This ETF offers exposure to the global energy industry, splitting exposure between U.S. and domestic stocks. While IXC may be too granular for those with a long-term buy-and-hold strategy, it can be a useful tool for tilting overall exposure towards this sector or perhaps for use in a long/short pairs trade as well. Not surprisingly, IXC has a heavy tilt towards mega cap stocks, as this ETF includes a number of the world's biggest oil companies (IOIL offers complementary exposure to small caps). IXC gives significant exposure to the U.S.; those seeking to steer away from domestic oil stocks may prefer ex-U.S. energy ETFs such as AXEN. Like many large cap energy funds, IXC features a fair amount of concentration; a few stocks make up big chunks of the total portfolio, potentially diminishing the balance of exposure offered. This ETF may be useful for some, but because it is somewhere in between broad-based and finely-tuned, it's likely that there may be a more appropriate option out there in the Energy Equities ETFdb Category.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for IXC 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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