PEER GROUP ANALYSIS
This chart compares PFF to the highest rated funds in its peer group of Equity Income funds. The above graph illustrates two key measures that investors should consider when assessing the investment potential of a particular fund. One of the key factors is how the fund has performed over the most recent reporting period, defined as the 1 year total return on the bottom axis. The second factor is the fund's reported expense ratio, on the right axis, which includes things like management fees. The best funds, with higher returns and lower expenses, stake out a position in the lower left part of this graph.
TOP RATED FUNDS : Equity Income
|RevenueShares Ultra Dividend||RDIV||0.83||24.68||0.00||0.49||1|
|Market Vectors Pharmaceutical ETF||PPH||1.68||22.94||24.14||0.35||2|
|Market Vectors Retail ETF||RTH||0.56||27.00||23.41||0.35||3|
|First Trust Consumer Stap AlphaDEX||FXG||-0.23||25.88||22.72||0.69||4|
|SPDR S&P Aerospace & Defense ETF||XAR||-1.65||10.07||23.10||0.35||5|
|PowerShares Aerospace & Defense||PPA||-1.47||11.14||21.93||0.66||6|
|PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage||PBJ||-1.17||21.80||17.12||0.61||7|
|First Trust CBOE S&P500 VIXTail Hdg||VIXH||-2.48||16.95||0.00||0.60||8|
|iShares US Consumer Services ETF||IYC||-2.06||17.45||22.16||0.45||9|
|iShares US Preferred Stock||PFF||1.32||12.28||7.89||0.47||158|
|The above table compares the total return performance and expense ratio of iShares US Preferred Stock to the top rated funds within the Equity Income peer group. iShares US Preferred Stock ranks number 158 out of 271 Equity Income closed-end and exchange-traded funds that we rate.|
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