RTH
VanEck Retail ETF

Price: $180.99
Change: $2.11 (0.01%)
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Vitals

Issuer VanEck
Brand VanEck
Structure ETF
Expense Ratio 0.35%
ETF Home Page Home page
Inception May 02, 2001
Index Tracked MVIS US Listed Retail 25

Analyst Report

This ETF is one of several options for achieving exposure to the retail industry, a corner of consumer discretionary market that is capable of delivering big returns but that also comes with some unique risk factors. Given this investment objective, RTH is probably more useful for those looking to achieve tactical exposure to this specific corner of the market; the appeal to buy-and-holders will be limited since most of the underlying holdings are included in more broad-based funds. A couple aspects of RTH are noteworthy. First and foremost, RTH is now structured as a true ETF, it used to be one of the HOLDRS products offered by Merrill Lynch. However, some of the concentration that was characteristic of those products remains in RTH; the underlying portfolio is relatively shallow and concentration in the top allocations is significant. Further, RTH includes only U.S. stocks, meaning that some of the biggest players located in booming emerging markets are absent from the underlying portfolio. RTH is a decent option for retail exposure, but there are probably some better ETFs out there for tapping into this segment of the market. XRT offers better depth of holdings, while PMR utilizes an array of investment criteria to select its holdings.

ETF Database Themes

Asset Class Equity
Asset Class Size Large-Cap
Asset Class Style Blend
Sector (General) Consumer Discretionary
Sector (Specific) Retail
Region (General) North America
Region (Specific) U.S.

FactSet Classifications

  • Segment Equity: Global Broad Retail
  • Category Sector
  • Focus Theme
  • Niche Broad Retail
  • Strategy Vanilla
  • Weighting Scheme Market Cap

Trading Data

Open - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • Open
  • Volume
  • Day Lo
  • Day Hi
  • 52 Week Lo $142.19
  • 52 Week Hi $182.58
  • AUM $206.7 M
  • Shares 1.2 M

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume 28,952
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume 33,633

Alternative ETFs in the ETF Database Consumer Discretionary Equities Category

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest FDIS 0.08% $1.6 B 99,580 17.65%
Largest (AUM) XLY 0.12% $20.3 B 5 M 18.09%
Most Liquid (Volume) XLY 0.12% $20.3 B 5 M 18.09%
Top YTD Performer XRT 0.35% $795.4 M 3 M 43.24%

Top 15 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to its peers.

Holdings Comparison

RTH ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Number of Holdings 26 81 26
% of Assets in Top 10 71.10% 44.54% 71.10%
% of Assets in Top 15 85.41% 57.06% 85.41%
% of Assets in Top 50 99.99% 90.93% 99.99%

Size Comparison

RTH ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Large (>12.9B) 99.35% 59.63% 99.35%
Mid (>2.7B) 0.65% 22.46% 0.65%
Small (>600M) 0.00% 12.05% 0.00%
Micro (<600M) 0.00% 2.52% 0.00%

RTH Valuation

This section compares the P/E ratio of this ETF to its peers.

RTH
P/E Ratio
26.66
ETF Database Category Average
P/E Ratio
26.52
FactSet Segment Average
P/E Ratio
26.66

RTH Dividend

This section compares the dividend yield of this ETF to its peers.

RTH ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Dividend $ 1.00 $ 0.22 $ 1.00
Dividend Date 2020-12-21 N/A N/A
Annual Dividend Rate $ 1.00 $ 0.38 $ 1.00
Annual Dividend Yield 0.56% 0.40% 0.56%

RTH Price and Volume Chart

RTH Fund Flows

View charts featuring ETF fund flow data.

5 Day Net Flows: -8.77 M 1 Month Net Flows: -7.38 M 3 Month Net Flows: -68.6 M 6 Month Net Flows: -8.28 M 1 Year Net Flows: -8.93 M 3 Year Net Flows: 10.92 M 5 Year Net Flows: 3.93 M 10 Year Net Flows: -157.15 M

RTH Price vs Flows AUM Influence

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Realtime Rating

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for RTH 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 ETF Database 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 ETF Database Pro. To view information on how the ETF Database Realtime Ratings work, click here.

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A- n/a
Expenses A- n/a
Performance
Volatility
Dividend
Concentration

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

RTH Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to its peers.

Expenses Ratio Analysis

RTH
Expense Ratio
0.35%
ETF Database Category Average
Expense Ratio
0.52%
FactSet Segment Average
Expense Ratio
0.35%

Tax Analysis

Max ST Capital Gains Rate 39.60%
Max LT Capital Gains Rate 20.00%
Tax On Distributions Qualified dividends
Distributes K1 No
ESG Themes and Scores
7.92/10
ESG Score
84.97%
Global Percentile
93.2%
Peer Percentile
    • Revenue Exposure to Environmental Impact (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Environment Controversies (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Sustainable Impact Solutions (%)
      1.12%
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons of CO2e / $M Sales)
      23.55
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Fossil Fuel Reserves (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • High Impact Fossil Fuel Reserves (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Water Stress High Risk Business Segment (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress High Risk Geography (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress Exposure Moderate (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress Exposure High (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress Exposure Low (%)
      Higher improves ESG score
    • Revenue Exposure to Energy Efficiency (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Alternative Energy (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Green Building (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Pollution Prevention (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Water Sustainability (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Social Impact (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Sustainable Impact Solutions (%)
      1.12%
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • SRI Exclusion Criteria (%)
      0.0%
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Affordable Real Estate (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Education (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Major Disease Treatment (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Nutrition (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Sanitation (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to SME Finance (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Human Rights Norms Violation (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Human Rights Norms Violation OR Watch List (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Human Rights Controversies (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Labor Norms Violation (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Labor Norms Violation OR Watch List (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Labor Controversies (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Severe Customer Controversies (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Global Compact Compliance Violation (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Global Compact Compliance Violation OR Watch List (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Catholic Values Fail (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Islamic Non-Compliant (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Adult Entertainment Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Alcohol Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Gambling Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Nuclear Power Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Tobacco Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Weapons Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Controversies Weapons Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Civilian Firearms Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Civilian Firearms Retailer (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Civilian Firearms Producer (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Direct Predatory Lending Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Genetic Engineering Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Governance Controversies (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Flag (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Lack of Independent Board Majority (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (0-25%) (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (25-50%) (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (50-75%) (%)
      Higher improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (75-100%) (%)
      Higher improves ESG score
    • No Female Directors (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Three OR More Female Directors (%)
      Higher improves ESG score
    • Females Represent 30% of Directors (%)
      Higher improves ESG score
    • Entrenched Board (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Overboarding (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Negative Director Votes (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Ownership AND Control Flag (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • One Share One Vote (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • No Annual Director Elections (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Does Not Use Majority Voting (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Significant Votes Against Pay Practices (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Controlling Shareholder (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Controlling Shareholder Concerns (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Cross Shareholdings (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Poison Pill (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Pay Flag (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • No Pay Performance Link (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Lack of Internal Pay Equity (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Executive Pay Non-Disclosure (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Accounting Flag (%)
      Lower improves ESG score

RTH Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peers.

RTH ETF Database
Category Average
Factset Segment
Average
1 Month Return 0.13% 0.98% 0.13%
3 Month Return 2.64% 2.74% 2.64%
YTD Return 15.22% 12.01% 15.22%
1 Year Return 17.00% 24.22% 17.00%
3 Year Return 75.71% 48.80% 75.71%
5 Year Return 148.18% 72.39% 148.18%

Geographic Exposure

The following charts reflect the geographic spread of RTH's underlying holdings.

Region Percentage
North, Central and South America 100.0%
Other -0.01%
Country Percentage
United States 92.88%
China 4.56%
Canada 2.56%
Other -0.01%

Holdings Analysis

The following charts reflect the allocation of RTH's underlying holdings.

Sector Percentage
Retail Trade 92.19%
Distribution Services 7.81%
CASH -0.01%
Market Cap Percentage
Large 99.35%
Mid 0.65%
Micro 0.0%
Small 0.0%
Region Percentage
Asset Percentage
Share/Common/Ordinary 95.44%
American Depositary Receipt 4.56%
CASH -0.01%
Sector Percentage
Retail Trade 92.19%
Distribution Services 7.81%
CASH -0.01%

RTH Technicals

Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETF Database Category.

5 Day Volatility
84.92%
Rank
11 of 30

20 Day Volatility
16.57%
Rank
29 of 30

50 Day Volatility
12.78%
Rank
28 of 29

200 Day Volatility
11.48%
Rank
28 of 28

Beta
0.94
Rank
25 of 29

Standard Deviation
9.97%
Rank
7 of 24

Technicals

  • 20 Day MA $176.96
  • 60 Day MA $178.60
  • MACD 15 Period 4.62
  • MACD 100 Period 4.30
  • Williams % Range 10 Day n/a
  • Williams % Range 20 Day 1.18
  • RSI 10 Day 65
  • RSI 20 Day 57
  • RSI 30 Day 55
  • Ultimate Oscillator 56

Bollinger Bands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day) $171.36
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day) $180.48
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day) $172.36
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day) $181.73
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day) $173.03
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day) $183.52

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1 $180.46
  • Support Level 2 $179.94
  • Resistance Level 1 $181.25
  • Resistance Level 2 $181.52

Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day) 68.82
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day) 78.10
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day) 51.12
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day) 63.42

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