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  • ETF
  • PSL
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.09 (-0.0%)
    Time: 05/25/16
    Previous Close: $56.56
  • Category
  • Consumer Staples Equities
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Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
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  • 52 Week Lo: $37.70
  • 52 Week Hi: $59.27
  • AUM: $288.5 M
  • Shares: 5.1 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 35,230
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 41,019

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Analyst Report

This ETF offers targeted exposure toward the U.S. consumer staples sector, making it a potentially useful tool for those employing a sector rotation strategy or for investors looking to tilt their portfolio towards a low beta sector that can perform relatively well in down markets. PSL is one of the "Dynamic" ETFs offered by PowerShares, meaning that the underlying index utilizes a quant based analytical framework to select holdings. In exchange for this attempt to generate alpha, investors can expect to pay a bit more; PSL is more expensive than FCD and XLP. For those who believe the Intellidex methodology has the ability to add value, PSL might be an interesting play (First Trust's FXG also utilizes a quant-based methodology within this sector). But considering the less-than-impressive track record and expense differential, there are probably better ETF options for exposure to this sector.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for PSL 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 Consumer Staples 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.

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PSL Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity B- XLP
Expenses B- FSTA

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PSL 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.

PSL Holdings

Filings Data as of: May 03, 2016
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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 99.92%
International Stocks 0.0%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.08%
Other 0.0%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Consumer Defensive 79.1%
Industrials 9.45%
Consumer Cyclical 4.91%
Technology 2.96%
Health Care 2.56%
Basic Materials 0.94%
Financial Services 0.0%
Real Estate 0.0%
Energy 0.0%
Communication Services 0.0%
Utilities 0.0%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 5.42%
Large 35.46%
Medium 39.51%
Small 11.26%
Micro 8.27%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
U.S. 99.92%
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 99.92%
Emerging 0.0%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
United States 99.92%
Other 0.08%

PSL 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 Consumer Staples Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

PSL 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 PSL relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

PSL Valuation

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

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As of May 26 2016

PSL Dividend

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

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Annual Dividend Yield
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PSL 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: $56.40
  • 60 Day MA: $56.42
  • MACD 15 Period: -0.04
  • MACD 100 Period: 0.81
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 49.30
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 50.45
  • RSI 10 Day: 52
  • RSI 20 Day: 51
  • RSI 30 Day: 51
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 51

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $55.11
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $57.62
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $55.21
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $57.56
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $55.03
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $57.42

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: n/a
  • Support Level 2: $56.28
  • Resistance Level 1: n/a
  • Resistance Level 2: $56.70


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 53.99
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 60.17
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 55.33
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 45.31

Fact Sheet

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