If you're interested in broad exposure to the Large Cap Blend segment of the US equity market, look no further than the JPMorgan Diversified Return U.S. Equity ETF (
JPUS Quick Quote JPUS - Free Report) , a passively managed exchange traded fund launched on 09/29/2015.
The fund is sponsored by J.P. Morgan. It has amassed assets over $657.93 million, making it one of the larger ETFs attempting to match the Large Cap Blend segment of the US equity market.
Why Large Cap Blend
Companies that find themselves in the large cap category typically have a market capitalization above $10 billion. Overall, they are usually a stable option, with less risk and more sure-fire cash flows than mid and small cap companies.
Blend ETFs are aptly named, since they tend to hold a mix of growth and value stocks, as well as show characteristics of both kinds of equities.
Investors should also pay attention to an ETF's expense ratio. Lower cost products will produce better results than those with a higher cost, assuming all other metrics remain the same.
Annual operating expenses for this ETF are 0.18%, making it one of the cheaper products in the space.
It has a 12-month trailing dividend yield of 1.74%.
Sector Exposure and Top Holdings
While ETFs offer diversified exposure, which minimizes single stock risk, a deep look into a fund's holdings is a valuable exercise. And, most ETFs are very transparent products that disclose their holdings on a daily basis.
This ETF has heaviest allocation to the Information Technology sector--about 13.20% of the portfolio. Consumer Staples and Healthcare round out the top three.
Looking at individual holdings, Coterra Energy Inc (
CTRA Quick Quote CTRA - Free Report) accounts for about 0.77% of total assets, followed by Devon Energy Corp Common ( DVN Quick Quote DVN - Free Report) and Marathon Oil Corp Common ( MRO Quick Quote MRO - Free Report) .
The top 10 holdings account for about 5.27% of total assets under management.
Performance and Risk
JPUS seeks to match the performance of the Russell 1000 Diversified Factor Index before fees and expenses. The JP Morgan Diversified Factor US Equity Index utilizes a rules-based approach combining risk-weighted portfolio construction with multi-factor security screening based on value, quality and momentum factors.
The ETF has lost about -4.24% so far this year and is up roughly 18.91% in the last one year (as of 02/08/2022). In the past 52-week period, it has traded between $85.37 and $106.35.
The ETF has a beta of 0.99 and standard deviation of 22.51% for the trailing three-year period, making it a medium risk choice in the space. With about 364 holdings, it effectively diversifies company-specific risk.
JPMorgan Diversified Return U.S. Equity 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, JPUS is a reasonable option for those seeking exposure to the Style Box - Large Cap Blend area of the market. Investors might also want to consider some other ETF options in the space.
The iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (
IVV Quick Quote IVV - Free Report) and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF ( SPY Quick Quote SPY - Free Report) track a similar index. While iShares Core S&P 500 ETF has $320.61 billion in assets, SPDR S&P 500 ETF has $405.88 billion. IVV has an expense ratio of 0.03% and SPY charges 0.09%. Bottom-Line
An increasingly popular option among retail and institutional investors, passively managed ETFs offer low costs, transparency, flexibility, and tax efficiency; they are also excellent vehicles for long term investors.
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