The BLDRS Asia 50 ADR Index Fund (Fund) seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally, before fees and expenses, to the price and yield performance of the BNY Mellon Asia 50 ADR Index (Index). The Fund normally holds at least 95% of its total assets in depositary receipts (DR) that comprise the Index. The Index is capitalization-weighted and designed to track the performance of approximately 50 Asian market-based DRs. The Fund and the Index are rebalanced and reconstituted quarterly.
The Fund is an "index fund" that holds publicly traded DRs, negotiable U.S. securities that generally represent a non-U.S. company's publicly traded equity or debt, of non-U.S. companies in a particular geographic region or market represented by a specified relevant benchmark BNY Mellon ADR Index.
|Index History (%)|
|BNY Mellon Asia 50 ADR Index||5.63||11.45||0.83||6.34||1.42||6.15|
|MSCI Pacific Index||5.26||14.74||2.31||7.31||2.50||7.54|
|MSCI EAFE Index||1.73||6.52||0.48||7.39||1.82||7.20|
|BNY Mellon Asia 50 ADR Index||5.18||1.66||0.02||4.77||0.88||6.08|
|MSCI Pacific Index||5.43||5.31||1.81||6.24||2.21||7.51|
|MSCI EAFE Index||-0.35||-3.23||-1.31||4.99||1.22||7.00|
|Fund History (%)|
|After Tax Held||5.50||11.77||0.92||6.65||1.78||6.27|
|After Tax Sold||3.48||7.38||1.12||5.63||1.81||5.57|
|Fund Market Price||6.20||12.79||1.63||7.19||2.24||6.66|
|After Tax Held||5.02||1.94||0.11||5.05||1.24||6.19|
|After Tax Sold||3.21||1.76||0.51||4.35||1.38||5.50|
|Fund Market Price||5.64||2.61||0.77||5.63||1.70||6.57|
Market returns are based on the midpoint of the bid/ask spread at 4 p.m. ET and do not represent the returns an investor would receive if shares were traded at other times. Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is not a guarantee of future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, and shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be higher or lower than performance data quoted. After-tax returns reflect the highest federal income tax rate but exclude state and local taxes. Fund performance reflects fee waivers, absent which, performance data quoted would have been lower. After Tax Held and After Tax Sold are based on NAV. Returns less than one year are cumulative.
Growth of $10,000
Data beginning 10 years prior to the ending date of 09/30/2016. Fund performance shown at NAV.
An investor cannot invest directly in an index. The results assume that no cash was added to or assets withdrawn from the Index. Index returns do not represent Fund returns. The Index does not charge management fees or brokerage expenses, nor does the Index lend securities, and no revenues from securities lending were added to the performance shown.
Top Country Allocation
as of 12/02/2016 Top Holdings | View All
Fund Holdings subject to change
|Ticker||Company||% of Fund|
|TM||Toyota Motor Corp ADR||12.13|
|BABA||Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR||7.30|
|MTU||Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc ADR||6.32|
|TSM||Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd ADR||5.73|
|WBK||Westpac Banking Corp ADR||5.52|
|BHP||BHP Billiton Ltd ADR||4.31|
|CHL||China Mobile Ltd ADR||4.14|
|HMC||Honda Motor Co Ltd ADR||3.76|
|MFG||Mizuho Financial Group Inc ADR||3.32|
|SMFG||Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc ADR||3.18|
Distributions | View All | Distribution Information
|Ex-Date||Record Date||Pay Date||$/
|Ordinary Income||Short Term Gains||Long Term Gains||Return of Capital|
Dividends from net investment income, if any, are declared and paid either quarterly or monthly, depending on the Fund. For Funds on a quarterly dividend payment cycle, the dividend ex-date is generally the third Friday of each March, June, September and December, payable the last business day of the month. For Funds on a monthly dividend payment cycle, the dividend ex-date is generally the 15th of each month, payable the last business day of the month.
The fund distributes its net realized capital gains, if any, to shareholders annually. Prior to paying a distribution of net investment income, the fund has the ability to invest cash generated from investment income into additional securities or money market instruments.
Distributions in cash may be reinvested automatically in additional whole shares of the fund only if the broker through whom you purchased shares makes such option available. Shareholders of the fund may contact their broker to determine the availability and costs of the service and the details of participation. Brokers may require shareholders to adhere to specific procedures and timetables. If this service is available and used, dividend distributions of both income and realized gains will be automatically reinvested in additional whole shares of the fund purchased in the secondary market.Taxes on Distributions
In general, your distributions are subject to federal income tax when they are paid, whether you take them in cash or reinvest them in the Fund. Dividends paid out of the Fund’s income and net short-term gains, if any, are taxable as ordinary income. Distributions of net long-term capital gains, if any, in excess of net short-term capital losses are taxable as long-term capital gains, regardless of how long you have held the Shares. Dividends from net investment income, if any, are declared and paid quarterly. The Fund may also pay a special distribution at the end of the calendar year to comply with federal tax requirements.
Under the provisions of the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003 (the “2003 Tax Act”), long-term capital gains tax rates have generally been reduced for individuals to a maximum of 15% for taxable years beginning before January 1, 2009. In addition, some ordinary dividends declared and paid by the Fund to individual shareholders may qualify for taxation at the lower reduced tax rates applicable to long-term capital gains, provided that holding period and other requirements are met by the Fund and the shareholder.
Distributions in excess of the Fund’s current and accumulated earnings and profits are treated as a tax-free return of capital to the extent of your basis in the Shares, and as capital gain thereafter. A distribution will reduce the Fund’s net asset value per Share and may be taxable to you as ordinary income or capital gain even though, from an investment standpoint, the distribution may constitute a return of capital.
By law, the Fund must withhold a percentage of your distributions and proceeds if you have not provided a taxpayer identification number or social security number. The backup withholding rate is currently 28%.
Frequency Distribution of Discounts & Premiums
|Bid/Ask MidPoint Above NAV|
|Year Ended 2015||252||78||6||4||0||0||0|
|Bid/Ask Midpoint Below NAV|
|Year Ended 2015||252||89||8||11||0||2||5|
Fund Inception: 11/13/2002
Shareholders may pay more than net asset value when they buy Fund shares and receive less than net asset value when they sell those shares, because shares are bought and sold at current market prices. Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is not a guarantee of future results.
Risk & Other Information
Typically, security classifications used in calculating allocation tables are as of the last trading day of the previous month.
There are risks involved with investing in ETFs, including possible loss of money. Shares are not actively managed and are subject to risks similar to those of stocks, including those regarding short selling and margin maintenance requirements. Ordinary brokerage commissions apply. The Fund's return may not match the return of the Underlying Index. The Fund is subject to certain other risks. Please see the current prospectus for more information regarding the risk associated with an investment in the Fund.
Depositary receipts involve many of the same risks as a direct investment in foreign securities, and issuers of certain depositary receipts are under no obligation to distribute shareholder communications to the holders or to pass through to them any voting rights with respect to the deposited securities.
The risks of investing in securities of foreign issuers, including emerging market issuers, can include fluctuations in foreign currencies, political and economic instability, and foreign taxation issues.
The Fund may invest in foreign markets and because foreign exchanges may be open on days when the Fund does not price its shares, the value of the non-US securities in the Fund's portfolio may change on days when you will not be able to purchase or sell your shares.
The Fund may hold illiquid securities that it may be unable to sell at the preferred time or price and could lose its entire investment in such securities.
The Fund is non-diversified and may experience greater volatility than a more diversified investment.
The Sponsor may direct the Trustee to terminate and liquidate the Fund – See "Termination of a Fund" in the prospectus for further information. In the event the Fund is terminated, the trading pattern of the Fund's Shares could be negatively affected.
The economies of the countries in the Asia Pacific region are largely intertwined, if an economic recession is experienced by any of these countries, it will likely adversely impact the economic performance of other countries in the region.
The MSCI Pacific Index and the MSCI EAFE® Index are unmanaged indexes considered representative of the developed markets in the Pacific region; and stocks of Europe, Australasia and the Far East, respectively. These indexes are computed using the net return, which withholds applicable taxes for non-resident investors. The S&P 500® Index is an unmanaged index considered representative of the US stock market.
The Global Industry Classification Standard was developed by and is the exclusive property and a service mark of MSCI, Inc. and Standard & Poor's.
BLDRS and Baskets of Listed Depositary Receipts are registered trademarks of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation and have been licensed for use by Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, BLDRS' sponsor. BNY Mellon makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in BLDRS and makes no warranty and bears no liability with respect to BLDRS or Baskets of Listed Depositary Receipts, its use or any data included therein.
The sponsor of the BLDRS Index Funds Trust (BLDRS), a unit investment trust, is Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC ( PowerShares).