How has EQL performed? Since debuting in July of 2009, EQL is up 29.58% versus the S&P 500 up 29.01%, and year to date EQL is down 10.07% versus the S&P 500 down 9.75%.

EQL may be appealing to those portfolio managers whom run tactical sector approaches utilizing sector ETFs, as they can potentially use EQL to temper some of the volatility in such portfolios through its equal weighting, and it also reduces the risk of “not picking the correct” sectors as far as over and underperformers on a relative strength basis are concerned.

ALPS Equal Sector Weight ETF

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