The Deep Value ETF (DVP - Free Report) made its debut on 09/22/2014, and is a smart beta exchange traded fund that provides broad exposure to the Style Box - Large Cap Value category of the market.
What Are Smart Beta ETFs?
The ETF industry has traditionally been dominated by products based on market capitalization weighted indexes that are designed to represent the market or a particular segment of the market.
Market cap weighted indexes offer a low-cost, convenient, and transparent way of replicating market returns, and are a good option for investors who believe in market efficiency.
If you're the kind of investor who would rather try and beat the market through good stock selection, then smart beta funds are your best choice; this fund class is known for tracking non-cap weighted strategies.
This kind of index follows this same mindset, as it attempts to pick stocks that have better chances of risk-return performance; non-cap weighted strategies base selection on certain fundamental characteristics, or a mix of such characteristics.
This area offers many different investment choices, such as simplest equal-weighting, fundamental weighting and volatility/momentum based weighting methodologies; however, not all of these strategies can deliver superior results.
Fund Sponsor & Index
The fund is managed by Deep Value Etf, and has been able to amass over $310.24 M, which makes it one of the average sized ETFs in the Style Box - Large Cap Value. Before fees and expenses, DVP seeks to match the performance of the TWM Deep Value Index.
TWM Deep Value Index is constructed using an objective, rules-based methodology that begins with an initial universe that mirrors the companies listed on the S&P 500 Index.
Cost & Other Expenses
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 DVP are 0.80%, which makes it one of the most expensive products in the space.
The fund has a 12-month trailing dividend yield of 2.62%.
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.
This ETF has heaviest allocation in the Consumer Discretionary sector - about 23.90% of the portfolio. Information Technology and Healthcare round out the top three.
Looking at individual holdings, Cardinal Health Inc (CAH - Free Report) accounts for about 7.88% of total assets, followed by Franklin Res Inc (BEN - Free Report) and Macys Inc (M - Free Report) .
The top 10 holdings account for about 57.58% of total assets under management.
Performance and Risk
The ETF has gained about 10.77% and is down about -2.06% so far this year and in the past one year (as of 11/13/2019), respectively. DVP has traded between $27.93 and $34.80 during this last 52-week period.
DVP has a beta of 1.18 and standard deviation of 18.01% for the trailing three-year period, which makes the fund a high risk choice in the space. With about 21 holdings, it has more concentrated exposure than peers.
Deep Value ETF is a reasonable option for investors seeking to outperform the Style Box - Large Cap Value segment of the market. However, there are other ETFs in the space which investors could consider.
IShares Russell 1000 Value ETF (IWD - Free Report) tracks Russell 1000 Value Index and the Vanguard Value ETF (VTV - Free Report) tracks CRSP U.S. Large Cap Value Index. IShares Russell 1000 Value ETF has $41.28 B in assets, Vanguard Value ETF has $51.98 B. IWD has an expense ratio of 0.19% and VTV charges 0.04%.
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 Value.
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