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This ETF is a component of the suite of "dynamic" ETF products from PowerShares, seeking to replicate a benchmark that is constructed based on a proprietary screening methodology. While PTH is an index-based fund, the underlying index seeks to generate alpha by using quant-based filters to select individual stocks. For those who believe the methodology employed is capable of generating alpha over the long run, PTH might be an attractive way to access health care stocks. For those who believe in efficient markets and are looking to keep expenses down, there are probably better options out there; PTH is considerably more expensive than other options such as XLV and FHC. As a sector-specific fund, PTH is probably too targeted for inclusion in a long-term portfolio; this ETF will be more useful for establishing a short-term tactical tilt or as part of a sector rotation strategy.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for PTH 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 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.
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 PTH relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.
This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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