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This ETF offers exposure to small and mid-cap equities in the U.S. market, thereby delivering a way to access an asset class that is often overlooked by many investors. PRFZ is linked to a RAFI-weighted index which selects holdings based on the following four fundamental measures of size: book value, cash flow, sales and dividends. Mid and small caps can offer a unique risk/return profile, delivering increased sensitivity to local consumption and exposure that some consider to be more reflective of the local economy. As such PRFZ can be appealing to those looking to construct a long-term portfolio with well-rounded exposure, by serving as a great complement to more popular large-cap heavy ETFs. Other alternatives within this category include the equal-weighted EWRS or the more liquid IWM. PRFZ is also considerably more expensive than VTWO, but for investors who believe in the merits of the RAFI methodology it may be a better way to achieve emerging markets exposure.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for PRFZ 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 Small Cap Blend 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 Category.
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 9 other ETFs in the Small Cap Blend Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb 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 PRFZ 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 Category.
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