This ETF offers exposure to the global equity market through the stocks of 100 of the largest companies in the world. But IOO is not truly global in nature; exposure is limited to developed markets, including the U.S., Japan, and Europe. As such, IOO can be a potentially useful tool for investors seeking one stop exposure to the developed global economy, including U.S. stocks and developed markets outside North America. Those considering this fund should take a close look at the exposure breakdown; many of the holdings are U.S. companies, and close to half the total portfolio is American companies. It should also be noted that IOO is almost exclusively large cap stocks; allocations to smaller firms is minimal in this fund. This fund is relatively balanced from a sector perspective, giving investors a sampling of every corner of the developed market economy. IOO is a fine ETF at an appealing price point, but there are alternatives that offer considerably greater depth of holdings, such as ACWI and VT.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for IOO 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 currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (TD Ameritrade)
There are 15 other ETFs in the Global 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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This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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