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This ETF gives investors a way to play insurance companies, a sub-sector of the financial sector that offers a unique risk/return profile relative to traditional financial exposure. Whereas financial funds such as XLF are dominated by mega caps, KIE maintains significant exposure to mid and large cap firms which are not impacted by the same factors that drive the performance of big Wall Street investment banks. Instead, insurance companies tend to be far less volatile and tend to be more conservative. Firms in this sector are more likely to be impacted by news of natural disasters rather than new banking regulations. However, due to the capital constraints of the industry as well as some barriers to entry, the list of companies in the index remains very small as only 25 firms constitute KIE. As a result of this, diversification may not be as robust as some need in their portfolios and for those investors a broader financial fund would probably be preferable.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for KIE 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.
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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.
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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.