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  • ETF
  • PFIG
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.01 (-0.0%)
    Time: 10/21/16
    Previous Close: $26.00
  • Category
  • Corporate Bonds
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $24.31
  • 52 Week Hi: $26.67
  • AUM: $53.2 M
  • Shares: 2.1 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 16,335
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 11,618

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Analyst Report

This ETF offers exposure to investment grade U.S. corporate bonds, an asset class that many investors and advisors believe should hold a core position in long-term, buy-and-hold portfolios. This asset class has the potential to offer a significant yield upgrade from Treasuries without exposing investors to the risk that often accompanies high yield bonds. While corporate debt is often included in total bond market ETFs such as AGG and BND, it is noted that allocations are often on the small side. As such, a position in products such as PFIG might make sense as complementary additions to a long-term portfolio. PFIG distinguishes itself from other products in the Corporate Bonds ETFdb Category by the weighting methodology employed by the underlying index. Most bond ETFs are linked to cap weighted indexes that give the largest allocations to the biggest issuers of debt and to the most expensive securities. That approach has multiple potential drawbacks; the biggest debtors receive the highest weightings, and there exists a tendency to overweight overvalued securities. PFIG offers an alternative to cap weighted bond ETFs that may have appeal to investors looking to break the link between security weightings and the level of debt maintained. Rather, PFIG is constructed with the goal of giving the largest weightings to the companies with the greatest ability to service their debt. This is accomplished by scoring issuers based on four fundamental measures of size, including dividends and cash flow. The result is a portfolio that is similar to more popular products such as LQD, but backed by a more sound construction methodology. It should be noted that CBND shares a generally similar objective, but uses slightly different metrics to score the issuers of debt. One potential drawback of PFIG is the slightly above average expense ratio; investors will pay a bit more for the RAFI methodology than they would for LQD. In our mind, however, the additional fee--which is just a few basis points--is well worth the exposure to the superior methodology.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for PFIG 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 Corporate Bonds 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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PFIG Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity B- n/a
Expenses B n/a

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PFIG 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.

PFIG 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 0.0%
International Stocks 0.0%
U.S. Bonds 93.51%
International Bonds 2.53%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 3.96%
Other 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%

Bond Detailed Sector Breakdown

Bond Sector Percentage
Corporate Bond 95.12%
Cash And Equivalents 3.15%
Convertible 1.74%
Agency Mortgage Backed 0.0%
Asset Backed 0.0%
Covered Bond 0.0%
Commercial Mortgage Backed 0.0%
Non Agency Residential Mortgage Backed 0.0%
Sector Swap 0.0%
Preferred 0.0%
Future Forward 0.0%
Option Warrant 0.0%
Bank Loan 0.0%
US Municipal Tax Advantaged 0.0%
Municipal Taxable 0.0%
Government Related 0.0%
Government 0.0%

Coupon Breakdown

Coupon Range Percentage
0% to 1% 2.01%
1% to 2% 5.17%
2% to 3% 18.65%
3% to 4% 31.93%
4% to 5% 17.42%
5% to 6% 11.84%
6% to 7% 6.09%
7% to 8% 1.59%
8% to 9% 1.31%
9% to 10% 0.0%
Greater Than 10% 0.0%

Credit Quality

Credit Percentage
AAA 2.29%
AA 11.22%
A 35.0%
BBB 50.99%
BB 0.5%
B 0.0%
Below B 0.0%
Not Rated 0.0%

Maturity Breakdown

Maturity Percentage
Less Than 1 Year 0.0%
1-3 Years 21.17%
3-5 Years 24.84%
5-7 Years 25.77%
7-10 Years 24.26%
10-15 Years 0.0%
15-20 Years 0.0%
20-30 Years 0.0%
30+ Years 0.0%

PFIG 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 23 other ETFs in the Corporate Bonds ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

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

PFIG 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 22 2016

PFIG 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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As of May 22, 2016

PFIG 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: $25.97
  • 60 Day MA: $25.96
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.03
  • MACD 100 Period: 0.11
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 20.06
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 31.15
  • RSI 10 Day: 55
  • RSI 20 Day: 53
  • RSI 30 Day: 53
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 67

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $25.87
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $26.01
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $25.87
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $26.05
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $25.83
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $26.05

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $25.92
  • Support Level 2: $25.84
  • Resistance Level 1: $26.04
  • Resistance Level 2: $26.08


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 76.24
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 72.95
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 67.43
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 71.21

Fact Sheet

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