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KNOW is one of the first ETFs of its kind, with a relatively unique strategy. Its index selects 100 stocks from the S&P 1500 based on insider sentiment. Insider sentiment involves analyzing public company filings related to frequency of trades, purchases of stock and increases in holdings by “insiders,” as well as positive earnings analysis. The idea here is that insiders know best how a business is operating and the implications on future stock price, so if an insider is buying up shares, that may be a good sign that things are going well. Likewise, a selling trend behind the scenes may point to a relatively weak future for a particular company. This fund debuted at the end of 2011 and is one of the few funds from Direxion that do not apply a leverage or inverse exposure. KNOW’s fees of 65 basis points place it on the expensive side, but given its relatively unique strategy, it comes as no surprise to see it charge a premium for its services. While this fund would never be used as a building block, it certainly has a place as a tactical investment, as its one of a kind strategy has the potential to provide handsome returns to your portfolio.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for KNOW 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 All Cap 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 currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (Charles Schwab)
There are 13 other ETFs in the All Cap 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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The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of KNOW 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.com Category.
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