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  • ETF
  • MORT
    Pricing Data
    $22.05
    Change: $0.24 (-0.01%)
    Time: 08/26/16
    Previous Close: $22.29
  • Category
  • Real Estate
Last Updated:

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Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $15.51
  • 52 Week Hi: $22.69
  • AUM: $110.4 M
  • Shares: 5.0 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 26,729
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 24,712

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Analyst Report

This ETF offers exposure to mortgage REITs, a corner of the real estate market that features both significant risks and potential for significant returns. Unlike more traditional REITs, mortgage REITs don't actually own real estate. Instead, these entities generate revenue through real estate financing by issuing mortgages or acquiring loans and mortgage-backed securities. The streams of revenue generated from these operations can often be substantial, making MORT a potentially attractive tool for investors seeking to enhance the current returns generated from their portfolios. As such, this ETF has the potential to be useful as a yield enhancement tool in a long-term portfolio, and it can certainly also be useful in shorter-term strategies as well. It should be noted, however, that MORT is capable of significant volatility; because many of the underlying entities utilize leverage in their operations, this ETF can be fairly sensitive to interest rate changes and the overall health of the U.S. real estate market. Investors considering a position should take a look at the underlying portfolio in order to determine the extent to which leverage is used (Van Eck provides this information on its web site). The MORT portfolio is somewhat concentrated; the number of holdings is relatively shallow, and a small handful of components makes up a significant portion of total assets. However, it's important to keep in mind that component companies generally have exposure to thousands of individual mortgages or other real estate-related securities, potentially lessening the importance of balance in this corner of the markets. For investors looking to achieve attractive current returns and willing to take on a bit of risk to do so, MORT can be an intriguing destination. Investors looking for other options may want to take a look at REM, which features a fair amount of overlap with this fund. Those looking for more broad-based real estate exposure have a number of choices in the Real Estate and International Real Estate ETFdb Categories. It should be noted, however, that MORT is capable of significant volatility; because many of the underlying entities utilize leverage in their operations, this ETF can be fairly sensitive to interest rate changes and the overall health of the U.S. real estate market. Investors considering a position should take a look at the underlying portfolio in order to determine the extent to which leverage is used (Van Eck provides this information on its web site). The MORT portfolio is somewhat concentrated; the number of holdings is relatively shallow, and a small handful of components makes up a significant portion of total assets. However, it's important to keep in mind that component companies generally have exposure to thousands of individual mortgages or other real estate-related securities, potentially lessening the importance of balance in this corner of the markets. For investors looking to achieve attractive current returns and willing to take on a bit of risk to do so, MORT can be an intriguing destination. Investors looking for other options may want to take a look at REM, which features a fair amount of overlap with this fund. Those looking for more broad-based real estate exposure have a number of choices in the Real Estate and International Real Estate ETFdb Categories.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for MORT 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 Real Estate 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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MORT Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity B+ IYR
Expenses B+ SCHH
Performance
Volatility
Dividend
Concentration

Knowledge Centers

MORT 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.

MORT Holdings

Filings Data as of: Aug 02, 2016
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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 99.8%
International Stocks 0.0%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.2%
Other 0.0%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Real Estate 99.8%
Financial Services 0.0%
Communication Services 0.0%
Consumer Defensive 0.0%
Technology 0.0%
Industrials 0.0%
Consumer Cyclical 0.0%
Basic Materials 0.0%
Energy 0.0%
Health Care 0.0%
Utilities 0.0%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 0.0%
Large 0.0%
Medium 32.49%
Small 39.79%
Micro 27.52%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
U.S. 99.8%
Middle East 0.0%
Australia 0.0%
Japan 0.0%
Asia (Developed) 0.0%
Africa 0.0%
Europe 0.0%
Latin America 0.0%
Canada 0.0%
Asia (Emerging) 0.0%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed 99.8%
Emerging 0.0%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
United States 99.8%
Other 0.2%

MORT 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

ETF Average
0.579%
ETF Wtd. Average
0.26%
Category Average
0.45%
Expense Ratio
Rank:
0.41%
Category Low
Category High

Commission Free Trading

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

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 6 other ETFs in the Real Estate ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

MORT Performance

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

1 Week Return
Rank:
-0.54%
Category Low
Category High
4 Week Return
Rank:
0.05%
Category Low
Category High
13 Week Return
Rank:
7.27%
Category Low
Category High
26 Week Return
Rank:
21.90%
Category Low
Category High
Year to Date Return
Rank:
17.60%
Category Low
Category High
1 Year Return
Rank:
12.87%
Category Low
Category High
3 Year Return
Rank:
31.52%
Category Low
Category High
5 Year Return
Rank:
60.75%
Category Low
Category High

Charts

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 MORT relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

MORT 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
Rank:
12.23
Category Low
Category High

As of Jul 15 2016

MORT Dividend

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

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Dividend
$0.35
Dividend Date
2016-07-01
Annual Dividend Rate
$1.82
Annual Dividend Yield
Rank:
8.15%
Category Low
Category High

As of Jul 15, 2016

MORT Technicals

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Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
Rank:
130.49%
Category Low
Category High
20 Day Volatility
Rank:
11.11%
Category Low
Category High
50 Day Volatility
Rank:
12.76%
Category Low
Category High
200 Day Volatility
Rank:
11.63%
Category Low
Category High
Beta
Rank:
1.47
Category Low
Category High
Standard Deviation
Rank:
1.44%
Category Low
Category High

Technicals

  • 20 Day MA: $22.28
  • 60 Day MA: $21.54
  • MACD 15 Period: -0.26
  • MACD 100 Period: 1.13
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 78.18
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 73.56
  • RSI 10 Day: 44
  • RSI 20 Day: 54
  • RSI 30 Day: 57
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 48

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $22.04
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $22.40
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $21.92
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $22.62
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $21.55
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $22.67

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $21.93
  • Support Level 2: $21.82
  • Resistance Level 1: $22.27
  • Resistance Level 2: $22.50

Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 39.72
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 42.37
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 51.53
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 51.38

Fact Sheet

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