This ETF offers exposure to an asset class that should be in every portfolio, but is often overlooked by investors. Most international ETFs are dominated by mega cap stocks, a bias that can tilt exposure towards energy and financials and result in a weak correlation to domestic consumption patterns in the target market. Small cap equities may be a better "pure play" on the economies where shares are traded, and as such funds like SCZ can be nice complements to products. This ETF is competitive from a cost perspective, and the depth of holdings assures balanced exposure to a number of ex-U.S. developed economies. SCZ is a nice complement to EAFE ETFs such as EFA, and should be used to achieve more complete international equity exposure.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for SCZ 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.
There are 5 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.
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The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of SCZ 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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