AADR is an ETF, whereas ASIAX is a mutual fund. AADR has a lower 5-year return than ASIAX (3.27% vs 4.25%). AADR has a lower expense ratio than ASIAX (1.1% vs 1.38%). Below is the comparison between AADR and ASIAX.
|Security Type||ETF||Mutual fund|
|Segment||Equity: Global Ex-U.S. - Total Market Growth||International Equity: Pacific/Asia ex-Japan Stock|
|Management Style||passive (index-based)||active|
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 growth of capital by investing in a diversified portfolio of equity securities, the issuers of which are located in Asia or the Pacific Rim and which are considered to have strong earnings momentum or other potential for capital appreciation. The Fund will not invest in Japanese securities.
ASIAX performance & returns
Top 10 Holdings (46.82% of Total Assets)
|Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR||BABA||6.40%|
|Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd||2330.TW||5.57%|
|Tencent Holdings Ltd||00700||5.43%|
|Samsung Electronics Co Ltd||005930.KS||5.11%|
|Yum China Holdings Inc Ordinary Shares||YUMC||4.53%|
|China Mengniu Dairy Co Ltd||02319||4.50%|
|Invesco Shrt-Trm Inv Treasury Instl||TRPXX||3.90%|
|Invesco Shrt-Trm Inv Gov&Agcy Instl||AGPXX||3.42%|
|Swire Properties Ltd||01972.HK||3.21%|
The following are ASIAX strengths from our perspective:
- ASIAX 3-year return is 3.76%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI AC Asia Pacific Ex Japan NR USD), 3.06%.
- ASIAX 5-year return is 4.12%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI AC Asia Pacific Ex Japan NR USD), 3.73%.
- ASIAX 10-year return is 5.66%, which is higher than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI AC Asia Pacific Ex Japan NR USD), 5.02%.
- ASIAX 15-year return is 5.73%, which is higher than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI AC Asia Pacific Ex Japan NR USD), 3.94%.
The following are ASIAX weaknesses from our perspective:
- ASIAX net assets are $367.80 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
- ASIAX expense ratio is 1.38%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
- Warning: this fund has a 12b1 and front-end sales fee. The maximum 12b1 fee is 0.25%, while the maximum front-end sales load is 5.5%. A 12b-1 fee is an annual marketing or distribution fee on a mutual fund. Front-end sales load, also known as sales charge, is a fee paid when mutual funds shares are purchased. Those fees are subtracted from your total investable assets.
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