AADR is an ETF, whereas AEDNX is a mutual fund. AADR has a lower 5-year return than AEDNX (3.27% vs 3.46%). AADR has a lower expense ratio than AEDNX (1.1% vs 1.44%). Below is the comparison between AADR and AEDNX.
|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 capital growth. The Fund employs investment strategies designed to capture price movements generated by anticipated corporate events such as investing in companies involved in mergers, acquisitions, asset sales, restructurings, refinancings, recapitalizations, reorganizations or other special situations.
AEDNX performance & returns
Top 10 Holdings (58.34% of Total Assets)
|Msgss Trs Usd R V 01mlibor Us0001m -40.00 Bps /Msgsss||N/A||6.78%|
|Msgss Trs Usd P E Us6174464486/ Ms Us Swap||N/A||6.78%|
|E*TRADE Financial Corp||N/A||6.73%|
|Schwmss Trs Usd R V 01mfedl Fedl01m-40.00bps||N/A||5.70%|
|Schwmss Trs Usd P E Schwab /Schw Us||N/A||5.70%|
|TD Ameritrade Holding Corp||N/A||5.68%|
|58.com Inc ADR repr Class A||N/A||4.94%|
|Acacia Communications Inc||ACIA||4.83%|
|Taubman Centers Inc||TCO||3.81%|
The following are AEDNX strengths from our perspective:
- AEDNX 3-year return is 3.81%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (ICE BofA US 3-Month Treasury Bill TR USD), 1.71%.
- AEDNX 5-year return is 3.16%, 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 AEDNX weaknesses from our perspective:
- AEDNX net assets are $99.80 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
- AEDNX expense ratio is 1.97%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
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