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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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PennyStock Zone
27 Nov 14 14:44:52
http://t.co/37mHH9cdhB <-- 2 stocks trading books: 1 entertaining and 1 educational! Both awesome! $TE $EEM $BIND $DENN $KR
PennyStock Zone
27 Nov 14 12:43:04
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27 Nov 14 09:40:22
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Financial Iceberg
27 Nov 14 08:45:43
SP500 and Emerging Markets ( IVV - EEM ): Emerging Near Breaking Resistance Trendline ? $SPY, $SPX, $ES_F, $EEM http://t.co/ZmVCTQHE2h
$EEM
27 Nov 14 08:42:46
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Financial Iceberg
27 Nov 14 06:16:36
SP500 and Emerging Markets ( IVV - EEM ): Emerging Near Breaking Resistance Trendline ? $SPY, $SPX, $ES_F, $EEM http://t.co/WWvtWNOUhw
Mike Zaccardi, CMT
27 Nov 14 05:35:52
YTD TR: $SPY +14.0% $IWM +3.6% $EFA -1.5% $EEM +2.1% $AGG +5.5% $TLT +22.3% $HYG +3.7%
lookn4wins
26 Nov 14 21:29:07
EEM +2.04% Stock Charts $EEM Electricite et Eaux de Madagascar (EPA) Any opinions on EEM? Please reply to this http://t.co/erHsJenyJu
chartguy89
26 Nov 14 20:35:55
EEM +2.04% Stock Charts $EEM Electricite et Eaux de Madagascar (EPA) Last Updated: 11/26/2014 22:35:56 EEM Sto http://t.co/4oqBHC8Lq2
OTPicks.com
26 Nov 14 19:50:22
http://t.co/NYsxQOU64w lookn4wins: EEM +2.04% Stock Charts $EEM Electricite et Eaux: http://t.co/H9S4xDGHTB http://t.co/NYsxQOU64w
Eternity101
26 Nov 14 19:47:05
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Ben Silverberg
26 Nov 14 19:34:29
Leading market sectors higher Wednesday included: $IYR $SMH $XLU $QQQ $EEM $KOL $IBB $XLV $TLT
OTPicks.com
26 Nov 14 17:45:51
http://t.co/NYsxQOU64w Emylers: $EEM Up to date company activities and other: Emylers http://t.co/t4Y9okbjD7 http://t.co/NYsxQOU64w
Jeff Quiggle
26 Nov 14 17:43:29
$MACRO > $SPY $QQQ $IWM $FEZ $TLT $FXI $EEM $GLD $JNK $USO Yesterday > $SPY $QQQ $IWM $FEZ $TLT $FXI $EEM $GLD $JNK $USO
ShortStockVolume.com
26 Nov 14 14:32:29
Top Shorted Stocks 11/26/14... 20. $TLM 66.58% 21. $GDXJ 66.37% 22. $SO 66.22% 23. $XLK 65.27% 24. $XLU 65.19% 25. $EEM 65.14%
ShortStockVolume.com
26 Nov 14 14:32:27
Top Shorted Stocks 11/26/14... 25. $EEM 65.14% http://t.co/z36kHMNciS
Market Trader Daily
26 Nov 14 13:01:35
Nov 26-2014 Wed Mkt Close $DJI 17828.46 +13.39 $SPX 2072.80 +5.77 $NAS 4787.31 +29.06 $FXI 40.93 $SOX 683.48 $CHN 22.0 $EEM 42.35 $VIX 12.10
Cirrus Radiatus
26 Nov 14 12:11:57
Check out my Two-Dimensional #ETF Trendscreener (1 Pic.) $SPY $EEM $GDX $EWZ $XLE $USO $UNG $IYR $QQQ $IWM $XLU http://t.co/TMPcfB0Kbz
Alvaro
26 Nov 14 12:06:43
$EEM + 1,21% $EWW negative
Julian
26 Nov 14 11:04:56
es la psicologia lo que hay que tradear en $EEM ... hay acciones como $ITUB $BBD que recuperaron el 60% de todo lo que cayo en septiembre
Investors Hangout
26 Nov 14 11:04:28
Emylers: $EEM Up to date company activities and other http://t.co/nB74YUhdsi
Investors Hangout
26 Nov 14 11:04:15
Emylers: $EEM Up to date company activities and other http://t.co/I3qdXPetvS
Emylers
26 Nov 14 10:55:04
$EEM Up to date company activities and other important information about $EEM http://t.co/x9aKfyYWII
iHangout
26 Nov 14 10:37:18
lookn4wins: ALERTS, HOT STOCKS & CHARTS: EEM +2.04% Stock Charts $EEM Electricite et Eaux http://t.co/p7FZIvCdbI
lookn4wins
26 Nov 14 10:35:35
EEM +2.04% Stock Charts $EEM Electricite et Eaux de Madagascar (EPA) Any opinions on EEM? Please reply to this http://t.co/GrVERSiDrY
PennyStock Zone
26 Nov 14 10:19:14
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Cutlass
26 Nov 14 09:51:52
RT @BlockTradeAlert: BLOCK TRADE: $EEM 500,000 shares @ $42.32 [12:49:30]
BlockTradeAlert
26 Nov 14 09:49:31
BLOCK TRADE: $EEM 500,000 shares @ $42.32 [12:49:30]
Jawad Mian
26 Nov 14 09:07:04
Must Read on EM Equities http://t.co/RV3tfzc9ZO via @EMostaque $EEM
lookn4wins
26 Nov 14 09:05:18
$NUGT 200 Simple Moving Average $NUGT Most recent stock chart and technical analysis. $X $PLUG $EEM $BBRY $NHM http://t.co/XjXAuAVxkn
chartguy89
26 Nov 14 08:17:25
NLNK Stock Chart $NLNK $S $EEM $BB.TO http://t.co/3UX1jBvmZ1 http://t.co/GNxGPA6naf
lookn4wins
26 Nov 14 07:51:04
$CLF TA $CLF Most recent stock chart and technical analysis. $ANV $EFA $MMM $EEM $CREE $ONCS http://stockchart http://t.co/TiETjRPd1Z
Two Knights Trading
26 Nov 14 07:21:28
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danrocks
26 Nov 14 07:15:10
$SUPN On Radar $KGC $EDZ $SLW $PBR $EEM http://t.co/uUM7knfC3G
Investors Hangout
26 Nov 14 07:11:48
Stock_Tracker: $EEM Company News Strong bull trend reaches http://t.co/xroWtUkQfP
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26 Nov 14 07:11:47
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Al Sabogal
26 Nov 14 07:02:01
$EEM strong!
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26 Nov 14 06:12:38
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Seeking Alpha
26 Nov 14 05:47:32
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Investors Hangout
25 Nov 14 22:29:11
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Investors Hangout
25 Nov 14 22:29:11
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lookn4wins
25 Nov 14 22:27:04
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Jeff Quiggle
25 Nov 14 22:20:39
$MACRO > $SPY $QQQ $IWM $FEZ $TLT $FXI $EEM $GLD $JNK $USO Yesterday > $SPY $QQQ $IWM $FEZ $FXI $TLT $EEM $GLD $JNK $USO
Ben Silverberg
25 Nov 14 18:58:33
Leading market sectors lower Tuesday included: $XLE $TAN $ITB $XLB $EEM $FXI $RSX $MOO $KOL $USO.
Van Castle
25 Nov 14 17:19:18
RT @harmongreg: $EEM rejection confirmed lower, 41/40.4/39.25 support, resistance 42.54/43/44 http://t.co/PSzahbeTWY
Me_Sean
25 Nov 14 16:38:02
Rule #2 Never force a trade just to get some action. Cash doesn't lose you money. $spy $dia $qqq $iwm $tlt $tbt $eem $EWW
Me_Sean
25 Nov 14 16:32:08
Rule #1 It is never a bad time to hedge.$spy $dia $qqq $iwm $tlt $tbt $eem $EWW
				
				
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