|Bid||0.00 x 900|
|Ask||27.61 x 800|
|Day's Range||28.07 - 28.10|
|52 Week Range||24.35 - 30.49|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.98|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.25%|
Low fees and portfolio diversification should not be abandoned in the quest for yield. Vanguard International High Dividend Yield ETF VYMI strikes a careful balance between risk management and yield, earning a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Bronze. The fund's selection universe includes large- and mid-cap stocks in the FTSE All-World ex-US Index.
As investors build our their portfolios, many are turning to ETFs to tap into the global opportunities that are now readily available.
One of this year's most obvious equity market themes is the sad state of ex-U.S. developed markets stocks compared to domestic equivalents. The widely followed MSCI EAFE Index finished the third quarter with a year-to-date loss of 3.3 percent, but the S&P 500 is up about 9 percent this year. Investors mulling developed markets exposure may want to consider strategies beyond cap weighting, including the fundamentally-weighted Schwab Fundamental International Large Company Index ETF (NYSE: FNDF).
With stocks in ex-US developed markets trailing their U.S. counterparts this year, investors looking for overseas value may want to consider exchange traded funds with alternative weighting methodologies. FNDF's fundamental indexing methodology weights holdings by company sized based on adjusted sales, operating cash flow, and dividends plus buyback. FNDF targets the Russell RAFI-- Developed ex US Large Company Index.
Schwab Fundamental International Large Company Index ETF FNDF is a compelling alternative. FNDF is a solid low-cost fund that weights its holdings by fundamental measures of size, giving it a value orientation. This contrarian approach introduces a value tilt to the portfolio, and its price/book ratio is in line with the MSCI World ex USA Value Index.