This ETF is targeted in nature, offering a way to play a specific sub-sector of the consumer discretionary market. Retail is generally a high beta sector of the U.S. economy, making this ETF a potentially useful tool for those using sector rotation strategies or seeking to implement a strategic overlay ahead of an expected bull market. PMR may also be a useful trading tool ahead of retail sales data reports. PMR is one of the "Dynamic" ETFs offered by PowerShares, meaning that the underlying index utilizes a quant based analytical framework to select holdings. In exchange for this attempt to generate alpha, investors can expect to pay a bit more; PMR is more expensive than XRT. For those who believe the Intellidex methodology has the ability to add value, PMR might be an interesting play. But XRT is cheaper, broader-based, and more balanced; we prefer the SPDR for access to the retail sector.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for PMR 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 Consumer Discretionary 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 not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 5 other ETFs in the Consumer Discretionary 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.
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This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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