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  • ETF
  • USLV
    Pricing Data
    $60.57
    Change: $0.51 (-0.01%)
    Time: 06/14/19
    Previous Close: $61.08
  • Category
  • Leveraged Commodities
Last Updated:

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Vitals

Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $54.08
  • 52 Week Hi: $114.50
  • AUM: $223.3 M
  • Shares: 3.7 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 180,774
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 200,405

Alternative ETFs in the Leveraged Commodities Category

Type Ticker Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest OILU 0.49% $93.3 M 672,097 25.91%
Largest (AUM) UGAZ 1.65% $505.0 M 4,380,817 -54.65%
Most Liquid (Volume) UWTI 1.35% $27.6 M 22,097,040 -37.67%
Top YTD Performer KOLD 1.54% $3.6 M 52,506 36.57%

Analyst Report

This product offers leveraged exposure to silver futures, making it potentially useful for those looking to bet heavily on a short-term movement in the price of the precious metal. Given the leverage utilized, USLV can be expected to exhibit a fair amount of volatility; this ETN is designed for investors who are both risk-tolerant and sophisticated; it has no place in a long-term, buy-and-hold portfolio, and should only be used by those with the ability to monitor the position closely. There are several elements of USLV that are noteworthy. First, it's important to understand that the product offers exposure not to spot silver prices but to an index comprised of silver futures contracts. So the slope of the futures curve will have an impact on bottom line returns, as will yields derived from any uninvested cash. Second, be aware that USLV's exposure resets on a daily basis, meaning that performance over multiple trading sessions depends on the path taken by the index over that periods (daily compounding can either erode or enhance returns, depending on the environment). Third, investors should note that USLV is an ETN, meaning that they are exposed to the credit risk of the issuing institution. There are, however, plenty of advantages to pursuing this strategy through the ETN structure. Tracking error, which can become significant in futures-based and 3x leveraged strategies, is avoided entirely. And investors won't get a K-1 after holding this product; futures-based commodity ETFs, such as the leveraged silver products from ProShares, typically generate those tax obligations, and can result in undesirable tax obligations as well. For investors seeking plain vanilla silver exposure, SIVR or SLV are both good options; those physically-backed products move in unison with changes in the spot price of the metal. USLV can be a very powerful tool if used correctly, but if you're not familiar with the nuances of leverage and futures-based strategies, it's best to stay away or stick to non-leveraged options.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for USLV 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 Leveraged Commodities 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.

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USLV Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

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

USLV In-Depth Analysis

The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb.com Category.

USLV Holdings

Filings Data as of: Jun 14, 2019

All 1 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

Number of Holdings
Rank: 1 of 27
1
Category Low ZSL (1)
Category High USLV (1)
% Assets in Top 10
Rank: 27 of 27
100.00%
Category Low ZSL (100.00%)
Category High USLV (100.00%)

USLV Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.

Expenses Ratio Analysis

ETF Average
0.544%
ETF Wtd. Average
0.20%
Category Average
1.26%
Expense Ratio
Rank: 26 of 27
1.65%
Category Low OILD (0.49%)
Category High WTID (1.85%)

Commission Free Trading

This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 10 other ETFs in the Leveraged Commodities ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

USLV ESG Themes and Scores

USLV does not have an ESG score. There are no ESG themes that map to this ETF.

USLV Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.

1 Week Return
Rank: 20 of 27
-3.50%
Category Low UWT (-8.75%)
Category High USOD (7.29%)
4 Week Return
Rank: 13 of 27
8.16%
Category Low UWT (-44.23%)
Category High DWT (59.19%)
13 Week Return
Rank: 19 of 27
-11.62%
Category Low UGAZ (-45.61%)
Category High DGAZ (61.07%)
26 Week Return
Rank: 7 of 27
-2.67%
Category Low UGAZ (-80.10%)
Category High DGAZ (92.57%)
Year to Date Return
Rank: 17 of 27
-18.26%
Category Low DWTI (-74.56%)
Category High KOLD (36.57%)
1 Year Return
Rank: 18 of 27
-46.11%
Category Low UGAZ (-72.95%)
Category High DSLV (46.31%)
3 Year Return
Rank: 15 of 19
-65.80%
Category Low UWTI (-99.28%)
Category High DWTI (82.78%)
5 Year Return
Rank: 15 of 19
-86.16%
Category Low UGAZ (-99.95%)
Category High KOLD (142.58%)

USLV Fund Flows

This section compares the fund flows of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.

1 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 6 of 12
‑$1.6 M
Category Low KOLD (‑$5.9 M)
Category High UWT ($46.6 M)
4 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 9 of 19
‑$0.3 M
Category Low DWT (‑$87.2 M)
Category High UWT ($273.2 M)
13 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 3 of 20
$25.6 M
Category Low DGAZ (‑$216.6 M)
Category High UGAZ ($378.8 M)
26 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 21 of 26
‑$18.8 M
Category Low DGAZ (‑$573.5 M)
Category High UGAZ ($800.4 M)
Year to Date Fund Flow
Rank: 12 of 23
‑$4.0 M
Category Low DGAZ (‑$274.0 M)
Category High UGAZ ($595.6 M)
1 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 4 of 26
$119.5 M
Category Low SCO (‑$140.9 M)
Category High UGAZ ($519.4 M)
3 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 3 of 27
$252.4 M
Category Low UCO (‑$1,090.0 M)
Category High UGAZ ($569.4 M)
5 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 5 of 27
$398.1 M
Category Low DTO (‑$239.9 M)
Category High UGAZ ($2,522.2 M)

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Charts

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 USLV relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

USLV Valuation

This section shows how the P/E multiple of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

P/E Ratio
Rank: N/A
No Ranking Available
Category Low N/A
Category High N/A

USLV Dividend

This section shows how the dividend yield of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

Dividend
n/a
Dividend Date
n/a
Annual Dividend Rate
n/a
Annual Dividend Yield
Rank: N/A
No Ranking Available
Category Low N/A
Category High N/A

USLV Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
Rank: 16 of 27
209.22%
Category Low UGAZ (53.74%)
Category High BOIL (634.34%)
20 Day Volatility
Rank: 18 of 27
41.18%
Category Low DGP (18.65%)
Category High DWTI (154.86%)
50 Day Volatility
Rank: 18 of 27
39.77%
Category Low DGP (17.07%)
Category High DWTI (117.40%)
200 Day Volatility
Rank: 18 of 27
43.58%
Category Low GLL (18.82%)
Category High DWTI (113.35%)
Beta
Rank: 12 of 27
0.01
Category Low DWTI (-20.92)
Category High USOU (4.23)
Standard Deviation
Rank: 10 of 27
10.15%
Category Low DZZ (0.35%)
Category High DGAZ (163.84%)

Technicals

  • 20 Day MA: $58.38
  • 60 Day MA: $62.07
  • MACD 15 Period: 1.53
  • MACD 100 Period: -6.29
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 61.02
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 37.91
  • RSI 10 Day: 55
  • RSI 20 Day: 50
  • RSI 30 Day: 48
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 41

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $58.12
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $62.85
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $53.69
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $63.09
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $54.59
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $63.67

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $59.43
  • Support Level 2: $58.28
  • Resistance Level 1: $62.06
  • Resistance Level 2: $63.54

Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 43.85
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 45.89
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 43.31
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 46.21

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