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This ETF offers exposure to mid cap equities in developed markets outside of the U.S., thereby delivering a way to access an asset class that is often overlooked by investors. Most international equity ETFs are dominated by large cap stocks, potentially resulting in both sector biases and diminished connection to local events. Mid and small caps can offer a unique risk/return profile, delivering increased sensitivity to local consumption and exposure that some consider to be more reflective of a national economy. As such, PDN can be appealing to those looking to construct a long-term portfolio with well-rounded exposure to international stocks, complementing large cap-heavy ETFs. This ETF could also be viewed as an alternative to EAFE ETFs such as VEA or EFA, offering exposure to the same region with a different methodology. PDN is linked to a RAFI-weighted index, utilizing a methodology that may have appeal compared to traditional market cap-weighting. This exposure comes with a heftier price tag than other options such as SCZ or MDD, but those who subscribe to the merits of RAFI weighting may believe that long-term outperformance will more than make up for any differential in fees.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for PDN 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 Small & Mid 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 not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 6 other ETFs in the Foreign Small & Mid 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.
The following charts can be customized to display historical performance in a number of different formats, including line charts, bar charts, and candlesticks. Time periods can be adjusted to increase or decrease the period shown, ranging from five minutes to several months.
The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of PDN 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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