This ETF offers exposure to banks, delivering targeted exposure to a unique corner of the U.S. financials sector. Given the narrow focus of KBWB, this fund might be most useful for investors looking to implement a shorter term tactical tilt towards this corner of the market, though it can certainly also be used as a complimentary holding in many long-term portfolios as well. KBWB's underlying portfolio is unique from the most popular ETFs in the Financials Equities ETFdb Category; this ETF is comprised of common stocks of national money centers, leading regional banks, and thrifts. Moreover, it should be noted that while bellwether companies make an appearance, there are a fair amount of small cap, regional-based firms that have significant representation. Small banks often maintain risk/return profiles that differ considerably from their large cap peers; though impacted by some of the same factors, smaller banks generally depend more heavily on traditional banking functions to drive profits. KBWB's portfolio is somewhat shallow, consisting of about 25 individual holdings. Investors should note that over one third of the fund's total assets are dedicated to the top five holdings, potentially increasing the company-specific risk associated with this product; something that should certainly be considered prior to investment. Alternative ETPs covering the same corner of the market include KBE, which is linked to a different benchmark with a considerably different set of top holdings.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for KBWB 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.com Category.
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 4 other ETFs in the Financials 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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