AADR is an ETF, whereas ACFIX is a mutual fund. AADR has a lower 5-year return than ACFIX (3.27% vs 3.77%). AADR has a higher expense ratio than ACFIX (1.1% vs 1.07%). Below is the comparison between AADR and ACFIX.
|Security Type||ETF||Mutual fund|
|Segment||Equity: Global Ex-U.S. - Total Market Growth||N/A|
|Management Style||passive (index-based)||passive|
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 provide current income and capital growth. The Fund invests in a portfolio of debt securities including corporate bonds and debentures, bank loans, convertible and preferred securities that the Funds investment adviser believes have debt-like characteristics.
ACFIX performance & returns
Top 10 Holdings (35.83% of Total Assets)
|Stars Group Holdings BV / Stars Group (US) Co-Borrower LLC 7%||N/A||4.60%|
|QEP Resources Inc 6.88%||N/A||4.37%|
|ON Semiconductor Corp. 1%||N/A||3.65%|
|Cincinnati Bell, Inc. 7%||N/A||3.64%|
|United States Treasury Bonds 2%||N/A||3.43%|
|Refinitiv US Holdings Inc 6.25%||N/A||3.40%|
|Cincinnati Bell, Inc. 8%||N/A||3.27%|
|The Boeing Company 5.8%||N/A||3.20%|
|Navistar International Corporation 6.62%||N/A||3.18%|
|Verint Systems Inc 1.5%||N/A||3.09%|
The following are ACFIX strengths from our perspective:
- ACFIX 3-year return is 3.97%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (ICE BofA US 3-Month Treasury Bill TR USD), 1.71%.
- ACFIX 5-year return is 3.38%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (ICE BofA US 3-Month Treasury Bill TR USD), 1.2%.
- Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.
The following are ACFIX weaknesses from our perspective:
- ACFIX net assets are $50.20 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
- ACFIX expense ratio is 1.3%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
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