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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).

DISCLOSURE: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors, and do not represent the views of equities.com. Readers should not consider statements made by the author as formal recommendations and should consult their financial advisor before making any investment decisions.


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Results for EEM
Becky Hiu
31 Oct 14 12:12:15
With the USD so EXPENSIVE, EMs will benefit. :) Thank QE Japan. $EEM
BlockTradeAlert
31 Oct 14 11:45:38
BLOCK TRADE: $EEM 687,500 shares @ $42.13 [14:45:36]
Stock Relay
31 Oct 14 11:28:41
$JASO Tick Click Here: http://t.co/pstgDwpLzZ Also See: $PCLN $AXCG $EEM $DIA ~
Issaquah Capital
31 Oct 14 11:15:22
If this was a rip roaring global bull mkt $EEM would be the leader into the clubhouse... Running on fumes..
DeidreZune
31 Oct 14 10:59:28
I'm asked what stks will Japan's 1 Trillion dollar GPIFund will buy internationally $SPX + #EU + $EEM #Largest $AAPL $BABA $V $GOOGL
Etos Etana
31 Oct 14 10:49:18
RT @IHPosts: danrocks: $SWRF On Alert $AMAT $XLY $UNG $EEM $BITA http://t.co/hoe20Vp1pk
Etos Etana
31 Oct 14 10:49:01
RT @IHPosts: clayton: $EEM 42.28 http://t.co/UKNKHtXOKf
Tweed
31 Oct 14 10:47:52
RT @BlockTradeAlert: BLOCK TRADE: $EEM 549,000 shares @ $42.14 [13:47:05]
BlockTradeAlert
31 Oct 14 10:47:06
BLOCK TRADE: $EEM 549,000 shares @ $42.14 [13:47:05]
Investors Hangout
31 Oct 14 10:42:22
danrocks: $SWRF On Alert $AMAT $XLY $UNG $EEM $BITA http://t.co/G0C0zGQQ0P
Investors Hangout
31 Oct 14 10:42:16
danrocks: $SWRF On Alert $AMAT $XLY $UNG $EEM $BITA http://t.co/hoe20Vp1pk
Investors Hangout
31 Oct 14 10:41:11
clayton: $EEM 42.28 http://t.co/Rxmp3aLV0m
Investors Hangout
31 Oct 14 10:41:10
clayton: $EEM 42.28 http://t.co/UKNKHtXOKf
clayton
31 Oct 14 10:26:09
$EEM 42.28 http://t.co/deQqsLjfJm
Proffitt Financial
31 Oct 14 10:25:39
$EEM - Long set up..
leahanne
31 Oct 14 10:22:44
$UNG US Natural Gas (UNG) 20.39 +0.33 (+1.65%) $DXJ $EEM $SPXL http://t.co/t73JjGjRpm
danrocks
31 Oct 14 10:19:05
$SWRF On Alert $AMAT $XLY $UNG $EEM $BITA http://t.co/srTYEWMVzm
Cutlass
31 Oct 14 10:18:40
RT @BlockTradeAlert: BLOCK TRADE: $EEM 1,600,000 shares @ $42.08 [13:00:49]
Tweed
31 Oct 14 10:01:08
RT @BlockTradeAlert: BLOCK TRADE: $EEM 1,600,000 shares @ $42.08 [13:00:49]
BlockTradeAlert
31 Oct 14 10:00:50
BLOCK TRADE: $EEM 1,600,000 shares @ $42.08 [13:00:49]
FMD Capital
31 Oct 14 09:53:09
RT @ETFdb: Check out this week's ETF Scorecard! http://t.co/zpFBuzQAsC $SPY $EFA $EEM $GLD $IWM $DIA $QQQ @fabiancapital @ChristianMagoon @…
Zubeyr Kamil Açıksar
31 Oct 14 09:51:57
RT @ETFdb: Check out this week's ETF Scorecard! http://t.co/zpFBuzQAsC $SPY $EFA $EEM $GLD $IWM $DIA $QQQ @fabiancapital @ChristianMagoon @…
Stoyan Bojinov
31 Oct 14 09:51:53
RT @ETFdb: Check out this week's ETF Scorecard! http://t.co/zpFBuzQAsC $SPY $EFA $EEM $GLD $IWM $DIA $QQQ @fabiancapital @ChristianMagoon @…
ETF Database
31 Oct 14 09:51:41
Check out this week's ETF Scorecard! http://t.co/zpFBuzQAsC $SPY $EFA $EEM $GLD $IWM $DIA $QQQ @fabiancapital @ChristianMagoon @sbojinov
Cutlass
31 Oct 14 09:42:07
RT @BlockTradeAlert: BLOCK TRADE: $EEM 675,000 shares @ $42.06 [12:39:18]
BlockTradeAlert
31 Oct 14 09:39:19
BLOCK TRADE: $EEM 675,000 shares @ $42.06 [12:39:18]
clayton
31 Oct 14 09:39:15
$HALO Change Click Here: http://t.co/KKYWIQJEsV Also See: $CMI $EEM $MBLY $RSP ~
leahanne
31 Oct 14 09:32:45
$TWX Time Warner Inc (TWX) 79.67 +0.02 (+0.03%) $HPQ $GE $EEM http://t.co/ZBbOtLQs7s
Stock Relay
31 Oct 14 09:22:03
$IBM Stock Message Board Click Here: http://t.co/9KO9mb5jQT Also See: $PCLN $HD $EEM $PLUG ~
Tweed
31 Oct 14 09:21:59
RT @BlockTradeAlert: BLOCK TRADE: $EEM 1,000,000 shares @ $42.29 [10:56:27]
Stock Relay
31 Oct 14 09:13:24
$IBM Market Cap Click Here: http://t.co/i4VicTqzzx Also See: $EWZ $ELRA $ATRA $EEM ~
lendar79
31 Oct 14 08:53:14
RT @WallStJesus: $EEM BIG TIME PRINT -- looks like player sells 40,000 Mar15 $38 puts @ $0.79 & buys 110,000 Mar15 $46.5 calls @ $0.30 -- …
Stock Relay
31 Oct 14 08:50:27
$HYG Current Price Click Here: http://t.co/Z8NpFVaWaU Also See: $NUGT $MCD $EEM $GDXJ ~
BlockTradeAlert
31 Oct 14 08:33:37
BLOCK TRADE: $EEM 675,000 shares @ $42.22 [11:33:37]
lookn4wins
31 Oct 14 08:13:31
$LNKD Daily Chart $LNKD Most recent stock chart and technical analysis. $EEM $DDD $GPRO $BITA $RSP $ARIA http: http://t.co/wmZKjVay2M
Investors Hangout
31 Oct 14 08:09:43
danrocks: $EEM On Alert $SMH $LVS $YRCW $EWZ $AMAT http://t.co/xUWwvuVa1I
Anthony
31 Oct 14 08:09:14
RT @WallStJesus: $EEM BIG TIME PRINT -- looks like player sells 40,000 Mar15 $38 puts @ $0.79 & buys 110,000 Mar15 $46.5 calls @ $0.30 -- …
Investors Hangout
31 Oct 14 08:09:14
danrocks: $EEM On Alert $SMH $LVS $YRCW $EWZ $AMAT http://t.co/0xNEN988Gb
investorcali
31 Oct 14 08:08:51
RT @WallStJesus: $EEM BIG TIME PRINT -- looks like player sells 40,000 Mar15 $38 puts @ $0.79 & buys 110,000 Mar15 $46.5 calls @ $0.30 -- …
Proffitt Financial
31 Oct 14 08:08:43
$EEM - Entered: Mar 46.5C's @.31
BlockTradeAlert
31 Oct 14 08:05:33
BLOCK TRADE: $EEM 2,400,000 shares @ $42.31 [11:05:31]
Becky Hiu
31 Oct 14 08:03:36
"@WallStJesus: $EEM BIG TIME PRINT--looks like player sells 40,000 Mar15 $38 puts @ $0.79 & buys 110,000 Mar15 $46.5 calls @ $0.30 -OPENING"
Cutlass
31 Oct 14 08:03:00
RT @WallStJesus: $EEM BIG TIME PRINT -- looks like player sells 40,000 Mar15 $38 puts @ $0.79 & buys 110,000 Mar15 $46.5 calls @ $0.30 -- …
JE$US
31 Oct 14 08:02:41
$EEM BIG TIME PRINT -- looks like player sells 40,000 Mar15 $38 puts @ $0.79 & buys 110,000 Mar15 $46.5 calls @ $0.30 -- OPENING
Cutlass
31 Oct 14 08:00:49
RT @BlockTradeAlert: BLOCK TRADE: $EEM 1,000,000 shares @ $42.29 [10:56:27]
Options Idea Central
31 Oct 14 08:00:20
$EEM: Emerging Rally?!? http://t.co/KWBR6v5wBW
BlockTradeAlert
31 Oct 14 07:56:27
BLOCK TRADE: $EEM 1,000,000 shares @ $42.29 [10:56:27]
Market Int Center
31 Oct 14 07:49:42
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index $EEM Showing Bearish Technicals With Resistance At $42.40 ( http://t.co/tOdeMGCD7Y )
BlockTradeAlert
31 Oct 14 07:47:05
BLOCK TRADE: $EEM 2,400,000 shares @ $42.20 [10:47:05]
DailyStockPicks
31 Oct 14 07:46:52
#Ebola revenues for $LAKE announced. $SMED has 4 ways Ebola positively impacts their bottom line: http://t.co/qXqzthBMEE $EEM $ACI $XOP
				
				
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