This ETF offers exposure to the global equity market, casting a wide net that includes dozens of economies from all corners of the world. Given this focus, ACIM can be used in a number of different ways. It certainly has potential to be a core holding in a long-term, buy-and-hold portfolio, since it spreads exposure across a number of different economies and all sectors of the global stock market. It can also be used as a blunt "risk on" tactical tool for investors expecting stock markets to rally but not interested in picking a specific sector or market. It's important to take a look under the hood of ACIM and understand the regional breakdown. Though technically a global product, this ETF is likely to have a huge allocation to U.S. stocks--perhaps as much as 50% of the total portfolio. Moreover, though ACIM includes both developed and emerging markets stocks it tends to be tilted heavily towards developed markets in North America, Asia, and Western Europe. The weighting afforded to emerging markets is on the light side--to say the least. If you're using ACIM as a core holding for broad equity exposure, you may want to look into adding some additional emerging markets positions to the mix to more accurately reflect the composition of the global economy.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for ACIM 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 Global 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.
This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (Charles Schwab)
There are 15 other ETFs in the Global 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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