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ETF Symbol:
Avg Vol12m
52 wk High53.52
52 wk Low44.55
Inception:Dec 1998
(as of 2017-05-26)
Total Returns:
1 day0.1%
5 day2.6%
1 month2.8%
3 month4.9%
6 month16.9%
9 month9.2%
1 year13.4%
Compare Funds:
Correlated Group: Utilities (View cGroup) (All Groups)


Correlated Funds

Most Directly Correlated
iShares US UtilitiesIDU1.00  
Vanguard UtilitiesVPU0.99  
Fidelity MSCI UtilitiesFUTY0.99  
Guggenheim S&P Equal Weight Utilities ETFRYU0.96  
PowerShares DWA UtilitiesPUI0.86  
First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX FundFXU0.84  
PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility ETFSPLV0.76  
iShares MSCI USA Min Volatility Index ETFUSMV0.69  
Legg Mason Low Vlty High Dvnd ETFLVHD0.68  
iShares MSCI All Country World Min Volatility ACWV0.65  
Least Correlated
Proshares Ultra Oil & GasDIG0.00  
Amplify Online Retail ETFIBUY0.00  
PowerShares Dyn Media PortfolioPBS0.00  
IQ 50 Pct Hedged FTSE Intl ETFHFXI0.00  
RevenueShares Small CapRWJ0.00  
Global X Lithium ETFLIT0.00  
PowerShares Buyback AchieversPKW-0.00  
VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX ST ETN TVIX-0.00  
Guggenheim S&P 500 Pure ValueRPV-0.00  
US Oil Fund ETFUSO-0.00  
Most Inversely Correlated
First Trust Nasdaq Bank ETFFTXO-0.35  
Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bear 2X Shrs DUST-0.35  
WisdomTree Bloomberg US Dllr Bullish ETFUSDU-0.36  
VelocityShares 3x Inverse Gold ETNDGLD-0.38  
ProShares UltraShort GoldGLL-0.39  
ProShares UltraShort YenYCS-0.39  
ProShares Short 20+ Year TreasuryTBF-0.43  
ProShares UltraShort Lehman 20+ TrsyTBT-0.43  
Direxion Daily 20+ Yr Trs Bear 3X SharesTMV-0.44  
Proshares UltraShort Real EstateSRS-0.55  
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: 2017-05-19.

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