This ETF is one of the more unique offerings within the ETP lineup, offering exposure to a basket of closed-end funds that invest in various types of fixed income securities. Unlike ETFs, closed-end funds often trade at a premium or discount to their NAV, introducing both another risk factor and an opportunity to enhance current returns. By focusing on CEFs trading at a big discount to NAV, PCEF is able to sport an impressive distribution yield that may make this fund an intriguing option for those looking to beef up current returns. The juicy yields offered by this fund might make PCEF an appealing option to include within a long-term portfolio as a source of additional yield; this ETF may also be attractive for those looking to establish a shorter-term tactical tilt towards high yielding securities. One potential drawback is the relatively high expense ratio charged, and the layered exposure strategy results in multiple layers of fees on this product. Still, the yield offered by PCEF will be hard to find anywhere else.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for PCEF 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 Total Bond Market 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.
There are 6 other ETFs in the Total Bond Market ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
PCEF does not have an ESG score. There are no ESG themes that map to this ETF.
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 PCEF 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.