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  • ETF
  • PIZ
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.0 (0.0%)
    Time: 04/28/17
    Previous Close: $24.50
  • Category
  • Foreign Large Cap Equities
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $20.80
  • 52 Week Hi: $24.58
  • AUM: $164.8 M
  • Shares: 6.8 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 62,722
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 67,655

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Analyst Report

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).

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

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.

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PIZ Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

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

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PIZ 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.

PIZ Holdings

Filings Data as of: Apr 27, 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.

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% Assets in Top 10
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% Assets in Top 15
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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
Common equity 99.98%
ETF Cash Component 0.02%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Industrials 30.44%
Consumer, Cyclical 14.2%
Technology 13.89%
Financials 13.18%
Healthcare 11.85%
Basic Materials 8.04%
Consumer, Non-Cyclical 4.87%
Utilities 2.15%
Real Estate 0.69%
Telecommunications 0.67%
ETF Cash Component 0.02%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Large cap 61.38%
Mid cap 29.57%
Small cap 9.04%
ETF Cash Component 0.02%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
Europe 66.64%
Asia-Pacific 17.84%
North America 13.09%
Africa 1.06%
Middle East 0.79%
Asia 0.59%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed Markets (ex-US) 98.34%
Emerging Markets 1.65%
United States 0.02%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
Switzerland 15.73%
Canada 13.07%
United Kingdom 13.01%
Japan 9.49%
France 8.51%
Australia 7.14%
Denmark 5.37%
Germany 4.5%
Finland 4.34%
Ireland 3.56%
Austria 2.86%
Sweden 2.18%
Netherlands 1.65%
Luxembourg 1.29%
Hong Kong 1.2%
Belgium 1.18%
South Africa 1.06%
Spain 1.02%
Italy 0.94%
Israel 0.79%
South Korea 0.59%
Norway 0.51%
United States 0.02%

PIZ 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

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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 21 other ETFs in the Foreign Large Cap Equities ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

PIZ Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com 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 PIZ relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

PIZ 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
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As of Aug 04 2016

PIZ 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
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Annual Dividend Yield
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As of Aug 04, 2016

PIZ Technicals

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Volatility Analysis

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

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  • 20 Day MA: $23.58
  • 60 Day MA: $23.08
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.81
  • MACD 100 Period: 1.99
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 6.11
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 5.52
  • RSI 10 Day: 88
  • RSI 20 Day: 79
  • RSI 30 Day: 74
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 75

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $22.92
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $24.85
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $22.66
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $24.49
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $22.65
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $24.28

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $24.46
  • Support Level 2: $24.42
  • Resistance Level 1: $24.56
  • Resistance Level 2: $24.62


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 53.91
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 90.13
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 61.10
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 85.48

Fact Sheet

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