Looking for broad exposure to the Large Cap Blend segment of the US equity market? You should consider the Invesco Dow Jones Industrial Average Dividend ETF (
DJD Quick Quote DJD - Free Report) , a passively managed exchange traded fund launched on 12/16/2015.
The fund is sponsored by Invesco. It has amassed assets over $206.78 million, making it one of the average sized ETFs attempting to match the Large Cap Blend segment of the US equity market.
Why Large Cap Blend
Large cap companies usually have a market capitalization above $10 billion. Considered a more stable option, large cap companies boast more predictable cash flows and are less volatile than their mid and small cap counterparts.
Typically holding a combination of both growth and value stocks, blend ETFs also demonstrate qualities seen in value and growth investments.
Expense ratios are an important factor in the return of an ETF and in the long term, cheaper funds can significantly outperform their more expensive counterparts, other things remaining the same.
Annual operating expenses for this ETF are 0.07%, making it one of the least expensive products in the space.
It has a 12-month trailing dividend yield of 2.92%.
Sector Exposure and Top Holdings
Even though ETFs offer diversified exposure that minimizes single stock risk, investors should also look at the actual holdings inside the fund. Luckily, most ETFs are very transparent products that disclose their holdings on a daily basis.
This ETF has heaviest allocation to the Healthcare sector--about 17.30% of the portfolio. Consumer Staples and Information Technology round out the top three.
Looking at individual holdings, Chevron Corp (
CVX Quick Quote CVX - Free Report) accounts for about 13.29% of total assets, followed by Verizon Communications Inc ( VZ Quick Quote VZ - Free Report) and Dow Inc ( DOW Quick Quote DOW - Free Report) .
The top 10 holdings account for about 60.38% of total assets under management.
Performance and Risk
DJD seeks to match the performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Average Yield Weighted index before fees and expenses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average Yield Weighted Index provides exposure to high-yielding equity securities in the Dow Jones Industrial Average by their 12-month dividend yield over the prior 12 months.
The ETF has lost about -2.74% so far this year and is up about 1.75% in the last one year (as of 05/23/2022). In the past 52-week period, it has traded between $42.33 and $47.60.
The ETF has a beta of 0.80 and standard deviation of 22.79% for the trailing three-year period. With about 28 holdings, it has more concentrated exposure than peers.
Invesco Dow Jones Industrial Average Dividend 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, DJD is a sufficient 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 $281.85 billion in assets, SPDR S&P 500 ETF has $348.84 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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