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This ETF is one of many options for investors seeking exposure to large cap growth stocks, a corner of the U.S. equity market that receives a hefty allocation in many portfolios. PXLG could potentially be appealing to investors building a long-term, buy-and-hold portfolio, and might also be useful for those looking to establish a shorter-term tactical tilt towards this asset sub-class. PXLG is unique from many of the ETFs in the Large Cap Growth ETFdb Category primarily because of the nature of the index it seeks to replicate. PXLG is part of the suite of RAFI ETFs offered by PowerShares, linked to an index that utilizes fundamental factors in order to determine both which stocks should be included and the weightings afforded to each. This approach to indexing breaks the link between stock price and the allocation afforded to individual securities, potentially sidestepping one of the common complaints of market capitalization weighting. In return for exposure to this more complex methodology, investors can expect to pay a bit more; PXLG has an expense ratio that is a bit higher than other competitors in the Large Cap Growth ETFdb Category. For those who believe the RAFI methodology is capable of generating excess returns over the long run, paying a bit extra might not be a big deal. Those who prefer to minimize fees and simply own the market might look elsewhere; VUG and IWF are among the most popular alternatives (SCHG is another low cost option).
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for PXLG 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 Large Cap Growth 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 10 other ETFs in the Large Cap Growth 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 PXLG 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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