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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
Karla✨
31 Jan 15 00:22:45
RT @FtgSuave29: $eem like everybody ungrateful when they ever bought food to ma table
#F➕g KU$H $H!T
31 Jan 15 00:21:37
$eem like everybody ungrateful when they ever bought food to ma table
royfberger
31 Jan 15 00:07:08
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Jason Olive
30 Jan 15 23:07:17
RT @SeekingAlpha: The Refined ETF Approach To Emerging Markets Consumers http://t.co/765XQTc5cf $ECON $EEM $EMDD $INCO $VWO
FOREX Insight
30 Jan 15 23:03:22
RT @SeekingAlpha: The Refined ETF Approach To Emerging Markets Consumers http://t.co/765XQTc5cf $ECON $EEM $EMDD $INCO $VWO
Alysia Sarkisian
30 Jan 15 23:01:53
RT @SeekingAlpha: The Refined ETF Approach To Emerging Markets Consumers http://t.co/765XQTc5cf $ECON $EEM $EMDD $INCO $VWO
Seeking Alpha
30 Jan 15 22:59:08
The Refined ETF Approach To Emerging Markets Consumers http://t.co/765XQTc5cf $ECON $EEM $EMDD $INCO $VWO
Bradley
30 Jan 15 22:33:09
I love this trading girl! $XLF $FXI $BAC $KO $EEM $TLT $EWT $COP $QQQ $VXX $XOP http://t.co/l9JkTCL0PV http://t.co/nizWoicGLe
PolgarStocks
30 Jan 15 20:56:37
$HI Company Info Updated Friday, January 30, 2015 11:07:41 PM $GE $CHL $EEM $RSX http://t.co/7y0ivk9DnQ
Rosner Stocks
30 Jan 15 19:58:05
$EEM Stock Message Board Updated Friday, January 30, 2015 9:59:25 PM $ZA $ECIG $COH $IBM http://t.co/g1nJLyorns
Langan Stocks
30 Jan 15 18:39:11
$DUST News Updated Friday, January 30, 2015 9:03:33 PM $EPI $NBG $EEM $XLK http://t.co/aTCdO8ateH
Langan Stocks
30 Jan 15 18:39:07
$EEM Percent Change Updated Friday, January 30, 2015 9:03:33 PM $GPRO $DIA $CAT $VGK http://t.co/EvI3YQoBEc
Rosner Stocks
30 Jan 15 17:56:04
$NKE Short Sales Updated Friday, January 30, 2015 7:59:25 PM $AMZN $EEM $LUV $IMSC http://t.co/nSFSZuuyLU
Sergio Onocko
30 Jan 15 15:42:48
RT @caomse1: Brasil:fuerte caída del Real, el Banco Central no puede controlar su devaluacion, https://t.co/9teqtPVMov $usdbrl $ewz $bvs…
Eugenio
30 Jan 15 14:51:41
$EDZ nos sacó el TS ahora si lo pusimos y ajustado #SIC $BMV #TRMX creo hay una correlación $EDZ Mex - $IPC más allá del % q representa $EEM
Top ETF Funds
30 Jan 15 13:18:24
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30 Jan 15 13:18:08
Minimum-Volatility And High-Dividend Funds Provide Cushion.. http://t.co/nDUiwdHIvm $EEM #ETF #ETFs #Stocks
Jon Kirkpatrick:
30 Jan 15 12:58:10
$EEM .. RIP.
BlockTradeAlert
30 Jan 15 12:38:53
BLOCK TRADE: $EEM 959,600 shares @ $39.17 [15:38:53]
Mika Kirk
30 Jan 15 12:30:10
The one I screwed up this wk was $EEM, cover signal was way too early
Keith McCullough
30 Jan 15 12:24:20
The one I screwed up this wk was $EEM, cover signal was way too early
BTFD
30 Jan 15 12:13:52
RT @StateDave: For those keeping score at home, the bounce in emerging markets appears to have ended. $EEM
BlockTradeAlert
30 Jan 15 12:06:02
BLOCK TRADE: $EEM 3,873,300 shares @ $39.28 [15:06:02]
IH News Desk
30 Jan 15 11:52:25
$SDS Last Price Updated Friday, January 30, 2015 2:11:50 PM $EEM $VGK $XLK $CPRX http://t.co/onhExp1mKS
Mike X Paris
30 Jan 15 11:06:25
RT @dasboot57: I can't $eem to find the keys to my Bentley http://t.co/J0G9IlatIF
Rosner Stocks
30 Jan 15 10:50:42
$EEM Short Sales Updated Friday, January 30, 2015 12:59:27 PM $DIS $SMN $ZA $BABA http://t.co/QoPb6xxuNx
IH News Desk
30 Jan 15 10:50:42
$EBAY Recent News Updated Friday, January 30, 2015 1:11:52 PM $GOOG $GLD $EEM $NUGT http://t.co/dCnMkl0nsZ
Market Int Center
30 Jan 15 10:13:40
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index $EEM Showing Bullish Technicals With Resistance At $40.43 ( http://t.co/wh3eVULEVy )
Craig Garbers
30 Jan 15 10:05:36
RT @ETFdb: Check out this week ETF Scorecard $SPY $QQQ $IWM $DIA $EEM >> http://t.co/MJcHavDmdi @Sbojinov http://t.co/6aI7q9znJL
IH News Desk
30 Jan 15 09:50:36
$SOXL Stock Price Updated Friday, January 30, 2015 12:11:51 PM $EEM $CSCO $BAC $TIP http://t.co/iAp7LOaa3i
Bradley
30 Jan 15 09:47:08
I love this trading girl! $XLF $FXI $BAC $KO $EEM $TLT $EWT $COP $QQQ $VXX $XOP http://t.co/l9JkTCL0PV http://t.co/RoFNBk7U0c
Paul Rubillo
30 Jan 15 09:44:06
RT @ETFdb: Check out this week ETF Scorecard $SPY $QQQ $IWM $DIA $EEM >> http://t.co/MJcHavDmdi @Sbojinov http://t.co/6aI7q9znJL
Stoyan Bojinov
30 Jan 15 09:41:46
Check out this weeks ETF Scorecard $SPY $QQQ $IWM $DIA $EEM >> http://t.co/4EvoFS5473 @ETFdb http://t.co/VhaxxrOmJa
ETF Database
30 Jan 15 09:41:13
Check out this week ETF Scorecard $SPY $QQQ $IWM $DIA $EEM >> http://t.co/MJcHavDmdi @Sbojinov http://t.co/6aI7q9znJL
Langan Stocks
30 Jan 15 09:32:35
$COP Stock Message Board Updated Friday, January 30, 2015 12:03:35 PM $HYG $RUSS $EEM $WMT http://t.co/vU4QbcCiIh
Julian
30 Jan 15 09:32:25
horrible figura semanal en el #merval.. ademas dejo 3 ondas al igual que en octubre.. not good... cauteloso con $EEM y tamb con el merval..
BlockTradeAlert
30 Jan 15 09:05:13
BLOCK TRADE: $EEM 600,000 shares @ $39.23 [12:05:13]
Julian
30 Jan 15 08:59:46
horrible figura en la recuperacion de $EEM ! esta feo el mkt! quiero q vuelva quilombo y tradear psicologia! salgan a las calles muchachos!
BlockTradeAlert
30 Jan 15 08:42:29
BLOCK TRADE: $EEM 1,499,740 shares @ $39.16 [11:42:28]
StateOfTheMarkets
30 Jan 15 08:37:34
For those keeping score at home, the bounce in emerging markets appears to have ended. $EEM
Dyer
30 Jan 15 08:18:30
$$ Starter short position in Emerging Markets $EEM Apr puts.
Battleflag
30 Jan 15 08:17:23
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royfberger
30 Jan 15 08:12:07
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MACRO Y TENDENCIAS
30 Jan 15 07:56:57
$USDMXN http://t.co/dwWMYZEXox Trying to break triangle 14.5 / 15 for further devaluation, aim 16.5 $eem $eww $ewz
Top ETF Funds
30 Jan 15 07:56:22
Russia Cuts Interest Rates.. http://t.co/sbM8vAWs8s $EEM #ETF #ETFs #Stocks
IH News Desk
30 Jan 15 07:48:09
$NTEK News Updated Friday, January 30, 2015 10:11:50 AM $IBB $CDE $EEM $DXJ http://t.co/gbNeQJZiQt
Langan Stocks
30 Jan 15 07:31:18
$IBM Investor Opinions Updated Friday, January 30, 2015 10:03:34 AM $FB $NEM $EEM $GDXJ http://t.co/qteBc9ioHW
Cutlass
30 Jan 15 07:22:30
BLOCK TRADE: $EEM 1,250,000 shares @ $39.37 [10:15:37]
BlockTradeAlert
30 Jan 15 07:15:38
BLOCK TRADE: $EEM 1,250,000 shares @ $39.37 [10:15:37]
MACRO Y TENDENCIAS
30 Jan 15 06:59:06
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