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  • ETF
  • IST
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.05 (-0.0%)
    Time: 07/25/17
    Previous Close: $25.65
  • Category
  • Communications Equities
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $21.31
  • 52 Week Hi: $25.84
  • AUM: $28.3 M
  • Shares: 1.1 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 27,357
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 30,141

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Analyst Report

This ETF offers exposure to the international telecom sector, focusing on stocks listed outside of the U.S. As such, IST can be an effective tool for investors implementing an ex-U.S. sector rotation strategy, and can also be potentially useful for those with a bullish view on the telecom industry but reluctance to invest in U.S. stocks. IST can also be useful in long/short pairs trades--for example going long IST and short XTL. Like many telecom ETFs, this fund is subject to significant concentration; though there are about 60 individual holdings, a small handful of names make up a big chunk of exposure. Investors seeking more global exposure to telecom stocks may prefer IXP, while AXTE offers another option for ex-U.S. strategies.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for IST 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 Communications 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.

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IST Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity B+ IYZ
Expenses B- VOX

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IST In-Depth Analysis

The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb.com Category.

IST Holdings

Filings Data as of: Jul 24, 2017

Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
Common equity 98.68%
Preferred stock 0.83%
ETF Cash Component 0.49%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Telecommunications 98.83%
Consumer, Cyclical 0.49%
ETF Cash Component 0.49%
Technology 0.18%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Large cap 83.67%
Mid cap 12.06%
Small cap 3.21%
Micro cap 0.57%
ETF Cash Component 0.49%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
Europe 56.0%
Asia-Pacific 32.27%
North America 7.8%
Asia 3.14%
Middle East 0.8%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed Markets (ex-US) 96.37%
Emerging Markets 3.14%
United States 0.49%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
Japan 22.25%
United Kingdom 15.28%
Germany 8.74%
Spain 7.43%
Canada 7.3%
France 6.11%
Singapore 3.95%
Australia 3.3%
Italy 3.28%
Sweden 3.13%
South Korea 3.1%
Switzerland 2.79%
Netherlands 2.74%
Norway 2.47%
Hong Kong 1.55%
Finland 1.31%
New Zealand 1.22%
Belgium 0.95%
Denmark 0.9%
Israel 0.8%
Luxembourg 0.7%
United States 0.49%
Austria 0.13%
Portugal 0.04%
China 0.04%

IST Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.

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Expenses Ratio Analysis

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Commission Free Trading

This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 1 other ETFs in the Communications Equities ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

IST Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.

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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 IST relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

IST Valuation

This section shows how the P/E multiple of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

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IST Dividend

This section shows how the dividend yield of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

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IST Technicals

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Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

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  • 20 Day MA: $25.07
  • 60 Day MA: $24.94
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.52
  • MACD 100 Period: 1.24
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 18.46
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 18.18
  • RSI 10 Day: 72
  • RSI 20 Day: 64
  • RSI 30 Day: 62
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 60

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $24.59
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $25.95
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $24.39
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $25.75
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $24.52
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $25.69

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $25.52
  • Support Level 2: $25.45
  • Resistance Level 1: $25.64
  • Resistance Level 2: $25.69


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 60.91
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 71.89
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 55.03
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 77.32

Fact Sheet

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