What Is the MSCI World Exchange-Traded Fund?


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The iShares MSCI World exchange-traded fund aims to track the investment results of an index made up of developed market equities, according to iShares. It allows investors to diversify internationally. The ETF's stock symbol is URTH, and it trades on the NYSE Arca.

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As of January 2016, the MSCI World ETF's largest holding is Apple, with a weight of 1.81 percent, according to iShares. The fund's greatest geographic exposure is in the United States, with 58.62 percent of the product's total holdings. Its greatest sector exposure is financials, with 20.49 percent of the market value. The fund's expense ratio is 0.24 percent, and its distribution yield is 2.24 percent.

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