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  • ETF
  • PERM
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.06 (-0.0%)
    Time: 05/27/16
    Previous Close: $24.52
  • Category
  • Diversified Portfolio
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Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $22.76
  • 52 Week Hi: $25.23
  • AUM: $8.6 M
  • Shares: 0.4 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 2,126
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 4,163

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Top YTD Performer

Analyst Report

This ETF offers exposure to a "permanent" strategy that includes exposure to a number of different asset classes. PERM spreads its holdings across domestic and international stocks, long-term Treasuries, short-Term Treasuries, and precious metals, resulting in a portfolio of assets that feature unique return drivers and risk factors. By maintaining a portfolio of some asset classes that should feature relatively low correlation with one another, PERM gives investors access to a strategy that should exhibit lower volatility than traditional equity positions. PERM can be used in a number of different ways. Some may see it as a core holding around which other positions can be added to achieve customized exposure based on risk tolerance and return objectives. Others may see it as a way to "equitize" cash over shorter periods of time, achieving broad-based access to various asset classes until resources can be deployed otherwise. For investors looking for "one stop" exposure to multiple asset classes, the ETFs in the Diversified Portfolios and Target Retirement Date ETFdb Categories offer a number of different strategies that cover just about every objective and level of risk tolerance.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for PERM 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 Diversified Portfolio 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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PERM Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity B- AOR
Expenses A- AOA

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PERM 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.

PERM 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.

Number of Holdings
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% Assets in Top 10
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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 18.46%
International Stocks 4.85%
U.S. Bonds 25.74%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 24.49%
Other 26.47%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Real Estate 4.74%
Health Care 2.55%
Basic Materials 2.38%
Technology 2.16%
Financial Services 2.16%
Consumer Defensive 1.96%
Energy 1.96%
Industrials 1.86%
Communication Services 1.76%
Consumer Cyclical 1.53%
Utilities 0.22%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 12.0%
Large 8.27%
Medium 1.32%
Small 1.42%
Micro 0.26%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
U.S. 18.45%
Europe 2.51%
Japan 0.44%
Australia 0.38%
Canada 0.33%
Asia (Emerging) 0.23%
Asia (Developed) 0.22%
Latin America 0.08%
Africa 0.04%
Middle East 0.02%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed 22.66%
Emerging 0.63%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
United States 44.19%
China 0.11%
United Kingdom 1.35%
Switzerland 0.49%
France 0.49%
Japan 0.44%
Australia 0.38%
Canada 0.33%
Russia 0.28%
Germany 0.17%
Other 51.77%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Bond Sector Percentage
Treasury 0.0%
TIPS 0.0%
U.S. Agency 0.0%
MBS 0.0%
U.S. Corporate 0.0%
Asset-Backed 0.0%
Convertible 0.0%
Muni 0.0%
Foreign Government 0.0%
Foreign Corporate 0.0%
Other 100.0%

Coupon Breakdown

Coupon Range Percentage
0% to 1% 0.0%
1% to 2% 0.0%
2% to 3% 0.0%
3% to 4% 6.43%
4% to 5% 19.31%
5% to 6% 0.0%
6% to 7% 0.0%
7% to 8% 0.0%
8% to 9% 0.0%
9% to 10% 0.0%
Greater Than 10% 0.0%

Credit Quality

Credit Percentage

Maturity Breakdown

Maturity Percentage
Less Than 1 Year 0.0%
1-3 Years 0.0%
3-5 Years 0.0%
5-7 Years 0.0%
7-10 Years 0.0%
10-15 Years 0.0%
15-20 Years 0.0%
20-30 Years 25.74%
30+ Years 0.0%

PERM 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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ETF Wtd. Average
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Expense Ratio
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Commission Free Trading

This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (Interactive Brokers, E*TRADE)

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 8 other ETFs in the Diversified Portfolio ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

PERM Performance

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

1 Week Return
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4 Week Return
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13 Week Return
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26 Week Return
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Year to Date Return
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1 Year Return
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3 Year Return
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5 Year Return
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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 PERM relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

PERM 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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PERM 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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PERM 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
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20 Day Volatility
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50 Day Volatility
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200 Day Volatility
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Standard Deviation
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  • 20 Day MA: $24.64
  • 60 Day MA: $24.49
  • MACD 15 Period: -0.11
  • MACD 100 Period: 0.37
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 87.50
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 90.00
  • RSI 10 Day: 46
  • RSI 20 Day: 49
  • RSI 30 Day: 50
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 47

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $24.30
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $24.87
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $24.30
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $25.04
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $24.25
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $25.04

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $24.36
  • Support Level 2: $24.27
  • Resistance Level 1: $24.59
  • Resistance Level 2: $24.73


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 48.77
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 29.55
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 47.69
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 34.71

Fact Sheet

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