Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, the iShares Dow Jones International Select Dividend Index Fund (NYSEMKT:IDV) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at IDV and see what CAPS investors are saying about the ETF right now.

IDV facts


June 2007 

Total Net Assets

$1.3 billion

Investment Approach

Seeks investment results that correspond to the performance of the Dow Jones EPAC Select Dividend Index. The underlying index measures the performance of a selected group of equity securities issued by companies that have provided relatively high dividend yields on a consistent basis over time.

Expense Ratio


1-Year / 3-year / 5-Year Annualized Returns

21.6% / 5.8% / (2.1%)

Dividend Yield



PowerShares International Dividend Achievers
SPDR S&P International Dividend

Sources: Morningstar and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 94% of the 36 members who have rated IDV believe the ETF will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, Grahdodd, tapped IDV as a particularly attractive bargain opportunity:

10 times earnings. 1.5. times book value. Ben Graham prices, 5.3% Dividend. [G]reat way to play washed out Europe. Portfolio largely sidesteps the problem areas in Europe. Fantastic value play [with] diversification.

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