This ETF offers exposure to the large cap U.S. equity market, making it one of many options available for accessing an asset class that is a major component of many portfolios. EXT should be viewed as an alternative to funds like SPY and IVV, as this ETF offers exposure to a generally similar group of securities but features nuances that result in a unique risk/return profile. Most notable is the weighting methodology; the underlying index uses reported earnings to determine component companies and the weightings assigned to individual components. As such, EXT may feature a value tilt and biases towards/away from certain sector of the U.S. economy. This methodology may appealing because it shifts exposure towards low P/E companies, and avoids the potential drawbacks of simple market cap weighting. EXT is slightly more expensive than some of the cap-weighted ETF options out there, but those who believe the unique methodology will consistently add alpha may be happy to pay a few extra basis points in fees.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for EXT 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 Large Cap Blend 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.
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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: (E*TRADE)
There are 78 other ETFs in the Large Cap Blend 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.
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 EXT 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.com Category.