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  • ETF
  • FWDI
    Pricing Data
    $24.68
    Change: $0.32 (-0.01%)
    Time: 09/29/16
    Previous Close: $25.00
  • Category
  • Foreign Large Cap Equities
Last Updated:

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Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $20.18
  • 52 Week Hi: $26.62
  • AUM: $15.7 M
  • Shares: 0.6 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 1,089
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 1,351

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Largest (AUM)
Most Liquid (Volume)
Top YTD Performer

Analyst Report

This ETF offers exposure to stocks in developed markets outside of the U.S., making FWDI an actively-managed alternative to funds such as EFA or VEA. Given this focus, FWDI may be useful as a core holding to a long-term, buy-and-hold portfolio that often make meaningful allocations to the EAFE region. While there will generally be considerable overlap between this ETF and indexed EAFE funds, there are some key differences as well that will result in a unique risk/return profile. FWDI steers clear of market cap weighting, relying on forward looking analyst estimates to determine the allocation made to individual securities. For investors who believe that methodology will result in a more efficient allocation process, this ETF could obviously be an appealing tool for establishing international stock exposure. Those concerned about the reliability of analyst estimates, however, may wish to steer clear. The biggest drawback of FWDI is the expense structure; this ETF is considerably more expensive than passive alternatives that offer generally similar exposure. That creates a performance hurdle that must be consistently cleared in order to justify the hefty expenses charged (though FWDI is still cheaper than many active mutual funds that offer similar exposure). One possible alternative is the equal-weighted EWEF; that ETF similarly offers a balanced portfolio and eliminates the link between security weight and stock price, but features a much lower expense ratio than the active FWDI.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for FWDI 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.

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FWDI Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity B n/a
Expenses C n/a
Performance
Volatility
Dividend
Concentration

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FWDI In-Depth Analysis

The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.

FWDI Holdings

Filings Data as of: Sep 05, 2016
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Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group ETFdb Category.

Number of Holdings
Rank:
70
Category Low
Category High
% Assets in Top 10
Rank:
38.22%
Category Low
Category High

Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 3.26%
International Stocks 89.33%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.0%
Other 7.42%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Financial Services 33.92%
Industrials 12.53%
Basic Materials 10.03%
Consumer Cyclical 9.67%
Technology 9.54%
Communication Services 6.12%
Utilities 3.41%
Health Care 2.58%
Consumer Defensive 2.57%
Energy 2.2%
Real Estate 0.0%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 45.35%
Large 34.84%
Medium 11.45%
Small 0.94%
Micro 0.0%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
Europe 42.31%
Asia (Emerging) 15.84%
Latin America 12.15%
Canada 6.17%
Asia (Developed) 4.6%
U.S. 3.26%
Africa 2.8%
Japan 1.96%
Australia 0.0%
Middle East 0.0%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed 59.05%
Emerging 33.53%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
China 12.25%
Ireland 3.3%
France 9.11%
Netherlands 8.47%
United Kingdom 6.52%
Brazil 6.44%
Canada 6.17%
Germany 5.77%
Argentina 3.56%
Italy 3.46%
Other 34.95%

FWDI Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb Category.

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Expenses Ratio Analysis

ETF Average
0.576%
ETF Wtd. Average
0.26%
Category Average
0.46%
Expense Ratio
Rank:
1.25%
Category Low
Category High

Commission Free Trading

This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 22 other ETFs in the Foreign Large Cap Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

FWDI Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.

1 Week Return
Rank:
-0.12%
Category Low
Category High
4 Week Return
Rank:
-0.36%
Category Low
Category High
13 Week Return
Rank:
14.47%
Category Low
Category High
26 Week Return
Rank:
3.78%
Category Low
Category High
Year to Date Return
Rank:
3.13%
Category Low
Category High
1 Year Return
Rank:
8.77%
Category Low
Category High
3 Year Return
Rank:
-5.91%
Category Low
Category High
5 Year Return
Rank:
35.78%
Category Low
Category High

Charts

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 FWDI relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

FWDI Valuation

This section shows how the P/E multiple of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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P/E Ratio
Rank:
11.76
Category Low
Category High

As of Jun 09 2016

FWDI Dividend

This section shows how the dividend yield of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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Dividend
$0.34
Dividend Date
2015-12-24
Annual Dividend Rate
$0.34
Annual Dividend Yield
Rank:
1.33%
Category Low
Category High

As of Jun 09, 2016

FWDI Technicals

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Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

5 Day Volatility
Rank:
130.30%
Category Low
Category High
20 Day Volatility
Rank:
18.36%
Category Low
Category High
50 Day Volatility
Rank:
25.37%
Category Low
Category High
200 Day Volatility
Rank:
38.18%
Category Low
Category High
Beta
Rank:
-1.61
Category Low
Category High
Standard Deviation
Rank:
1.34%
Category Low
Category High

Technicals

  • 20 Day MA: $24.88
  • 60 Day MA: $23.97
  • MACD 15 Period: -0.27
  • MACD 100 Period: 0.74
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 80.65
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 68.10
  • RSI 10 Day: 47
  • RSI 20 Day: 52
  • RSI 30 Day: 52
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 45

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $24.44
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $25.19
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $24.29
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $25.48
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $24.14
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $25.41

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $24.68
  • Support Level 2: $24.68
  • Resistance Level 1: $24.68
  • Resistance Level 2: $24.68

Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 48.39
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 37.89
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 46.12
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 46.85

Fact Sheet

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