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15 important things you should know about ALPS SGDJ ETF

Updated: September 27, 2020
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Bull Case
  • 3-year return above the benchmark
  • 5-year return above the benchmark
Bear Case
  • Low net assets

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

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

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

  1. Describe ALPS ETF Trust Sprott Junior Gold Miners ETF (SGDJ).
  2. What is SGDJ underlying index?
  3. What are SGDJ holdings?
  4. What is SGDJ performance? What are SGDJ historical returns?
  5. How many up and down years did SGDJ have historically?
  6. What is SGDJ dividend yield?
  7. What is SGDJ expense ratio?
  8. What is SGDJ tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?
  9. What is SGDJ beta? How would you assess SGDJ risk?
  10. What is SGDJ Sharpe ratio?
  11. What is SGDJ Finny Score? SGDJ buy or sell?
  12. What are the pros of investing in SGDJ? What are SGDJ buy reasons?
  13. What are the cons of investing in SGDJ? What are SGDJ sell reasons?
  14. Compare and contrast: SGDJ vs GDXJ.

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe ALPS ETF Trust Sprott Junior Gold Miners ETF (SGDJ).

The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the performance of its underlying index, the Sprott Zacks Junior Gold Miners Index. The Underlying Index aims to track the performance of junior gold and junior silver mining companies whose stocks are traded on major U.S. or Canadian exchanges.

2. What is SGDJ underlying index?

Sprott Zacks Junior Gold Miners Index.

3. What are SGDJ top holdings?

SGDJ has 45 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 50.39% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Equinox Gold Corp EQX.TO 6.20%
Dundee Precious Metals Inc DPM.TO 5.39%
PT Aneka Tambang (Persero) Tbk ANTM 5.11%
Alacer Gold Corp ASR 5.01%
Greatland Gold PLC GGP.L 4.96%
Koza Altin Izletmeleri AS KOZAL 4.94%
Victoria Gold Corp VGCX.TO 4.83%
Argonaut Gold Inc AR.MX 4.72%
Perseus Mining Ltd PRU.AX 4.67%
West African Resources Ltd WAF.AX 4.56%

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

SGDJ has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 1.76%;
  • 3-month return is 44.68%;
  • 1-year return is 54.94%;
  • 3-year return is 11.93%;
  • 5-year return is 18.50%.

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

In the last 10 years, SGDJ had 3 up years and 1 down year.

SGDJ up and down years

6. What is SGDJ dividend yield?

SGDJ yield is 0.71%.

7. What is SGDJ expense ratio?

SGDJ expense ratio is 0.5%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

SGDJ expenses

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.29%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 0.12%.
SGDJ tax costs

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.18;
  • 5-year beta is 0.96.
SGDJ Beta

10. What is SGDJ Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.25;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.38.
SGDJ Sharpe ratio

Analysis

11. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is N/A. Our quantitative analysis shows 2 reasons to buy and 1 reason to sell. Finny Scores are not available if there are insufficient data points from the analysis.

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

The following are SGDJ strengths from our perspective:

  • <strong>SGDJ 3-year return</strong> is 11.93%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI NR USD), 7.28%.
  • <strong>SGDJ 5-year return</strong> is 18.5%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI NR USD), 9.67%.

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

The following are SGDJ weaknesses from our perspective:

  • <strong>SGDJ net assets</strong> are $57.24 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.

Alternatives

14. Compare and contrast: SGDJ vs GDXJ.

Both SGDJ and GDXJ are ETFs. SGDJ has a lower 5-year return than GDXJ (18.5% vs 25.27%). SGDJ has a lower expense ratio than GDXJ (0.5% vs 0.54%). Below is the comparison between SGDJ and GDXJ.

SGDJ GDXJ
Segment Equity: Global Gold Miners Equity: Global Gold Miners
Net Assets $57.24M $4.48B
Expense Ratio 0.5% 0.54%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index Sprott Zacks Junior Gold Miners Index MVIS Global Junior Gold Miners Index
YTD Return 44.72% 43.42%
1-Year Return 54.94% 64.22%
3-Year Return 11.93% 21.04%
5-Year Return 18.5% 25.27%
10-Year Return N/A -5.33%
Dividend Yield 0.71% 0.4%

GDXJ profile: The Fund seeks to replicate as closely as possible the price and yield of the Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners Index. The Fund will normally invest at least 80% of its total assets in companies that are involved in the gold mining industry.

For further information, check out SGDJ vs GDXJ comparison details.

In the SGDJ review, we covered SGDJ 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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