This ETF is one of the broadest equity products on the market, offering exposure to stocks in developed market countries (including the U.S.) all over the globe. URTH is in direct competition with VT, an offering from Vanguard which boasts an even deeper portfolio of holdings. Although VT is just barely more expensive, it includes exposure to emerging markets, an important asset class that is entirely omitted by URTH. Overall, VT features a much more diverse portfolio consisting of nearly 3,000 individual holdings, while URTH holds about half of that number. Nonetheless, URTH can potentially be a one stop shop for equity exposure to those looking to build a long-term portfolio, though the lack of emerging markets exposure may require some fine tuning based on return objectives and risk tolerances. It should also be noted that much like VT, URTH is also dominated by large cap stocks, and maintains minimal exposure to small cap companies; as such, those building a well-balanced long-term portfolio may wish to seek out complementary holdings for rounding out exposure. Other ETF options for similar exposure include ACWI, while investors seeking ex-U.S. exposure may prefer ACWX or VEU.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for URTH 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 Category.
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 17 other ETFs in the Global 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 URTH 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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