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This ETF represents an alternative to popular funds tracking the S&P 500 Index, a broad-based measure of large cap U.S. equity performance. PIV consists of S&P 500 components that are deemed to reflect long-term growth and stability of earnings and dividends, perhaps making the fund more appealing for investors seeking lower volatility and hesitant to simply embrace cap-weighted indexing strategies. The downside to PIV is the expenses; at 0.50%, management fees are considerably higher than other options out there (VOO, which seeks to replicate the S&P 500, comes in at just six basis points, and SPY charges just 0.09%). PIV might be appealing to investors who believe that the methodology employed by the underlying index is capable of consistently generating excess returns, but the "alpha hurdle" calculated as the expense differential may scare away those looking to simply own the market and minimize fees. PIV has historically been a reliable way to destroy value, as the performance since inception has been less than inspiring.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for SPHQ 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.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 15 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 SPHQ 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.
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