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  • ETF
  • DBEM
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.03 (-0.0%)
    Time: 04/27/17
    Previous Close: $21.09
  • Category
  • Emerging Markets Equities
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $17.65
  • 52 Week Hi: $21.16
  • AUM: $183.8 M
  • Shares: 8.8 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 38,096
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 43,051

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Analyst Report

This ETF offers exposure to emerging markets, making DBEM one of many products offering exposure to an asset class that is often a core component of long-term, buy-and-hold portfolios. This fund is similar to products such as EEM and VWO as far as the underlying portfolio; the overlap between these ETFs is nearly perfect. But DBEM is unique from other emerging markets ETFs because it hedges out the currency exposure that an investment in international equities entails. In addition to establishing a long position in international stocks, investors using most emerging markets ETFs are also going long the currencies of the underlying stocks (including the Brazilian real, Indian rupee, and Russian ruble) and short the U.S. dollar. DBEM uses short term forward contracts to neutralize the impact of exchange rate fluctuations, essentially isolating the local performance of the emerging market stocks as the driver of returns. While this difference may seem minor, the impact of currency movements on equities can be a significant source of return--both positive and negative--to U.S. based investors. Though DBEM's portfolio is nearly identical to those of EEM and VWO, the risk/return profiles of these products can vary significantly. Investors who expect the U.S. dollar to strengthen relative to its developed market rivals may prefer DBEM as the optimal means of establishing exposure to the emerging markets region, as this fund should outperform EEM / VWO when the U.S. currency appreciates. Those with a bearish outlook for the greenback may prefer to leave currency exposure unhedged, utilizing a fund such as EEM instead. Those investors without a strong view in either direction might use a mix of both hedged and unhedged EAFE ETFs (eg 50% in DBEM and 50% in EEM). Given the broad focus of this ETF, DBEM might be very useful to those building a long-term portfolio; the EAFE region generally receives a big weighting in most portfolios. DBEM can also be useful for establishing a currency-neutral tactical tilt towards this corner of the global equity market.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for DBEM on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, concentration of holdings in addition to an overall rating. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the Emerging Markets Equities with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field. To view all of this data, sign up for a free 14-day trial for ETFdb Pro. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.

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DBEM Overall Realtime Rating:

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DBEM In-Depth Analysis

The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb.com Category.

DBEM Holdings

Filings Data as of: Apr 27, 2017
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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
Common equity 93.71%
Preferred stock 4.2%
ETF Cash Component 2.09%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Technology 24.84%
Financials 23.4%
Consumer, Cyclical 10.11%
Energy 7.3%
Basic Materials 6.77%
Consumer, Non-Cyclical 6.75%
Telecommunications 5.45%
Industrials 5.34%
Utilities 2.61%
Real Estate 2.48%
Healthcare 2.26%
ETF Cash Component 2.09%
Other 0.55%
Non-Equity 0.04%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Large cap 88.3%
Mid cap 9.05%
ETF Cash Component 2.09%
Small cap 0.56%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
Asia 65.81%
Latin America 11.16%
Europe 9.56%
Africa 6.03%
Asia-Pacific 2.92%
North America 2.86%
Middle East 1.67%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Emerging Markets 91.89%
Developed Markets (ex-US) 4.96%
United States 2.86%
Frontier Markets 0.17%
Not-designated 0.12%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
China 25.08%
South Korea 14.76%
Taiwan 12.02%
India 7.82%
Brazil 6.36%
South Africa 5.98%
Russia 3.54%
Mexico 3.22%
United States 2.86%
Malaysia 2.41%
Thailand 1.98%
Indonesia 1.73%
Hong Kong 1.49%
Philippines 1.16%
Turkey 1.04%
Poland 0.95%
Chile 0.9%
United Kingdom 0.89%
United Arab Emirates 0.8%
Qatar 0.75%
Belgium 0.57%
Spain 0.5%
Italy 0.41%
Netherlands 0.36%
Colombia 0.31%
Hungary 0.31%
Peru 0.27%
Greece 0.27%
Japan 0.26%
France 0.18%
Germany 0.15%
Egypt 0.12%
Czech Republic 0.1%
Switzerland 0.1%
Bahamas 0.09%
Malta 0.07%
Romania 0.06%
Mauritius 0.04%
Portugal 0.03%
Singapore 0.02%
Liechtenstein 0.02%
Azerbaijan 0.01%

DBEM Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.

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Expenses Ratio Analysis

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DBEM Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.

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The following charts can be customized to display historical performance in a number of different formats, including line charts, bar charts, and candlesticks. Time periods can be adjusted to increase or decrease the period shown, ranging from five minutes to several months.

The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of DBEM relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

DBEM Valuation

This section shows how the P/E multiple of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

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DBEM Dividend

This section shows how the dividend yield of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

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DBEM Technicals

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Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

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  • 20 Day MA: $20.77
  • 60 Day MA: $20.56
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.29
  • MACD 100 Period: 0.90
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 13.89
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 13.89
  • RSI 10 Day: 67
  • RSI 20 Day: 62
  • RSI 30 Day: 61
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 65

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $20.37
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $21.21
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $20.47
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $21.08
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $20.52
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $21.03

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $21.03
  • Support Level 2: $21.00
  • Resistance Level 1: $21.09
  • Resistance Level 2: $21.12


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 48.98
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 80.53
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 53.57
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 70.96

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