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This ETF offers a way to play the international consumer staples sector, including exposure to developed markets outside the U.S. As such, IPS might be an appealing option for investors looking to implement a sector rotation strategy while avoiding the U.S. markets or identifying long/short market neutral trades (such as long XLP / short IPS, or vice versa). Like many international and sector-specific funds, IPS runs in to some concentration issues. Though there are about 70 individual holdings, the fund is rather top heavy with a handful of big names accounting for a significant portion of assets. The closest alternative to this ETF is AXSL, which shares a focus on the same region and sector.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for IPS 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 Consumer Staples 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 Category.
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 4 other ETFs in the Consumer Staples Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.
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 IPS relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.
This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.
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