VAW Materials ETF

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Alternative ETFs in the Materials Category

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Type Ticker Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
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Largest (AUM)
Most Liquid (Volume)
Top YTD Performer

Description

The index consists of stocks of large, medium, and small U.S. companies in the materials sector. This sector is made up of companies in a wide range of commodity-related manufacturing industries. Included within this sector are companies that manufacture chemicals, construction materials, glass, paper, forest products, and related packaging products, as well as metals, minerals, and mining companies, including producers of steel.

Realtime Rating

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

VAW is a passive ETF that seeks to replicate MSCI US Investable Market Materials 25/50 Index. The index consists of stocks of large, medium, and small U.S. companies in the materials sector. This sector is made up of companies in a wide range of commodity-related manufacturing industries. Included within this sector are companies that manufacture chemicals, construction materials, glass, paper, forest products, and related packaging products, as well as metals, minerals, and mining companies, including producers of steel.

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for VAW 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 Materials 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.

VAW Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A- XLB
Expenses A FMAT
Performance
Volatility
Dividend
Concentration

Knowledge Center

VAW 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.

Holdings

VAW Holdings

Filings Data as of: Feb 02, 2016
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Concentration Analysis

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

Number of Holdings
Rank:
119
Category Low
Category High
% Assets in Top 10
Rank:
51.20%
Category Low
Category High

Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 99.63%
International Stocks 0.35%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.02%
Other 0.0%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Basic Materials 85.56%
Consumer Cyclical 12.88%
Industrials 1.45%
Energy 0.09%
Financial Services 0.0%
Real Estate 0.0%
Consumer Defensive 0.0%
Communication Services 0.0%
Technology 0.0%
Health Care 0.0%
Utilities 0.0%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 0.0%
Large 49.0%
Medium 39.52%
Small 7.96%
Micro 3.5%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
U.S. 99.63%
Europe 0.34%
Middle East 0.0%
Japan 0.0%
Australia 0.0%
Africa 0.0%
Asia (Developed) 0.0%
Latin America 0.0%
Canada 0.0%
Asia (Emerging) 0.0%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed 99.98%
Emerging 0.0%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
United States 99.63%
United Kingdom 0.28%
Germany 0.06%
Other 0.03%
Expense

VAW 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

Expense Ratio
Rank:
0.12%
Category Low
Category High

Commission Free Trading

This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (Vanguard)

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 3 other ETFs in the Materials ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

Performance

VAW Performance

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

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1 Week Return
Rank:
0.47%
Category Low
Category High
4 Week Return
Rank:
-0.55%
Category Low
Category High
13 Week Return
Rank:
-12.31%
Category Low
Category High
26 Week Return
Rank:
-15.33%
Category Low
Category High
Year to Date Return
Rank:
-9.52%
Category Low
Category High
1 Year Return
Rank:
-20.22%
Category Low
Category High
3 Year Return
Rank:
2.93%
Category Low
Category High
5 Year Return
Rank:
10.19%
Category Low
Category High
Charts

Charts

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

Valuation

VAW 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
Rank:
20.6
Category Low
Category High

As of Feb 08, 2016

Dividend

VAW Dividend

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

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Annual Dividend Yield
Rank:
2.48%
Category Low
Category High

As of Feb 08, 2016

Technicals

VAW Technicals

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Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
Rank:
77.11%
Category Low
Category High
20 Day Volatility
Rank:
29.15%
Category Low
Category High
50 Day Volatility
Rank:
24.96%
Category Low
Category High
200 Day Volatility
Rank:
22.85%
Category Low
Category High
Beta
Rank:
1.27
Category Low
Category High
Standard Deviation
Rank:
8.24%
Category Low
Category High

Technicals

  • 20 Day MA: $84.09
  • 60 Day MA: $91.62
  • MACD 15 Period: 1.34
  • MACD 100 Period: -7.32
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 50.56
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 39.49
  • RSI 10 Day: 48
  • RSI 20 Day: 45
  • RSI 30 Day: 44
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 62

Bollinger Bands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $80.45
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $88.68
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $80.17
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $87.91
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $77.52
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $96.37

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $83.84
  • Support Level 2: $82.46
  • Resistance Level 1: $86.78
  • Resistance Level 2: $88.34

Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 49.67
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 62.89
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 58.99
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 70.13
Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet

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