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This ETF offers exposure to health care providers, a narrow sub-sector of the health care industry that may be subject to unique regulatory risks. Given the extremely narrow focus of this fund, IHF probably doesn't belong in a long-term portfolio in any major amount, though this fund can be useful for those investors looking to implement a tactical tilt towards health care providers or perhaps as part of a long/short pairs trade. Not surprisingly, IHF is somewhat limited in terms of individual security diversification; the underlying portfolio is not extremely deep, and a few of the bigger names in the basket receive significant allocations in this fund. IHF is probably to granular for the vast majority of investors out there, but for those with a very specific objective it can be a useful tool for fine tuning portfolio exposure. Those looking for broader health care representation will prefer funds such as VHT or XLV; the equal-weighted RYH is also an interesting option. There are a number of other hyper-targeted options available under the health care umbrella, including medical devices (IHI), pharmaceuticals (IHE), and health care equipment (XHE).
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for IHF 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 Health & Biotech 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 3 other ETFs in the Health & Biotech 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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