AADR is an ETF, whereas ADGRX is a mutual fund. AADR has a lower 5-year return than ADGRX (3.27% vs 9.83%). AADR has a lower expense ratio than ADGRX (1.1% vs 1.4%). Below is the comparison between AADR and ADGRX.
|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 long-term growth of capital. The Fund invests in the equity securities of US companies that the Adviser believes are undervalued. The Adviser believes that, over time, a company's stock price will come to reflect its intrinsic economic value. It may invest in companies of any size and in any industry.
ADGRX performance & returns
Top 10 Holdings (43.29% of Total Assets)
|AB Government Money Market AB||MYMXX||9.31%|
|Alphabet Inc Class C||GOOG||4.90%|
|UnitedHealth Group Inc||UNH||4.32%|
|Facebook Inc A||FB||4.02%|
|Roche Holding AG ADR||RHHBY||3.07%|
|Berkshire Hathaway Inc Class B||BRK.B||2.82%|
The following are ADGRX strengths from our perspective:
- ADGRX 10-year return is 13.62%, which is in line with the 10-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 14.33%.
- ADGRX 15-year return is 8.69%, which is in line with the 15-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 9.4%.
The following are ADGRX weaknesses from our perspective:
- ADGRX net assets are $7.00 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
- ADGRX 3-year return is 10.65%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 13.64%.
- ADGRX 5-year return is 11.97%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 14.57%.
- ADGRX expense ratio is 1.4%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
- Warning: this fund has a 12b1 sales fee. The maximum 12b1 fee is 0.5%. A 12b-1 fee is an annual marketing or distribution fee on a mutual fund.
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