Back to Community
ETF fundamental data

Hello all,

Is it possible to obtain fundamental data for etfs? In particular I would like to use dividend data for the entire etf and if possible to query the top holdings of the etf.

Regards,
Mark

8 responses

Hi Mark, fundamental data is only available for companies, and hence stocks. It's not available for ETFs.

Disclaimer

The material on this website is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell, a solicitation to buy, or a recommendation or endorsement for any security or strategy, nor does it constitute an offer to provide investment advisory services by Quantopian. In addition, the material offers no opinion with respect to the suitability of any security or specific investment. No information contained herein should be regarded as a suggestion to engage in or refrain from any investment-related course of action as none of Quantopian nor any of its affiliates is undertaking to provide investment advice, act as an adviser to any plan or entity subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, individual retirement account or individual retirement annuity, or give advice in a fiduciary capacity with respect to the materials presented herein. If you are an individual retirement or other investor, contact your financial advisor or other fiduciary unrelated to Quantopian about whether any given investment idea, strategy, product or service described herein may be appropriate for your circumstances. All investments involve risk, including loss of principal. Quantopian makes no guarantees as to the accuracy or completeness of the views expressed in the website. The views are subject to change, and may have become unreliable for various reasons, including changes in market conditions or economic circumstances.

Is dividend and shares outstanding fundamental data in Quantopian? if it is, does that mean that the total return from holding a etf, that distributes dividend, in a backtest is underestimated?

regards

Jan

Jan,

There are multiple data sources for our system. Market data (which provides information like pricing data for each equity) also provides us with events such as dividends and splits. So those are taken into account when calculating returns. The market data covers ETFs.

Fundamental data is from a separate source and it covers company fundamentals. We don't use it for calculating returns of any sort. It is there primarily to help you screen and ranks stocks.

Hope that makes sense,
Josh

Disclaimer

The material on this website is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell, a solicitation to buy, or a recommendation or endorsement for any security or strategy, nor does it constitute an offer to provide investment advisory services by Quantopian. In addition, the material offers no opinion with respect to the suitability of any security or specific investment. No information contained herein should be regarded as a suggestion to engage in or refrain from any investment-related course of action as none of Quantopian nor any of its affiliates is undertaking to provide investment advice, act as an adviser to any plan or entity subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, individual retirement account or individual retirement annuity, or give advice in a fiduciary capacity with respect to the materials presented herein. If you are an individual retirement or other investor, contact your financial advisor or other fiduciary unrelated to Quantopian about whether any given investment idea, strategy, product or service described herein may be appropriate for your circumstances. All investments involve risk, including loss of principal. Quantopian makes no guarantees as to the accuracy or completeness of the views expressed in the website. The views are subject to change, and may have become unreliable for various reasons, including changes in market conditions or economic circumstances.

OK, thank you.
Is it possible calculate the current total market cap, current dividend yield for an ETF ?

regards

Jan

I can't think of one today, currently. Sorry. Our only source to users of shares outstanding is from fundamentals and that doesn't cover ETF.

If I would like to dynamically generate a list of only equities that are ETFs: Would applying an inverse filter (remove equities that don't have fundamental data) narrow down primarily to ETFs or are there other non-ETF equities that would be included in such a list?

There is one research company who is providing fundamentals for ETFs, https://www.etfresearchcenter.com/tools/fund_detail.php?ETF_ticker=IVV

nice!