QDEF Northern Trust Quality Dividend Defensive Index
- All Cap Equities
QDEF - Profile
- Issuer: FlexShares
- Structure: ETF
- Expense Ratio: 0.37%
- ETF Home Page: QDEF
- Inception: Dec 19, 2012
- Tax Form: 1099
- QDEF Tracks This Index: Northern Trust Quality Dividend Defensive Index
- 52 Week Lo: $31.48
- 52 Week Hi: $36.99
- AUM: $180.4 M
- Shares: 5.0 M
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The index is designed to provide exposure to a high-quality income-oriented portfolio of long-only U.S. equity securities, with an emphasis on long-term capital growth and a targeted overall beta that is generally between 0.5 to 1.0 times that of the Northern Trust 1250 Index. Companies included in the index are selected based on expected dividend payment and fundamental factors such as profitability, solid management, and reliable cash flow.
QDEF - Realtime Rating
Realtime Rating Summary
QDEF is a passive ETF that seeks to replicate Northern Trust Quality Dividend Defensive Index. The index is designed to provide exposure to a high-quality income-oriented portfolio of long-only U.S. equity securities, with an emphasis on long-term capital growth and a targeted overall beta that is generally between 0.5 to 1.0 times that of the Northern Trust 1250 Index. Companies included in the index are selected based on expected dividend payment and fundamental factors such as profitability, solid management, and reliable cash flow.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for QDEF 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 All Cap 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.
QDEF In-Depth Analysis
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for QDEF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.
QDEF - HoldingsFilings Data as of: Apr 05, 2015
Top Ten Holdings
XOM 4.34%Exxon Mobil Corporation
PFE 3.88%Pfizer Inc
WFC 3.53%Wells Fargo & Co
AAPL 3.46%Apple Inc
IBM 3.09%International Business Machines Corp
MRK 2.74%Merck & Co Inc
MO 2.29%Altria Group Inc
UNH 1.94%UnitedHealth Group Inc
PM 1.82%Philip Morris International Inc
MSFT 1.68%Microsoft Corp
This section compares how balanced and deep QDEF is relative to the peer group ETFdb Category.
QDEF Asset Allocation
QDEF Sector Breakdown
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QDEF - Expenses & Fees
This section compares the cost efficiency of QDEF to peers in the same ETFdb Category.
Expenses Ratio Analysis
Commission Free Trading in QDEF
QDEF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
Category Commission Free Trading
There are 13 other ETFs in the All Cap Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
QDEF - Performance
This section shows how QDEF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.
QDEF - Charts
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 QDEF relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.
QDEF - Technicals
QDEF Volatility Analysis
This section shows how the volatility of QDEF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.
- 20 Day MA: $36.49
- 60 Day MA: $36.33
- MACD 15 Period: 0.32
- MACD 100 Period: 0.90
- Williams % Range 10 Day: 17.19
- Williams % Range 20 Day: 10.28
- RSI 10 Day: 58
- RSI 20 Day: 56
- RSI 30 Day: 55
- Ultimate Oscillator: 54
QDEF Bollinger Bands
- Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $36.33
- Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $36.97
- Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $35.99
- Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $37.02
- Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $35.64
- Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $37.06
QDEF Support & Resistance
- Support Level 1: $36.77
- Support Level 2: $36.68
- Resistance Level 1: $36.92
- Resistance Level 2: $36.98
- Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 54.25
- Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 62.46
- Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 44.89
- Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 64.40
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