|Bid||55.96 x 3000|
|Ask||60.75 x 21500|
|Day's Range||56.57 - 56.85|
|52 Week Range||50.68 - 62.02|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.01|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.10%|
Our proprietary timing system has now given us the green light to add broad-based international equity ETFs to our portfolios in accordance with the main focus of each of those portfolios, asserts Jim Woods, editor of Successful Investing.
The exchange-traded fund's ultralow expense ratio and market-cap-weighted approach curb the cost of ownership, providing it with a significant advantage over its more expensive rivals. The fund tracks the FTSE Global All Cap ex US Index, which targets stocks of all sizes from more than 40 overseas developed and emerging markets. It weights its holdings by market capitalization, an approach that benefits investors by capturing the market's consensus opinion of each stock's value while mitigating turnover.
SCHF has a well-diversified, cap-weighted portfolio that captures the market's collective wisdom, and is complemented by one of the lowest expense ratios in the foreign large-blend Morningstar Category. The fund's target index, the FTSE Developed Ex US Index, is composed of large- and mid-cap companies from 24 developed markets outside of the United States, including companies listed in Canada and South Korea. FTSE defines large- and mid-cap firms as those that land in the top 86% of the investable universe by market capitalization.
My initial Fidelity bucket portfolios--conservative, moderate, and aggressive--were geared toward investors in tax-deferred accounts like IRAs. With healthy allocations to bonds, including stakes in tax-unfriendly categories like TIPS and commodities, these portfolios are not going to be particularly tax-efficient over time. The firm's municipal-bond lineup has long been one of Morningstar's favorites, featuring reasonable costs, experienced management, and strong analytics.