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Top Emerging Market ETFs

By  +Follow October 17, 2013 7:55AM

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).

Results for EEM
23 Apr 14 05:36:42
4 Keys To Picking The Right ETF $PEK $EEM $VWO $SPY $RSP $SCHX $VOO http://t.co/yVPfuPeDEI
23 Apr 14 04:29:06
Comparing Beyond #BRIC #ETFs $BBRC $EEM $EMBB http://t.co/PFxtOQR47V @MatthewMcCall
Dan Nathan
23 Apr 14 03:04:28
Too Many Options: $AA, $EEM, $FB, $S, $AAL http://t.co/JEld0OiEav @EnisTaner
22 Apr 14 21:34:47
RT @SeekingAlpha: Comparing Beyond BRIC ETFs http://t.co/D64EYzh8k9 $EEM $EMBB $EMFM $BBRC
Lutz Braune
22 Apr 14 20:47:33
$EEM Comparing Beyond BRIC ETFs http://t.co/X1lTT8deVF
Lutz Braune
22 Apr 14 20:42:04
$EEM Comparing Beyond BRIC ETFs http://t.co/zTI5nvG6Ov
22 Apr 14 20:20:49
Rally Confirmed http://t.co/6q1gweFPRN #MARKETBREADTH $SPY $IWM $TLT $QQQ $UNG $USO $IBB #STOCKS $EEM $GDX #GOLD $GLD http://t.co/0yqpxcV5bX
Lutz Braune
22 Apr 14 19:23:33
$EEM Asia Stocks live blog: China data back in spotlight http://t.co/Xt0Z26Xt8C
Antonio NaVi
22 Apr 14 19:09:20
#MyTradeIdea largos en $EDZ cuando $EEM rompa a la baja EMA11 ahora en $41.58 y salida cuando busque SMA20 #FTR1 http://t.co/FGmDkUMIxz
22 Apr 14 18:40:33
Hugh Hendry Explains His Brutal March Returns http://t.co/2yKZ2f1aHm $MACRO $FXI $EEM $EWJ http://t.co/CqMjqdGayf
22 Apr 14 17:52:03
http://t.co/QzFp1WC0ss danrocks: $EEM Hitting Buzz $AMP $GILD $AMD $GS $UBR: danrocks http://t.co/d0Y0wAHZ5j http://t.co/QzFp1WC0ss
O T P i c k s . com
22 Apr 14 17:52:01
http://t.co/awZxDQ0zpX danrocks: $EEM Hitting Buzz $AMP $GILD $AMD $GS $UBR: danrocks http://t.co/UPxRBf62aT http://t.co/awZxDQ0zpX
22 Apr 14 17:51:58
http://t.co/QkCFZ8q0T8 danrocks: $EEM Hitting Buzz $AMP $GILD $AMD $GS $UBR: danrocks http://t.co/Zpg8IetW9V http://t.co/QkCFZ8q0T8
Lutz Braune
22 Apr 14 17:45:35
$EEM [video] Jack Bogle: HFT here to stay http://t.co/KbdxNlI2aB
Donna Simon
22 Apr 14 16:41:52
$EEM Comparing Beyond BRIC ETFs http://t.co/TabT0wcfaI
Jeff Quiggle
22 Apr 14 16:35:27
ETF Trends
22 Apr 14 16:31:11
Time for #Taiwan, the ETF That Is http://t.co/LsmXVV1KUS #ETFs #emergingmarkets #ETF $EWT $FXI $TSM $AAPL $EEM
Seeking Alpha
22 Apr 14 15:56:20
Comparing Beyond BRIC ETFs http://t.co/D64EYzh8k9 $EEM $EMBB $EMFM $BBRC
bennyrv 
22 Apr 14 15:50:33
$EEM marginalmente debajo de SMA9 y con bajo volumen. http://t.co/qoAoMw0JgU
22 Apr 14 15:41:33
Emrg Mkts Index MSCI Ishares (EEM) 41.64 $EEM Knowing ETF Firms' Traits Can Help You Sort Field at Investor's http://t.co/CdslNBHtZu
ETF Trends
22 Apr 14 15:30:14
#Ukraine Saga Continues Hampering #Russia ETFs http://t.co/lQIpzcrzfV #ETF #emergingmarkets $RSX $ERUS $EEM
Sheldon McIntyre
22 Apr 14 15:29:55
RT @seeitmarket: New Post: "Market Masters: Managing Risk With Trend Following" http://t.co/cmyIGktPPO by @fabiancapital $SPY $EEM $VIX
Tom Lydon
22 Apr 14 15:25:04
#Ukraine Saga Continues Hampering #Russia ETFs http://t.co/9NYxU3FzgF #ETF #emergingmarkets $RSX $ERUS $EEM
22 Apr 14 14:37:12
RT @andrewnyquist: RT @seeitmarket "Market Masters: Managing Risk With Trend Following" http://t.co/vO7gpJu5uO by @FabianCapital $SPY $EEM …
22 Apr 14 14:32:29
$EEM http://t.co/YYRA7wNOJy
Lutz Braune
22 Apr 14 14:26:19
$EEM The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights:iShares MSCI Brazil Index ETF, Morgan ... http://t.co/YlPoriNi07
Andrew Nyquist
22 Apr 14 14:10:55
RT @seeitmarket "Market Masters: Managing Risk With Trend Following" http://t.co/vO7gpJu5uO by @FabianCapital $SPY $EEM $VIX $STUDY
Greg Harmon, CMT
22 Apr 14 13:45:45
$EEM consolidates the bounce, 42.54/44 resistance higher, support 41/40.30 http://t.co/trioVobETU
Market Int Center
22 Apr 14 13:30:00
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index $EEM Showing Bullish Technicals With Support At $41.46 ( http://t.co/PMENpv66cj )
MakinSense Babe
22 Apr 14 13:28:29
Mo beta mo problems RT @valuewalk: Worst Of Hedge Funds In Q1: Asia And Emerging Markets http://t.co/9gcvXqrVUb $EEM $MACRO $EWJ $FXY $FXI
22 Apr 14 13:18:39
Worst Of Hedge Funds In Q1: Asia And Emerging Markets http://t.co/wi6875kD2V $EEM $MACRO $EWJ $FXY $FXI
Elam Rajaguru
22 Apr 14 12:42:20
@marketmodel She just called for 1738 near term an hour ago on CNBC. Also said short $RSX $EEM.
Nicholas Olesen CFP©
22 Apr 14 12:17:24
Remeber this?: Time For That Pullback Or Time For The Next Rally? http://t.co/HWJGHZfVfs http://t.co/GKNkpo77OZ $spy $iwm $eem $tlt
FMD Capital
22 Apr 14 11:45:30
RT @seeitmarket: New Post: "Market Masters: Managing Risk With Trend Following" http://t.co/lXMdpChDzg by @FabianCapital $SPY $EEM $VIX $ST…
22 Apr 14 10:57:25
Comparing Beyond #BRIC #ETFs $BBRC $EEM $EMBB http://t.co/PFxtOQR47V @MatthewMcCall
Chris Ciovacco
22 Apr 14 10:54:34
$EEM lagging USA again this week (still 3 days to go). http://t.co/GkIQB0qJiT
Issaquah Capital
22 Apr 14 10:40:51
$EEM trading code red.. hmmm watch your ski's..
Matt McCall
22 Apr 14 10:35:00
Comparing Beyond BRIC ETFs (EMBB, BBRC, EMFM, EEM) $BBRC $EEM $EMBB http://t.co/tXSyGVAnIY via @benzinga #ETF
22 Apr 14 10:15:47
$XOM Stock Chart $XOM Most recent stock chart and technical analysis. $EEM $ARWR $AVOP $SMN $FXI $BIDU http:// http://t.co/aUJtiqX8w9
Lutz Braune
22 Apr 14 10:08:42
$EEM Midday index, ETF option volumes http://t.co/d53CqHfM9x
22 Apr 14 09:53:56
@ThemisSal @MrMarkette @nanexllc $eem, $emb, $dbv, $dbc all red: china shoe drop not priced in yet, $spy to revisit 181, bears need catalyst
22 Apr 14 09:46:40
$ISRG Chart $ISRG Most recent stock chart and technical analysis. $EEM $BIIB $SD $AGN $ANV $DPW http://stockch http://t.co/djCI4LKQd9
22 Apr 14 09:34:17
$UNG Starting to get interesting $BHI $ICBU $INTC $EEM $ELTP http://t.co/Fcmolk30dh
22 Apr 14 09:27:41
$TTDZ Chart $TTDZ Most recent stock chart and technical analysis. $HRDN $EEM $JVA $ICBU $EOG $V http://stockch http://t.co/Q1UUnzTOe4
Nadine Youssef
22 Apr 14 09:18:49
Solid Start to 2014 for World's Largest Asset Manager $BLK $EEM http://t.co/YhMfb0Aozg
Kevin B
22 Apr 14 09:17:40
@pensionpartners Ask Mr Wonderful why $TLT green and $EEM red
22 Apr 14 09:11:14
BLOCK TRADE: $EEM 600,000 shares @ $41.72 [12:11:12]
Kym L
22 Apr 14 09:03:17
Interesting move in $USO $GLD $TLT $EEM today
Jeff Reznik
22 Apr 14 08:59:35
Why iShares’ $FM Is About to Get Better http://t.co/O5ClGGhG43 via @sharethis $GULF $MES $EEM
22 Apr 14 08:58:44
BLOCK TRADE: $EEM 540,000 shares @ $41.70 [11:58:44]
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