This ETF is one of many in the Materials ETFdb Category, offering exposure to the U.S. materials sector, a corner of the domestic stock market that may have appeal to investors looking to gain indirect exposure to commodity prices through the stocks of companies engaged in the extraction or production of natural resources. Because the materials sector generally accounts for a relatively small allocation within broad-based equity ETFs, some investors may be interested in adding this ETF to a long-term portfolio. PSCM may also be useful for establishing a tactical tilt towards the materials sector, and can be useful as part of a sector rotation strategy. Unlike most of the other materials ETFs available to U.S. investors, PSCM focuses primarily on small cap stocks; funds such as XLB are generally dominated by large cap stocks in comparison. While these groups of companies are impacted by many of the same factors, there can be some significant differences in the risk/return profiles as well; small caps will generally feature greater volatility, but may offer greater potential for capital appreciation over the long run. The small cap approach may have other benefits as well. PSCM, for example, features a relatively balanced portfolio; no one stocks accounts for a huge percentage of assets. XLB, on the other hand, has close to 10% of its assets in a handful of different stocks, and the top ten components account for well more than half of the total portfolio. For investors looking to establish materials exposure, this ETF is worth a close look; the balance of holdings and efficient cost structure make it one of many good options out there.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for PSCM 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 Materials 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 4 other ETFs in the Materials 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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