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This product is a unique way to access large cap stocks, as VQT utilizes a dynamic strategy to allocate exposure across large cap U.S. equities, volatility futures, and cash. The idea is that in certain high volatility environments, it may make sense to pull money out of equities and invest it instead either in stable safe havens or in an asset class that tends to perform quite well when markets struggle. The methodology for determining how exposure is allocated is transparent and relatively straightforward; for investors who believe the strategy used by the underlying index is sound, VQT may make sense as a way to access a potentially high maintenance portfolio through a single ticker. While the expense ratio on this product may seem high, it's worth noting that investors can avoid making regular transactions. Moreover, the ETN structure may have some favorable tax consequences (in addition to eliminating any tracking error).
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for VQT 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 Volatility Hedged Equity 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 not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
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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 VQT 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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