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ALPS Barron's 400 ETF (BFOR)

ETF · Currency in USD · Last updated May 21, 2022

BFOR is a passive ETF by SS&C tracking the investment results of the Barron's 400. BFOR launched on Jun 4, 2013 and has a 0.70% expense ratio.

ETF Info

  • ISINUS00162Q7262
  • CUSIP00162Q726
  • IssuerSS&C
  • Inception DateJun 4, 2013
  • RegionNorth America (U.S.)
  • CategoryAll Cap Equities
  • Expense Ratio0.70%
  • Index TrackedBarron's 400
  • Asset ClassEquity
  • Asset Class Size

  • Asset Class Style


Trading Data

  • Previous Close$53.12
  • Year Range$52.57 - $65.54
  • EMA (50)$56.54
  • EMA (200)$58.68
  • Average Volume$4.31K

BFORShare Price Chart

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The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in ALPS Barron's 400 ETF on Jun 5, 2013 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $22,824 for a total return of roughly 128.24%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.

BFOR (ALPS Barron's 400 ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

BFORReturns in periods

Returns over 1 year are annualized


BFORMonthly Returns Heatmap

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BFORSharpe Ratio Chart

The Sharpe ratio shows whether the portfolio's excess returns are due to smart investment decisions or a result of taking a higher risk. The higher a portfolio's Sharpe ratio, the better its risk-adjusted performance.

The current ALPS Barron's 400 ETF Sharpe ratio is -0.42. A negative Sharpe ratio means that the risk-free rate is higher than the portfolio's return. This value does not convey any meaningful information.

The chart below displays rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio.

BFOR (ALPS Barron's 400 ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

BFORDividend History

ALPS Barron's 400 ETF granted a 1.11% dividend yield in the last twelve months, as of May 21, 2022. The annual payout for that period amounted to $0.59 per share.


Dividend yield


BFORDrawdowns Chart

The Drawdowns chart displays portfolio losses from any high point along the way.

BFOR (ALPS Barron's 400 ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

BFORWorst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the ALPS Barron's 400 ETF. A maximum drawdown is an indicator of risk. It shows a reduction in portfolio value from its maximum due to a series of losing trades.

The maximum drawdown since January 2010 for the ALPS Barron's 400 ETF is 41.26%, recorded on Mar 23, 2020. It took 161 trading sessions for the portfolio to recover.



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-41.26%Aug 30, 2018392Mar 23, 2020161Nov 9, 2020553
-23.41%Jun 24, 2015161Feb 11, 2016195Nov 17, 2016356
-19.78%Nov 17, 2021121May 11, 2022
-11.14%Jul 7, 201470Oct 13, 201430Nov 24, 2014100
-9.53%Jan 29, 20189Feb 8, 201881Jun 6, 201890
-6.76%Jan 23, 20148Feb 3, 201414Feb 24, 201422
-5.7%Apr 3, 20147Apr 11, 201438Jun 6, 201445
-5.42%Nov 25, 201415Dec 16, 20148Dec 29, 201423
-5.27%Dec 30, 201412Jan 15, 201517Feb 10, 201529
-4.88%Jun 19, 20134Jun 24, 20139Jul 8, 201313

BFORVolatility Chart

Current ALPS Barron's 400 ETF volatility is 34.38%. The chart below shows the rolling 10-day volatility. Volatility is a statistical measure showing how big price swings are in either direction. The higher asset volatility, the riskier it is, because the price movements are less predictable.

BFOR (ALPS Barron's 400 ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

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