FocusShares Celebrates One-Year ETF Anniversary

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Scottrade’s FocusShares exchange traded fund brand is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its suite of Focus Morningstar ETFs, some of the cheapest funds in their categories.

The line of 15 FocusShares ETFs is based on Morningstar indices, which are known for their transparent, rules-based methodologies, includes:

  • Focus Morningstar US Market Index ETF (NYSEArca: FMU) 0.05% expense ratio; up 7.6% over the past year.
  • Focus Morningstar Large Cap Index ETF (NYSEArca: FLG) 0.05% expense ratio; up 9.5% over the past year.
  • Focus Morningstar Mid Cap Index ETF (NYSEArca: FMM) 0.12% expense ratio; up 3.3% over the past year.
  • Focus Morningstar Small Cap Index ETF (NYSEArca: FOS) 0.12% expense ratio; up 0.6% over the past year.
  • Focus Morningstar Basic Materials Index ETF (NYSEArca: FBM) 0.19% expense ratio; down 11.6% over the past year.
  • Focus Morningstar Communication Services Index ETF (NYSEArca: FCQ) 0.19% expense ratio; up 5.3% over the past year.
  • Focus Morningstar Consumer Cyclical Index ETF (NYSEArca: FCL) 0.19% expense ratio; up 15.5% over the past year.
  • Focus Morningstar Consumer Defensive Index ETF (NYSEArca: FCD) 0.19% expense ratio; up 16.9% over the past year.
  • Focus Morningstar Energy Index Index ETF (NYSEArca: FEG) 0.19% expense ratio; down 6.7% over the past year.
  • Focus Morningstar Financial Services Index ETF (NYSEArca: FFL) 0.19% expense ratio; down 0.5% over the past year.
  • Focus Morningstar Healthcare Index ETF (NYSEArca: FHC) 0.19% expense ratio; up 15.7% over the past year.
  • Focus Morningstar Industrials Index ETF (NYSEArca: FIL) 0.19% expense ratio; up 1.5% over the past year.
  • Focus Morningstar Real Estate Index ETF (NYSEArca: FRL) 0.12% expense ratio; up 10.7% over the past year.
  • Focus Morningstar Technology Index ETF (NYSEArca: FTQ) 0.19% expense ratio; up 16.6% over the past year.
  • Focus Morningstar Utilities Index ETF (NYSEArca: FUI) 0.19% expense ratio; up 12.3% over the past year.

“The one-year anniversary of Focus Morningstar ETFs marks an important milestone for FocusShares® and Scottrade,” Erik Liik, president and CEO of FocusShares, said in a press release. “Focus Morningstar ETFs continue to gain traction among investors and advisors. Now all investors can use their favorite screener to compare our funds’ one-year performance and other data with other ETFs and actively managed mutual funds.”

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Max Chen contributed to this article.

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