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This ETF offers a way to access U.S. companies engaged in the extraction of metals and other natural resources. As such, XME can be useful as a tool for tilting portfolio exposure towards the mining sector or betting on a short term surge from mining stocks. Because the underlying companies tend to become more profitable when natural resource prices climb, XME may have appeal as a hedge in inflationary environments as well. There are several noteworthy items regarding XME's composition. First, the focus solely on U.S. stocks excludes many of the world's largest commodity producers. Second, the equal-weighted methodology of the underlying index ensures balanced exposure to the mining sector, as no single name accounts for a significant portion of total assets. That can be appealing for investors seeking broad-based representations. Investors seeking more general exposure to commodity producers may take a look at HAP or CRBQ, while EMT can be used to gain exposure to the emerging market segment of this sector.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for XME 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 Materials 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 13 other ETFs in the Materials 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.
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This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.