AADR is an ETF, whereas ASTEX is a mutual fund. AADR has a higher 5-year return than ASTEX (3.27% vs 0.53%). AADR has a higher expense ratio than ASTEX (1.1% vs 0.57%). Below is the comparison between AADR and ASTEX.
|Security Type||ETF||Mutual fund|
|Segment||Equity: Global Ex-U.S. - Total Market Growth||Tax Exempt Fixed Income: Muni National Short|
|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 to provide current income exempt from regular federal income tax, consistent with its maturity and quality standards, and to preserve capital. Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest at least 80% of its assets in securities that are exempt from regular federal income tax.
ASTEX performance & returns
Top 10 Holdings (5.78% of Total Assets)
|TEXAS ST 4%||N/A||0.90%|
|NEW YORK ST DORM AUTH ST PERS INCOME TAX REV 5%||N/A||0.80%|
|FORT BEND TEX INDPT SCH DIST 0.88%||N/A||0.60%|
|NEW YORK ST DORM AUTH SALES TAX REV ST SUPPORTED DEBT 5%||N/A||0.57%|
|PORT PORT ARTHUR TEX NAV DIST POLLUTN CTL REV 0.13%||N/A||0.52%|
|DISTRICT COLUMBIA 5%||N/A||0.51%|
|SOUTH CAROLINA JOBS-ECONOMIC DEV AUTH HOSP REV 0.1%||N/A||0.49%|
|MICHIGAN ST HSG DEV AUTH SINGLE FAMILY MTG REV 4.25%||N/A||0.47%|
|UTAH ST 5%||N/A||0.46%|
|OREGON ST HSG & CMNTY SVCS DEPT HSG DEV REV 2.2%||N/A||0.46%|
ASTEX prosNone that we could think of.
The following are ASTEX weaknesses from our perspective:
- ASTEX 3-year return is 0.04%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Municipal 1-5 Yr TR USD), 0.23%.
- ASTEX 5-year return is 0.53%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Municipal 1-5 Yr TR USD), 0.79%.
- ASTEX 10-year return is 0.65%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Municipal 1-5 Yr TR USD), 1.02%.
- ASTEX expense ratio is 0.57%, 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 0.15%, while the maximum front-end sales load is 2.5%. 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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