Equity: Developed Markets - Total Market
With 14 ETFs and over $1.92B in combined AUM, the Equity: Developed Markets - Total Market segment provides exposure to the Developed Markets space with a focus on Total Market securities.
Year-to-date, the best-performing ETF in the segment is the Global X Longevity Thematic ETF (LNGR), with a total return of 6.23%. Meanwhile, the most popular ETF is the iShares MSCI World ETF (URTH) with $845.64MB in assets under management.
Investors should take a look at the iShares MSCI World ETF (URTH). This fund has been chosen as an Analyst Pick by FactSet, thus is the best ETF for the average investor. URTH tracks a market-cap-weighted index of stocks that cover 85% of the developed world's market capitalization. URTH has an expense ratio of 0.24% and tracks the MSCI World Index.
ETF.com Efficiency Insight
The average efficiency score in the Equity: Developed Markets - Total Market segment is 79 out of 100, with the Fidelity Dividend ETF for Rising Rates(FDRR) 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 0.66% per year, with the IQ Candriam ESG International Equity ETF (IQSI) having the lowest expense ratio, charging investors 0.15% yearly.
Investors should look for funds with tight tracking, such as the SPDR MSCI World StrategicFactors ETF (QWLD), with a 12-month median tracking difference of 0.06%.
ETF.com Tradability Insight
The average tradability score in the Equity: Developed Markets - Total Market segment is 55 out of 100, with the Fidelity Dividend ETF for Rising Rates(FDRR) obtaining the highest rating of 91 out of 100.
The iShares MSCI World ETF (URTH) is the undisputed segment leader when it comes to liquidity. The fund trades 9.79M in daily average volume. Investors should also find ample liquidity in the First Trust Horizon Managed Volatility Developed International ETF (HDMV), with $1.33M in daily dollar volume.
Use limit orders to trade funds such as the Affinity World Leaders Equity ETF(WLDR), due to their double-digit market spreads.
ETF.com Fit Insight
The MSCI World IMI 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 URTH. 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, LNGR follows a Fundamental strategy and obtains a low Fit score compared with our neutral benchmark.