ACWXiShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF
ACWX Fund Description
The iShares MSCI ACWI ex US ETF is designed to track the performance of a market-cap-weighted index of international stocks. It captures 85% of the publicly available market, thus excluding small-caps.
ACWX Factset Analytics Insight
ACWX offers a basket of stocks that's easy to access and represents its target market well. The fund tracks an index of international large- and midcap stocks that's a subset of our broad-based benchmark. Holding over 1,000 securities, ACWX covers 85% of international market capitalization. By comparison, it would take about 5,000 additional small- and micro-cap stocks to boost coverage to 99%. In the end, the absence of these names doesn't really move the dial as ACWX's performance and exposure align extremely well with our benchmark. ACWX has a higher fee than some cap-weighted peers, but tracking differences suggests it’s cheaper to hold than the fee suggests. Strong liquidity—aided by a streamlined basket—further reduces all-in costs. Solid AUM rounds out the picture of a solid fund offering excellent exposure at a low total cost. Rival CWI tracks the same index, typically with less liquidity and lower but more variable holding costs.
ACWX MSCI ESG Analytics Insight
The MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score measures the ability of ETF underlying holdings to manage key medium to long-term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance factors, as determined by MSCI ESG Research LLC. As of June 21, 2018 the iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score is 6.00 out of 10.
The fund’s Peer Rank reflects the ranking of a fund’s MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score against the scores of other funds within the same peer group, as defined by the Thomson Reuters Lipper Global Classification. ACWX ranks in the 28th percentile within its peer group and in the 69th percentile within the global universe of all funds in MSCI ESG Fund Metrics coverage.
ACWX CHARTS AND PERFORMANCE
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ACWX Factset Analytics Block Liquidity
This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of ACWX. ACWX is rated a 5 out of 5.
ACWX Sector/Industry Breakdown
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Options Strategies for Outcome Investing
A collar strategy is a protective option strategy constructed by writing a call and buying a put with the same expiration date while being long the underlying security.
A covered call is an income strategy constructed by writing a call option against a holding of the underlying security.