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This ETF is one of several options for investors looking to establish exposure to the U.S. pharmaceutical industry, a sub-sector of the health care space that can post big returns during periods of consolidation or as a result of advancements in medicine. Given this narrow focus, XPH probably doesn't belong in a long-term portfolio, though it may be useful for covering a corner of the domestic equity market that receives minimal weight in most portfolios. XPH is noteworthy because of the methodology employed by the underlying index; as an equal-weighted benchmark, this fund offers balanced exposure to the pharma sector, avoiding the potential pitfalls of cap-weighted benchmarks. This equal-weighted methodology distinguishes XPH from other pharma ETFs, such as PJP, PPH, and IHE.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for XPH 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 Health & Biotech 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 not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 3 other ETFs in the Health & Biotech 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.
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 XPH 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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