Both AADR and AGZ are ETFs. AADR has a lower 5-year return than AGZ (2.23% vs 2.83%). AADR has a higher expense ratio than AGZ (1.1% vs 0.2%). Below is the comparison between AADR and AGZ.

Segment Equity: Global Ex-U.S. - Total Market Growth Fixed Income: U.S. Government Agencies
Issuer AdvisorShares BlackRock
Net Assets $61.1M $673.96M
Expense Ratio 1.10% 0.20%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Dividend Yield 0.63% 2.21%
Underlying Index -- Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Agency Index
YTD Return -21.89% 4.06%
1-Year Return -6.78% 7.98%
3-Year Return -2.67% 4.09%
5-Year Return 2.23% 2.83%
10-Year Return N/A 2.68%

AADR description

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 returns

YTD Return -21.89%
1-Month Return -19.74%
3-Month Return -22.48%
1-Year Return -6.78%
3-Year Return -2.67%
5-Year Return 2.23%
10-Year Return N/A
AADR expense ratio is 1.1%.

AADR holdings

Top 10 Holdings (37.68% of Total Assets)

Name Symbol % Assets
Galapagos NV ADR GLPG 5.19%
Cosan Ltd CZZ.SA 4.04%
argenx SE ADR ARGX 3.81%
Anglogold Ashanti Ltd ADR AU.JO 3.49%
Gold Fields Ltd ADR GFI.JO 3.38%
Airbus SE ADR EADSY.PA 3.33%
Allegion PLC ALLE 3.31%
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE ADR LVMUY.PA 3.27%
MercadoLibre Inc MELI.SA 3.24%

AGZ description

The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the agency sector of the U.S. government bond market as defined by the Barclays Capital U.S. Agency Index.

AGZ returns

YTD Return 4.06%
1-Month Return 1.59%
3-Month Return 4.01%
1-Year Return 7.98%
3-Year Return 4.09%
5-Year Return 2.83%
10-Year Return 2.68%
AGZ expense ratio is 0.2%.

AGZ holdings

Top 10 Holdings (41.66% of Total Assets)

Name Symbol % Assets
Iraq (Republic Of) 2.15% N/A 8.73%
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation 0% N/A 5.84%
Federal Farm Credit Banks 2.54% N/A 5.01%
Tennessee Valley Authority 5.88% N/A 4.59%
Federal Home Loan Banks 2.88% N/A 4.03%
Federal Home Loan Banks 3.13% N/A 3.62%
Federal Farm Credit Banks 1.75% N/A 3.51%
Federal Home Loan Banks 2.38% N/A 3.26%
Israel (State Of) 5.5% N/A 3.07%
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