This ETF focuses exclusively on the financial sector of the U.S. economy, making it one option available to investors looking to overweight banks and other financial institutions in their portfolio. RYF distinguishes itself from other broad-based financial ETFs by its weighting methodology. Unlike XLF and other cap-weighted products, RYF is linked to an equal-weighted index--meaning that each component receives an equivalent allocation in the fund upon rebalancing. As a result, RYF maintains considerably lower concentration than most financial ETFs, as exposure is spread around evenly as opposed to being concentrated among a handful of mega cap stocks. For investors who believe that equal weighting represents a more logical approach to asset allocation, RYF may be a better way to gain access to the U.S. financial sector. The downside is in the price; this type of exposure results in a considerably higher price tag than the low cost XLF or FFL.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for RYF 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 Financials 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 currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (Charles Schwab)
There are 3 other ETFs in the Financials 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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