This ETF offers exposure to the global health care sector, a corner of the world economy that can exhibit low volatility and bring some degree of stability to a portfolio. The underlying portfolio is spread across U.S. stocks and ex-U.S. developed markets; emerging economies are nowhere to be found in this fund. It should be noted that IXJ has a heavy tilt towards domestic securities; those seeking a bigger allocation to international companies may prefer IRY. Given the sector-specific nature of this fund, IXJ probably shouldn't be included in a long-term, buy-and-hold portfolio; it is more useful for those looking to implement a tactical tilt towards health care or to pursue a sector rotation strategy. Though IXJ includes more than a dozen individual economies and close to 100 individual stocks, a relatively small handful account for a relatively large portion of the total portfolio--leaving something to be desired in terms of diversification.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for IXJ 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 Health & Biotech 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 3 other ETFs in the Health & Biotech 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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