AADR is an ETF, whereas AAEMX is a mutual fund. AADR has a higher 5-year return than AAEMX (4.04% vs 2.06%). AADR has a lower expense ratio than AAEMX (1.1% vs 1.55%). Below is the comparison between AADR and AAEMX.
|Security Type||ETF||Mutual fund|
|Segment||Equity: Global Ex-U.S. - Total Market Growth||International Equity: Diversified Emerging Market|
|Management Style||passive (index-based)||active|
The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation above international benchmarks such as the MSCI EAFE Index and the BNY Mellon Classic ADR Index. The Fund selects a portfolio of U.S. traded securities of non-U.S. organizations, most often American Depositary Receipts (ADRs), included in the BNY Mellon Classic ADR Index.
AADR performance & returns
Top 10 Holdings (45.63% of Total Assets)
|NICE Ltd ADR||NICE||6.54%|
|Gold Fields Ltd ADR||GFI.JO||5.86%|
|argenx SE ADR||ARGX||5.52%|
|Anglogold Ashanti Ltd ADR||AU.JO||3.64%|
|TAL Education Group ADR||TAL||3.63%|
|ASML Holding NV ADR||ASML||3.59%|
|ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc ADR||ZTO||3.35%|
|Sibanye Stillwater Ltd ADR||SBSW.JO||3.21%|
|LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE ADR||LVMUY.PA||3.08%|
AADR prosNone that we could think of.
AADR consNone that we could think of.
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The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation. Under normal circumstances, the Fund invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in equity securities, including common stocks, American Depositary Receipts and Global Depositary Receipts, of emerging country issuers.
AAEMX performance & returns
Top 10 Holdings (41.67% of Total Assets)
|Tencent Holdings Ltd||00700||8.51%|
|Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR||BABA||7.26%|
|JD.com Inc ADR||JD||3.97%|
|Sany Heavy Industry Co Ltd||600031||3.37%|
|Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd||00388.HK||3.31%|
|Reliance Industries Ltd||RELIANCE.B||3.25%|
|Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd||00175||3.10%|
|Samsung Electronics Co Ltd||005930.KS||2.81%|
The following are AAEMX strengths from our perspective:
The following are AAEMX weaknesses from our perspective:
- AAEMX net assets are $4.50 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
- AAEMX 5-year return is 1.99%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EM NR USD), 3.14%.
- AAEMX expense ratio is 1.55%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
- Warning: this fund has a 12b1 and front-end sales fee. The maximum 12b1 fee is 0.25%, while the maximum front-end sales load is 5.25%. A 12b-1 fee is an annual marketing or distribution fee on a mutual fund. Front-end sales load, also known as sales charge, is a fee paid when mutual funds shares are purchased. Those fees are subtracted from your total investable assets.
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