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This ETF offers exposure to the consumer discretionary sector of the U.S. economy, making PSCD one of many options available for accessing a sector that includes restaurants, automakers, and retailers. Given the sector-specific focus of PSCD, this fund might have tremendous appeal to those building a long-term, buy-and-hold portfolio; many PSCD holdings are already included in small cap equity funds. This ETF may be useful for those looking to establish a tactical tilt towards the consumer discretionary sector, perhaps in anticipation of a bull market. There is no shortage of options in the Consumer Discretionary Equities ETFdb Category; PSCD is unique from most other products because of the focus exclusively on small cap stocks. This feature results in a risk/return profile that differs from funds such as XLY and VCR that include primarily large cap stocks; small caps may offer greater growth potential and higher volatility than their large cap counterparts. There is no universally superior choice in this regard, as different environments may favor different types of equities. As far as the underlying portfolio goes, PSCD offers excellent balance, as no one name receives a huge weighting (a common feature in large cap sector funds).
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for PSCD 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 Consumer Discretionary 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.
There are 79 other ETFs in the Consumer Discretionary 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.