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This ETF offers exposure to developed equity markets outside of the U.S., with a heavy tilt towards Western Europe but also including Asian economies and Australia. As such, ADRD has the potential to be included as a cornerstone of the international equity component of a long-term portfolio. ADRD is linked to a cap-weighted benchmark consisting of about 100 stocks, and as such is dominated primarily by mega cap companies (SCZ, which offers exposure to small cap developed market ex-U.S. stocks, could make for a nice complement). Most investors considering ADRD would be better off in VEA; that Vanguard fund includes close to ten times the number of individual securities, thereby offering considerably more depth of exposure and lowering concentration. Moreover, VEA is considerably cheaper than ADRD, making it difficult to justify inclusion of this fund in a portfolio.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for ADRD 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 Foreign Large Cap 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 not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 22 other ETFs in the Foreign Large Cap 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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