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This ETF offers exposure to U.S. banking institutions, delivering access to a narrow slice of the financial sector that has historically exhibited significant volatility but is capable of turning in big performances over a short period of time. Since KBE focuses on a narrow sub-sector of the financial space, it probably doesn't have much appeal for investors interested in building a long-term, buy-and-hold portfolio. But this fund can be useful for establishing a tactical tilt towards financial stocks, and may be an efficient way to go "bargain hunting" after big sell-offs in financial stocks. It's worth noting that KBE is a concentrated ETF; it holds only about 25 individual stocks, and makes some hefty allocations to the bigger names in the portfolio. That isn't necessarily a dealbreaker, but is worth considering when analyzing the options for targeted financial exposure. PJB offers similar exposure (with a higher price) while a slew of ETFs offer a way to play smaller regional and community banks (including KRE, QABA, and IAT).
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for KBE 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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The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of KBE relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.
This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.
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