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This ETF offers exposure to a host of emerging Asian economies, making GMF a potentially intriguing option for those investors looking to tilt exposure towards this corner of the market. China accounts for a big portion of this ETF, but a handful of other economies--including India, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines--are represented as well. That gives a nice balance in terms of geographic exposure, and provides a way to access stocks that may thrive if Asia in general continues to see its economic importance increase. Unlike many country-specific or region-specific funds, GMF does a nice job of spreading exposure across individual securities; with weights given to more than 250 different stocks, this ETF earns high marks for diversification. Large and mega caps get heavy weights in this ETF, a common bias among international equity funds. GMF can be a nice tool to fine tune international exposure, as the impressive breadth of holdings give well-rounded exposure to emerging economies in Asia. Those seeking to access emerging market more generally (including South America and other regions) may find VWO or EWX to be better fits.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for GMF 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 Asia Pacific 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 10 other ETFs in the Asia Pacific 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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The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of GMF 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.com Category.
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