This fund offers exposure to the U.S. financial services industry, a sub-sector of the general financial sector that includes many of the country's largest banks, as well as real estate and general finance firms. Given this narrow focus, IYG likely doesn't have much appeal to those building a long-term portfolio; it is more appropriate for those looking to tilt exposure towards the financial sector or even pull off a short-term trade designed to capitalize on short-term mispricings. IYG is dominated by large caps, and subject to significant concentration issues. Though there are well more than 100 individual components, a small handful of banks account for the bulk of the underlying portfolio. Those seeking to fine tune exposure may have use for IYG, but most will prefer broader financial ETFs such as XLF or FFL, both of which are considerably cheaper than this fund.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for IYG 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 Category.
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 4 other ETFs in the Financials 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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