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This ETF offers exposure to the industrials sector outside of the U.S., a corner of the international stock market that includes transportation firms, providers of commercial and professional services, and manufacturers of capital goods. Given the sector-specific focus, IPN likely doesn't deserve a core allocation, but may be useful as a means of implementing a tactical tilt towards the industrials sector. Like many international equity ETFs, IPN has a tilt towards large cap stocks, though mid caps and small caps do account for a decent chunk of the underlying portfolio. It's probably worth noting that Japanese stocks account for a significant portion of the underlying portfolio; investors with concerns about the health of Japan's economy may wish to avoid this fund. In addition, while the underlying index theoretically includes developed and emerging markets, IPN is effectively a developed market fund. Overall, IPN offers impressive depth and breadth of holdings; with more than 100 stocks and general balance among component securities, this fund can be a useful tool for establishing international industrials exposure. Those looking for a global industrials exposure may prefer EXI.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for IPN 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 Industrials 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 Industrials 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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