This product provides exposure to global securities that are not domiciled in the US. Many investors feel that the U.S. has exited its growth stage, and that investing in domestic securities will not generate as big of a return as could be found elsewhere. The investment thesis behind this product is to conform to those investors who feel that their investments are better placed outside of domestic borders. GWL dedicates a majority of its assets to European equities, though other countries like Japan and Canada are present. Investors should note that this fund invests almost exclusively in developed markets, so this ETF will be safer than an emerging markets fund, but may not exhibit the same growth patterns. The fund has over 600 individual holdings, with not company receiving a weighting over 2%, giving a wide range of diversity through a single ticker. GWL also has an added bonus due to its attractive dividend yield that could attract any investor to this product.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for GWL 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.com Category.
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
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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 GWL 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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