DIASPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust
DIA Fund Description
DIA tracks a price-weighted index of 30 large-cap US stocks, selected by the editors of the Wall Street Journal.
DIA Factset Analytics Insight
Despite the name recognition that comes from tracking the Dow and its own popularity, DIA is not the ideal ETF for investors who want broad-based exposure to US large-caps. The fund’s tiny portfolio, arbitrary selection, and antiquated weighting produce significant sector biases relative to the market, and cover only a fraction of the large-cap space, typically represented by hundreds of names. Stocks are price-weighted, not cap-weighted, which can produce major sector realignments when multiple holdings change, as occurred in September 2013. Still, DIA tends to move with the broader market day-to-day, and some may prefer its typically (slightly) lower beta. DIA is extremely liquid, with huge assets and a long track record. The fund’s UIT structure is shared by a few other long-lived ETFs (like SPY), with the most notable effects being a slight cash drag since stock dividends received in between the ETF’s distributions can’t be reinvested as is typically the case. UITs must also hold every stock in the index at all times, which can tie the PM’s hands. Still, for exposure to the Dow—a concentrated, universally-cited basket of household names—DIA is a great choice.
DIA MSCI ESG Analytics Insight
SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of AA based on a score of 8.55 out of 10. The MSCI ESG Fund Rating measures the resiliency of portfolios to long-term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance factors. ESG Fund Ratings range from best (AAA) to worst (CCC). Highly rated funds consist of companies that tend to show strong and/or improving management of financially relevant environmental, social and governance issues. These companies may be more resilient to disruptions arising from ESG events.
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. SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust ranks in the 85th percentile within its peer group and in the 94th percentile within the global universe of all funds covered by MSCI ESG Fund Ratings.
DIA MSCI FaCS and Factor Box
MSCI FaCS is a standard method for evaluating and reporting the Factor characteristics of equity portfolios including ETFs. The Factor Box includes 6 Factors that MSCI has identified that historically provided a return premium. On the vertical axis, the Factor Groups, are displayed and the horizontal axis displays the Factor exposure, overweight, underweight or neutral.
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DIA Factset Analytics Block Liquidity
This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of DIA. DIA is rated a 5 out of 5.
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