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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).

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Results for EEM
Anıl Dogru
17 Sep 14 12:36:58
$TUR -1.58% $EEM -0.61%
Investors Hangout
17 Sep 14 12:28:39
$COO Ex-Div Date Click Here: http://t.co/fXTfpR2PA2 Also See: $BITA $EEM $KGC $GWPH ~
Dimitra DeFotis
17 Sep 14 12:24:31
Fed Reassures Emerging Markets, http://t.co/XAG7qXiyjg via @barronsonline $EWZ $TUR $EEM $BKF $RSX
Anıl Dogru
17 Sep 14 12:15:28
$TUR -0.56% $EEM +0.24% ( eem eksiydi açıklam oncesi TUR -1% di )
17 Sep 14 12:08:28
BLOCK TRADE: $EEM 500,000 shares @ $44.21 [15:08:28]
17 Sep 14 12:07:43
BLOCK TRADE: $EEM 500,000 shares @ $44.20 [15:07:41]
Zubeyr Kamil Açıksar
17 Sep 14 11:56:58
RT @DeFotis: As Fed Talks: Emerging Market Is Investing Opportunity @OppFunds CIO @KrishnaMemani tells @tomkeene http://t.co/U2R9oRB4pX $E…
17 Sep 14 11:56:21
RT @DeFotis: As Fed Talks: Emerging Market Is Investing Opportunity @OppFunds CIO @KrishnaMemani tells @tomkeene http://t.co/U2R9oRB4pX $E…
17 Sep 14 11:24:18
BLOCK TRADE: $EEM 1,150,000 shares @ $44.03 [14:24:18]
Zen Trader Mx
17 Sep 14 11:03:42
Pum! Pa´abajo $EEM!
Zen Trader Mx
17 Sep 14 10:37:28
Y $EEM ya debajo de los 44
FMD Capital
17 Sep 14 10:22:36
RT @seeitmarket: New Post: "European Stocks & ETFs Underperformance: In Focus" http://t.co/DtegKWYqI1 by @fabiancapital $VGK $FXE $HEDJ $SP…
See It Market
17 Sep 14 10:22:25
New Post: "European Stocks & ETFs Underperformance: In Focus" http://t.co/DtegKWYqI1 by @fabiancapital $VGK $FXE $HEDJ $SPY $EEM
17 Sep 14 10:20:29
BLOCK TRADE: $EEM 719,000 shares @ $44.10 [13:20:29]
Market Int Center
17 Sep 14 10:04:30
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index $EEM Showing Support Near $43.09 ( http://t.co/HnFT772evh )
17 Sep 14 09:53:49
$BBLU TA $BBLU Most recent stock chart and technical analysis. $XLI $HNU.TO $UGAZ $EEM $AXP $RIG http://stockc http://t.co/tRAavkFGwU
17 Sep 14 09:43:27
$ERX Tick Click Here: http://t.co/r1ictJy5PZ Also See: $FNMA $EEM $CELG $GDXJ ~
Dimitra DeFotis
17 Sep 14 09:16:36
As Fed Talks: Emerging Market Is Investing Opportunity @OppFunds CIO @KrishnaMemani tells @tomkeene http://t.co/U2R9oRB4pX $EEM $TUR $RSX
Investors Hangout
17 Sep 14 09:16:12
DennyT: EEM Financials $EEM $ZNGA $AMBS $GRCU $MBLY Buy http://t.co/WPgUbWltrK
Investors Hangout
17 Sep 14 09:16:10
DennyT: EEM Financials $EEM $ZNGA $AMBS $GRCU $MBLY Buy http://t.co/G6GL5zChOu
Dimitra DeFotis
17 Sep 14 09:08:10
Emerging Markets Higher, Except Russia http://t.co/Br9YABVkN5 via @barronsonline $EEM $BKF $MBT
17 Sep 14 09:07:58
EEM Financials $EEM $ZNGA $AMBS $GRCU $MBLY Buy or Sell Opinion,Candlesticks,Stock,News,On Alert Stock Quote h http://t.co/2tuPPBfzMa
The Stock Whisperer
17 Sep 14 09:03:35
Spotting prints on emerging markets $EEM 44.16 44.14 , VWO 44.68,EWJ11.79, bearish below, thinking http://t.co/fTp6E0S7cD
17 Sep 14 09:02:15
$EEM Ex-Div Date Click Here: Also See: $INTC $EWZ $C $CHL ~
Kevin Logan
17 Sep 14 09:00:09
$FXI and $EEM making lows on day while US indices remain green(ish)
17 Sep 14 08:51:12
$EEM Stock Message Board Click Here: http://t.co/C0k8DRkrk9 Also See: $JPM $BBY $HQU.TO $JNK ~
IH News Desk
17 Sep 14 08:42:01
$EEM Ideas Click Here: http://t.co/T2KwHwTsyP Also See: $NFLX $SDRL $VALE $EWY ~
geoff tegjeu
17 Sep 14 08:40:33
RT @thedanielschell: $ure $eem$ like it -- Was the sentence too light for Beanie Babies' Ty Warner? @CrainsChicago http://t.co/MxaRwzQdqe
17 Sep 14 08:30:52
BLOCK TRADE: $EEM 679,517 shares @ $44.14 [11:30:52]
Daniel Schell
17 Sep 14 08:28:27
$ure $eem$ like it -- Was the sentence too light for Beanie Babies' Ty Warner? @CrainsChicago http://t.co/MxaRwzQdqe
Jamie Lissette
17 Sep 14 08:25:59
been saying to watch that EEM , on low $eem https://t.co/5ALQjitvGy
Langan Stocks
17 Sep 14 08:24:25
$EEM Tick Click Here: http://t.co/xlRKtwhQ0c Also See: $GS $MNKD $V $ERX ~
Jake Catskill
17 Sep 14 08:22:05
$EWZ selling off on election news, taking down $EEM.
Top ETF Funds
17 Sep 14 07:55:19
Emerging Markets Higher, Except Russia.. http://t.co/tk7WGmP60t $EEM #ETF #ETFs #Stocks
Investors Hangout
17 Sep 14 07:43:40
DennyT: CENX Cash Flow $CENX $F $CTIX $V $EEM Barchart http://t.co/q5sH86G18n
Investors Hangout
17 Sep 14 07:43:40
DennyT: CENX Cash Flow $CENX $F $CTIX $V $EEM Barchart http://t.co/UIjHyJuSd6
17 Sep 14 07:39:20
CENX Cash Flow $CENX $F $CTIX $V $EEM Barchart Opinion,Current Price,Open,Company News,alot of talk going arou http://t.co/cRH1EhEqiz
Investors Hangout
17 Sep 14 07:19:17
danrocks: $EEM On Watch $RIG $MTVX $CIG $MINE $HZU.TO http://t.co/MGLKTMILzi
Investors Hangout
17 Sep 14 07:18:40
danrocks: $EEM On Watch $RIG $MTVX $CIG $MINE $HZU.TO http://t.co/NaxxTgxMc6
17 Sep 14 07:12:49
BLOCK TRADE: $EEM 1,000,000 shares @ $44.16 [10:12:49]
17 Sep 14 07:07:28
$EEM On Watch $RIG $MTVX $CIG $MINE $HZU.TO http://t.co/AVp4h0iKRm
17 Sep 14 06:55:09
Crisis en emergentes. ¿Y el mercado qué dice? @Ambitocom http://t.co/LbNklZPFss $eem
17 Sep 14 06:46:55
A mayor cantidad de malas noticias, mucho más Brasil - See more at: http://t.co/iVi9SDci2r @Saladeinversion $ewz $eem $PBR
17 Sep 14 06:34:18
Idea de trading con los CFDs de Mercados Emergentes (EEM) - See more at: http://t.co/LvZn2quVcO @Saladeinversion $EEM
17 Sep 14 06:14:30
T2108 Update – It Just Took One Man To Light Up The Market Tinder?! $AAPL $EEM $UVXY $SPY $FXA http://t.co/3mGIS2dj41
Dr. Duru
17 Sep 14 05:27:21
%stocks>40DMA=39% It Just Took One Man to Light Up the Market Tinder!? http://t.co/ZdKGHGiUWo $SPY $QQQ $AAPL $UVXY $EEM #T2108
Jamie Lissette
17 Sep 14 05:15:37
watching $EEM 43.68 level very carefully ...thats the 100 day. seeing rsx, greek cyprus type indexes failing... http://t.co/3ea9X9Y9CB
Ronnie DiMaio
17 Sep 14 05:15:22
$EEM trades in a channel anyway. It goes from 45 to 35 and vice versa. It's near 45 now so it's still a good time to get in the short trade.
Ronnie DiMaio
17 Sep 14 05:13:35
Fund managers are taking money out of emerging market investments due to higher USA interest rates. This means $EEM is a good short.
17 Sep 14 05:11:57
$BAC Open Click Here: http://t.co/lF41udmJjS Also See: $COO $EEM $SPXS $SMH ~
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