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This ETF delivers targeted exposure to the U.S. financial sector, making it one option for investors seeking to tile their portfolios towards U.S. banks. While VFH may seem similar to XLF and other financial ETFs, the makeup of this product is actually very different. VFH offers considerably greater depth of exposure than other options, including about 500 individual securities in the underlying portfolio (many in the Financials Equities ETFdb Category have fewer than 100). While the top ten still account for a meaningful portion of total assets, VFH features much lower concentration than XLF (as well as a larger allocation to small and mid cap stocks). For investors looking to dig deep with their exposure to financial ETFs, VFH is likely the best option available. While this fund isn't the cheapest in its category--XLF and FFL are more cost efficient--the expense ratio is competitive, especially considering the depth of holdings delivered.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for VFH 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 Financials 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 currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (Vanguard)
There are 3 other ETFs in the Financials 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.
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The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of VFH 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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