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This ETF is linked to an index comprised of about 150 stocks selected using a proprietary methodology by Zacks, and includes U.S. equities and both developed and emerging market securities. HGI may be appealing to investors seeking broad-based global equity exposure, though the mix between different regions and development levels may be subject to change--a potential complication. Moreover, the depth of exposure is somewhat lacking, as there are only 150 component companies and a noticeable tilt towards large cap stocks. HGI has delivered solid results historically, but the scattershot approach to establishing global equity exposure lacks a cohesive theme, and as such it's difficult to see how this ETF could fit into a balanced portfolio. Those seeking one stop equity access are better off with a broad-based pick from the Global Equities ETFdb Category, such as ACWI. Those seeking to more precisely balance regional exposure would be better off taking a piecemeal approach, using ETFs such as VWO, EFA, and SCHB in whatever ratio fits their risk tolerance and investment objectives.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for HGI 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.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 21 other ETFs in the Foreign Large Cap 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 HGI 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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