PUW is not like any other fund in the Alternative Energy ETFdb Category, as this ETF seeks to replicate an index constructed around a unique investment thesis. PUW's underlying index includes stocks that are significantly involved in transitional energy bridge technologies, with an emphasis on improving the use of fossil fuels. As such, the tech sector receives a relatively small weighting (compared to other alternative energy funds at least) with heavier weights given to industrials and materials. Investors who buy PUW thinking they're getting into wind or solar power companies will be disappointed; it's important to take a long look under the hood of this ETF and understand the risk/return profile. PUW offers exposure to a very specialized investing strategy. For those who understand and subscribe to the thesis behind this fund, PUW is the only ETF offering that exposure. This ETF may have appeal in a number of different roles. It's useful as a way of establishing a short-term tactical tilt towards this unique corner of the global energy market, and might be also appealing as a satellite holding in a long-term, buy-and-hold portfolio that offers the potential for excess returns over the long run. Finally, it's noteworthy that PUW maintains a very balanced portfolio; assets are spread evenly among component companies, meaning minimal concentration in any one name.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for PUW 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 Alternative Energy 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 6 other ETFs in the Alternative Energy 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.