QDEF Northern Trust Quality Dividend Defensive Index
- Large Cap Blend Equities
Alternative ETFs in the Large Cap Blend Equities Category
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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.
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 Large Cap Blend 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 this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.
QDEF HoldingsFilings Data as of: Feb 02, 2016
Top Ten Holdings
This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group ETFdb Category.
Market Cap Breakdown
Market Tier Breakdown
QDEF Expenses & Fees
This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb Category.
Expenses Ratio Analysis
Commission Free Trading
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
Category Commission Free Trading
There are 16 other ETFs in the Large Cap Blend Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb 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 QDEF 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 Category.
- 20 Day MA: $32.72
- 60 Day MA: $34.00
- MACD 15 Period: -0.53
- MACD 100 Period: -1.96
- Williams % Range 10 Day: 95.68
- Williams % Range 20 Day: 57.08
- RSI 10 Day: 38
- RSI 20 Day: 41
- RSI 30 Day: 42
- Ultimate Oscillator: 46
- Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $32.14
- Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $33.60
- Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $31.94
- Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $33.46
- Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $31.49
- Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $34.80
Support & Resistance
- Support Level 1: $32.16
- Support Level 2: $32.04
- Resistance Level 1: $32.50
- Resistance Level 2: $32.72
- Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 43.51
- Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 26.72
- Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 55.56
- Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 42.14
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