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  • ETF
  • PERM
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.0 (0.0%)
    Time: 05/23/17
    Previous Close: $24.90
  • Category
  • Diversified Portfolio
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $23.45
  • 52 Week Hi: $26.14
  • AUM: $7.5 M
  • Shares: 0.3 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 511
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 2,262

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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- n/a
Expenses A- n/a

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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.com Category.

PERM Holdings

Filings Data as of: May 23, 2017
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Concentration Analysis

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

Number of Holdings
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Category High
% Assets in Top 10
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Category High
% Assets in Top 15
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Category High
% Assets in Top 50
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Category High

Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Listed Bonds 55.23%
U.S. Listed Stocks 24.23%
International Stocks 19.89%
Cash 0.6%
Preferred Stock 0.06%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Non-Equity 55.23%
Basic Materials 15.35%
Real Estate 5.28%
Technology 4.6%
Consumer, Non-Cyclical 3.26%
Healthcare 3.09%
Financials 2.98%
Industrials 2.95%
Energy 2.72%
Consumer, Cyclical 2.47%
Other 0.61%
ETF Cash Component 0.6%
Telecommunications 0.57%
Utilities 0.29%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
ETF or Non-equity 55.23%
Large cap 28.44%
Non-Equity 11.13%
Small cap 2.06%
Mid cap 1.99%
ETF Cash Component 0.6%
Micro cap 0.56%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
North America 80.3%
Europe 16.73%
Asia-Pacific 1.6%
Asia 0.64%
Latin America 0.63%
Africa 0.06%
Middle East 0.03%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
United States 80.06%
Developed Markets (ex-US) 18.07%
Emerging Markets 1.86%
Not-designated 0.01%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
United States 80.06%
United Kingdom 12.68%
Switzerland 1.5%
France 0.75%
Australia 0.73%
Japan 0.71%
Mexico 0.54%
Netherlands 0.54%
Russia 0.48%
Germany 0.28%
Canada 0.24%
China 0.21%
South Korea 0.15%
Taiwan 0.12%
Hong Kong 0.11%
Spain 0.1%
India 0.1%
Sweden 0.09%
Italy 0.07%
South Africa 0.06%
Brazil 0.06%
Denmark 0.05%
Ireland 0.05%
Belgium 0.04%
Singapore 0.04%
Finland 0.03%
Thailand 0.03%
Malaysia 0.03%
Norway 0.02%
Israel 0.02%
Indonesia 0.02%
Philippines 0.01%
Turkey 0.01%
Poland 0.01%
Austria 0.01%
Luxembourg 0.01%
Puerto Rico 0.01%
United Arab Emirates 0.01%
Qatar 0.01%
New Zealand 0.01%
Chile 0.01%
Portugal 0.01%
Hungary 0.01%
Colombia 0.0%
Peru 0.0%
Bahamas 0.0%
Egypt 0.0%
Liechtenstein 0.0%
Curacao 0.0%
Greece 0.0%

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% 7.39%
1% to 2% 14.59%
2% to 3% 0.0%
3% to 4% 20.2%
4% to 5% 13.05%
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%
Non-Fixed Income 44.17%
ETF Cash Component 0.6%

Credit Quality

Credit Percentage
AAA 55.23%
AA 0.0%
A 0.0%
BBB 0.0%
BB 0.0%
B 0.0%
Below B 0.0%
Not Rated 0.0%
Non-Fixed Income 44.17%
ETF Cash Component 0.6%

Maturity Breakdown

Maturity Percentage
Less Than 1 Year 7.39%
1-3 Years 21.78%
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 26.06%
30+ Years 0.0%
Non-Fixed Income 44.17%
ETF Cash Component 0.6%

PERM Expenses & Fees

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

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Expenses Ratio Analysis

ETF Average
ETF Wtd. Average
Category Average
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 10 other ETFs in the Diversified Portfolio ETFdb.com 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.com 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.com Category.

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P/E Ratio
Category Low
Category High

PERM Dividend

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

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Dividend Date
Annual Dividend Rate
Annual Dividend Yield
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Category High

PERM Technicals

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Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com 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: $24.80
  • 60 Day MA: $24.73
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.13
  • MACD 100 Period: 0.28
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: n/a
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 35.94
  • RSI 10 Day: 58
  • RSI 20 Day: 53
  • RSI 30 Day: 53
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 45

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $24.49
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $24.98
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $24.53
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $25.08
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $24.56
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $25.10

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: n/a
  • Support Level 2: $24.90
  • Resistance Level 1: n/a
  • Resistance Level 2: $24.90


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 56.92
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 82.11
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 50.81
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 64.89

Fact Sheet

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