DBB

PowerShares DB Base Metals Fund
CLOSING PRICECHANGE (%)VOLUME
$18.09+0.13 (0.72%)326.77K
4:00:00 p.m. (ET) 08/21/2017
BZX EXCHANGE CLOSED
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  • Overview
  • Efficiency
  • Tradability
  • Fit

DBB Fund Description

The PowerShares DB Base Metals Fund tracks an index of three base metal futures contracts. It selects contracts based on the shape of the futures curve to minimize contango.

DBB FactSet Analytics Insight

DBB is the clear leader among industrial metals ETFs. As a commodity pool, it holds a basket of futures directly, but also distributes a complicated K-1 tax form at year-end. DBB holds just three equally weighted metals—aluminum, copper and zinc. That sets it apart from our production-weighted benchmark, which also includes nickel and lead, and DBB's equal weighting strategy gives zinc a sizeable bump at the expense of copper. DBB optimizes its contract selection to minimize the effects of contango, though that could also make it less sensitive to spot prices compared to a front-month strategy. The fund sees significant trading activity, with narrow spreads. The fund's expense ratio is quite reasonable, but it struggles to track its index consistently, potentially raising realized holding costs. Still, with a decent asset base, DBB is one of the more stable funds in its segment.

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  • YTD
  • 1 Year
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  • 5 Years
  • Max
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DBB Summary Data

01/05/07
Commodities Pool
0.82%
$292.49 M
$3.6 M
0.07%

DBB Portfolio Data

Futures
Optimized
Annually
3

DBB Index Data

DBIQ Optimum Yield Industrial Metals Index Total Return
Fixed
Fixed
S&P GSCI Industrial Metals

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Total Return
  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • YTD
  • 1 Year
  • 3 Years
  • 5 Years
  • Max

DBB Portfolio Management

0.82%
-0.82%
-0.30%
-1.33%

DBB Tax Exposures

27.84% / 27.84%
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Yes

DBB Fund Structure

Commodities Pool
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Low
Daily
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LAST 10 TRADES
TIMEPRICESHARES
15:59:4618.09100
15:59:4618.09100
15:58:2918.09200
15:41:0218.08100
15:37:0818.08100
15:27:4318.08103
15:13:2418.08100
15:13:2418.08100
13:23:0218.06100
12:56:4718.05100
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Premium/Discount
Volume

DBB FactSet Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 08/21/17
5
4
3
2
1

This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of DBB. DBB is rated a 5 out of 5.

DBB Tradability

216,940
$3.6 M
139,950
$2.23 M
0.07%
$0.01
0.04%
1.68% / -1.36%
None
100.00%
200,000
0.70
0.01%
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1,210
$17.96
5

DBB Performance Statistics

0.93
1.01
0.98
1.05
0.00%