This ETF offers a way to invest in several promising Asian economies while sidestepping exposure to Japan, a market many see as trapped in a multi-decade stretch of low growth. AAXJ is somewhat unique in that it includes significant exposure to countries across all development levels, from emerging China to quasi-developed South Korea and Taiwan to developed Hong Kong and Singapore. As such, this ETF could be useful for investors building an Asia-centric portfolio, and has the potential to be appealing as a means of implementing a short-term play or as establishing a longer-term tilt towards a region that might be expected to outperform global equity markets. For an international ETF, AAXJ offers impressive depth of holdings, casting a wide net across several Asian economies. It is noted, however, that the portfolio is tilted heavily towards large cap companies, a common bias present in international equity funds. For those who believe in the growth potential of Asia, AAXJ is an interesting option--as long as you don't mind a heavy dose of mega cap companies.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for AAXJ on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, concentration of holdings in addition to an overall rating. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the Asia Pacific Equities with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field. To view all of this data, sign up for a free 14-day trial for ETFdb Pro. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.View the Category Report
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb.com Category.
There are 10 other ETFs in the Asia Pacific Equities ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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