"iShares Asia Pacific Dividend UCITS ETF USD (Dist)" is an exchange-traded investment fund (ETF). It refers to the DJ Asia Pacific Select Dividend 50 Index. This index reflects the development of Asia-Pacific stocks with high dividend yield . The ETF replicates its index using full physical replication, so it contains all the securities of its reference index. The ETF's earnings (dividends) are distributed to the investors. The fund company iShares claims a total expense ratio (TER) of 0.59% per year. The yearly average divergence from the index performance (Tracking Difference) since 2008 was -0.15% per year. Therefore, the ETF was significantly less expensive than the TER suggests and even exceeded the index performance. However, the yearly tracking differences had strong variations, so their average value is not a very reliable measure.
Comparing Tracking Difference, Total Expense Ratio and fund size
Every bubble represents an ETF. The further to the right it is, the higher (worse) is its tracking difference. The further up it is, the higher the total expense ratio specified by the fund company. The bubble's area represents the fund volume.