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This fund provides exposure to an interesting segment of the industrials industry, the aerospace and defense sector. Companies in this sector tend to be rather large, slow growing, but remarkably stable due to the widespread use of long-term government contracts for most of their services. However, this focus on the government could also present a downside especially if defense spending declines sharply in the years ahead or if budget concerns force drastic cuts to more 'discretionary' defense programs. For those willing to take the risks of the industry, ITA remains a viable choice as it is significantly less expensive than its counterpart, PPA. However, the fund is less liquid and more heavily concentrated in top names, suggesting that those seeking broad exposure might be better served with PPA. Yet on the other hand, for investors seeking exposure to just the top names in the industry and those that are most impacted by the trends of the sector, ITA is a solid choice despite its relatively undiversified portfolio.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for ITA 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 Category.
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 4 other ETFs in the Industrials 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.
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This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.
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