VDC Consumer Staples ETF

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Investment Themes

Alternative ETFs in the Consumer Staples Equities 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 consumer staples sector. This sector is made up of companies whose businesses are less sensitive to economic cycles. It includes manufacturers and distributors of food, beverages, and tobacco, as well as producers of nondurable household goods and personal products. It also includes food and drug retailing companies as well as hypermarkets and consumer supercenters.

Realtime Rating

VDC - Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

VDC is a passive ETF that seeks to replicate MSCI US Investable Market Consumer Staples 25/50 Index. The index consists of stocks of large, medium, and small U.S. companies in the consumer staples sector. This sector is made up of companies whose businesses are less sensitive to economic cycles. It includes manufacturers and distributors of food, beverages, and tobacco, as well as producers of nondurable household goods and personal products. It also includes food and drug retailing companies as well as hypermarkets and consumer supercenters.

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for VDC 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 Consumer Staples 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.

VDC Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A- XLP
Expenses A FSTA
Performance
Volatility
Dividend
Concentration

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VDC In-Depth Analysis

The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for VDC and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.

Holdings

VDC - Holdings

Filings Data as of: Mar 03, 2015
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Concentration Analysis

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

Number of Holdings
VDC Rank:
VDC 99
Category Low
Category High
% Assets in Top 10
VDC Rank:
VDC 59.14%
Category Low
Category High

VDC Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 99.98%
International Stocks 0.0%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.02%
Other 0.0%

VDC Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Consumer Defensive 93.98%
Health Care 5.41%
Industrials 0.29%
Consumer Cyclical 0.19%
Basic Materials 0.11%
Financial Services 0.0%
Real Estate 0.0%
Communication Services 0.0%
Energy 0.0%
Technology 0.0%
Utilities 0.0%

VDC Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 52.5%
Large 31.32%
Medium 11.61%
Small 3.24%
Micro 1.31%

VDC Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
U.S. 99.98%
Middle East 0.0%
Australia 0.0%
Japan 0.0%
Asia (Developed) 0.0%
Africa 0.0%
Europe 0.0%
Latin America 0.0%
Canada 0.0%
Asia (Emerging) 0.0%

VDC Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed 99.98%
Emerging 0.0%

VDC Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
United States 99.98%
Other 0.02%
Expense

VDC - Expenses & Fees

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

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Expenses Ratio Analysis

Expense Ratio
VDC Rank:
VDC 0.12%
Category Low
Category High

Commission Free Trading in VDC

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

Category Commission Free Trading

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

Performance

VDC - Performance

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

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1 Week Return
VDC Rank:
VDC 0.26%
Category Low
Category High
4 Week Return
VDC Rank:
VDC -1.14%
Category Low
Category High
13 Week Return
VDC Rank:
VDC 0.38%
Category Low
Category High
26 Week Return
VDC Rank:
VDC 10.20%
Category Low
Category High
Year to Date Return
VDC Rank:
VDC 1.40%
Category Low
Category High
1 Year Return
VDC Rank:
VDC 16.87%
Category Low
Category High
3 Year Return
VDC Rank:
VDC 57.90%
Category Low
Category High
5 Year Return
VDC Rank:
VDC 103.83%
Category Low
Category High
Charts

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

Valuation

VDC - Valuation

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

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P/E Ratio
VDC Rank:
VDC 19.82
Category Low
Category High

As of Mar 31, 2015

Dividend

VDC - Dividend

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

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Annual Dividend Yield
VDC Rank:
VDC 1.89%
Category Low
Category High

As of Mar 31, 2015

Technicals

VDC - Technicals

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VDC Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
VDC Rank:
VDC 7.92%
Category Low
Category High
20 Day Volatility
VDC Rank:
VDC 13.87%
Category Low
Category High
50 Day Volatility
VDC Rank:
VDC 12.43%
Category Low
Category High
200 Day Volatility
VDC Rank:
VDC 11.83%
Category Low
Category High
Beta
VDC Rank:
VDC 0.96
Category Low
Category High
Standard Deviation
VDC Rank:
VDC 6.34%
Category Low
Category High

VDC Technicals

  • 20 Day MA: $126.14
  • 60 Day MA: $126.56
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.94
  • MACD 100 Period: 1.47
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 36.15
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 35.39
  • RSI 10 Day: 53
  • RSI 20 Day: 52
  • RSI 30 Day: 52
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 50

VDC Bollinger Bands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $125.11
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $128.07
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $123.86
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $128.40
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $124.10
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $129.50

VDC Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $125.07
  • Support Level 2: $123.16
  • Resistance Level 1: $128.95
  • Resistance Level 2: $130.92

VDC Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 61.44
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 57.46
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 55.56
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 58.37
Fact Sheet

VDC - Fact Sheet

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