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  • ETF
  • PHB
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.04 (0.0%)
    Time: 10/21/16
    Previous Close: $18.90
  • Category
  • High Yield Bonds
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $15.95
  • 52 Week Hi: $18.95
  • AUM: $1,092.3 M
  • Shares: 57.7 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 523,430
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 595,277

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Analyst Report

This ETF is one of several that offers exposure to junk bonds, an asset class that may have appeal for investors looking to enhance current returns through the assumption of additional credit risk. Because junk bonds are excluded fron broad-based total bond market funds such as AGG or BND, this ETF may be a useful tool for those looking to construct a well-rounded fixed income portfolio for the long run; PHB can also be useful for those looking to beef up current yields from the bond portion of their holdings. PHB is unique from other more popular junk bond funds such as HYG or JNK due to the nature of the underlying index. Instead of giving the biggest weightings to the biggest debtors, the related benchmark analyzes fundamental factors to determine the allocations to each security. As a result, PHB will generally offer exposure to higher quality issuers, and as such may maintain a lower expected return than JNK or HYG. Think of this ETF as a step between LQD and JNK along the risk/return spectrum. Upon closer analysis, many investors will likely find that the methodology underlying this ETF is much more sound than the majority of bond ETFs, making PHB a potentially attractive option for high yielding fixed income exposure.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for PHB 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 High Yield 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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PHB Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

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

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PHB 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.

PHB 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.

Number of Holdings
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% Assets in Top 10
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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 0.0%
International Stocks 0.0%
U.S. Bonds 96.36%
International Bonds 1.11%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 2.53%
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 96.78%
Convertible 1.83%
Cash And Equivalents 0.77%
Government 0.62%
Agency Mortgage Backed 0.0%
Covered Bond 0.0%
Commercial Mortgage Backed 0.0%
Non Agency Residential Mortgage Backed 0.0%
Asset Backed 0.0%
Preferred 0.0%
Sector Swap 0.0%
Future Forward 0.0%
Bank Loan 0.0%
US Municipal Tax Advantaged 0.0%
Municipal Taxable 0.0%
Government Related 0.0%
Option Warrant 0.0%

Coupon Breakdown

Coupon Range Percentage
0% to 1% 0.67%
1% to 2% 0.0%
2% to 3% 2.4%
3% to 4% 8.1%
4% to 5% 20.54%
5% to 6% 35.37%
6% to 7% 17.65%
7% to 8% 8.63%
8% to 9% 2.61%
9% to 10% 0.3%
Greater Than 10% 1.2%

Credit Quality

Credit Percentage
AAA 1.15%
AA 0.0%
A 0.0%
BBB 18.54%
BB 54.84%
B 25.47%
Below B 0.0%
Not Rated 0.0%

Maturity Breakdown

Maturity Percentage
Less Than 1 Year 0.0%
1-3 Years 10.74%
3-5 Years 22.46%
5-7 Years 35.11%
7-10 Years 28.97%
10-15 Years 0.19%
15-20 Years 0.0%
20-30 Years 0.0%
30+ Years 0.0%

PHB 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 currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (Charles Schwab)

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 18 other ETFs in the High Yield Bonds ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

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

PHB 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 Jun 23 2016

PHB 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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Category High

As of Jun 23, 2016

PHB 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: $18.82
  • 60 Day MA: $18.68
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.09
  • MACD 100 Period: 0.48
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 5.37
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 3.07
  • RSI 10 Day: 66
  • RSI 20 Day: 62
  • RSI 30 Day: 62
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 56

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $18.78
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $18.96
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $18.69
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $18.95
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $18.51
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $18.99

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $18.89
  • Support Level 2: $18.85
  • Resistance Level 1: $18.96
  • Resistance Level 2: $18.99


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 59.09
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 76.23
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 51.50
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 66.65

Fact Sheet

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