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This ETF offers exposure to dividend-paying stocks in developed markets outside of the U.S. and Canada, making it a potential cornerstone of a balanced long-term portfolio that may have appeal to investors who value the approach offered by dividend-weighted funds. DOL should be seen as a potential alternative to cap-weighted funds such as EFA or VEA, focusing on the EAFE region. Because the underlying index determines components and allocations based on dividends paid, this ETF may feature a risk/return profile that is unique compared to EFA, including different sector and region allocations (DOL is heavily tilted towards Europe). DOL is more expensive than other developed market ETF options, but for investors who believe that a dividend-weighted approach offers value over the long run, the additional fees will be worthwhile.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for DOL 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 currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (E*TRADE)
There are 21 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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