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iShares MSCI World Index ETF - XWD

ETF Overview

The fund seeks to provide long-term capital growth by replicating, to the extent possible, the performance of the MSCI World Index, net of expenses.

The MSCI World Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index provided by MSCI that is designed to measure the equity market performance of developed markets.

The investment strategy of XWD is to invest primarily in shares of U.S. iShares Funds that seek investment results that correspond generally to the applicable index.

This fund presently invests in these U.S. iShares ETFs:

Additional Index Information

The MSCI World Index captures large and mid cap representation across 24 Developed Markets (DM) countries. With 1,606 constituents, the index covers approximately 85% of the free float-adjusted market capitalization in each country.

Key ETF Data

Fundamentals
Category (main) Global Equity - Broad Market
Underlying Index MSCI World Index (USD)
ETF Structure ETF of ETFs (ie fund of funds)
Asset Class Equity - Broad Market
Region Global
Issuer iShares Canada by Blackrock
ETF Home Page Available here
Fund Facts
Inception Date 18 Jun 2009
Total Holdings 3 (1,500+) *
Distribution Frequency Semi-Annual
Leverage None
Significant Currency Exposure Yes
Currency Hedging No

* Holds 3x iShares ETFs: 2x US-based, 1x Canada-based

Fees
Management Fee 0.44%
Management Expense Ratio (MER) 0.46%
Trading Information
Ticker XWD
Exchange TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange)
Currency CAD
Eligibility
Eligibility * RRSP, RRIF, RESP, TFSA, DPSP, RDSP
DRIP available ** Yes
PACC Plan available ** No
SWP available ** No

* Always check eligibility with your plan operator as plans and accounts can differ

** Not all brokers can facilitate these plans. Check with your broker.

Current Price, Fund Performance, Yield, NAV, Charts etc

To view the TSX or Morningstar fund page for this ETF click on the Fund Data menu tab or below:

ETF at TMX ETF at Morningstar

ETF Analysis

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