JPMorgan US Momentum Factor ETF earns an Average Process Pillar rating.
The main driver of the rating is that this fund tracks an index. Historical data, such as Morningstar's Active/Passive Barometer, finds that passively managed funds have generally outperformed their active counterparts, especially over longer time horizons. The parent firm's five-year risk-adjusted success ratio of 59% also influences the rating. The measure indicates the percentage of a firm's funds that survived and beat their respective category's median Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return for the period. Their noteworthy success ratio suggests that the firm does well for investors and that this fund may benefit from that. Lastly, the process is limited by the fund's unimpressive long-term risk-adjusted performance. This can be seen in its five-year alpha calculated relative to the category index, which suggests that the process has struggled over that period.
This strategy skews toward smaller, more value-oriented companies than its average peer in the Large Growth Morningstar Category. Looking at additional factor exposure, this strategy tilts consistently toward stocks with lower quality or the shares of companies with more financial leverage and lower profitability, compared with Morningstar Category peers over the past few years. Lacking this ballast, the fund's prospects will rest on its ability to surpass peers during economic booms. In the latest month, the strategy was also less exposed to the Quality factor compared with Morningstar Category peers. This strategy has also been exposed to liquid stocks during these years. This gives the managers more flexibility during bear markets to sell without adversely affecting prices. Compared with category peers, the strategy also had more exposure to the Liquidity factor in the most recent month. In addition, this strategy has taken on exposure to high-momentum stocks in these years. Momentum is based on the premise that market outperformers will continue to outperform, and laggards will continue to lag. This means that managers are overweighting stocks currently on a winning streak. In recent months, however, the strategy had less Momentum factor exposure over its peers. More information on a fund and its respective category's factor exposure can be found in the Factor Profile module within the Portfolio section.
The portfolio is overweight in industrials and energy relative to the category average by 8.1 and 2.9 percentage points, respectively. The sectors with low exposure compared to category peers are technology and communication services, underweight the average by 7.3 and 6.9 percentage points of assets, respectively. The strategy owns 300 securities and is less top-heavy than peers. Specifically, 18.7% of the portfolio's assets are concentrated within the top 10 fund holdings, compared to the category average's 54.4%.