IXUSiShares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF
IXUS Fund Description
The iShares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of global stocks covering 99% of the global market capitalization outside the US.
IXUS Factset Analytics Insight
IXUS offers an extremely broad portfolio of international equities, tracking the same index that we use for our segment benchmark. Naturally, IXUS captures the global equities market well, with negligible tilts despite constructing its portfolio around half as many different holdings. Unlike some peer funds, IXUS provides comprehensive small-cap exposure, and overall it captures the market well. The fund trades well-enough for long-term investors, but there are more liquid funds in the segment that may offer tighter spreads. Long-term investors will also find the pot sweetened by a low expense ratio and a securities lending program that claws back some of those expenses. IXUS fully lives up to the promise of a core holding, with broad, deep and unbiased coverage at an extremely low holding cost.
IXUS 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 Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score is 5.86 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. IXUS ranks in the 19th percentile within its peer group and in the 65th percentile within the global universe of all funds in MSCI ESG Fund Metrics coverage.
IXUS CHARTS AND PERFORMANCE