Empirical research2 has shown that Quality growth stocks historically outperformed the market with relatively lower volatility over long time periods3. Many active fund managers emphasize Quality as an important factor in securities selection.
Since QXUS began trading on January 23, 2014, its short-term performance has borne witness to the strength of quality growth stocks. Financial advisors who wish to view the longer-term performance history of QXUS’s underlying Index: Click Here
1 “Quality” is a measure of certain historical variables or fundamentals and is not intended to imply a judgment about the future performance of any Fund constituent or the Fund as a whole.
2 Smith, Brian. "The Third Dimension: An Investor’s Guide to Understanding the Impact of 'Quality' on Portfolio Performance." Atlanta Capital Management Co., LLC. March 2010. http://www.atlcap.com/Portals/0/docs/ACM_3rd_Dimension.pdfJoyce, Chuck, and Kimball Mayer. "Profits for the Long Run: Affirming the Case for Quality." GMO White Paper. June 2012. http://amourtan.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/quality.pdf
3 As represented by the MSCI ACWI ex USA Index.
Based on a methodology developed by international indexing leader MSCI, QXUS’s underlying index seeks to screen for Quality growth companies. Such companies have exhibited strength by their historically:
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Source: MSCI. Data as of May 31, 2014.
All performance quoted represents past performance and is not a guarantee of future results. Index performance is not illustrative of fund performance, and the actual performance of the fund may vary significantly from this data. Index returns assume reinvestment of all income and dividends and do not reflect any management fees or brokerage expenses associated with fund returns. Indices are unmanaged and are not securities in which investments can be made.
The MSCI ACWI ex USA Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of developed and emerging markets, and it consists of 43 country indices comprising 22 developed and 21 emerging markets country indices. The MSCI ACWI ex USA Quality Index aims to capture the performance of quality growth stocks selected from the Parent Index, MSCI ACWI ex USA Index, by identifying stocks with high-quality scores based on three main fundamental variables: high return on equity, stable year-over-year earnings growth, and low financial leverage.
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Market Vectors MSCI International Quality ETF (QXUS), Market Vectors MSCI Emerging Markets Quality ETF (QEM), Market Vectors MSCI International Quality Dividend ETF (QDXU), and Market Vectors MSCI Emerging Markets Quality Dividend ETF (QDEM) are subject to elevated risks, including those associated with investments in foreign securities, in particular emerging markets issuers, which include, among others, greater market volatility, the availability of less reliable financial information, higher transactional and custody costs, taxation by foreign governments, decreased market liquidity, political instability, and restrictions on foreign ownership. QEM and QDEM are subject to risks associated with Asian issuers, as an investment in securities of issuers in Asia involves risks and special considerations not typically associated with investment in the U.S. securities markets. To the extent that the Funds’ investments are concentrated in certain sectors, the Funds will be susceptible to loss due to adverse occurrences affecting those sectors. “Quality” is a measure of certain historical variables used by the Index Provider and is not intended to imply a judgment about the future performance of any Index constituent or the Index as a whole. Dividends are not guaranteed. The Funds may loan securities, which may subject them to additional credit and counterparty risk. Investors should be willing to accept a high degree of volatility and the potential of significant loss. Please see each Fund’s prospectus and summary prospectus for complete risk information.
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