Designed to provide broad exposure to the Style Box - Large Cap Growth category of the market, the Invesco Dynamic Large Cap Growth ETF (
PWB Quick Quote PWB - Free Report) is a smart beta exchange traded fund launched on 03/03/2005. What Are Smart Beta ETFs?
Products that are based on market cap weighted indexes, which are strategies designed to reflect a specific market segment or the market as a whole, have traditionally dominated the ETF industry.
A good option for investors who believe in market efficiency, market cap weighted indexes offer a low-cost, convenient, and transparent way of replicating market returns.
But, there are some investors who would rather invest in smart beta funds; these funds track non-cap weighted strategies, and are a strong option for those who prefer choosing great stocks in order to beat the market.
By attempting to pick stocks that have a better chance of risk-return performance, non-cap weighted indexes are based on certain fundamental characteristics, or a combination of such.
Methodologies like equal-weighting, one of the simplest options out there, fundamental weighting, and volatility/momentum based weighting are all choices offered to investors in this space, but not all of them can deliver superior returns.
Fund Sponsor & Index
The fund is sponsored by Invesco. It has amassed assets over $819.95 million, making it one of the average sized ETFs in the Style Box - Large Cap Growth. This particular fund, before fees and expenses, seeks to match the performance of the Dynamic Large Cap Growth Intellidex Index.
The Index is designed to provide capital appreciation while maintaining consistent stylistically accurate exposure.
Cost & Other Expenses
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 PWB are 0.56%, which makes it on par with most peer products in the space.
The fund has a 12-month trailing dividend yield of 0.06%.
Sector Exposure and Top Holdings
Even though ETFs offer diversified exposure which minimizes single stock risk, it is still important to look into a fund's holdings before investing. Luckily, most ETFs are very transparent products that disclose their holdings on a daily basis.
PWB's heaviest allocation is in the Information Technology sector, which is about 37.80% of the portfolio. Its Healthcare and Telecom round out the top three.
Looking at individual holdings, Tesla Inc (
TSLA Quick Quote TSLA - Free Report) accounts for about 5.14% of total assets, followed by Nvidia Corp ( NVDA Quick Quote NVDA - Free Report) and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc ( TMO Quick Quote TMO - Free Report) .
PWB's top 10 holdings account for about 36.41% of its total assets under management.
Performance and Risk
The ETF return is roughly 19.81% and is up about 20.71% so far this year and in the past one year (as of 12/08/2021), respectively. PWB has traded between $63.11 and $81.72 during this last 52-week period.
PWB has a beta of 0.92 and standard deviation of 24.21% for the trailing three-year period, which makes the fund a medium risk choice in the space. With about 51 holdings, it effectively diversifies company-specific risk.
Invesco Dynamic Large Cap Growth ETF is an excellent option for investors seeking to outperform the Style Box - Large Cap Growth segment of the market. There are other ETFs in the space which investors could consider as well.
Vanguard Growth ETF (
VUG Quick Quote VUG - Free Report) tracks CRSP U.S. Large Cap Growth Index and the Invesco QQQ ( QQQ Quick Quote QQQ - Free Report) tracks NASDAQ-100 Index. Vanguard Growth ETF has $90.12 billion in assets, Invesco QQQ has $210.55 billion. VUG has an expense ratio of 0.04% and QQQ charges 0.20%.
Investors looking for cheaper and lower-risk options should consider traditional market cap weighted ETFs that aim to match the returns of the Style Box - Large Cap Growth.
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