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Top Emerging Market ETFs

By  +Follow October 17, 2013 7:55AM
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Emerging markets present an enticing opportunity for the investor in search of a growth play. With so much room to grow, the economies of countries like India, Indonesia, the Philippines, and even China present opportunities for big returns…and big losses. However, for those willing to ride the volatility that comes with less-familiar, less-established companies in growing economies, the major growth potential is more than worthwhile.

However, investing in emerging market equities can be tricky. The phrase emerging markets itself is fraught with difficulty, connoting a situation that many of the initial emerging markets (the BRICS countries of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) have grown out of. However, these economies still present an intriguing investment opportunity different from more traditional plays in the United States or Western Europe.

Researching individual companies in places like Thailand is difficult and dicey at best. As such, many people looking to bet on the long-term success of these countries’ native companies without backing any single horse turn to ETFs that track equities in those economies. This way, they can make a broader, less-volatile growth play that still gives them a chance to profit if the vitality they’re expecting materializes. Here’s a look at four of the most popular emerging market ETFs and their make-up.

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund (EEM)

YTD Performance: -2.98 percent

The highest-volume emerging market ETF is the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund (EEM) . It’s designed to track the MSCI Emerging Market Index, which is comprised of 2,600 different small-, mid-, and large-cap securities in 21 different markets. Its biggest holdings are Samsung (SSNLF) at 3.88 percent of its portfolio, Taiwan Semiconductor ($TSM) at 2.29 percent of holdings, and China Mobile Ltd. (CHL) at 1.69 percent of holdings. However, the plurality of stocks in the holding, some 27 percent, are in the financial sector.

WisdomTree India Earnings Fund ($EPI)

YTD Performance: -14.51 percent

Indian equities are a popular play, and the India ETF that’s most heavily traded on average is the WisdomTree India Earnings Fund ($EPI). It tracks the WisdomTree India Earnings Index, a fundamentally-weighted index made up of Indian companies. Its biggest holdings, by far, are Reliance Industries Ltd. ($RELIANCE) at 9.33 percent of its portfolio and Infosys (INFY) with 8.14 percent.

iShares MSCI Malaysia ETF (EWM)

YTD Performance: 5.72 percent

The iShares MSCI Malaysia ETF (EWM) tracks the MSCI Malaysia Index. It’s built from mid- to large-cap Malaysian companies, with Malayan Banking Berhad (MLYBY) and CIMB Group Holdings (CIMDF) making up its largest holdings at 9.42 percent and 7.44 percent of its holdings respectively.

Market Vector Russia ETF Trust ($RSX)

YTD Performance: -1.24 percent

Calling Russia an emerging market could clearly raise some eyebrows at this point, but as an original BRICS country it’s technically still in the running. The Market Vectors Russia ETF Trust ($RSX) tracks the Market Vectors Russia Index and holds stock in 49 different Russian companies including Sberbank of Russia Federation (SBRCY) , Gazprom (OGZPY) , and Lukoil ($LUKOY).

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Results for EEM
David Settle
4 Sep 15 19:00:16
09/04/15 - Today's Market Forecast™ video can be viewed here: http://t.co/WrXf6grZ4R Discussed: $SPX $RUT $EEM $USO $TLT $GLD $XLE $XLI $DAL
Richie Rich
4 Sep 15 18:22:54
RT @david_settle: 09/04/15 - Today's Market Forecast™ video can be viewed here: http://t.co/WrXf6grZ4R Discussed: $SPY $IWM $EEM $USO $TLT …
Sylvia D.
4 Sep 15 18:13:46
RT @david_settle: 09/04/15 - Today's Market Forecast™ video can be viewed here: http://t.co/WrXf6grZ4R Discussed: $SPY $IWM $EEM $USO $TLT …
David Settle
4 Sep 15 18:00:20
09/04/15 - Today's Market Forecast™ video can be viewed here: http://t.co/WrXf6grZ4R Discussed: $SPY $IWM $EEM $USO $TLT $GLD $XLE $XLI $DAL
Binary Trader Pro
4 Sep 15 17:42:42
RT http://t.co/tYMzuJiZT7 BILLIONAIRE Lancer Gurus are bullish on $AA $BRCM $C $CVC $EEM $ERIC $ETFC $FB $GM $JD $JPM $NVDQ $URI $V #bill…
Lance Fiasconaro
4 Sep 15 17:40:11
BILLIONAIRE Lancer Gurus are bullish on $AA $BRCM $C $CVC $EEM $ERIC $ETFC $FB $GM $JD $JPM $NVDQ $URI $V #billionaire #stocks #stockpicks
Edward Gofsky
4 Sep 15 17:15:11
RT @david_settle: 09/04/15 - Today's Market Forecast™ video can be viewed here: http://t.co/WrXf6gJAtr Discussed: $SPX $IWM $EEM $USO $TLT …
Latticework Wlth Mng
4 Sep 15 16:48:11
RT @NelsonThought: No Emerging Markets in Your Portfolio? Look Again: #EM $EEM $VWO http://t.co/paq0B4GFlH
Will Nelson
4 Sep 15 16:47:28
No Emerging Markets in Your Portfolio? Look Again: #EM $EEM $VWO http://t.co/paq0B4GFlH
Investools
4 Sep 15 16:46:26
09/04/15 - Today's Market Forecast™ video can be viewed here: http://t.co/w8PcBD5uCF Discussed: $SPX $IWM $EEM $USO $TLT $GLD $XLE $XLI $DAL
David Settle
4 Sep 15 16:46:26
09/04/15 - Today's Market Forecast™ video can be viewed here: http://t.co/WrXf6gJAtr Discussed: $SPX $IWM $EEM $USO $TLT $GLD $XLE $XLI $DAL
thomas boutsikaris
4 Sep 15 16:22:03
RT @DeFotis: More pain. #EmergingMarket -5% Shaken, Not Stirred? http://t.co/4jNcT51nUf @barronsonline $BAK $GGB $QIWI $EEM $EWZ $NGE $TUR …
Darnell Lockett
4 Sep 15 16:17:09
RT @DeFotis: More pain. #EmergingMarket -5% Shaken, Not Stirred? http://t.co/4jNcT51nUf @barronsonline $BAK $GGB $QIWI $EEM $EWZ $NGE $TUR …
Trading Derivatives
4 Sep 15 16:10:23
RT @ETFtrends: Control Your Emerging Market Exposure with Focused Index ETFs http://t.co/KRETS8y0OH #ETF #investing $ACWI $VT $VEU $ACWX $E…
Trading Derivatives
4 Sep 15 15:59:49
RT @TomLydon: Control Your Emerging Market Exposure with Focused Index ETFs http://t.co/dE1HgysRX7 #ETF #investing $ACWI $VT $VEU $ACWX $EE…
Top ETF Funds
4 Sep 15 15:55:30
Emerging Markets Down 5% On Week: Shaken, Not Stirred?.. http://t.co/w1JinMLjvr $EEM #ETF #ETFs #Stocks
Tom Cartee
4 Sep 15 15:53:03
RT @TomLydon: Control Your Emerging Market Exposure with Focused Index ETFs http://t.co/dE1HgysRX7 #ETF #investing $ACWI $VT $VEU $ACWX $EE…
ETF Trends
4 Sep 15 15:50:11
Control Your Emerging Market Exposure with Focused Index ETFs http://t.co/KRETS8y0OH #ETF #investing $ACWI $VT $VEU $ACWX $EEM $VWO $VEA
Tom Lydon
4 Sep 15 15:45:20
Control Your Emerging Market Exposure with Focused Index ETFs http://t.co/dE1HgysRX7 #ETF #investing $ACWI $VT $VEU $ACWX $EEM $VWO $VEA
Investing Insight
4 Sep 15 15:41:38
barronsonline: RT DeFotis: More pain. #EmergingMarket -5% Shaken, Not Stirred? http://t.co/tqlKgA9qg9 barronsonline $BAK $GGB $QIWI $EEM …
dailystockplays.com
4 Sep 15 15:41:12
Elder Red http://t.co/tZ8hnrxJk8 $SPY $EEM $AAPL $FCX $PBR $JPM $XLE $VZ $KO $AMAT $XOM $HPQ $EMC $MRK $VALE $XLK $VIPS $COPX
Barron's
4 Sep 15 15:40:00
RT @DeFotis: More pain. #EmergingMarket -5% Shaken, Not Stirred? http://t.co/4jNcT51nUf @barronsonline $BAK $GGB $QIWI $EEM $EWZ $NGE $TUR …
Mike Zaccardi, CMT
4 Sep 15 15:02:57
$EEM -28% y/y. Worst y/y return since late 2008 http://t.co/qCOaXlKLMD
ARENA BURSATIL
4 Sep 15 15:02:29
Analisis tecnico semanal, cubrimiento $SPX $EEM $IGBC $OIL $VIX http://t.co/CeBiHOKZSs
Emerging Markets
4 Sep 15 14:54:37
RT @DeFotis: More pain. #EmergingMarket -5% Shaken, Not Stirred? http://t.co/4jNcT51nUf @barronsonline $BAK $GGB $QIWI $EEM $EWZ $NGE $TUR …
TrendLizard
4 Sep 15 14:46:30
What ETFs moved today? http://t.co/QbWWqXzaw4 $QQQ $FXA $EEM $EPI #ETF http://t.co/HqyLgI6PI8
Dimitra DeFotis
4 Sep 15 14:31:10
More pain. #EmergingMarket -5% Shaken, Not Stirred? http://t.co/4jNcT51nUf @barronsonline $BAK $GGB $QIWI $EEM $EWZ $NGE $TUR #India #Korea
Mike Zaccardi, CMT
4 Sep 15 14:27:31
This week's returns: $SPY -3.4% $IWM -2.3% $EFA -4.7% $EEM -4.9% $GDX -5.9% $VNQ -4.8% $TLT +0.5% $HYG UNCH http://t.co/H11dN2jLwS
361 Capital
4 Sep 15 13:33:49
$IWM -0.7% > $QQQ -1.2% > $SPY -1.5% > $EFA -2.3% > $EEM -3%. All XL sectors lower w/worst: $XLF $XLB -2%, $XLE $XLP -1.7%.
THLleong
4 Sep 15 13:33:08
major International ETFs $EEM $VWO $VGK $FXI $EFA $EWJ $EWZ $RSX http://t.co/XffDBoGHBB
Top ETF Funds
4 Sep 15 13:24:12
Another ETF For Lovers Of Quality Stocks.. http://t.co/t32YPa2nHr $EEM #ETF #ETFs #Stocks
Top ETF Funds
4 Sep 15 13:23:56
Why the US Is Less Immune to a Slowdown in China.. http://t.co/JNb4ppnkr7 $EEM #ETF #ETFs #Stocks
BlockTradeAlert
4 Sep 15 12:27:27
BLOCK TRADE: $EEM 800,000 shares @ $32.03 [15:27:26]
Quartermaster
4 Sep 15 12:19:04
Next week look for $ewz $eem to bounce
lizwaite
4 Sep 15 12:18:24
RT @BlockTradeAlert: BLOCK TRADE: $EEM 1,100,000 shares @ $32.03 [15:03:01]
Zen Trader Mx
4 Sep 15 12:12:27
Está probando ser bastante fuerte el multimencionado soporte en 32.9 de $EEM.
TrendXplorer
4 Sep 15 12:04:50
Commented on: "Marc Cohn's GMR (TAA) Strategy Updates And Analyses" http://t.co/9WioTrjd7R $SSO $FEZ $EEM $ILF $EPP $EDV $SHY
BlockTradeAlert
4 Sep 15 12:03:02
BLOCK TRADE: $EEM 1,100,000 shares @ $32.03 [15:03:01]
Vikram Mansharamani
4 Sep 15 11:46:00
Emerging Markets Are Still the #Future $EEM http://t.co/wFYBRHdn5J via @business
BlockTradeAlert
4 Sep 15 11:35:39
BLOCK TRADE: $EEM 1,000,000 shares @ $31.96 [14:35:39]
BlockTradeAlert
4 Sep 15 10:58:38
BLOCK TRADE: $EEM 500,000 shares @ $32.06 [13:58:37]
BlockTradeAlert
4 Sep 15 10:55:53
BLOCK TRADE: $EEM 1,000,000 shares @ $32.07 [13:55:53]
Deppilf flippeD
4 Sep 15 10:46:38
Clsoed $sqqq for 1% gain. $qqq $qid $tqqq Bought more $EDZ short the $EEM w/ those OCT 30 puts open still.
Lucy Donovan
4 Sep 15 10:36:06
09/03/15 - Today's Market Forecast™ video can be viewed here: http://t.co/UbDb7emxSm Discussed: $SPX $IWM $EEM $USO $TLT $GLD $XLE $XLV $SWN
John Constantine
4 Sep 15 10:35:15
$GS Milking the #BRICS at G20 $EEM $EDC $ES_F $CRB Anything for a Yentyl
Kevin Goodall
4 Sep 15 10:32:13
Great day to be short $EEM - Fundamentals really coming through now!
David Yablon
4 Sep 15 10:19:19
The biggest losers -equity sectors- financials/em/metals/real estate/drugs; $XLF $EEM $IYR $DRG
TrendLizard
4 Sep 15 10:11:58
One example is $EEM (#Emergingmarkets) - needs to bounce soon or it means the downtrend is not yet over. http://t.co/WjqaRQ3Uer
Forex Training Group
4 Sep 15 10:03:50
Looking Ahead: September 8, 2015 http://t.co/BcKngVtIDR $MACRO $FXI $FXP $PEK $HAO $GXC $ASHR $EEM $GMF $EWJ $EWY $USDJPY $EURUSD - S/R
John Constantine
4 Sep 15 10:00:59
$EEM Short Away $EDZ Double up $EDC short away options G20 shorting US assets in spite $ES_F $ZB_F
				
				
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