FLAG:NSD-WeatherStorm Forensic Accounting Long Short ETF

ETF | Large Value | NASDAQ Global Market

Last Closing Price

USD 37.72


-0.64 (-1.68)%

Market Cap

USD 9.43M



Average Target Price

Average Analyst Rating


STA Verdict



The investment seeks to provide investment results that, before fees and expenses, correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the WeatherStorm Forensic Accounting Long-Short Index. The fund will normally invest at least 80% of its total assets in securities of the index. The index seeks to enhance U.S. large cap exposure by offering a long/short portfolio selected from the 500 largest U.S. companies by market capitalization, while providing additional return potential through the careful and systematic selection and shorting of stocks based on forensic accounting analysis.

Inception Date: 30/01/2013

Primary Benchmark: FLAGLSX-Forensic Accounting LS TR USD

Primary Index: S&P 500 TR USD

Gross Expense Ratio: 0.99%

Management Expense Ratio: 1.52 %

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Relative Performance (Total Returns)

Relative Returns (From:    To: 2019-07-17 )

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SDY SPDR S&P Dividend 0.35 %

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IVE iShares S&P 500 Value 0.18 %

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SCHD Schwab US Dividend Equity 0.07 %

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DGRO iShares Core Dividend Growth 0.08 %

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HDV iShares Core High Dividend 0.08 %

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FVD First Trust VL Dividend 0.70 %

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ETFs Containing FLAG

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap


Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Large Value)
Market Performance vs. Exchange (NASDAQ Global Market)
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Capital Gain 2.86% 4% F 22% F
Dividend Return 1.06% 16% F 28% F
Total Return 3.92% 4% F 21% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain -10.32% 3% F 27% F
Dividend Return 1.74% 21% F 28% F
Total Return -8.58% 4% F 26% F
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 19.48% 18% F 68% D+
Dividend Return 6.17% 2% F 20% F
Total Return 25.65% 7% F 54% F
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 5.99% 59% F 72% C-
Dividend Return 7.01% 29% F 65% D
Total Return 1.03% 14% F 21% F
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 12.55% 10% F 57% F
Risk Adjusted Return 55.89% 20% F 64% D
Market Capitalization 0.01B 8% F 10% F
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

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Analyst Rating

Target Price Action Rating Action Analyst Rating Price Date

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:

There is nothing we particularly like

What to not like:
Low market capitalization

This is among the smaller entities in its sectors with below median market capitalization. That may make it less stable in the long run unless it has a unique technology or market which can help it grow or get acquired in future.

Poor risk adjusted returns

This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.

High volatility

The total returns for this company are volatile and above median for its sector over the past 5 years. Make sure you have the risk tolerance for investing in such stock.

Below median total returns

The company has under performed its peers on annual average total returns in the past 5 years.

Below median dividend returns

The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.