Freedom 100 Emerging Markets ETF
ALTAR
Score™
6.8% info Recommen-
dation
UNDERWEIGHT
2020E    2021E
P/E
ratio
20.7x P/Sales
ratio
1.2x
P/BV
ratio
1.5x Div.
yield
2.3%


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FRDM tracks the Life + Liberty Freedom 100 Emerging Markets Index. The Index is a freedom-weighted EM equity strategy that uses human and economic freedom metrics as primary factors in the investment selection process.

FUND BASICS
Category Emerging Market Equities
Fund Sponsor Empirical Finance LLC
Website etfsite.alphaarchitect.com/frdm/
Inception date May 22, 2019
Assets (mns) $17
Currency USD
Expense ratio 49 bp
Distributions Quarterly

FUND STRUCTURE
Regulation Open-Ended Fund
Custodian
Weighting Market Cap
Index replication
Uses derivatives No
Options available No

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 101
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $65,064
Large cap (>$10bn) 63.4%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 33.7%
Small cap (<$2bn) 2.7%
Developed mkts 0.0%
Emerging mkts 100.0%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR-SP ADR 9.2 %
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD 7.9 %
CD PROJEKT S.A. 5.3 %
ENERSIS S.A. -SPONS ADR 5.0 %
HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY 3.7 %
MEDIATEK INC 3.1 %
HYNIX SEMICONDUCTOR INC 3.0 %
BANK CENTRAL ASIA PT 2.9 %
NHN CORP 2.5 %
BANK PEKAO SA 2.3 %
Total 44.9 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
TAIWAN 23.9 %
SOUTH KOREA 21.3 %
CHILE 15.8 %
POLAND 14.8 %
PHILIPPINES 5.5 %
SOUTH AFRICA 4.7 %
INDONESIA 4.5 %
INDIA 3.1 %
MEXICO 2.8 %
THAILAND 2.1 %

HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru June 30)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
-13.7% -- -- -- -9.7%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 1.19 78%
MSCI EAFE 1.29 91%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 1.08 98%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $24.83
30d moving avg. $23.48
Annualized volatility 29.5%
Short interest (ETF) 0.0%
Relative strength (RSI) 69

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 4
Turnover 0.6%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.76%
ADV underlying (mns) $5,906

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

Below is a list of 99 potential alternatives to the Freedom 100 Emerging Markets ETF ETF based on the alternatives' overlap in portfolio holdings with FRDM. Consider funds with lower expense ratios and/or higher ALTAR Score™ ratings as possible alternatives.

Benchmark ticker: FRDM Expense: 49 bp ALTAR Score™: 6.8%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH FRDM
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs FRDM
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs FRDM
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs FRDM
(%)
XCEM Columbia EM Core ex-China ETF 25.4 16 33 7.3 +0.5
KEMX KraneShares MSCI Emerging Markets EX China Index ETF 25.1 49 0 7.9 +1.1
AIA iShares Asia 50 ETF 21.4 50 -1 7.9 +1.1
EMXC iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ex China ETF 21.4 25 24 8.3 +1.4
FLKR Franklin FTSE South Korea ETF 21.3 9 40 9.4 +2.6
EWY iShares MSCI South Korea ETF 21.3 59 -10 8.9 +2.1
XSOE WisdomTree Emerging Markets ex-State-Owned Enterprises Fund 16.8 32 17 6.1 -0.7
AXJL WisdomTree Asia Pacific ex-Japan Fund 16.5 48 1 9.7 +2.9
BKEM BNY Mellon Emerging Markets Equity ETF 15.7 11 38 8.4 +1.5
JHEM John Hancock Multifactor Emerging Markets ETF 15.4 49 0 8.3 +1.5
EPOL iShares MSCI Poland Capped ETF 14.8 59 -10 9.8 +3.0
MFEM PIMCO RAFI Dynamic Multi-Factor Emerging Markets Equity ETF 14.7 49 0 8.6 +1.8
FLTW Franklin FTSE Taiwan ETF 14.6 19 30 6.3 -0.6
EWT iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF 14.6 59 -10 5.8 -1.0
EEMO Invesco S&P Emerging Markets Momentum ETF 14.3 29 20 6.6 -0.2
EEMX SPDR MSCI Emerging Markets Fossil Fuel Free ETF 14.1 30 19 7.8 +1.0
DBEM Xtrackers MSCI Emerging Markets Hedged Equity ETF 14.0 65 -16 7.4 +0.6
ROAM Hartford Multifactor Emerging Markets ETF 13.9 44 5 14.4 +7.5
EEMA iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Asia ETF 13.6 50 -1 7.5 +0.7
FNDE Schwab Fundamental Emerging Markets Large Co. Index ETF 12.8 39 10 12.5 +5.7
DVEM WisdomTree Emerging Markets Dividend Fund 12.8 32 17 8.2 +1.4
GSEE Goldman Sachs MarketBeta Emerging Markets Equity ETF 12.5 36 13 8.1 +1.3
EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF 12.4 68 -19 7.4 +0.6
BICK First Trust BICK Index Fund 12.2 64 -15 4.7 -2.2
DEM WisdomTree Emerging Markets High Dividend Fund 12.1 63 -14 13.6 +6.8
EMFM Global X MSCI Next Emerging & Frontier ETF 12.1 66 -17 8.9 +2.1
GMF SPDR S&P Emerging Asia Pacific ETF 12.0 49 0 7.2 +0.4
ADRE Invesco BLDRS Emerging Markets 50 ADR Index Fund 11.9 18 31 5.6 -1.2
AVEM Avantis Emerging Markets Equity ETF 11.8 33 16 8.9 +2.0
ESGE iShares ESG MSCI EM ETF 11.8 25 24 8.6 +1.8
FLAX Franklin FTSE Asia Ex Japan ETF 11.6 19 30 7.7 +0.8
AAXJ iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF 11.5 68 -19 7.0 +0.1
IEMG iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF 11.2 13 36 7.9 +1.1
FKO First Trust South Korea AlphadDEX Fund 10.8 80 -31 9.0 +2.2
EMCG WisdomTree Emerging Markets Consumer Growth Fund 10.6 32 17 7.5 +0.7
GEM Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Emerging Markets Equity ETF 10.5 45 4 7.9 +1.0
QEMM SPDR MSCI Emerging Markets StrategicFactors ETF 9.9 30 19 8.6 +1.8
DGRE WisdomTree Emerging Markets Quality Dividend Growth Fund 9.8 32 17 8.8 +2.0
ECH iShares MSCI Chile ETF 9.6 59 -10 7.3 +0.5
TLTE FlexShares Morningstar Emerging Markets Factor Tilt Index 9.5 59 -10 10.9 +4.1
PACA Xtrackers MSCI Latin America Pacific Alliance ETF 9.4 45 4 8.3 +1.5
SMH VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF 9.2 35 14 5.4 -1.4
NUEM Nuveen ESG Emerging Markets Equity ETF 9.2 45 4 7.2 +0.4
FPA First Trust Asia Pacific ex-Japan AlphaDEX Fund 9.1 80 -31 8.0 +1.1
PBEE Invesco PureBeta FTSE Emerging Markets ETF 9.0 15 34 8.6 +1.8
EMSG Xtrackers MSCI Emerging Markets ESG Leaders Equity ETF 8.8 20 29 6.8 +0.0
ILF iShares Latin America 40 ETF 8.3 48 1 6.7 -0.2
PXH Invesco FTSE RAFI Emerging Markets ETF 8.2 50 -1 12.8 +6.0
SPEM SPDR Portfolio Emerging Markets ETF 8.1 11 38 7.8 +0.9
FDEM Fidelity Targeted Emerging Markets Factor ETF 7.8 45 4 9.4 +2.6
RNEM Emerging Markets Equity Select ETF 7.7 75 -26 10.2 +3.4
CEZ VictoryShares Emerging Market Volatility Wtd Index ETF 7.7 50 -1 10.1 +3.2
CEY VictoryShares Emerging Market High Dividend Volatility Wtd E 7.4 51 -2 13.2 +6.3
ASEA Global X Southeast Asia ETF 7.4 65 -16 10.0 +3.2
VWO Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF 7.4 10 39 8.0 +1.2
MXDE Nationwide Maximum Diversification Emerging Mkts Core Eq 7.1 64 -15 4.7 -2.2
SCHE Schwab Emerging Markets Equity ETF 7.1 11 38 7.8 +1.0
IDRV iShares Self-driving EV & Tech ETF 7.0 47 2 6.9 +0.1
EDIV SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Dividend ETF 6.8 49 0 10.7 +3.9
EMDV ProShares MSCI Emerging Markets Dividend Growers ETF 6.5 60 -11 8.2 +1.4
QLVE FlexShares Emerging Markets Quality Low Volatility Index Fun 6.2 40 9 7.1 +0.3
BLOK Amplify Transformational Data Sharing ETF 6.0 70 -21 4.6 -2.2
KOIN Innovation Shares NextGen Protocol ETF 5.9 95 -46 4.3 -2.5
FLLA Franklin FTSE Latin America ETF 5.8 19 30 6.6 -0.3
ISEM Invesco Strategic Emerging Markets ETF 5.8 35 14 10.0 +3.2
EELV Invesco S&P Emerging Markets Low Volatility ETF 5.6 29 20 9.6 +2.8
UEVM VictoryShares USAA MSCI Emerging Markets Value Momentum ETF 5.6 45 4 13.2 +6.4
VPL Vanguard FTSE Pacific ETF 5.6 8 41 7.7 +0.8
EEMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Emerging Markets ETF 5.5 25 24 7.6 +0.7
NXTG First Trust Indxx NextG ETF 5.5 70 -21 6.1 -0.7
EPHE iShares MSCI Philippines ETF 5.5 59 -10 8.0 +1.2
DRIV Global X Autonomous & Electric Vehicles ETF 5.4 68 -19 5.4 -1.5
PIE Invesco DWA Emerging Markets Momentum ETF 5.3 90 -41 5.1 -1.7
JPEM JPMorgan Diversified Return Emerging Markets Equity ETF 5.3 44 5 8.8 +2.0
RFEM First Trust Riverfront Dynamic Emerging Markets ETF 4.8 95 -46 9.1 +2.3
EMIF iShares Emerging Markets Infrastructure ETF 4.7 60 -11 8.0 +1.2
FLZA Franklin FTSE South Africa ETF 4.7 19 30 11.4 +4.6
EZA iShares MSCI South Africa ETF 4.7 59 -10 7.7 +0.9
TDIV First Trust NASDAQ Technology Dividend Index Fund 4.7 50 -1 5.7 -1.1
IDX VanEck Vectors Indonesia Index ETF 4.5 57 -8 9.1 +2.3
VIDI Vident International Equity Fund 4.5 59 -10 11.2 +4.4
MOTO SmartETFs Smart Transportation & Technology ETF 4.4 68 -19 7.5 +0.7
CWI SPDR MSCI ACWI ex-US ETF 4.4 30 19 7.1 +0.3
EIDO iShares MSCI Indonesia ETF 4.4 59 -10 10.2 +3.4
SOXX iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF 4.3 46 3 5.2 -1.6
MXI iShares Global Materials ETF 4.3 46 3 6.0 -0.8
ESPO VanEck Vectors Video Gaming & eSports ETF 4.3 55 -6 2.7 -4.2
FLN First Trust Latin America AlphaDEX Fund 4.3 80 -31 7.8 +1.0
AFK VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF 4.2 79 -30 8.8 +2.0
QTUM Defiance Quantum ETF 4.0 40 9 5.6 -1.2
GDVD Principal Active Global Dividend Income ETF 4.0 58 -9 5.0 -1.8
KEMQ Kraneshares Emerging Markets Consumer Technology Index ETF 4.0 80 -31 3.8 -3.0
VEU Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Index Fund 4.0 8 41 7.5 +0.7
IXN iShares Global Tech ETF 3.9 46 3 4.4 -2.4
DBAW Xtrackers MSCI All World ex US Hedged Equity ETF 3.7 40 9 7.0 +0.1
LEGR First Trust Index Digital Transaction & Process Technology E 3.7 65 -16 7.1 +0.2
ACWX iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF 3.6 32 17 7.2 +0.4
VIGI Vanguard International Dividend Appreciation ETF 3.6 25 24 5.5 -1.3
LVIN Hartford Multifactor Low Volatility International Equity ETF 3.5 29 20 12.1 +5.2

1Overlap is the percentage of holdings by weight that are identical. For example, if Fund A has a 2% position in Apple, Inc. (AAPL) and Fund B has a 5% position, their overlapping position in AAPL is 2%.

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RESULTS & ESTIMATES

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Return on equity

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*Six months ago = 100

Net margins

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VALUATION METRICS
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Historical valuation trends

Forward
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Freedom 100 Emerging Markets ETF
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S&P500 MSCI EAFE MSCI Emg. Mkts. Other ETF:

UNDERWEIGHT

Below average appreciation potential. A rating of UNDERWEIGHT is assigned to ETFs with ALTAR Scores in the 2nd quintile (ranking higher than only 20%-40%) of their category. Typically, funds in this category consist of stocks trading at relatively expensive valuations and/or having below-average fundamentals.

ALTAR Score™


Calculation of ALTAR Score™
Avg. Return on Equity 10.4 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 1.4 x
Less: Expense ratio 49 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 6.8 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.53 CATEGORY
AVERAGE
1.45
 
The composite rating is a weighted average of analysts' consensus recommendations for individual ETF constituents, based on the following scale:

BUY = 1; OVERWEIGHT = 1.5, HOLD = 2; UNDERWEIGHT = 2.5; and SELL = 3.

Readers are cautioned that because analyst ratings tend to be inflated, the composite score may be more useful as a relative measure of sentiment between funds rather than as a stand-alone recommendation.
 

 

See RATING tab for calculation of ALTAR Score™
Risk & reward. Uses std. dev. as proxy for risk, ALTAR Score™ for return forecast.
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