This ETF offers exposure to the U.S. consumer sector, and as such includes exposure to both consumer cyclical and consumer staples companies (with a few other sectors thrown in as well). Given the variety of component companies included in IYC, pinpointing the price drivers of this ETF can be tricky. Since it isn't a pure sector ETF, IYC might not go nicely with any specific investment thesis. Investors looking for consumer staples would be better off with a more targeted option such as XLP, while those with a desire for exposure to more cyclical firms could select XLY or a similar fund. IYC offers a nice balance of holdings and only moderate concentration, but the connection between the index and a reasonable investment thesis seems to be missing. There are better, more granular ways to play the consumer sector among the other ETF offerings.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for IYC 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 Discretionary 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 5 other ETFs in the Consumer Discretionary 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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