This ETF is one of the more unique offerings in the financial sector, as KBWD offers a way to access banks and other institutions that pay out attractive dividend yields. KBWD is definitely a risky bet, as the underlying companies generally include the less stable financial institutions that aren't necessarily on strong fiscal footing. As such, this fund probably isn't appropriate for those with a low risk tolerance and the hyper-targeted nature diminishes the appeal to those constructing a balanced portfolio for the long run. But for those seeking to tilt towards dividend paying stocks and enhance the current return generated from the equity side of a portfolio, KBWD can be a very attractive option, as the effective dividend yield may be in excess of 10%. The dividend weighted methodology may have some appeal to investors, not only because it maximizes current returns but because the potential drawbacks of cap weighting are avoided entirely. KBWD is appropriate only for a very small slice of investors, but it can be a very powerful tool for opportunistic, yield-hungry individuals or clients.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for KBWD 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 Financials 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)||5.78%|
This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 4 other ETFs in the Financials 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.