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PSCM PowerShares S&P SmallCap Materials Portfolio ETF

  • ETF
  • PSCM
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.99 (0.03%)
    Time: 05/25/16
    Previous Close: $33.60
  • Category
  • Materials
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Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
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  • 52 Week Lo: $25.37
  • 52 Week Hi: $41.19
  • AUM: $13.6 M
  • Shares: 0.4 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 12,095
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 5,594

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Analyst Report

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.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

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.

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PSCM Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

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

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PSCM 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 Category.

PSCM Holdings

Filings Data as of: May 03, 2016
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Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 100.01%
International Stocks 0.0%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash -0.01%
Other 0.0%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Basic Materials 92.24%
Industrials 4.03%
Consumer Cyclical 2.17%
Energy 1.58%
Financial Services 0.0%
Real Estate 0.0%
Consumer Defensive 0.0%
Communication Services 0.0%
Technology 0.0%
Health Care 0.0%
Utilities 0.0%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 0.0%
Large 0.0%
Medium 0.0%
Small 40.35%
Micro 59.66%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
U.S. 100.01%
Middle East 0.0%
Australia 0.0%
Japan 0.0%
Asia (Developed) 0.0%
Africa 0.0%
Europe 0.0%
Latin America 0.0%
Canada 0.0%
Asia (Emerging) 0.0%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed 100.01%
Emerging 0.0%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
United States 100.01%
Other -0.01%

PSCM Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb Category.

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Expenses Ratio Analysis

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Commission Free Trading

This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 4 other ETFs in the Materials ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

PSCM Performance

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

PSCM Valuation

This section shows how the P/E multiple of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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PSCM Dividend

This section shows how the dividend yield of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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PSCM Technicals

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Volatility Analysis

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

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  • 20 Day MA: $34.67
  • 60 Day MA: $31.78
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.10
  • MACD 100 Period: 3.61
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 14.89
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 55.22
  • RSI 10 Day: 54
  • RSI 20 Day: 57
  • RSI 30 Day: 57
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 65

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $33.36
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $35.01
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $33.32
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $36.06
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $32.05
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $36.47

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $34.41
  • Support Level 2: $34.24
  • Resistance Level 1: $34.68
  • Resistance Level 2: $34.78


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 61.58
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 70.04
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 56.11
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 57.76

Fact Sheet

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