This ETF is one of several within the Utilities ETFdb Category that offers targeted exposure to this sector of the U.S. economy. Because utilities have historically shown low volatility and high dividend yields, this asset class might be appealing for those seeking low beta equity exposure or looking to beef up the current returns generated by the equity side of a portfolio. Given the sector-specific focus, this ETF might be more appealing to those with a specific outlook on utilities, as opposed to those looking to build a longer-term, buy-and-hold portfolio. PSCU is unique because this fund focuses on small cap stocks; most utilities ETFs are dominated by positions in large cap names (and mid caps to a lesser extent). While large cap and small cap utilities will be impacted by many of the same price drivers, these asset classes often show very unique risk/return profiles. Small caps will generally offer greater potential for capital appreciation, but may experience greater volatility as well. Investors looking for large cap utilities exposure have a number of options available, including XLU, VPU, and the equal-weighted RYU. It should also be noted that this small cap ETF includes some telecom stocks, as these equities generally exhibit similar returns and volatility as utilities (many technology sector ETFs include telecom stocks under that umbrella).
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for PSCU 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 Utilities 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 5 other ETFs in the Utilities 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.
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This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.
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