Van Eck Launches ‘Quality’-Focused ETFs

February 24, 2014

Van Eck Global rolled out a quartet of international and emerging market “quality” and “quality dividend” strategies on the NYSE Arca on Jan. 23. The new funds focus on stocks with high returns on equity, stable year-over-year earnings growth and low financial leverage—as well as those types of stocks that shoot off attractive dividends.

The Market Vectors MSCI International Quality ETF (QXUS) and the Market Vectors MSCI International Quality Dividend ETF (QDXU) both track alternate versions of the MSCI ACWI ex USA Index, which includes large and midcap stocks across 42 countries, according to a filing. The funds both charge 0.45 percent per year.

The Market Vectors MSCI Emerging Markets Quality ETF (QEM) and the Market Vectors MSCI Emerging Markets Quality Dividend (QDEM) ETF both track alternate versions of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, which includes large and midcap stocks across 19 emerging market countries, according to a regulatory filing. Both funds come with expense ratios of 0.50 percent

 

 

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