This ETF offers exposure to one of the world's most widely-followed equity benchmarks, but with a twist; weighting each of the component securities equally. While QQQ is well known among investors, this ETF has some appeal to those constructing a long-term, balanced portfolio as its equal-weighting methodology mitigates some of the impact from the heavy tech weighting. However, the sheer number of tech companies in the Nasdaq ensures that even with this equal-weighting, the fund is heavily dependent on technology names. QQEW should be used by more long-term investors while traders should seek out the more liquid QQQ instead. QQQ has penny-wide spreads and can be a nice tool for those looking to quickly establish a position in U.S. equity markets. But investors building a retirement portfolio or maintaining a longer-term objective would be better served by looking at this often forgotten fund from First Trust instead if they are dead-set on obtaining broad exposure to the Nasdaq-100.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for QQEW 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 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 Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.
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This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.
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