This ETF offers investors a way to access equity markets outside of the U.S., an asset class that will generally account for a big chunk of any long-term portfolio. RTR contains the same securities as the S&P ADR index, but weights each according to top line revenue as opposed to market capitalization. As such, this ETF may be attractive to investors who either believe that revenue weighting offers an optimal approach to international equity exposure, or simply to those who believe that there are some serious potential drawbacks to market cap weighting. There are a couple of items that may diminish the appeal of RTR; this fund is somewhat concentrated, with only about 170 total holdings and some heavy weightings afforded to a handful of individual stocks. Moreover, there is a significant tilt to the energy and financial sectors, with overall sector exposure that is far from balanced. RTR may be a very useful building block for those who believe that the revenue weighting methodology is capable of consistently generating alpha; otherwise, there are funds offering exposure to the same asset class with better balance and lower expenses.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for RTR 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.
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This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
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This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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