This ETF is one of several options offering exposure to the U.S. industrials sector, offering a way to access a corner of the U.S. economy that includes transportation firms, providers of commercial and professional services, and manufacturers of capital goods. Given the sector-specific focus, IYJ likely doesn't deserve a core allocation, but may be useful as a means of implementing a tactical tilt towards the industrials sector or as part of a sector rotation strategy. Perhaps the biggest drawback of IYJ relates to fees; the expense ratio of this fund is considerably higher than those of XLI, VIS, and FIL, some of which are available for commission-free trading as well. As far as the underlying portfolio goes, IYJ offers an impressive depth of holdings with hundreds of individual stocks. With the exception of GE, which accounts for a big chunk of assets, the exposure offered is generally well balanced; those seeking to avoid this concentration may prefer the equal-weighted RGI. IYJ is a fine fund, but there are cheaper and more balanced options available out there; investors seeking industrials exposure can likely do better.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for IYJ 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 Industrials 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 Industrials 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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