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  • GULF
    Pricing Data
    $19.78
    Change: $0.07 (0.0%)
    Time: 01/21/19
    Previous Close: $19.71
  • Category
  • Emerging Markets Equities
  • ESG Score
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Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $17.01
  • 52 Week Hi: $19.92
  • AUM: $17.7 M
  • Shares: 0.9 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 8,182
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 10,716

Alternative ETFs in the Emerging Markets Equities Category

Type Ticker Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SPEM 0.11% $2,132.6 M 970,897 6.30%
Largest (AUM) VWO 0.14% $58,407.8 M 22,451,084 6.43%
Most Liquid (Volume) EEM 0.67% $31,475.1 M 95,980,760 6.37%
Top YTD Performer KSA 0.74% $203.8 M 89,925 10.94%

Analyst Report

This ETF offers exposure to the Middle East, making it an interesting option for investors looking to bet on a region that can exhibit significant volatility. The regions covered by this ETF generally receive only minor allocations in global or emerging markets ETFs, so GULF can be an efficient tool for those looking to increase their exposure. GULF differentiates itself by the weighting methodology; the related benchmark includes dividend-paying stocks, and as such this ETF is likely to be tilted towards the telecom sector (and perhaps financials and industrials). One potential drawback of GULF is the concentration; a handful of stocks account for a big portion of assets, and there are only about 50 components in total. While GAF and MES may seem to be similar alternatives to GULF, the country exposure offered varies drastically across these three options; be sure to take a close look under the hood to make sure the exposure you desire is there. GULF is towards the higher end of the ETF spectrum, but the fees are reasonable for the type of exposure offered (and this ETF is considerably cheaper than MES).

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for GULF 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 Emerging Markets 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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GULF Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity C+ n/a
Expenses C n/a
Performance
Volatility
Dividend
Concentration

GULF 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.com Category.

GULF Holdings

Filings Data as of: Jan 18, 2019

Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

Number of Holdings
Rank: 45 of 70
93
Category Low HEEM (2)
Category High IEMG (1970)
% Assets in Top 10
Rank: 53 of 70
44.31%
Category Low EWX (3.64%)
Category High HEEM (100.00%)
% Assets in Top 15
Rank: 18 of 70
56.15%
Category Low EWX (5.14%)
Category High HEEM (100.00%)
% Assets in Top 50
Rank: 22 of 70
91.13%
Category Low EWX (13.94%)
Category High ADRE (101.00%)

Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
Common equity 100.0%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Financials 57.54%
Communications 12.46%
Basic Materials 7.97%
Industrials 7.36%
Real Estate 7.07%
Energy 2.58%
Utilities 1.73%
Consumer, Non-Cyclical 1.57%
Consumer, Cyclical 1.42%
Healthcare 0.24%
Other 0.07%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Large cap 59.92%
Unknown 27.22%
Mid cap 8.99%
Small cap 2.75%
Micro cap 1.12%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
Middle East 98.07%
Africa 1.86%
Europe 0.08%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Emerging Markets 91.5%
Frontier Markets 8.42%
Developed Markets (ex-US) 0.08%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
Saudi Arabia 27.22%
Qatar 26.1%
United Arab Emirates 23.23%
Kuwait 11.69%
Egypt 3.26%
Jordan 2.91%
Bahrain 2.41%
Morocco 1.86%
Oman 1.24%
Switzerland 0.08%

GULF Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.

Expenses Ratio Analysis

ETF Average
0.545%
ETF Wtd. Average
0.21%
Category Average
0.55%
Expense Ratio
Rank: 67 of 70
0.88%
Category Low SPEM (0.11%)
Category High DOGS (2.04%)

Commission Free Trading

This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (E*TRADE)

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 5 other ETFs in the Emerging Markets Equities ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

GULF ESG Themes and Scores
  • 3.98/10
    ESG Score
  • 8.03%
    ESG Score Global Percentile (%)
  • 0.52%
    ESG Score Peer Percentile (%)
    • Revenue Exposure to Environmental Impact (%)

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Severe Environment Controversies (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Sustainable Impact Solutions (%)
      0.3%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons of CO2e / $M Sales)
      294.51

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Fossil Fuel Reserves (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • High Impact Fossil Fuel Reserves (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Water Stress High Risk Business Segment (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Water Stress High Risk Geography (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Water Stress Exposure Moderate (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Water Stress Exposure High (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Water Stress Exposure Low (%)

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Energy Efficiency (%)

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Alternative Energy (%)

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Green Building (%)

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Pollution Prevention (%)

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Water Sustainability (%)

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Social Impact (%)

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Sustainable Impact Solutions (%)
      0.3%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • SRI Exclusion Criteria (%)
      0.83%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Affordable Real Estate (%)

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Education (%)

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Major Disease Treatment (%)

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Nutrition (%)

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Sanitation (%)

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to SME Finance (%)

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Human Rights Norms Violation (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Human Rights Norms Violation OR Watch List (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Severe Human Rights Controversies (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Labor Norms Violation (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Labor Norms Violation OR Watch List (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Severe Labor Controversies (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Severe Customer Controversies (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Global Compact Compliance Violation (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Global Compact Compliance Violation OR Watch List (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Catholic Values Fail (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Islamic Non-Compliant (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Adult Entertainment Involvement (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Alcohol Involvement (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Gambling Involvement (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Nuclear Power Involvement (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Tobacco Involvement (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Weapons Involvement (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Controversies Weapons Involvement (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Civilian Firearms Involvement (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Civilian Firearms Retailer (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Civilian Firearms Producer (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Direct Predatory Lending Involvement (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Genetic Engineering Involvement (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Severe Governance Controversies (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Board Flag (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Lack of Independent Board Majority (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Board Independence (0-25%) (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Board Independence (25-50%) (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Board Independence (50-75%) (%)

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Board Independence (75-100%) (%)

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • No Female Directors (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Three OR More Female Directors (%)

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Females Represent 30% of Directors (%)

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Entrenched Board (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Overboarding (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Negative Director Votes (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Ownership AND Control Flag (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • One Share One Vote (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • No Annual Director Elections (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Does Not Use Majority Voting (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Significant Votes Against Pay Practices (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Controlling Shareholder (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Controlling Shareholder Concerns (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Cross Shareholdings (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Poison Pill (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Pay Flag (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • No Pay Performance Link (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Lack of Internal Pay Equity (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Executive Pay Non-Disclosure (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Accounting Flag (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score

GULF Performance

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

1 Week Return
Rank: 50 of 70
1.54%
Category Low GREK (-3.16%)
Category High TUR (10.55%)
4 Week Return
Rank: 45 of 70
7.60%
Category Low EYLD (1.65%)
Category High KSA (14.51%)
13 Week Return
Rank: 16 of 69
7.54%
Category Low UAE (-5.07%)
Category High KSA (15.05%)
26 Week Return
Rank: 9 of 64
2.93%
Category Low GREK (-21.27%)
Category High QAT (16.05%)
Year to Date Return
Rank: 57 of 70
5.38%
Category Low GREK (2.17%)
Category High KSA (10.94%)
1 Year Return
Rank: 3 of 62
11.15%
Category Low TUR (-37.54%)
Category High QAT (21.21%)
3 Year Return
Rank: 27 of 46
47.55%
Category Low TUR (-14.47%)
Category High ERUS (99.48%)
5 Year Return
Rank: 13 of 35
15.18%
Category Low GREK (-67.12%)
Category High BKF (25.58%)

GULF Fund Flows

This section compares the fund flows of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.

1 Week Fund Flow
Rank: N/A
No Ranking Available
Category Low HEEM (‑$2.4 M)
Category High IEMG ($972.2 M)
4 Week Fund Flow
Rank: N/A
No Ranking Available
Category Low DGS (‑$20.9 M)
Category High IEMG ($2,460.4 M)
13 Week Fund Flow
Rank: N/A
No Ranking Available
Category Low HEEM (‑$52.9 M)
Category High IEMG ($7,280.5 M)
26 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 32 of 57
‑$1.9 M
Category Low DGS (‑$112.1 M)
Category High IEMG ($10,049.6 M)
Year to Date Fund Flow
Rank: N/A
No Ranking Available
Category Low KSA (‑$15.1 M)
Category High IEMG ($2,460.4 M)
1 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 32 of 60
‑$0.0 M
Category Low EEM (‑$4,484.9 M)
Category High IEMG ($15,975.7 M)
3 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 51 of 63
‑$5.2 M
Category Low RSX (‑$687.1 M)
Category High IEMG ($42,275.9 M)
5 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 51 of 63
‑$5.7 M
Category Low EEM (‑$5,775.7 M)
Category High IEMG ($50,227.9 M)

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Charts

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 GULF relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

GULF Valuation

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

P/E Ratio
Rank: 36 of 67
11.94
Category Low RSXJ (4.39)
Category High GREK (18.1)

GULF Dividend

This section shows how the dividend yield of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

Dividend
$0.09
Dividend Date
2018-12-24
Annual Dividend Rate
$0.81
Annual Dividend Yield
Rank: 17 of 68
4.09%
Category Low PXR (0.02%)
Category High EEMO (11.89%)

GULF Technicals

Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

5 Day Volatility
Rank: 43 of 70
65.93%
Category Low REDV (8.44%)
Category High TUR (270.98%)
20 Day Volatility
Rank: 68 of 70
13.24%
Category Low FM (12.61%)
Category High ISEM (40.64%)
50 Day Volatility
Rank: 66 of 67
15.35%
Category Low FM (13.75%)
Category High EZA (35.54%)
200 Day Volatility
Rank: 62 of 64
15.53%
Category Low FM (14.59%)
Category High EZA (38.64%)
Beta
Rank: 64 of 66
0.12
Category Low EEMD (-0.91)
Category High FLRU (3.41)
Standard Deviation
Rank: 60 of 60
0.56%
Category Low GULF (0.56%)
Category High TUR (7.61%)

Technicals

  • 20 Day MA: $19.09
  • 60 Day MA: $18.83
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.53
  • MACD 100 Period: 1.00
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 4.35
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 2.23
  • RSI 10 Day: 74
  • RSI 20 Day: 64
  • RSI 30 Day: 60
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 75

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $19.02
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $19.81
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $18.31
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $19.85
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $18.26
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $19.67

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $19.71
  • Support Level 2: $19.63
  • Resistance Level 1: $19.84
  • Resistance Level 2: $19.89

Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 73.29
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 92.36
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 73.87
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 89.42

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