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Top Emerging Market ETFs

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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
Scott Farnham
4 Aug 15 14:35:13
RT @Callum_Thomas: Emerging market corporate earnings suffering as global trade volumes slump... $EEM $VWO http://t.co/8L0AYZt1t3
Ole Morten Nafstad
4 Aug 15 14:24:22
RT @Callum_Thomas: Emerging market corporate earnings suffering as global trade volumes slump... $EEM $VWO http://t.co/8L0AYZt1t3
Jordi
4 Aug 15 14:20:16
RT @Callum_Thomas: Emerging market corporate earnings suffering as global trade volumes slump... $EEM $VWO http://t.co/8L0AYZt1t3
Javier Pino Estevez
4 Aug 15 14:14:03
RT @Callum_Thomas: Emerging market corporate earnings suffering as global trade volumes slump... $EEM $VWO http://t.co/8L0AYZt1t3
Seeking Alpha
4 Aug 15 14:12:33
A Pleasant Surprise Among Emerging Market ETFs http://t.co/JzDEHb65OU $SCIF $SCIN $SMIN $EEM
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4 Aug 15 14:12:33
A Pleasant Surprise Among Emerging Market ETFs http://t.co/2csRVl7PEY $SCIF $SCIN $SMIN $EEM
Seeking Alpha
4 Aug 15 14:12:32
A Pleasant Surprise Among Emerging Market ETFs http://t.co/X4T1nK8Yy5 $SCIF $SCIN $SMIN $EEM
David Cano
4 Aug 15 14:12:11
RT @Callum_Thomas: Emerging market corporate earnings suffering as global trade volumes slump... $EEM $VWO http://t.co/8L0AYZt1t3
Mark Constantine
4 Aug 15 14:05:37
RT @Callum_Thomas: Emerging market corporate earnings suffering as global trade volumes slump... $EEM $VWO http://t.co/8L0AYZt1t3
Callum Thomas
4 Aug 15 14:02:02
Emerging market corporate earnings suffering as global trade volumes slump... $EEM $VWO http://t.co/8L0AYZt1t3
Investools
4 Aug 15 13:58:20
08/04/15 - Today's Market Forecast™ video can be viewed here: http://t.co/dItwYD3ueN Discussed: $SPY $IWM $USO $TLT $GLD $EEM $XLK $HPQ
David Settle
4 Aug 15 13:57:25
08/04/15 - Today's Market Forecast™ video can be viewed here: https://t.co/8lDCZruhwn Discussed: $SPY $IWM $USO $TLT $GLD $EEM $XLK $HPQ
361 Capital
4 Aug 15 13:51:01
XL sectors mixed: $XLB +0.3% to $XLU -2%. $EEM +0.4% > $EFA +0.1% > $QQQ $SPY -0.2% > $IWM -0.3%. Bonds $TLT -0.8%. Oil +0.8%. Semis -1.1%.
Greg Harmon, CMT
4 Aug 15 13:31:25
$EEM consolidating, 37/38/39 resistance higher, support 36/34.40 http://t.co/Vd6xa3UOjQ
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4 Aug 15 13:19:50
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4 Aug 15 13:19:34
To Rebalance or Not to Rebalance.. http://t.co/EpQZ2weujd $EEM #ETF #ETFs #Stocks
Andy Lee
4 Aug 15 13:15:58
Today's Call for Tomorrow $EEM Short $EFA neutral $XLF neutral $SPY Long $QQQ Long $IWM Long $TLT Long https://t.co/VSIjnQkpn4
Bullish Technology
4 Aug 15 11:56:05
with $JNK down and $EEM getting smacked down on every pop I am not very confident in the long side of the martet at this point.
MexTrader
4 Aug 15 11:52:51
algos battle in $SPX $AAPL $EEM $TWTR and so many more names near 1 pm
Dumb Money
4 Aug 15 11:46:48
@MktOutperform are you guys still bullish $EEM? Looks interesting here.
Ashley Senn
4 Aug 15 11:43:48
EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets News http://t.co/E2qJ1buBgm $EEM $XLK $IDRA $AVXL #EEM #nasdaq #stockELNK EarthLink, Inc. Exchange…
Miroslav Piták
4 Aug 15 11:21:04
RT @MktOutperform: Last 5 years in EM Equities: -11.77%. If next 5 yrs in US look like this we'll be on QE8 in 2020. $EEM http://t.co/LulUt…
Steve Cortes
4 Aug 15 11:17:03
And EMs give up big early gains, $EEM back to unch. Best efforts of Chinese Govt hitting a wall.
Eternity101
4 Aug 15 09:35:15
$EEM $UUP 8.4.15 Submerging Markets http://t.co/IysH2UTC89
Benzinga.com
4 Aug 15 08:43:47
A Pleasant Surprise Among Emerging Market ETFs $EEM $SCIF $SCIN $SMIN http://t.co/1jG8UR9lPg
Zubeyr Kamil Açıksar
4 Aug 15 08:31:08
RT @DeFotis: Russian Inflation Rose In July http://t.co/rFga35sRfw @barronsonline $RSX $EEM $SBRCY $QIWI $VIP $NILSY
Dimitra DeFotis
4 Aug 15 08:30:52
Russian Inflation Rose In July http://t.co/rFga35sRfw @barronsonline $RSX $EEM $SBRCY $QIWI $VIP $NILSY
binaryoptionsocial
4 Aug 15 08:12:35
Investing in Africa Now: Six Myths Debunked.. http://t.co/POuLwCVnIJ $EEM #ETF #ETFs #Stocks … http://t.co/XG5hVFJGig
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4 Aug 15 08:12:35
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Iván
4 Aug 15 07:59:59
RT @xel_arjona: $USDMXN Going Down..? $EWW $EEM http://t.co/jynir1VoEQ
XeL Arjona
4 Aug 15 07:58:26
$USDMXN Going Down..? $EWW $EEM http://t.co/jynir1VoEQ
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4 Aug 15 07:57:50
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4 Aug 15 07:56:56
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#HelpYouGetGAINS
4 Aug 15 07:56:02
July Asset Flow Roundup: U.S. Tops, EM Lags http://t.co/67jfV7V4NV … $SPY $VOO $IVV $QQQ $HEDJ $XLF $EEM $EFA $AAXJ $IWM $GLD $FXI
Dimitra DeFotis
4 Aug 15 07:39:15
India Holds Rates, Sensex Stocks Pare Losses http://t.co/EFxCefXkdc @barronsonline $EPI $PIN $INDA $HDB $EEM
Eric Parnell, CFA
4 Aug 15 06:34:40
The Bear Is Alive! http://t.co/XQFyEhmd9v via @GerringCapital #stocks #markets #investing #economics #finance $SPY $EEM $EFA
ETF.com
4 Aug 15 06:32:43
Investors Find Safety In Large Cap ETFs In July $SPY $IVV $VOO $EEM http://t.co/vn4mOeAerb
Stock Market Picks
4 Aug 15 06:12:36
$AGG $AMLP $DBC $UGAZ $DGAZ $DUST $EDZ $EEM up to 1300% since 2010, easy to follow, only 6 open positions at a time. http://t.co/Vjj8yzTD9F
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4 Aug 15 06:07:35
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Apple News Outlet
4 Aug 15 06:04:34
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4 Aug 15 05:58:09
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4 Aug 15 04:42:39
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