Equity: Developed Markets Ex-U.S. - High Dividend Yield

IDV Top Performer Intra-day
Price $35.09
Today’s Change -0.06%
4:00pm 01/18/2018
EFAS Bottom Performer Intra-day
Price $18.73
Today’s Change -0.64%
2:22pm 01/18/2018

ETF.com Insight

With 4 ETFs and over $5.43B in combined AUM, the Equity: Developed Markets Ex-U.S. - High Dividend Yield segment provides exposure to the Developed Markets Ex-U.S. space with a focus on High Dividend Yield securities.

Year-to-date, the best-performing ETF in the segment is the WisdomTree International High Dividend Fund (DTH), with a total return of 4.66%. Meanwhile, the most popular ETF is the iShares International Select Dividend ETF (IDV) with $5.07BB in assets under management.

Investors should take a look at the iShares International Select Dividend ETF (IDV). This fund has been chosen as an Analyst Pick by FactSet, thus is the best ETF for the average investor. The iShares Dow Jones International Select Dividend ETF tracks a dividend-weighted index of 100 of the highest-yielding securities in developed countries outside the US. IDV has an expense ratio of 0.50% and tracks the Dow Jones EPAC Select Dividend Index.

ETF.com Efficiency Insight

The average efficiency score in the Equity: Developed Markets Ex-U.S. - High Dividend Yield segment is 88 out of 100, with the iShares International Select Dividend ETF(IDV) obtaining the highest rating of 88 out of 100.

Costs dominate the discussion around efficiency. ETFs in the segment have an average expense ratio of 0.52% per year, with the Xtrackers MSCI EAFE High Dividend Yield Hedged Equity ETF (HDEF) having the lowest expense ratio, charging investors 0.45% yearly.

Investors should look for funds with tight tracking, such as the iShares International Select Dividend ETF (IDV), with a 12-month median tracking difference of -0.15%.

Tracking Difference (12 Month)

ETF.com Tradability Insight

The average tradability score in the Equity: Developed Markets Ex-U.S. - High Dividend Yield segment is 83 out of 100, with the iShares International Select Dividend ETF(IDV) obtaining the highest rating of 88 out of 100.

The iShares International Select Dividend ETF (IDV) is the undisputed segment leader when it comes to liquidity. The fund trades 18.50M in daily average volume. Investors should also find ample liquidity in the WisdomTree International High Dividend Fund (DTH), with $1.10M in daily dollar volume.

Use limit orders to trade funds such as the Global X MSCI SuperDividend EAFE ETF(EFAS), due to their double-digit market spreads.

ETF.com/ Block Liquidity

IDV
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DTH
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HDEF
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EFAS
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This measurement shows how easy it is to trade 25,000 shares of each ETF.

ETF.com Fit Insight

The MSCI World Ex-USA High Dividend Yield has been selected as the index that most accurately represents the market in question. The benchmark has been selected by the ETF Analytics team at FactSet, according to a series of guidelines to ensure this index accurately captures its market.

Investors trying to match a broad market exposure should pay attention to DTH. This fund obtains a high Fit score and investors should capture market-like returns.

Other funds diverge from the market, by nature of their investment mandates; for example, IDV follows a Dividends strategy and obtains a low Fit score compared with our neutral benchmark.

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