This ETF offers exposure to a group of companies operating generally in the water industry, including both water utilities, infrastructure companies, and water equipment and materials companies. As such, this ETF likely doesn't belong in a long-term buy-and-hold portfolio due to the targeted nature of exposure, but may be appealing to those who believe that scarcity issues will prompt increased demand for water treatment companies. While this investment thesis may seem compelling, it is not clear how strong the link between water usage/scarcity trends and performance will be going forward. Given the complexity of the issues, as well as the various other business operations of component companies, we're skeptical of the ability of this ETF to accomplish the objective investors may be expecting of it. Moreover, CGW faces some concentration issues, as a few individual stocks receive huge allocations, and it is on the pricey side. From the universe of water ETFs--which includes FIW, PIO, and PHO, this fund may be a good choice. But don't expect too much from CGW.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for CGW 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 Water 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.com Category.
This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
|Developed Markets (ex-US)||40.67%|
This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.
This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (Charles Schwab)
There are 10 other ETFs in the Water Equities ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.
This section compares the fund flows of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.
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This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.