AADR vs ARDSX

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.

AADR ARDSX
Security Type ETF Mutual fund
Segment Equity: Global Ex-U.S. - Total Market Growth N/A
Family AdvisorShares American Century Investments
Net Assets $49.90M $297.60M
Expense Ratio 1.10% 0.63%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive
Dividend Yield 0.31% 4.72%
Minimum Investment N/A N/A
YTD Return -15.78% -14.77%
1-Year Return -15.64% -9.34%
3-Year Return 7.02% 6.60%
5-Year Return 3.27% 6.37%
10-Year Return 7.29% 8.29%

AADR

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 performance & returns

YTD Return -15.78%
1-Month Return -5.45%
3-Month Return -11.45%
1-Year Return -15.64%
3-Year Return 7.02%
5-Year Return 3.27%
10-Year Return 7.29%
AADR expense ratio is 1.1%.

AADR holdings

Top 10 Holdings (45.63% of Total Assets)

Name Symbol % Assets
MercadoLibre Inc MELI.SA 7.21%
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 pros

None that we could think of.

AADR cons

None that we could think of.

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    ARDSX

    ARDSX description

    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

    YTD Return -14.77%
    1-Month Return -7.81%
    3-Month Return -9.34%
    1-Year Return -9.34%
    3-Year Return 6.60%
    5-Year Return 6.37%
    10-Year Return 8.29%
    ARDSX expense ratio is 0.63%.

    ARDSX holdings

    Top 10 Holdings (70.44% of Total Assets)

    Name Symbol % 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%

    ARDSX pros

    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.

    ARDSX cons

    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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