AADR is an ETF, whereas ARDSX is a mutual fund. AADR has a lower 5-year return than ARDSX (3.27% vs 6.37%). AADR has a higher expense ratio than ARDSX (1.1% vs 0.63%). Below is the comparison between AADR and ARDSX.
|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 the highest total return consistent with its asset mix. One Choice 2040 Portfolio is a fund of funds, meaning that it seeks to achieve its objective by investing in other American Century mutual funds (the underlying funds) that represent a variety of asset classes and investment styles.
ARDSX performance & returns
Top 10 Holdings (70.44% of Total Assets)
|American Century NT Diversified Bond G||ACLDX||14.59%|
|American Century NT Large Co Val G||ACLLX||10.01%|
|American Century Sustainable Equity G||AFEGX||7.68%|
|American Century NT Mid Cap Value G||ACLMX||6.27%|
|American Century NT Growth G||ACLTX||6.03%|
|American Century Global Bond G||AGBGX||5.74%|
|American Century NT International Gr G||ACLNX||5.50%|
|American Century NT Heritage G||ACLWX||5.08%|
|American Century US Government MMkt Fd G||AGGXX||4.89%|
|American Century NT Emerging Markets G||ACLKX||4.65%|
The following are ARDSX strengths from our perspective:
- ARDSX 3-year return is 7.91%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (S&P Target Date To 2040 TR), 6.92%.
- ARDSX 5-year return is 8.85%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (S&P Target Date To 2040 TR), 8.76%.
- ARDSX 10-year return is 9.41%, which is higher than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (S&P Target Date To 2040 TR), 8.72%.
- Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.
The following are ARDSX weaknesses from our perspective:
- ARDSX net assets are $461.10 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
- ARDSX expense ratio is 0.66%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
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