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Launching in early 2012 this ETF seeks to provide exposure to a more stable basket of holdings that are domiciled in developed countries. To be included in the underlying index, each stock must have a market cap of at least $100 million and an annual dollar value traded of $50 million or more. From there, the fund takes those criteria and applies it to the 200 least volatile stocks around the world. Note that the fund contains no U.S. exposure as it is dedicated to developed countries outside of our own borders. From a holdings perspective, the majority of underlying securities take home a large cap tag, helping to keep the fund more stable. IDLV focuses its holdings primarily on four countries: Canada, Japan, the U.K., and Singapore. It also does a good job of not affording too much to weight to any one stock, as the top and bottom holdings are separated by just 50 basis points, a gap that is relatively unheard of as far as cap weighted funds are concerned. Overall IDLV is a fund with a solid exposure and low prices to boot. Though it may not be considered a main holding in many portfolios it could certainly fit as a larger holding to help smooth volatility and stabilize returns.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for IDLV 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 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 Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.
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The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of IDLV 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 Category.
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