ETF Trends
ETF Trends

Sonya Morris for Morningstar reports an exchange traded fund (ETF) should be judged by the valuation characteristics of the underlying holdings. One key indicator is the price/fair value ratio. To compute the ratio, they calculate the aggregate market price for the ETFs underlying holdings and divide that number by the asset-weighted fair value estimate of those stocks. Above 1.0 equals overvalued, where market price exceeds fair value and under 1.0 says the ETF is cheap.

The Cheap:

  • iShares S&P 100 (OEF)
  • iShares S&P 500 (IVV)
  • Rydex Russell Top 50 (XLG)
  • SPDR DJ Global Titans (DGT) (in relation to small and mid-cap stocks.)

The Overvalued:

  • iShares Dow Jones US Oil Equipment Index (IEZ)
  • SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services (XES)
  • Market Vectors Gold Miners (GDX)

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