesser-known, potentially high growth firms. With that being said, a number of large well-known firms dominate the top of this index as high weightings are given to Oracle, Microsoft, and Adobe. As a result, investors should take a closer look at their overall portfolio to make sure that they aren't doubling down on this sector by investing in this fund as many of the top holdings will already be in large cap equity products as well. Many investors may be better off by looking at a more diversified tech ETF that offers exposure to multiple sectors instead of the software industry which is facing headwinds thanks to cloud computing and rampant piracy.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for IGV 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 Technology 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.com Category.
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 7 other ETFs in the Technology Equities ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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