This ETF is one of the many options for investors seeking to access stocks of developed markets outside of the U.S., an asset class that is a major component of almost any balanced portfolio and that can be quite useful for implementing tactical tilts. IDV offers exposure that is generally similar to funds like EFA and VEA, but with a few meaningful nuances. The most significant is the focus on dividend paying companies, a technique that shifts exposure towards value companies in certain sectors, and that may have obvious appeal for investors looking to enhance current returns or to fine tune risk exposure. It should also be noted that IDV includes some exposure to Canada, a market not included in EAFE funds and therefore overlooked completely by many long-term "balanced" portfolios. There are a number of alternatives to IDV beyond the plain vanilla, market cap-weighted funds mentioned above; WisdomTree offers DTH and DWM, both of which also focus on dividend paying stocks in a similar region.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for IDV 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: (Fidelity)
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 IDV 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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