This ETF is somewhat unique within the Energy Equities ETFdb Category, as IOIL offers exposure to small cap companies engaged in various elements of energy production, including oil refining and marketing stocks, exploration and production firms, and equipment, services, and drilling companies. Most energy ETFs, including XLE, are dominated by mega cap companies that can maintain risk/return profiles very unique from their small cap counterparts. Given the targeted focus, IOIL may have appeal to investors looking to overweight the energy sector of the global economy; because this product includes companies that generally receive little or no weight in broad-based equity funds, IOIL may also have appeal to those looking to round out energy exposure. Because many of the components of IOIL are engaged in exploration and discovery ventures, these companies may feature more volatility and greater upside potential than large cap energy stocks. Small cap energy equities may also be less vulnerable to undesirable political consequences than Big Oil. This ETF maintains a well balanced portfolio, spreading exposure relatively evenly across various types of oil-related companies in developed and emerging markets around the world. IOIL is a bit more expensive than the cheapest options for energy exposure, but the fees charged are reasonable considering the type of exposure offered. Those seeking global exposure to energy large caps may prefer IXC, while those looking to access small cap U.S. energy stocks may like PSCE.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for IOIL 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 Energy 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 4 other ETFs in the Energy 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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