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  • ETF
  • MXI
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.37 (0.01%)
    Time: 10/19/16
    Previous Close: $52.80
  • Category
  • Materials
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $37.64
  • 52 Week Hi: $54.01
  • AUM: $213.7 M
  • Shares: 4.1 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 32,191
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 36,591

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Analyst Report

This ETF offers exposure to the global materials sector, a corner of the world economy that includes companies engaged in the extraction and production of various natural resources (and therefore potentially useful as a means of establishing "indirect" commodity exposure through commodity-intensive companies). Given the targeted nature of the underlying benchmark, MXI probably isn't very useful for those building a long-term portfolio; it will be more useful as a means of establishing a tactical tilt towards the materials sector or as part of a sector rotation strategy. Investors seeking more targeted exposure to companies engaged in the production of a certain type of raw material likely have a more granular ETF available to them; the Commodity Producers Equities ETFdb Category includes dozens of resource-specific funds, ranging from agribusiness to gold to timber. With regards to the underlying portfolio, MXI is spread across U.S. stocks and ex-U.S. economies, though there is a heavy tilt towards developed markets (EMT can be a useful tool for emerging markets materials exposure). With respect to the nature of the underlying portfolio, it should be noted that while MXI includes more than 100 individual stocks, a small handful account for a significant chunk of assets--a characteristic common among ETFs focused on this sector. Investors seeking U.S. materials exposure have a number of choices, including XLB and the equal-weighted RTM; those looking to steer clear of the U.S. may want to look at IRV. Overall, MXI can be a nice tool for broad-based materials exposure, useful for those looking to overweight this sector while maintaining a global representation.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for MXI 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 Materials 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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MXI Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A- XLB
Expenses B VAW

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MXI 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.

MXI Holdings

Filings Data as of: Oct 04, 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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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 36.52%
International Stocks 62.86%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.57%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.05%
Other 0.0%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Basic Materials 92.02%
Consumer Cyclical 5.95%
Industrials 0.79%
Health Care 0.62%
Financial Services 0.0%
Real Estate 0.0%
Consumer Defensive 0.0%
Communication Services 0.0%
Energy 0.0%
Technology 0.0%
Utilities 0.0%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 25.83%
Large 56.66%
Medium 16.7%
Small 0.19%
Micro 0.0%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
U.S. 36.52%
Europe 25.22%
Japan 9.17%
Canada 7.59%
Australia 7.09%
Asia (Developed) 3.57%
Latin America 2.1%
Middle East 0.0%
Africa 0.0%
Asia (Emerging) 0.0%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed 97.28%
Emerging 2.1%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
United States 36.52%
Netherlands 1.76%
Germany 9.22%
Japan 9.17%
United Kingdom 8.8%
Canada 7.59%
Australia 7.09%
Switzerland 6.05%
France 2.96%
Taiwan 1.97%
Other 8.87%

MXI 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 4 other ETFs in the Materials ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

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

MXI 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 26 2016

MXI Dividend

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

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Dividend Date
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Annual Dividend Yield
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As of May 26, 2016

MXI 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: $52.79
  • 60 Day MA: $52.64
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.43
  • MACD 100 Period: 1.74
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 2.17
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 21.05
  • RSI 10 Day: 58
  • RSI 20 Day: 54
  • RSI 30 Day: 54
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 52

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $51.61
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $53.43
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $51.85
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $53.74
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $51.01
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $53.91

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $52.94
  • Support Level 2: $52.71
  • Resistance Level 1: $53.29
  • Resistance Level 2: $53.41


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 64.92
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 70.00
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 51.23
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 51.22

Fact Sheet

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