QDEF Northern Trust Quality Dividend Defensive Index

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QDEF - Profile

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Investment Themes

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Most Liquid (Volume)
Top YTD Performer

Description

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.

Realtime Rating

QDEF - Realtime Rating

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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 Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity B n/a
Expenses B+ n/a
Performance
Volatility
Dividend
Concentration

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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.

Holdings

QDEF - Holdings

Filings Data as of: Jul 05, 2015
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Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep QDEF is relative to the peer group ETFdb Category.

Number of Holdings
QDEF Rank:
QDEF 220
Category Low
Category High
% Assets in Top 10
QDEF Rank:
QDEF 28.45%
Category Low
Category High

QDEF Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 98.96%
International Stocks 0.34%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.58%
Other 0.12%

QDEF Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Technology 14.74%
Financial Services 13.87%
Consumer Cyclical 11.74%
Consumer Defensive 11.58%
Health Care 11.41%
Industrials 9.19%
Energy 8.91%
Utilities 5.56%
Real Estate 5.36%
Communication Services 4.45%
Basic Materials 2.51%

QDEF Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 48.99%
Large 17.05%
Medium 23.13%
Small 9.7%
Micro 0.44%

QDEF Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
U.S. 98.97%
Asia (Developed) 0.16%
Latin America 0.11%
Europe 0.07%
Middle East 0.0%
Africa 0.0%
Japan 0.0%
Australia 0.0%
Canada 0.0%
Asia (Emerging) 0.0%

QDEF Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed 99.2%
Emerging 0.11%

QDEF Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
United States 98.97%
Singapore 0.16%
Colombia 0.11%
United Kingdom 0.07%
Other 0.69%
Expense

QDEF - Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of QDEF to peers in the same ETFdb Category.

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Expenses Ratio Analysis

Expense Ratio
QDEF Rank:
QDEF 0.37%
Category Low
Category High

Commission Free Trading in QDEF

QDEF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 14 other ETFs in the All Cap Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

Performance

QDEF - Performance

This section shows how QDEF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.

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1 Week Return
QDEF Rank:
QDEF -1.02%
Category Low
Category High
4 Week Return
QDEF Rank:
QDEF 0.82%
Category Low
Category High
13 Week Return
QDEF Rank:
QDEF -2.61%
Category Low
Category High
26 Week Return
QDEF Rank:
QDEF 0.99%
Category Low
Category High
Year to Date Return
QDEF Rank:
QDEF 1.16%
Category Low
Category High
1 Year Return
QDEF Rank:
QDEF 7.47%
Category Low
Category High
3 Year Return
QDEF Rank:
No Ranking Available
Category Low
Category High
5 Year Return
QDEF Rank:
No Ranking Available
Category Low
Category High
Charts

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.

Valuation

QDEF - Valuation

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

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P/E Ratio
QDEF Rank:
QDEF 17.66
Category Low
Category High

As of Jul 28, 2015

Dividend

QDEF - Dividend

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

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Annual Dividend Yield
QDEF Rank:
QDEF 2.54%
Category Low
Category High

As of Jul 28, 2015

Technicals

QDEF - Technicals

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QDEF Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of QDEF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

5 Day Volatility
QDEF Rank:
QDEF 64.51%
Category Low
Category High
20 Day Volatility
QDEF Rank:
QDEF 9.95%
Category Low
Category High
50 Day Volatility
QDEF Rank:
QDEF 9.76%
Category Low
Category High
200 Day Volatility
QDEF Rank:
QDEF 11.00%
Category Low
Category High
Beta
QDEF Rank:
QDEF -0.88
Category Low
Category High
Standard Deviation
QDEF Rank:
QDEF 1.34%
Category Low
Category High

QDEF Technicals

  • 20 Day MA: $35.96
  • 60 Day MA: $36.23
  • MACD 15 Period: -0.20
  • MACD 100 Period: -0.39
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 58.47
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 58.47
  • RSI 10 Day: 46
  • RSI 20 Day: 47
  • RSI 30 Day: 47
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 45

QDEF Bollinger Bands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $35.37
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $36.77
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $35.33
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $36.60
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $35.40
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $36.73

QDEF Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $35.59
  • Support Level 2: $35.35
  • Resistance Level 1: $35.95
  • Resistance Level 2: $36.07

QDEF Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 58.45
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 30.39
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 44.50
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 31.01
Fact Sheet

QDEF - Fact Sheet

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