The Invesco KBW High Dividend Yield Financial ETF (
KBWD Quick Quote KBWD - Free Report) was launched on 12/02/2010, and is a passively managed exchange traded fund designed to offer broad exposure to the Financials - Broad segment of the equity market.
Passively managed ETFs are becoming increasingly popular with institutional as well as retail investors due to their low cost, transparency, flexibility and tax efficiency. They are excellent vehicles for long term investors.
Sector ETFs are also funds of convenience, offering many ways to gain low risk and diversified exposure to a broad group of companies in particular sectors. Financials - Broad is one of the 16 broad Zacks sectors within the Zacks Industry classification. It is currently ranked 3, placing it in top 19%.
The fund is sponsored by Invesco. It has amassed assets over $413.89 million, making it one of the average sized ETFs attempting to match the performance of the Financials - Broad segment of the equity market. KBWD seeks to match the performance of the KBW Nasdaq Financial Sector Dividend Yield Index before fees and expenses.
The KBW Nasdaq Financial Sector Dividend Yield Index is a dividend yield weighted index seeking to reflect the performance of approximately 24 to 40 publicly listed financial companies engaged in the business of providing financial services and products, including banking, insurance and diversified financial services, in the US.
Since cheaper funds tend to produce better results than more expensive funds, assuming all other factors remain equal, it is important for investors to pay attention to an ETF's expense ratio.
Annual operating expenses for this ETF are 1.24%, making it one of the most expensive products in the space.
It has a 12-month trailing dividend yield of 7.19%.
Sector Exposure and Top Holdings
ETFs offer a diversified exposure and thus minimize single stock risk but it is still important to delve into a fund's holdings before investing. Most ETFs are very transparent products and many disclose their holdings on a daily basis.
This ETF has heaviest allocation in the Financials sector--about 98.50% of the portfolio.
Looking at individual holdings, Prospect Capital Corp (
PSEC Quick Quote PSEC - Free Report) accounts for about 4.56% of total assets, followed by Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc ( ARI Quick Quote ARI - Free Report) and Newtek Business Services Corp ( NEWT Quick Quote NEWT - Free Report) .
The top 10 holdings account for about 37.47% of total assets under management.
Performance and Risk
So far this year, KBWD has added roughly 26.13%, and it's up approximately 74.02% in the last one year (as of 04/15/2021). During this past 52-week period, the fund has traded between $11.26 and $20.25.
The ETF has a beta of 1.46 and standard deviation of 32.38% for the trailing three-year period, making it a medium risk choice in the space. With about 42 holdings, it has more concentrated exposure than peers.
Invesco KBW High Dividend Yield Financial ETF carries a Zacks ETF Rank of 3 (Hold), which is based on expected asset class return, expense ratio, and momentum, among other factors. Thus, KBWD is a sufficient option for those seeking exposure to the Financials ETFs area of the market. Investors might also want to consider some other ETF options in the space.
Vanguard Financials ETF (
VFH Quick Quote VFH - Free Report) tracks MSCI US Investable Market Financials 25/50 Index and the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF ( XLF Quick Quote XLF - Free Report) tracks Financial Select Sector Index. Vanguard Financials ETF has $9.17 billion in assets, Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF has $39.18 billion. VFH has an expense ratio of 0.10% and XLF charges 0.12%. Bottom Line
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