This ETF is one of more than a dozen products offering exposure to the financial sector of the U.S. stock market, a corner of the economy that has a history of both periods of tremendous gains and major collapses. PSCF is somewhat unique in the type of exposure offered; instead of focusing on mega cap banks and Wall Street institutions, this ETF holds small cap companies that are much less likely to be household names. This results in a risk/return profile that can be quite different from large cap stocks. Given the sector-specific focus, PSCF may be too targeted for inclusion in a long-term, buy-and-hold portfolio; this ETF is probably better suited to sector rotation strategies or to establishing a tactical overweight (or short position) in the financial sector. There are a couple noteworthy elements regarding the portfolio of PSCF; this fund avoids the concentration issues that can be significant in large cap funds, as no one stock accounts for a significant portion of assets and the balance is relatively even. It should also be noted that real estate companies make up a decent chunk of the underlying portfolio; most large cap financial ETFs maintain much smaller allocations to REITs. PSCF can be a very useful tool for fine tuning U.S. equity exposure; the price is very competitive, and the exposure offered is balanced across a relatively deep basket of component securities.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for PSCF 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.