This ETF is one of several options for investors looking to access the U.S. financial sector, a corner of the domestic equity market that generally exhibits significant volatility. As a sector-specific ETF, IYF is most appropriate for those looking to implement a tactical tilt or carry out a sector rotation strategy, and probably has little use for those building a long-term, buy-and-hold portfolio. This fund is heavily skewed towards large caps, but does also include some mid and small cap allocations as well. And IYF offers considerably deeper exposure than the ultra-popular XLF; this iShares ETF has more than 200 individual holdings, though a few big names account for a big chunk of the total portfolio. The biggest drawback of IYF is the fees; it is much more expensive than both XLE and FFL, which deliver generally similar exposure to U.S. financials. This ETF can be a useful tactical tool, but there are more cost efficient options available.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for IYF 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 Financials 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 Financials 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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