This ETF offers exposure to dividend paying stocks around the globe, including the U.S. and developed and international markets. As such, FGD is one option for investors seeking to construct a simplified long-term portfolio, as it delivers exposure to dozens of countries across all sectors of the global economy while also paying out a solid dividend yield. Thanks to this focus on dividend paying equities, this fund can be useful for enhancing current returns generated from the equity portion of a portfolio, or simply for those who believe that a dividend-focused strategy will generate alpha over the long run. FGD features the sector biases that are traditional in dividend-weighted ETFs, as financials, telecom, utilities, and energy make up big portions of this ETF. Exposure is balanced across several roughly one hundred individual holdings, with a bias towards large and mid cap stocks. FGD is more expensive than some alternatives in the Global Equities ETFdb Category, but that differential may be more than worthwhile for those seeking to implement a dividend-centric strategy.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for FGD 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 Category.
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 17 other ETFs in the Global 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.
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This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.
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