Equity: Global Ex-U.S. Real Estate

HDRW Top Performer Intra-day
Price $27.42
Today’s Change 1.20%
4:00pm 02/16/2018
WPS Bottom Performer Intra-day
Price $38.85
Today’s Change 0.40%
3:58pm 02/16/2018

ETF.com Insight

With 6 ETFs and over $10.47B in combined AUM, the Equity: Global Ex-U.S. Real Estate segment provides exposure to the space with a focus on Real Estate securities.

Year-to-date, the best-performing ETF in the segment is the Vanguard Global ex-U.S. Real Estate ETF (VNQI), with a total return of -0.12%. Meanwhile, the most popular ETF is the Vanguard Global ex-U.S. Real Estate ETF (VNQI) with $5.88BB in assets under management.

Investors should take a look at the Vanguard Global ex-U.S. Real Estate ETF (VNQI). This fund has been chosen as an Analyst Pick by FactSet, thus is the best ETF for the average investor. The Vanguard Global ex-U.S. Real Estate ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted, committee-selected index of non-US real estate investment trusts. The underlying index includes REITs from over 30 countries. VNQI has an expense ratio of 0.15% and tracks the S&P Global ex-U.S. Property Index.

ETF.com Efficiency Insight

The average efficiency score in the Equity: Global Ex-U.S. Real Estate segment is 88 out of 100, with the Vanguard Global ex-U.S. Real Estate ETF(VNQI) obtaining the highest rating of 94 out of 100.

Costs dominate the discussion around efficiency. ETFs in the segment have an average expense ratio of 0.45% per year, with the Vanguard Global ex-U.S. Real Estate ETF (VNQI) having the lowest expense ratio, charging investors 0.15% yearly.

Investors should look for funds with tight tracking, such as the iShares International Developed Property ETF (WPS), with a 12-month median tracking difference of -0.09%.

Tracking Difference (12 Month)

ETF.com Tradability Insight

The average tradability score in the Equity: Global Ex-U.S. Real Estate segment is 74 out of 100, with the SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate ETF(RWX) obtaining the highest rating of 85 out of 100.

The SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate ETF (RWX) is the undisputed segment leader when it comes to liquidity. The fund trades 30.87M in daily average volume. Investors should also find ample liquidity in the Vanguard Global ex-U.S. Real Estate ETF (VNQI), with $29.62M in daily dollar volume.

Use limit orders to trade funds such as the iShares International Developed Property ETF(WPS), due to their double-digit market spreads.

ETF.com/ Block Liquidity

RWX
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IFGL
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VNQI
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DRW
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WPS
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HDRW
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This measurement shows how easy it is to trade 25,000 shares of each ETF.

ETF.com Fit Insight

The Thomson Reuters Global Ex-US Real Estate 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 VNQI. 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, RWX follows a Vanilla strategy and obtains a low Fit score compared with our neutral benchmark.

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