QVALAlpha Architect U.S. Quantitative Value ETF
QVAL Fund Description
The Alpha Architect US Quantitative Value ETF tracks an equal-weighted index of US value stocks, with screens for forensic accounting and earnings quality.
QVAL Factset Analytics Insight
QVAL whittles down the US equity market to a relative handful of stocks that meet its stringent screens. The fund uses a single metric—EV/EBIT—to select the cheapest 10% of its universe, with additional screens for competitive advantage and financial strength, assessed using a number of financial-statement-derived metrics. Additionally, the fund uses a proprietary forensic accounting model to screen out companies that may be attempting to disguise low-quality cash flows. The few dozen holdings that emerge from this process are weighted equally. QVAL launched as an actively managed fund but began tracking a new homegrown index in January 2017, a change which did not significantly alter the fund’s strategy or holdings. Also unchanged is QVAL’s steep fee, which may be hard to justify for an index-tracking fund, and which is an order of magnitude higher than some vanilla competitors. Lukewarm trading further increases round-trip costs for QVAL.
QVAL MSCI ESG Analytics Insight
The MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score measures the ability of ETF underlying holdings to manage key medium to long-term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance factors, as determined by MSCI ESG Research LLC. As of June 14, 2018 the Alpha Architect U.S. Quantitative Value ETF MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score is 4.28 out of 10.
The fund’s Peer Rank reflects the ranking of a fund’s MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score against the scores of other funds within the same peer group, as defined by the Thomson Reuters Lipper Global Classification. QVAL ranks in the 4th percentile within its peer group and in the 14th percentile within the global universe of all funds in MSCI ESG Fund Metrics coverage.
QVAL CHARTS AND PERFORMANCE
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QVAL Factset Analytics Block Liquidity
This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of QVAL. QVAL is rated a 5 out of 5.
QVAL Sector/Industry Breakdown
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QVAL BENCHMARK COMPARISON SUMMARY
QVAL BENCHMARK COMPARISON MARKET CAP SIZE