AADR vs ASTFX

AADR is an ETF, whereas ASTFX is a mutual fund. AADR has a lower 5-year return than ASTFX (0.72% vs 1.23%). AADR has a higher expense ratio than ASTFX (1.1% vs 0.46%). Below is the comparison between AADR and ASTFX.

AADR ASTFX
Security Type ETF Mutual fund
Segment Equity: Global Ex-U.S. - Total Market Growth N/A
Issuer AdvisorShares American Funds
Net Assets $62.45M $202.4M
Expense Ratio 1.10% 0.46%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive
Dividend Yield 0.77% 1.62%
Minimum Investment N/A N/A
YTD Return -27.58% 0.18%
1-Year Return -14.75% 2.28%
3-Year Return -5.15% 1.65%
5-Year Return 0.72% 1.23%
10-Year Return N/A 1.36%

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 -27.58%
1-Month Return -23.10%
3-Month Return -28.48%
1-Year Return -14.75%
3-Year Return -5.15%
5-Year Return 0.72%
10-Year Return N/A
AADR expense ratio is 1.1%.

AADR holdings

Top 10 Holdings (38.23% of Total Assets)

Name Symbol % Assets
Galapagos NV ADR GLPG 5.47%
NICE Ltd ADR NICE 5.06%
MercadoLibre Inc MELI.SA 3.94%
argenx SE ADR ARGX 3.79%
Cosan Ltd CZZ.SA 3.64%
WNS (Holdings) Ltd ADR WNS 3.48%
Gold Fields Ltd ADR GFI.JO 3.43%
Allegion PLC ALLE 3.26%
TAL Education Group ADR TAL 3.2%
Anglogold Ashanti Ltd ADR AU.JO 2.96%

ASTFX description

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 circumstances, the Fund will invest at least 80% of its assets in securities that are exempt from regular federal income tax.

ASTFX returns

YTD Return 0.18%
1-Month Return -1.23%
3-Month Return -0.04%
1-Year Return 2.28%
3-Year Return 1.65%
5-Year Return 1.23%
10-Year Return 1.36%
ASTFX expense ratio is 0.46%.

ASTFX holdings

Top 10 Holdings (8.09% of Total Assets)

Name Symbol % Assets
NEW YORK N Y CITY TRANSITIONAL FIN AUTH REV 1.63% N/A 1.37%
MISSISSIPPI BUSINESS FIN CORP MISS GULF OPPORTUNITY ZONE 1.6% N/A 0.99%
TEXAS ST 4% N/A 0.96%
KIRKWOOD MO INDL DEV AUTH RETIREMENT CMNTY REV 8.25% N/A 0.93%
EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH LA INC INDL DEV BRD REV 1.59% N/A 0.91%
MICHIGAN ST HSG DEV AUTH SINGLE FAMILY MTG REV 4.25% N/A 0.61%
OREGON ST HSG & CMNTY SVCS DEPT HSG DEV REV 2.2% N/A 0.59%
CLARKSVILLE TENN PUB BLDG AUTH REV 1.62% N/A 0.58%
MICHIGAN ST STRATEGIC FD LTD OBLIG REV 1.59% N/A 0.58%
COLORADO HSG & FIN AUTH 4.25% N/A 0.57%
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