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This ETF is linked to an index deemed to maintain powerful relative strength characteristics, utilizing a metric valued by many investors to develop a way to access developed markets outside of the U.S. This fund can be seen as an alternative to broad-based EAFE funds such as VEA or EFA in long-term portfolios, potentially appealing to investors who believe the relative strength screens are capable of generating excess returns. While the exposure offered is generally similar, there are several noteworthy differences as well. PIZ holds only a fraction of the names that funds like EFA do, and as such the concentration in a small handful of stocks can be greater. Moreover, the nature of the underlying methodology will generally result in higher turnover, potentially creating tax liabilities and occasionally resulting in skews towards certain sectors, regions, or individual economies. Finally, PIZ is considerably more expensive than many alternative ETFs, creating a substantial hurdle of excess returns that must be generated annually by the relative strength methodology (compare PIZ to VEA to quantify the gap this fund must make up on an annual basis).
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for PIZ 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 Foreign Large Cap Equities 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.View the Category Report
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb.com Category.
This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (Charles Schwab)
There are 21 other ETFs in the Foreign Large Cap Equities ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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 PIZ relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.
This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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