13 important things you should know about ALPS EDOG ETF

Updated: June 27, 2020
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Are you looking to buy or sell EDOG? Or perhaps you’re looking for EDOG fact sheet, and learn about its alternatives? If so, you came to the right place.

In this EDOG ETF review, we’ll address key questions our readers have been asking us about this fund, above and beyond what you can find in its prospectus, and on Morningstar or Yahoo Finance.

Here is what you’ll be able to find in this review:

  • Fact Sheet: EDOG performance, returns, expense ratio, holdings and dividend yield;
  • Analysis: EDOG buy or sell; the pros and cons of investing in EDOG ETF;
  • Alternatives: other ETFs and mutual funds you should consider as alternatives to EDOG.

And here is the list of questions we’ll answer:

  1. Describe ALPS Emerging Sector Dividend Dogs ETF (EDOG).
  2. What is EDOG underlying index?
  3. What are EDOG holdings?
  4. What is EDOG performance? What are EDOG historical returns?
  5. How many up and down years did EDOG have historically?
  6. What is EDOG dividend yield?
  7. What is EDOG expense ratio?
  8. What is EDOG tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?
  9. What is EDOG beta? How would you assess EDOG risk?
  10. What is EDOG Sharpe ratio?
  11. What is EDOG Finny Score? EDOG buy or sell?
  12. What are the pros of investing in EDOG? What are EDOG buy reasons?
  13. What are the cons of investing in EDOG? What are EDOG sell reasons?

So let’s start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Fact Sheet

1. Describe ALPS Emerging Sector Dividend Dogs ETF (EDOG).

The Fund seeks investment results that replicate as closely as possible the performance of the S-Network Emerging Sector Dividend Dogs Index. It is a rules-based index intended to give investors a means of tracking the overall performance of the highest dividend paying stocks in the S-Network Emerging Markets Index.

2. What is EDOG underlying index?

S-Network Emerging Sector Dividend Dogs Index.

3. What are EDOG top holdings?

EDOG has 50 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 23.67% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Magnit PJSC GDR MGNT 2.63%
Tatneft PJSC ADR ATAD 2.40%
Powszechny Zaklad Ubezpieczen SA PZU 2.38%
PLDT Inc ADR PHI 2.37%
Grupo Energia Bogota SA ESP GEB 2.36%
Tiger Brands Ltd TBS.JO 2.34%
Livzon Pharmaceutical Group Inc Class H 01513 2.33%
PT Adaro Energy Tbk ADRO 2.33%
Globe Telecom Inc GLO 2.28%
Petronas Gas Bhd 6033 2.25%

4. What is EDOG performance? What are EDOG historical returns?

EDOG has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 0.51%;
  • 3-month return is -24.67%;
  • 1-year return is -19.72%;
  • 3-year return is -9.28%;
  • 5-year return is -5.73%.

5. How many up and down years did EDOG have historically?

In the last 10 years, EDOG had 3 up years and 2 down years.

6. What is EDOG dividend yield?

EDOG yield is 5.52%.

7. What is EDOG expense ratio?

EDOG expense ratio is 0.6%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

8. What is EDOG tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 1.79%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 1.81%.

9. What is EDOG beta? How would you assess EDOG risk?

  • 3-year beta is 1.11;
  • 5-year beta is 1.08.

10. What is EDOG Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.51;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is -0.25.

Analysis

11. What is EDOG Finny Score? EDOG buy or sell?

EDOG Finny Score is 0. Our quantitative analysis shows 0 reasons to buy EDOG and 5 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 0.

12. What are the pros of investing in EDOG? What are EDOG buy reasons?

There are no apparent reasons to buy EDOG.

13. What are the cons of investing in EDOG? What are EDOG negatives?

The following are EDOG weaknesses from our perspective:

  • EDOG net assets are $17.62 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • EDOG 3-year return is -9.28%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD), -2.17%.
  • EDOG 5-year return is -5.73%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD), -1.08%.
  • EDOG expense ratio is 0.6%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
  • EDOG 3-year Beta is 1.11, which is higher than the index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD) 3-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 3 years.
In the EDOG review, we covered EDOG key stats (return, performance, yield, expense ratio, and holdings), buy and sell analysis, and alternative investments. If this review was helpful to you, feel free to check out other mutual fund and ETF reviews.
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