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This ETF offers exposure to the domestic energy market, including many of the Big Oil companies that are responsible for significant portions of global energy supply. PXI is likely too targeted for those with a long time horizon, but this fund can potentially be useful for those implementing a sector rotation strategy or looking to overweight this corner of the market. PXI is part of the suite of Intellidex products from PowerShares, meaning that this ETF is linked to an index designed to outperform traditional cap-weighted benchmarks. Those who believe this methodology has the potential to generate excess returns may find PXI to be the ideal way to access the U.S. energy market; those not convinced about the methodology may prefer cheaper ETF options such as XLE or FEG. It should be noted that the methodology of the underlying index has one potential advantage that is unique in the energy sector; PXI does not exhibit nearly the degree of concentration as do ETFs linked to cap-weighted indexes, offering a more balanced way to play the U.S. energy sector (the equal-weighted RYE is another option).
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for PXI 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 Energy 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 4 other ETFs in the Energy 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 PXI 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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