Why stocks are attractive. Why bonds at current levels pose more risk to an investor’s long-term spending power.
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Common stocks and bonds represent different asset classes subject to different risks and rewards. Unlike bonds, the Fund does not offer a fixed rate of return if held to maturity, and the Fund has risks not associated with holding a bond. Bonds are considered to have less risk than equities. Future economic events may favor one asset class over another.
Chris Davis noted that active international investors have outperformed passive international investors. The source of this is Morningstar. As of 12/31/17. Universe is Foreign Large Cap Growth, Value and Blend. Oldest share class is used and index funds are not included. The percent of large cap international stock fund managers that outperformed the MSCI ACWI ex US is 1 year: 71%; 5 years: 77%; and 10 years: 84%.
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As of May 31, 2018, the top ten holdings of Davis Select U.S. Equity ETF were: Amazon.com, Inc., 12.45%; Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Class B, 9.46%; Alphabet Inc., Class C, 9.17%; Capital One Financial Corp., 6.98%; United Technologies Corp., 6.60%; Safran S.A., 5.06%; American Express Co.; 4.45%; Markel Corp., 4.43%; JPMorgan Chase & Co., 4.40%; and Apache Corp., 4.37%.
As of May 31, 2018, the top ten holdings of Davis Select Financial ETF were: Capital One Financial Corp., 6.59%; American Express Co., 6.49%; Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Class B, 6.35%; Markel Corp., 5.71%; Visa Inc., Class A; 5.01%; Wells Fargo & Co., 4.67%; Bank of New York Mellon Corp., 4.67%; U.S. Bancorp, 4.65%; JPMorgan Chase & Co., 4.47%; and Loews Corp., 3.84%.
As of May 31, 2018, the top ten holdings of Davis Select Worldwide ETF were: Amazon.com, Inc., 6.57%; Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., ADR, 6.51%; Alphabet Inc., Class C, 6.42%; Naspers Ltd. – N, 5.16%; Wells Fargo & Co., 4.52%; New Oriental Edu & Tech ADR, 4.36%; Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd., 4.22%; Ferguson PLC, 4.01%; Encana Corp., 4.00%; and Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Class B, 3.95%.
As of May 31, 2018, the top ten holdings of Davis Select International ETF were: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., ADR, 7.57%; Naspers Ltd. – N, 6.07%; Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd., 5.49%; Safran S.A., 5.19%; Ferguson PLC, 4.60%; New Oriental Edu & Tech ADR, 4.57%; Encana Corp., 4.16%; Schneider Electric SE, 3.79%; DBS Group Holdings Ltd., 3.73%; and InterGlobe Aviation Ltd., 3.44%.
Davis Fundamental ETF Trust has adopted a Portfolio Holdings Disclosure policy that governs the release of non-public portfolio holding information. This policy is described in the prospectus. Holding percentages are subject to change. Visit davisetfs.com or call 800 279 0279 for the most current public portfolio holdings information.
Chris Davis noted that funds with low fees and high ownership have outperformed the index. The source of this is Capital Group, based on Morningstar data. Based on monthly rolling periods from July 1996 to June 2016. Funds in the “Average Fund” group are those U.S. domestic equity funds in the Morningstar Large Value, Large Blend and Large Growth categories. “Funds with Low Fees and High Ownership” group are those U.S. domestic equity funds in the Morningstar Large Value, Large Blend and Large Growth categories filtered for the quartile with the lowest net expense ratios (NER) and the quartile with the highest manager ownership. U.S. index is S&P 500 Index. The index is unmanaged and, therefore, has no expenses. Investors cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.
Shares of the Davis Fundamental ETF Trust are not deposits or obligations of any bank, are not guaranteed by any bank, are not insured by the FDIC or any other agency, and involve investment risks, including possible loss of the principal amount invested.
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