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  • ETF
  • VFH
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.34 (0.01%)
    Time: 05/27/16
    Previous Close: $48.62
  • Category
  • Financials Equities
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Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
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  • 52 Week Lo: $30.84
  • 52 Week Hi: $51.11
  • AUM: $3,434.9 M
  • Shares: 70.7 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 626,074
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 510,180

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Analyst Report

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.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

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.

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VFH Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A- XLF
Expenses A FNCL

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VFH 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.

VFH Holdings

Filings Data as of: May 03, 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
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% Assets in Top 10
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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 98.29%
International Stocks 1.61%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.0%
Other 0.1%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Financial Services 71.71%
Real Estate 23.46%
Communication Services 1.96%
Industrials 1.84%
Basic Materials 0.75%
Consumer Defensive 0.14%
Consumer Cyclical 0.03%
Technology 0.0%
Energy 0.0%
Health Care 0.0%
Utilities 0.0%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 25.58%
Large 36.74%
Medium 24.56%
Small 10.18%
Micro 2.85%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
U.S. 98.29%
Latin America 0.1%
Europe 0.02%
Middle East 0.0%
Japan 0.0%
Africa 0.0%
Australia 0.0%
Asia (Developed) 0.0%
Canada 0.0%
Asia (Emerging) 0.0%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed 99.9%
Emerging 0.0%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
United States 98.29%
Switzerland 1.49%
Puerto Rico 0.1%
United Kingdom 0.02%
Other 0.1%

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

Category Commission Free Trading

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

VFH Performance

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

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13 Week Return
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26 Week Return
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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 VFH relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

VFH Valuation

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

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VFH 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
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VFH 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
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20 Day Volatility
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50 Day Volatility
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200 Day Volatility
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  • 20 Day MA: $47.78
  • 60 Day MA: $46.92
  • MACD 15 Period: 1.12
  • MACD 100 Period: 3.46
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 2.79
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 2.79
  • RSI 10 Day: 66
  • RSI 20 Day: 61
  • RSI 30 Day: 59
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 61

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $46.67
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $49.18
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $46.73
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $48.77
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $46.89
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $48.75

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $48.76
  • Support Level 2: $48.56
  • Resistance Level 1: $49.06
  • Resistance Level 2: $49.16


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 64.91
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 83.70
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 56.55
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 74.91

Fact Sheet

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