This ETF is one of several funds that offers exposure to the U.S. health care sector, a corner of the domestic stock market that has historically exhibited relatively low volatility and can occasionally offer attractive dividend yields. As a sector-specific fund, IYH probably doesn't have much use for those constructing a long-term, buy-and-hold portfolio; this ETF is a more useful tool for those looking to establish a tactical tilt towards health care or for use in a sector rotation strategy. Beware the significant concentration in this fund; though IYH has more than 100 stocks in the underlying portfolio, a relatively small handful account for a big portion of total assets. Another potential drawback of IYH is the fees; both XLV and FHC offer generally similar exposure with considerably lower expense ratios. For a similar price, the equal-weighted RYH offers a way to steer clear of the significant concentration. There are better ETF options out there for health care exposure; it's probably best to choose one of the other funds mentioned above.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for IYH 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.com 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.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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