IGRO: Dividend Growth ETF Lagging Its Competitors

Summary

  • IGRO is a global dividend growth ETF with over 40% of asset value in Europe.
  • It looks cheap, but valuation is skewed by the heavy weight of financials.
  • It has underperformed 3 other international dividend growth ETFs since inception.
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IGRO countries

IGRO countries (Chart: author; data: Fidelity)

IGRO sectors

IGRO sectors (Chart: author; data: iShares)

IGRO vs. competitors in 2022

IGRO vs. competitors in 2022 (Portfolio123)

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