AADR is an ETF, whereas AEDAX is a mutual fund. AADR has a higher 5-year return than AEDAX (3.27% vs -0.37%). AADR has a lower expense ratio than AEDAX (1.1% vs 1.35%). Below is the comparison between AADR and AEDAX.
|Security Type||ETF||Mutual fund|
|Segment||Equity: Global Ex-U.S. - Total Market Growth||International Equity: Europe Stock|
|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 growth of capital. The Fund invests, under normal circumstances, at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in securities of European issuers, and in derivatives and other instruments that have economic characteristics similar to such securities.
AEDAX performance & returns
Top 10 Holdings (32.81% of Total Assets)
|Sberbank of Russia PJSC Participating Preferred||SBERP||5.37%|
|Deutsche Boerse AG||DB1.DE||3.29%|
|Ultra Electronics Holdings PLC||ULE.L||3.11%|
|Prosus NV Ordinary Shares - Class N||PRX||2.62%|
|Schneider Electric SE||SU.PA||2.52%|
|Investor AB B||INVE B||2.46%|
The following are AEDAX strengths from our perspective:
- AEDAX 15-year return is 1.63%, which is higher than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI Europe NR USD), 1.58%.
The following are AEDAX weaknesses from our perspective:
- AEDAX net assets are $264.80 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
- AEDAX 3-year return is -0.11%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI Europe NR USD), 4.74%.
- AEDAX 5-year return is -0.37%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI Europe NR USD), 3.21%.
- AEDAX 10-year return is 4.72%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI Europe NR USD), 6.63%.
- AEDAX expense ratio is 1.35%, 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 5.5%. 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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