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  • ETF
  • TAO
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.25 (0.01%)
    Time: 10/24/16
    Previous Close: $21.80
  • Category
  • Global Real Estate
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $15.93
  • 52 Week Hi: $23.59
  • AUM: $55.8 M
  • Shares: 2.6 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 40,609
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 63,388

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Analyst Report

For investors looking to gain exposure to the Chinese real estate market, TAO is one of the only pure play choices available. The fund holds about 50 securities that have operations in either mainland China or any of the country's special administrative regions such as Hong Kong or Macau. This fund could be an interesting way to play a trend of further urbanization in the country as well as continued appreciation of current real estate properties. However, there are also some concerns growing over a bubble developing in the market as well as the specter of rising rates crushing debt loads of REITs. As a result, TAO should be thought of as a high risk high reward play for those looking for further exposure to the region but are tired of the same megacaps that have multinational holdings. Furthermore, it should also be noted that the fund only has about one-fourth of its assets in mainland China companies while nearly the entire rest of the fund goes to Hong Kong securities. This suggests that the fund may not be as much of a pure play on mainland China as some might think and that it may be more of a bet on real estate in the extremely developed and densely populated city of Hong Kong.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for TAO 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 Real Estate 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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TAO Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A- IFGL
Expenses C REET

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TAO 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.

TAO Holdings

Filings Data as of: Oct 04, 2016
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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 0.0%
International Stocks 98.14%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.0%
Other 1.86%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Real Estate 96.69%
Consumer Cyclical 1.45%
Financial Services 0.0%
Consumer Defensive 0.0%
Industrials 0.0%
Communication Services 0.0%
Technology 0.0%
Basic Materials 0.0%
Energy 0.0%
Health Care 0.0%
Utilities 0.0%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 64.3%
Large 20.25%
Medium 7.81%
Small 0.29%
Micro 0.0%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
Asia (Developed) 61.06%
Asia (Emerging) 37.08%
Middle East 0.0%
Japan 0.0%
Australia 0.0%
Africa 0.0%
Europe 0.0%
Latin America 0.0%
Canada 0.0%
U.S. 0.0%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed 61.06%
Emerging 37.08%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
Hong Kong 60.6%
China 37.08%
Singapore 0.46%
Other 1.86%

TAO 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 not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 5 other ETFs in the Global Real Estate ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

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

TAO Valuation

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

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TAO Dividend

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

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TAO 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: $22.28
  • 60 Day MA: $22.33
  • MACD 15 Period: n/a
  • MACD 100 Period: 0.72
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 22.54
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 67.84
  • RSI 10 Day: 47
  • RSI 20 Day: 48
  • RSI 30 Day: 50
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 49

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $21.54
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $22.08
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $21.26
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $23.32
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $21.39
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $23.62

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $21.91
  • Support Level 2: $21.77
  • Resistance Level 1: $22.20
  • Resistance Level 2: $22.35


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 50.25
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 56.06
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 48.87
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 46.30

Fact Sheet

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