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  • ETF
  • LVL
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.04 (-0.0%)
    Time: 05/27/16
    Previous Close: $9.54
  • Category
  • Global Equities
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Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
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  • 52 Week Lo: $7.44
  • 52 Week Hi: $11.29
  • AUM: $52.6 M
  • Shares: 5.5 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 8,674
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 16,303

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Analyst Report

This fund is one of several options for investors looking to access dividend paying stocks around the world, including the U.S., developed markets outside North America, and emerging markets. As such, LVL may be appealing as a core holding for investors looking to maximize current returns from the equity portion of their portfolio, or may be a useful tactical tool for shifting exposure towards equities that exhibit lower volatility. With only about 100 stocks, the depth of exposure offered by this ETF is considerably less than some options such as ACWI or VT, though assets are balanced relatively well within the fund. The predictable sector biases that accompany any dividend strategy are present--LVL tilts towards utilities, telecom, and financials--but assets are balanced across a number of different regions and sizes, with minimal concentration in any one name. LVL is more expensive than some of the broad-based global equity ETFs, but can be appealing to those with a very specific objective. Alternatives include FGD and DEW.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for LVL 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 Global 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.

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LVL Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity B+ VEU
Expenses C VXUS

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LVL In-Depth Analysis

The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.

LVL Holdings

Filings Data as of: May 03, 2016
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Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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% Assets in Top 10
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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 24.31%
International Stocks 75.38%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.0%
Other 0.3%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Energy 23.81%
Utilities 16.44%
Communication Services 13.91%
Financial Services 12.15%
Real Estate 10.21%
Consumer Cyclical 7.93%
Basic Materials 6.98%
Industrials 6.23%
Consumer Defensive 2.04%
Health Care 0.0%
Technology 0.0%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 15.64%
Large 25.63%
Medium 45.33%
Small 9.05%
Micro 4.05%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
Europe 26.34%
U.S. 24.31%
Australia 19.73%
Canada 10.61%
Asia (Developed) 5.52%
Africa 4.59%
Asia (Emerging) 4.46%
Latin America 1.16%
Japan 0.0%
Middle East 0.0%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed 84.76%
Emerging 14.94%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
United States 24.31%
South Korea 2.65%
Australia 16.09%
Canada 10.61%
United Kingdom 9.57%
South Africa 4.59%
New Zealand 3.65%
China 3.44%
France 3.15%
Turkey 3.11%
Other 18.83%

LVL Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb Category.

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Expenses Ratio Analysis

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Commission Free Trading

This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 16 other ETFs in the Global Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

LVL Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.

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The following charts can be customized to display historical performance in a number of different formats, including line charts, bar charts, and candlesticks. Time periods can be adjusted to increase or decrease the period shown, ranging from five minutes to several months.

The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of LVL relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

LVL Valuation

This section shows how the P/E multiple of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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P/E Ratio
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As of May 06 2016

LVL Dividend

This section shows how the dividend yield of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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Dividend Date
Annual Dividend Rate
Annual Dividend Yield
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As of May 06, 2016

LVL Technicals

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Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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  • 20 Day MA: $9.40
  • 60 Day MA: $9.27
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.13
  • MACD 100 Period: 0.72
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 10.81
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 45.90
  • RSI 10 Day: 57
  • RSI 20 Day: 55
  • RSI 30 Day: 55
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 63

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $9.22
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $9.58
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $9.18
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $9.62
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $9.17
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $9.81

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $9.49
  • Support Level 2: $9.47
  • Resistance Level 1: $9.52
  • Resistance Level 2: $9.53


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 59.75
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 79.74
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 57.35
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 67.58

Fact Sheet

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