AADR is an ETF, whereas AFDGX is a mutual fund. AADR has a lower 5-year return than AFDGX (3.27% vs 12.6%). AADR has a higher expense ratio than AFDGX (1.1% vs 0.59%). Below is the comparison between AADR and AFDGX.
|Security Type||ETF||Mutual fund|
|Segment||Equity: Global Ex-U.S. - Total Market Growth||N/A|
|Family||AdvisorShares||American Century Investments|
|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 capital growth. Income is a secondary objective. The Fund generally looks for common stocks that the Fund's manager believes are attractively priced relative to the companies' earnings growth potential and dividend yields.
AFDGX performance & returns
Top 10 Holdings (34.39% of Total Assets)
The following are AFDGX strengths from our perspective:
- AFDGX 3-year return is 15.32%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 13.64%.
- AFDGX 5-year return is 14.7%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 14.57%.
- AFDGX 10-year return is 14.3%, which is in line with the 10-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 14.33%.
- Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.
The following are AFDGX weaknesses from our perspective:
- AFDGX net assets are $1.50 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
- AFDGX expense ratio is 0.59%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
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