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  • ETF
  • SDIV
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.02 (-0.0%)
    Time: 10/21/16
    Previous Close: $20.86
  • Category
  • Global Equities
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $16.13
  • 52 Week Hi: $21.78
  • AUM: $817.2 M
  • Shares: 39.3 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 133,187
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 163,262

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Analyst Report

This ETF is one of several products designed to offer exposure to a basket of dividend-paying equities, but one of few that combines this objective with a global scope. SDIV can be used in a variety of different ways within a portfolio; it may have appeal as a core holding as part of a long-term, buy-and-hold strategy that emphasizes current return, and could also be useful for establishing a shorter-term tactical tilt towards a group of equities that offer attractive distributions and a unique risk/return profile. SDIV is also unique in the weighting methodology employed. While many dividend ETFs use a dividend-weighted or cap-weighted methodology, SDIV is linked to an equal-weighted index. That approach has several potential benefits: it breaks the link between stock price and allocation (a common criticism of cap-weighted funds) and avoids concentration of holdings in a small number of holdings. The equal-weighting approach will also force a disciplined rebalancing of holdings, taking gains from stocks that have performed well recently and moving them into names that have lagged behind. For investors looking to establish exposure to a dividend-focused fund, SDIV is one of several good options. It makes sense to compare the yields of the potential options, as well as the geographic allocation and the balance of holdings (SDIV will be hard to beat on that front). Other funds with a global focus and emphasis on dividends include DEW and FGD.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for SDIV 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 Global 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.

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SDIV Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A VEU
Expenses B- VXUS

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SDIV 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.

SDIV Holdings

Filings Data as of: Oct 04, 2016
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Concentration Analysis

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

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% Assets in Top 10
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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 50.62%
International Stocks 48.87%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.5%
Other 0.0%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Real Estate 47.82%
Financial Services 12.78%
Energy 8.74%
Utilities 7.69%
Industrials 7.2%
Communication Services 6.78%
Consumer Cyclical 3.68%
Health Care 1.91%
Basic Materials 1.03%
Technology 1.0%
Consumer Defensive 0.85%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 5.43%
Large 16.32%
Medium 36.85%
Small 28.18%
Micro 12.72%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
U.S. 50.62%
Australia 17.13%
Europe 15.32%
Asia (Developed) 6.52%
Canada 4.78%
Asia (Emerging) 2.56%
Africa 1.04%
Middle East 0.72%
Japan 0.0%
Latin America 0.0%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed 95.9%
Emerging 3.59%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
United States 50.62%
South Africa 1.04%
Australia 17.13%
Singapore 6.52%
Canada 4.78%
France 4.32%
United Kingdom 4.23%
Finland 3.91%
China 2.56%
Greece 1.12%
Other 3.77%

SDIV Expenses & Fees

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

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Expenses Ratio Analysis

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Commission Free Trading

This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (Interactive Brokers, E*TRADE)

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 16 other ETFs in the Global Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

SDIV Performance

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

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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 SDIV relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

SDIV Valuation

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

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P/E Ratio
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As of Jul 28 2016

SDIV Dividend

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

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Dividend Date
Annual Dividend Rate
Annual Dividend Yield
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As of Jul 28, 2016

SDIV Technicals

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Volatility Analysis

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

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  • 20 Day MA: $20.92
  • 60 Day MA: $21.16
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.06
  • MACD 100 Period: -0.04
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 26.92
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 64.20
  • RSI 10 Day: 49
  • RSI 20 Day: 47
  • RSI 30 Day: 49
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 54

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $20.49
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $20.96
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $20.34
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $21.51
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $20.37
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $21.53

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $20.76
  • Support Level 2: $20.69
  • Resistance Level 1: $20.88
  • Resistance Level 2: $20.93


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 66.36
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 66.85
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 53.16
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 58.23

Fact Sheet

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