This fund, issued by iShares, provides exposure to a benchmark that represents the transportation industry of the US. An investment on the transportation industry could reach into multiple tiers of the economy, as consumer goods as well as raw materials are always in need of being ferried from one location to another. Energy, though behind the scenes, has a major impact on the transportation industry, as rising gas prices or new alternative solutions can have a huge impact on the performance of these individual companies, their bottom lines, as well as the mode of transportation that is in most demand. IYT is heavily exposed to two corners of the transportation market with railroads and trucking making up the two biggest sections by far. For investors looking at transportation from a business perspective this fund represents a solid choice but for those looking to tap into consumer transportation XTN could be the way to go. Either way, the fund is likely to granular for most investors and it should be used as more of a tactical tilt than a core holding by most investors.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for IYT 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 Transportation 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
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