This ETF offers exposure to a unique segment of the international economy, including economies classified by MSCI as developed except for Japan. As such, this fund can be potentially appealing as a building block of a portfolio for investors who believe Japanese equities will underperform, functioning as a one stop shop for global equity exposure (many global and EAFE ETF options make a meaningful allocation to Japan, one of the world's largest economies). While Japan is one of the world's largest economies, it has struggled from a performance perspective for several decades, exhibiting low growth rates and accumulating significant debt burdens. So there are many investors who would rather avoid this potential return drag when constructing their portfolio, especially in certain environments. Investors considering TOK should not the heavy tilt towards U.S. stocks; those seeking greater international allocations may prefer to utilize a piecemeal approach. TOK is very efficient in terms of expenses, and offers impressive depth of holdings; for those looking to avoid Japan but tap into the other developed markets of the world, there is a lot to like about this fund.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for TOK 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 section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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