Equity: Developed Markets Ex-U.S. - High Dividend Yield
With 6 ETFs and over $3.92B 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 Pacific Global International Equity Income ETF (IDY), with a total return of -13.10%. Meanwhile, the most popular ETF is the iShares International Select Dividend ETF (IDV) with $3.25BB 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. IDV tracks a dividend-weighted index of 100 of the highest-yielding securities in developed countries outside the US. IDV has an expense ratio of 0.49% and tracks the Dow Jones EPAC Select Dividend.
ETF.com Efficiency Insight
The average efficiency score in the Equity: Developed Markets Ex-U.S. - High Dividend Yield segment is 81 out of 100, with the Xtrackers MSCI EAFE High Dividend Yield Equity ETF(HDEF) obtaining the highest rating of 100 out of 100.
Costs dominate the discussion around efficiency. ETFs in the segment have an average expense ratio of 0.43% per year, with the Xtrackers MSCI EAFE High Dividend Yield Equity ETF (HDEF) having the lowest expense ratio, charging investors 0.20% yearly.
Investors should look for funds with tight tracking, such as the Xtrackers MSCI EAFE High Dividend Yield Equity ETF (HDEF), with a 12-month median tracking difference of 0.07%.
ETF.com Tradability Insight
The average tradability score in the Equity: Developed Markets Ex-U.S. - High Dividend Yield segment is 57 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 22.30M in daily average volume. Investors should also find ample liquidity in the WisdomTree International High Dividend Fund (DTH), with $1.54M 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 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 HDEF. 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, EFAS follows a Multi-factor strategy and obtains a low Fit score compared with our neutral benchmark.