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This fund gives investors exposure to the small cap health care industry, a market segment that has both value and growth characteristics. Securities in this corner of the market can be also be prone to quick shifts in sentiment thanks to changing government regulations or policies. Furthermore, many companies in this corner of the market are unprofitable and rely on FDA drug approval in order to snap back into the green, a very risky proposition. With that being said, PSCH gives investors a nice mix of biotech, pharma, medical tech, and facility companies spreading risk around the various corners of the health care world. However, it should be noted that the fund does still have singificant concentrattion in its top ten holdings as these companies make up close to one third of total assets, rather high considering the fund only has 70 securities in total. As a result, investors should consider this fund only if they are looking to tactically tilt towards the sector or round out exposure to the health care segment.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for PSCH 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 Health & Biotech 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 section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 3 other ETFs in the Health & Biotech 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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