This ETF tracks an index of companies that have 'wide moats' or sustainable competitive advantages that are very difficult for competitors to breach. These firms could make for great long term investments as they generally rely on either brand name power, have high switching costs, or use the 'network effect' to prevent new entrants. Not surprisingly, the fund has a heavy focus on giant and large cap firms, in other words, those that have exploited their advantages to the utmost. Investors should note that WMW offers virtually identical exposure and features no tracking error since it’s an ETN; however, WMW is more expensive than MOAT and also exposes investors to the credit risk of the issuing institution.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for MOAT 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 Large Cap Blend 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 section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
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This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.
This section compares the fund flows of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.
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This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.