AADR is an ETF, whereas ACASX is a mutual fund. AADR has a higher 5-year return than ACASX (3.27% vs -0.03%). AADR has a higher expense ratio than ACASX (1.1% vs 0.8%). Below is the comparison between AADR and ACASX.
|Security Type||ETF||Mutual fund|
|Segment||Equity: Global Ex-U.S. - Total Market Growth||Taxable Fixed Income: Intermediate Government|
|Family||AdvisorShares||RBC Global Asset Management.|
|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 to invest in geographically specific debt securities located in portions of the U.S. designated by shareholders. The Fund invests in high quality debt securities and other debt instruments having affordable housing and community development and servicing low- and moderate-income individuals and communities.
ACASX performance & returns
Top 10 Holdings (15.12% of Total Assets)
|US Govt Money Market RBC Instl 1||TUGXX||7.04%|
|Federal National Mortgage Association 2.3%||N/A||1.60%|
|Government National Mortgage Association 2.2%||N/A||1.35%|
|Government National Mortgage Association 2.89%||N/A||1.02%|
|Fnma Pass-Thru I 2.5%||N/A||0.83%|
|Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation 1.75%||N/A||0.81%|
|Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation 2.5%||N/A||0.65%|
ACASX prosNone that we could think of.
The following are ACASX weaknesses from our perspective:
- ACASX net assets are $12.10 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
- ACASX 3-year return is -0.77%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg US Securitized MBS ABS CMBS TR USD), -0.37%.
- ACASX 5-year return is -0.03%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg US Securitized MBS ABS CMBS TR USD), 0.7%.
- ACASX 10-year return is 0.77%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg US Securitized MBS ABS CMBS TR USD), 1.41%.
- ACASX expense ratio is 0.8%, 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 3.75%. 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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