Is Invesco S&P 500 Pure Value ETF (RPV) a Strong ETF Right Now?

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Launched on 03/01/2006, the Invesco S&P 500 Pure Value ETF (RPV) is a smart beta exchange traded fund offering broad exposure to the Style Box – Large Cap Value category of the market.

What Are Smart Beta ETFs?

Market cap weighted indexes were created to reflect the market, or a specific segment of the market, and the ETF industry has traditionally been dominated by products based on this strategy.

Market cap weighted indexes work great for investors who believe in market efficiency. They provide a low-cost, convenient and transparent way of replicating market returns.

But, there are some investors who would rather invest in smart beta funds; these funds track non-cap weighted strategies, and are a strong option for those who prefer choosing great stocks in order to beat the market.

By attempting to pick stocks that have a better chance of risk-return performance, non-cap weighted indexes are based on certain fundamental characteristics, or a combination of such.

The smart beta space gives investors many different choices, from equal-weighting, one of the simplest strategies, to more complicated ones like fundamental and volatility/momentum based weighting. However, not all of these methodologies have been able to deliver remarkable returns.

Fund Sponsor & Index

The fund is sponsored by Invesco. It has amassed assets over $3.59 billion, making it one of the average sized ETFs in the Style Box – Large Cap Value. RPV, before fees and expenses, seeks to match the performance of the S&P 500 Pure Value Index.

The S&P 500 Pure Value Index measures the performance of securities that exhibit strong value characteristics in the S&P 500 Index.

Cost & Other Expenses

When considering an ETF’s total return, expense ratios are an important factor. And, cheaper funds can significantly outperform their more expensive cousins in the long term if all other factors remain equal.

With on par with most peer products in the space, this ETF has annual operating expenses of 0.35%.

The fund has a 12-month trailing dividend yield of 2.08%.

Sector Exposure and Top Holdings

Even though ETFs offer diversified exposure that minimizes single stock risk, investors should also look at the actual holdings inside the fund. Luckily, most ETFs are very transparent products that disclose their holdings on a daily basis.

For RPV, it has heaviest allocation in the Financials sector –about 31.20% of the portfolio –while Healthcare and Energy round out the top three.

Taking into account individual holdings, Cigna Corp (CI) accounts for about 2.38% of the fund’s total assets, followed by Marathon Petroleum Corp (MPC) and Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRK/B).

RPV’s top 10 holdings account for about 17.97% of its total assets under management.

Performance and Risk

Year-to-date, the Invesco S&P 500 Pure Value ETF has added roughly 0.42% so far, and was up about 1.08% over the last 12 months (as of 11/14/2022). RPV has traded between $69.84 and $88.24 in this past 52-week period.

The ETF has a beta of 1.16 and standard deviation of 32.16% for the trailing three-year period, making it a medium risk choice in the space. With about 122 holdings, it effectively diversifies company-specific risk.

Alternatives

Invesco S&P 500 Pure Value ETF is an excellent option for investors seeking to outperform the Style Box – Large Cap Value segment of the market. There are other ETFs in the space which investors could consider as well.

IShares Russell 1000 Value ETF (IWD) tracks Russell 1000 Value Index and the Vanguard Value ETF (VTV) tracks CRSP U.S. Large Cap Value Index. IShares Russell 1000 Value ETF has $54.89 billion in assets, Vanguard Value ETF has $104.03 billion. IWD has an expense ratio of 0.18% and VTV charges 0.04%.

Investors looking for cheaper and lower-risk options should consider traditional market cap weighted ETFs that aim to match the returns of the Style Box – Large Cap Value.

Bottom Line

To learn more about this product and other ETFs, screen for products that match your investment objectives and read articles on latest developments in the ETF investing universe, please visit Zacks ETF Center.

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