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This product dedicates its assets to an index which tracks the performance of the global infrastructure sector. Infrastructure makes for a unique but often risky investment, as any kind of economic downturn will see new project put on hold until the economy begins to prosper again. Nevertheless, with roads, bridges, and other transportation means constantly need updating or built, an investment in infrastructure could be a great long term play as both developed and emerging markets will need to upgrade their systems immensely in the coming years. In particular, IGF gives investors global exposure to infrastructure companies all across the world with a focus on European markets. Investors should note that this fund offers little emerging market exposure, meaning that it will be more stable, but may offer less growth opportunity than a fund that allocates more of its funds to emerging market securities. For those investors, there are a number of country specific infrastructure products which may be more suitable for their investment goals.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for GII 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 Utilities 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: (Charles Schwab)
There are 4 other ETFs in the Utilities 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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