This ETF is one of many options that offers exposure to developed markets outside of the U.S., an asset class that includes stocks from Western Europe, Japan, and Australia. It should also be noted that FDT includes meaningful exposure to Canadian stocks, distinguishing this fund from EAFE ETFs that avoid North American equities altogether. Given this focus, FDT may have appeal to investors building a long-term, buy-and-hold portfolio; ex-U.S. developed markets exposure should be a core component of portfolios for those in it for the long run. FDT is unique because of the methodology employed by the underlying index; this ETF is part of the AlphaDEX suite of products that employs a quant-based approach with the goal of identifying component companies that maintain the greatest potential for capital appreciation. In exchange for this attempt to generate alpha, which may be appealing to those opposed to market cap weighting, investors can expect to pay a little bit more. FDT's expense ratio is on the high end of the range for its ETFdb Category; those who believe the AlphaDEX methodology is capable of generating excess returns over the long run may be willing to pay for this exposure, while those looking to keep costs down and simply own the market may prefer other options (such as SCHF).
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for FDT 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 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 Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.
The following charts can be customized to display historical performance in a number of different formats, including line charts, bar charts, and candlesticks. Time periods can be adjusted to increase or decrease the period shown, ranging from five minutes to several months.
The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of FDT relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.
This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.
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