This ETF offers low cost exposure to the U.S. tech sector, making it one of many options available to investors seeking to access an industry that is capable of remarkable rallies and steep declines over short periods of time. Given the sector-specific focus, IYW is probably too granular for those building a long-term, buy-and-hold portfolio, but can be useful for investors putting on a tactical tilt or looking to beef up tech sector exposure. IYW's primary appeal is its decent scope in holdings-- the fund has more than 150 securities in total-- and the fund's liquid nature' it trades roughly 200,000 shares a day and has more than $1.5 billion in assets. However, it should be noted that typical tech giants such as Apple, IBM, and Microsoft dominate the top of the list of holdings and may already be found in large quantities in other parts of an investor's portfolio. VGT and XLK offer generally similar exposure, while the equal-weighted RYT gives investors an option that will be more balanced in nature and avoid concentrations in a small handful of tech giants.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for IYW 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 Technology 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 7 other ETFs in the Technology 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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