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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
Jake Huska
22 Aug 14 12:37:59
Also noticed a bullish weekly RSI divergence in $EEM / $SPY ratio. Watch $45. cc @allstarcharts http://t.co/f71ZOZBAPJ
Jake Huska
22 Aug 14 12:32:48
Interesting to see $EEM trading right around (potential) resistance~ $45 level. A look @ the weekly: http://t.co/ojvHYVUnGn
Ismael Tillawi
22 Aug 14 12:30:30
RT @EricBalchunas: Latest Blog Post --> Avoid the Hedge Funds' ETF Termite Problem http://t.co/yq8Z4I1Izp via @BloombergNews $EEM $GLD $IEM…
Eric Balchunas
22 Aug 14 12:27:31
Latest Blog Post --> Avoid the Hedge Funds' ETF Termite Problem http://t.co/yq8Z4I1Izp via @BloombergNews $EEM $GLD $IEMG $IAU
Rosner Stocks
22 Aug 14 12:19:58
$IPCI Bid http://t.co/QIKvIJPpNb Also See: $ITB $EEM $TPLM $XLI ~
Andrew Nyquist
22 Aug 14 12:17:52
RT @seeitmarket: New Post: "Emerging Markets At Key Technical Resistance" http://t.co/Gs6JYfN4qW by @ChrisBurbaCMT $SPY $EEM $STUDY
Stock Market News
22 Aug 14 12:16:11
$EEM: Brazil's Election Year Equity Bounce http://t.co/R5ULQpQ1iA http://t.co/4ekwr5tH9a
See It Market
22 Aug 14 12:05:30
New Post: "Emerging Markets At Key Technical Resistance" http://t.co/Gs6JYfN4qW by @ChrisBurbaCMT $SPY $EEM $STUDY
Syed Waqas Nabi
22 Aug 14 12:00:19
A bearish Wave the Flag (Bearish) has occurred at 2:30 PM Aug 22 at $44.74 on iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) $EEM
Syed Waqas Nabi
22 Aug 14 12:00:06
A bearish Wave the Flag (Bearish) has occurred at 2:30 PM Aug 22 at $44.74 on iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) $EEM
See It Market
22 Aug 14 11:49:26
New posts coming from @ChrisBurbaCMT on $EEM and @interestratearb on $ZW_F - stay tuned.
Polyticks
22 Aug 14 10:43:18
RT @ChristianMagoon: Useful! MT @ETFdb: This Week's ETF Scorecard http://t.co/zaJZRAzSUm >> $SPY $IWM $EEM @ChristianMagoon @fabiancapital …
BlockTradeAlert
22 Aug 14 10:42:55
BLOCK TRADE: $EEM 1,100,000 shares @ $44.76 [13:42:53]
Market Updates
22 Aug 14 10:16:10
$EEM: Why knowledge is important for sovereign risk assessments http://t.co/zHmociplV2 http://t.co/VcWEhlkJ8a
City Trading
22 Aug 14 09:59:17
Broad Overview $DBV $DBC $EEM $SPX $HYG Financial Assets Leading http://t.co/e0YQ8PGexD
City Trading
22 Aug 14 09:58:22
Assets: Broad Overview % from all time high $DBV $DBC $EEM $SPX $HYG Financial Assets Leading http://t.co/RkYXxgI9Zo
Investors Hangout
22 Aug 14 09:39:42
danrocks: $EEM Showing on my streamers $NUGT $POSC $QIHU http://t.co/N8w6LZj169
Investors Hangout
22 Aug 14 09:39:29
danrocks: $EEM Showing on my streamers $NUGT $POSC $QIHU http://t.co/7HePpvd6lb
iHangout
22 Aug 14 09:33:09
http://t.co/vVojvVrNNL danrocks: The Launch Pad: $EEM Showing on my streamers $NUGT $POSC $QIHU http://t.co/d7LTxmhqRA
danrocks
22 Aug 14 09:28:34
$EEM Showing on my streamers $NUGT $POSC $QIHU $HYG $JRJC http://t.co/fYgoTj5faQ
US_proptrader
22 Aug 14 09:19:58
RT @MarketCurrents: China sees 4th straight week of inflows http://t.co/pgIhi9hTKI $EEM $FXI $MCHI $EWH
Investors Hangout
22 Aug 14 09:19:02
DennyT: BAA Nasdaq $BAA $EBAY $JNUG $EEM $WTER Buy or http://t.co/y3JSuxbdHR
Investors Hangout
22 Aug 14 09:18:55
DennyT: BAA Nasdaq $BAA $EBAY $JNUG $EEM $WTER Buy or http://t.co/3cL6szKmAB
Financial News
22 Aug 14 09:16:10
$EEM: Brazil's Election Year Equity Bounce http://t.co/6KunBSN2xJ http://t.co/yB0DtHTSqy
Lisa Cantu
22 Aug 14 09:14:28
RT @CiovaccoCapital: Emerging Markets - Brazil $EWZ down 1.67% $EEM down .45% $ILF down 1.41% - analysis $SPY vs. $EEM here http://t.co/B…
Chris Ciovacco
22 Aug 14 09:12:43
Emerging Markets - Brazil $EWZ down 1.67% $EEM down .45% $ILF down 1.41% - analysis $SPY vs. $EEM here http://t.co/BgihoH5NPM
Carlos Carrasco
22 Aug 14 09:12:04
@cesarmosko: gráfica weekly $EEM en un período de 6 años. La cuña está por romper. ¿arriba o abajo? chanchanchanchan http://t.co/fqUtT9jZbO
MarketCurrents
22 Aug 14 08:57:09
China sees 4th straight week of inflows http://t.co/pgIhi9hTKI $EEM $FXI $MCHI $EWH
Christian Magoon
22 Aug 14 08:41:19
Useful! MT @ETFdb: This Week's ETF Scorecard http://t.co/zaJZRAzSUm >> $SPY $IWM $EEM @ChristianMagoon @fabiancapital @ETFGodfather #ETF
Juan Carlos Minero
22 Aug 14 08:35:32
RT @cesarmosko: Señores: gráfica weekly $EEM en un período de 6 años... La cuña está por romper. ¿arriba o abajo? chanchanchanchan http://t…
Mosko Trading
22 Aug 14 08:34:53
Señores: gráfica weekly $EEM en un período de 6 años... La cuña está por romper. ¿arriba o abajo? chanchanchanchan http://t.co/2uR1JVrjYL
Market Monitor
22 Aug 14 08:16:11
$EEM: Asia Evening Roundup: 4th Week Of Large Inflow Into China http://t.co/ff7KTtQCUX http://t.co/moJEZtp1PO
Craig Garbers
22 Aug 14 08:07:42
RT @ETFdb: Check out this Week's ETF Scorecard >> http://t.co/etKyUd8BmW >> $SPY $IWM $QQQ $EFA $EEM @ChristianMagoon @fabiancapital @ETFGo…
ETF Godfather
22 Aug 14 07:59:00
RT @ETFdb: Check out this Week's ETF Scorecard >> http://t.co/etKyUd8BmW >> $SPY $IWM $QQQ $EFA $EEM @ChristianMagoon @fabiancapital @ETFGo…
Investors Hangout
22 Aug 14 07:43:12
Emylers: $EEM Up to date company activities and other http://t.co/zzGZTjaqN9
Investors Hangout
22 Aug 14 07:43:12
Emylers: $EEM Up to date company activities and other http://t.co/WwaSHPp4or
Emylers
22 Aug 14 07:31:56
$EEM Up to date company activities and other important information about $EEM http://t.co/a8b1hL41nn
FMD Capital
22 Aug 14 07:30:46
RT @ETFdb: Check out this Week's ETF Scorecard >> http://t.co/etKyUd8BmW >> $SPY $IWM $QQQ $EFA $EEM @ChristianMagoon @fabiancapital @ETFGo…
Investors Hangout
22 Aug 14 07:21:37
$EEM Open http://t.co/qGSVFLgRXf Also See: $QLD $FB $SLV $TLT ~
Rosner Stocks
22 Aug 14 07:19:26
$ELTP EOD Data http://t.co/7ZYM1nPGTm Also See: $DIA $EEM $RSX $YINN ~
Financial Headlines
22 Aug 14 07:16:09
$EEM: [video] Chinese equities on fire http://t.co/jChv2NsK95 http://t.co/WRVKp2OpUT
Stoyan Bojinov
22 Aug 14 07:15:55
RT @ETFdb: Check out this Week's ETF Scorecard >> http://t.co/etKyUd8BmW >> $SPY $IWM $QQQ $EFA $EEM @ChristianMagoon @fabiancapital @ETFGo…
ETF Database
22 Aug 14 07:15:16
Check out this Week's ETF Scorecard >> http://t.co/etKyUd8BmW >> $SPY $IWM $QQQ $EFA $EEM @ChristianMagoon @fabiancapital @ETFGodfather
Rosner Stocks
22 Aug 14 07:02:37
$EEM E.P.S. http://t.co/DZzhAcU4lW Also See: $XOM $JPM $GOOGL $GOOGL ~
Investors Hangout
22 Aug 14 07:01:13
$EEM Market Cap http://t.co/7WGXffXWSo Also See: $MU $DUST $BIDU $USO ~
Chasing Stars
22 Aug 14 07:00:40
$EEM Ex-Div Date http://t.co/ZVvLcTtqM9 Also See: $SCTY $FTR $IWM $HAIN ~
Rareview Macro
22 Aug 14 06:45:43
#Crude #Oil 50, 100, 200 moving "week" avg breaks on #WTI. 50, 100 WMAVG break on #Brent. Pos $EEM; $DXY correlated. http://t.co/IYUQPzObVT
Market News Desk
22 Aug 14 06:16:17
$EEM: 5 Fastest Growing ETFs Of 2014 By Flows http://t.co/wZ9KTNfAlK http://t.co/G2YTMMTgRW
ETFguide.com
22 Aug 14 06:00:12
READ: Here's what a smartly built $1 million portfolio looks like http://t.co/ogpeq45IKT $IWB $IWM $IWC $EFA $EEM #PortfolioReportCard
ETF Trends
22 Aug 14 05:30:53
How an ETF Gets its Index, Japan #ETFs Look for Support, Vanguard's Rise, Dividend Dynamo $VEA $VOO $BOND $EEM $EFA http://t.co/3I9fCKAsEX
				
				
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