Morningstar Rating

ETF Research and Analysis

by Patricia Oey
Suitability
IShares Global 100 IOO offers exposure to the 100 largest multinational companies in the world. Investors can use this exchange-traded fund to cover the equities portion of a globally diversified stock-bond portfolio, and   Read more 

Bull Case

This fund's holdings are very high-quality multinational firms.
Many of these firms are well-positioned to capitalize on the faster-growing emerging markets. Read more 

Bear Case

Vanguard Total World Stock, a much cheaper option, provides broader exposure that includes small caps. Small caps generally provide better diversification as they are more leveraged to local economies.
With its large 50% exposure to U.S. stocks, this fund may have significant overlap with most U.S. investors' existing portfolios. Read more 

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