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ETF Symbol:
Avg Vol11m
52 wk High54.76
52 wk Low44.19
Inception:Dec 1998
(as of 2017-08-18)
Total Returns:
1 day0.6%
5 day1.4%
1 month3.0%
3 month5.5%
6 month11.7%
9 month20.4%
1 year10.8%
Compare Funds:
Correlated Group: Utilities (View cGroup) (All Groups)


Correlated Funds

Most Directly Correlated
Vanguard UtilitiesVPU0.99  
iShares US UtilitiesIDU0.99  
Fidelity MSCI UtilitiesFUTY0.98  
First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX FundFXU0.79  
PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility ETFSPLV0.54  
iShares S&P Global Infrastructure Index FundIGF0.52  
iShares MSCI All Country World Min Volatility ACWV0.51  
iShares MSCI USA Min Volatility Index ETFUSMV0.50  
Vanguard Long-Term Corp Bond Idx ETFVCLT0.49  
FlexShares STOXX Gbl Infrastructure ETFNFRA0.48  
Least Correlated
DBX MSCI Japan Currency-Hedged Equity ETFDBJP0.00  
First Trust Industrials/Producer Durables AlpFXR0.00  
Proshares Ultra TechnologyROM0.00  
iShares US Basic MaterialsIYM0.00  
First Trust Technology AlphaDEX FundFXL-0.00  
IQ ARB Merger Arbitrage ETFMNA-0.00  
Fidelity Nasdaq Composite Index TrackingONEQ-0.00  
iPath DJ AIG Commodity ETNDJP-0.00  
SPDR Barclays Capital Convertible BondCWB-0.00  
PureFunds ISE Cyber Security ETFHACK-0.00  
Most Inversely Correlated
Direxion Daily Regional Banks Bull 3XDPST-0.29  
iShares US Broker-Dealers & ExchsIAI-0.29  
SPDR KBW Regional BankingKRE-0.29  
iShares US Regional BanksIAT-0.29  
PowerShares KBW Bank Portfolio ETFKBWB-0.29  
First Trust Nasdaq Bank ETFFTXO-0.30  
ProShares Short 20+ Year TreasuryTBF-0.42  
ProShares UltraShort Lehman 20+ TrsyTBT-0.42  
Direxion Daily 20+ Yr Trs Bear 3X SharesTMV-0.43  
These 126 day (6 month) correlations can be considered short term, focusing on recent price movements.
Correlations are only calculated for actively traded funds. As of: 2017-08-18.

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