This ETF offers exposure to the domestic energy market, including many of the Big Oil companies that are responsible for significant portions of global energy supply. IYE is likely too targeted for those with a long time horizon, but this fund can potentially be useful for those implementing a sector rotation strategy or looking to overweight this corner of the market. Like many domestic energy ETFs, IYE has significant concentration in a small handful of names that account for big chunks of the overall portfolio; the equal-weighted RYE may be an appealing option for those looking to avoid this issue (same goes for the alpha-seeking FXN). Another drawback of IYE is the cost; the expense ratio is considerably higher than both XLE and FEG, limiting the usefulness of this fund. Cost conscious investors have better choices available, as do those concerned about excessive concentration.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for IYE 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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The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of IYE relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.
This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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