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This ETF offers exposure to emerging markets, making it a potential cornerstone of any long-term portfolio and a useful tool for implementing shorter-term tactical overlays as well. While this ETF has considerable overlap with more popular EM ETFs such as VWO or EEM, there are some key distinctions that shape a very unique risk/return profile. PXH is linked to a RAFI-weighted index that determines components and individual security weightings based on fundamental measures such as book value and cash flow. As such, PXH breaks the link between stock price and security allocation and may have appeal as an alternative to market capitalization weighting systems that have numerous potential drawbacks. PXH features the same biases that are common in many EM ETFs, including big weightings to energy and financials. This fund does offer nicely balanced exposure, with about 300 components (though a few account for a big portion of assets). Other alternatives to cap-weighted ETFs include the equal-weighted EWEM or the dividend-weighted DEM, both of which have potential advantages and drawbacks. PXH is considerably more expensive than VWO, but for investors who believe in the merits of the RAFI methodology it may be a better way to achieve emerging markets exposure.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for PXH 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 Emerging Markets 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 39 other ETFs in the Emerging Markets 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 PXH 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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