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This ETF seeks to replicate an index comprised of stocks that have increased their annual dividend for five consecutive years, an exclusive club that may have obvious appeal to investors looking to enhance current returns generated by the equity portion of their portfolios. PID can also be a useful tool for investors who believe dividend payers have become undervalued, or are poised to outperform their growth counterparts in the current environment. While PID maintains some emerging market exposure, it consists primarily of ex-U.S. developed market stocks, and as such has potential appeal as an alternative to funds like EFA or VEA in a buy-and-hold portfolio. The focus on dividend payers results in a tilt towards certain sector of the international economy, including telecom and energy companies, and it should be noted that the underlying portfolio is considerably smaller than broad-based equity ETFs. PID holds only a fraction the number of stocks that VEA or EFA contain, resulting in greater single security concentration. There is no shortage of alternatives for investors seeking exposure to international dividend payers; IDV, DTH, and DWM are a few intriguing options that may offer similar access with greater depth of holdings.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for PID 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 PID 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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