This ETF offers exposure to global equity markets outside of the U.S., including stocks listed in more than a dozen emerging and developed markets. As such, ACWX can be useful as a core component of long-term portfolios, though those seeking to fine-tune the balance between developed and emerging markets may wish to utilize more targeted options (ACWX is tilted heavily towards developed markets). This fund could also be useful in a long/short trade for investors seeking to capture return differentials between U.S. markets and international stocks. The balance of exposure offered by this ETF is impressive; nearly 1,000 securities are spread across different countries and sectors, giving this fund a minimal amount of concentration risk. The expense ratio is also impressive, making this ETF appealing to cost-conscious investors. Other alternatives offering similar exposure include Vanguard's VEU (which is even cheaper and offers considerably more depth of exposure). VSS could potentially be a nice complement, adding small cap exposure to the large cap-heavy ACWX.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for ACWX 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.
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