EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF

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Alternative ETFs in the Emerging Markets Equities Category

Type Ticker Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SCHE 0.14% $1,329.0 M 1,123,230 -8.82%
Largest (AUM) VWO 0.15% $29,513.3 M 23,457,560 -9.42%
Most Liquid (Volume) VWO 0.15% $29,513.3 M 23,457,560 -9.42%
Top YTD Performer IDX 0.58% $98.2 M 65,378 8.42%

Description

The index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure equity market performance of emerging markets. The index consists of the following 21 emerging market country indices: Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, and Turkey.

Realtime Rating

Realtime Rating

Realtime Rating Summary

EEM is a passive ETF that seeks to replicate MSCI Emerging Markets Index. The index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure equity market performance of emerging markets. The index consists of the following 21 emerging market country indices: Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, and Turkey.

The adjacent table shows a Realtime Rating for 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, highlights the best rated ETF in the Emerging Markets Equities category for each metric. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.

EEM Overall Realtime Rating: A-

A+ Overall Rated ETF: SCHE

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A+ EEM
Expenses B- SCHE
Performance B+ SMIN
Volatility B PAK
Dividend B- FM
Concentration A TLTE

Knowledge Center

Analyst Report

Analyst Report

EEM is one of the most popular ETFs in the world, and is one of the oldest products on the market offering exposure to stock markets of emerging economies. Given this objective, EEM can be used in a number of different ways; this ETF can be equally useful as a short-term trade to increase exposure to risky assets or as a core holding in a long-term, buy-and-hold portfolio. EEM certainly qualifies as a portfolio "building block" given the importance of the asset class covered, but it also has some noteworthy flaws. In terms of the exposure offered, there is a lot to like about EEM; the underlying portfolio includes hundreds of stocks from dozens of different emerging markets. Though there are some significant allocations to certain sectors, EEM is generally very well balanced. It should be noted that EEM consists almost entirely of large cap stocks; those looking to round out emerging markets exposure should like funds such as EEMS and EWX as complementary positions. The biggest drawback is the significant expense ratio; EEM is considerably more expensive than VWO, a Vanguard fund that is linked to the exact same index. That means that this ETF is destined to lag behind that alternative in terms of bottom line performance. It should be noted, however, that EEM has a very active options market. So while VWO is generally a better choice for buy-and-holders, this iShares fund can be useful for those looking to implement more advanced strategies that include options. There are a number of alternatives to both EEM and VWO. An equal-weighted fund from Rydex (EWEM) includes the same holdings as VWO but assigns an equivalent weight to each, making it potentially appealing for those seeking to avoid cap-weighted methodologies. WisdomTree's dividend-weighted DEM is another option for those who prefer alternative weightings strategies, as is PXH from PowerShares.

EEM 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 Category.

Holdings

EEM Holdings

Filings Data as of: Feb 02, 2016

Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 0.12%
International Stocks 98.72%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.19%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.21%
Other 0.76%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Financial Services 22.88%
Technology 21.7%
Consumer Cyclical 9.66%
Consumer Defensive 8.0%
Communication Services 6.75%
Basic Materials 6.75%
Energy 6.64%
Industrials 5.37%
Utilities 2.94%
Health Care 2.89%
Real Estate 2.76%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 53.48%
Large 28.89%
Medium 9.74%
Small 0.67%
Micro 0.12%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
Asia (Emerging) 41.81%
Asia (Developed) 29.0%
Latin America 11.41%
Europe 7.38%
Africa 6.71%
Middle East 1.86%
U.S. 0.12%
Canada 0.06%
Australia 0.0%
Japan 0.0%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Emerging 66.77%
Developed 31.59%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
China 23.37%
Indonesia 2.7%
South Korea 15.65%
Taiwan 12.14%
India 8.56%
South Africa 6.54%
Brazil 5.21%
Mexico 4.46%
Russia 3.59%
Malaysia 3.56%
Other 14.22%
Expense

EEM Expenses & Fees

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

Expenses Ratio Analysis

Expense Ratio
Rank: 62 of 96
0.67%
Category Low SCHE (0.14%)
Category High MES (0.99%)
Performance

EEM Performance

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

1 Week Return
Rank: 53 of 93
-2.30%
Category Low SCIF (-10.72%)
Category High AZIA (4.38%)
4 Week Return
Rank: 45 of 93
3.02%
Category Low SCIN (-14.32%)
Category High EZA (13.76%)
13 Week Return
Rank: 43 of 93
-11.23%
Category Low EEHB (-22.38%)
Category High EIDO (13.03%)
26 Week Return
Rank: 32 of 86
-16.20%
Category Low EEHB (-27.55%)
Category High IDX (8.96%)
Year to Date Return
Rank: 52 of 94
-8.92%
Category Low SCIN (-24.86%)
Category High IDX (8.42%)
1 Year Return
Rank: 44 of 81
-25.40%
Category Low EGPT (-46.02%)
Category High EIDO (-16.74%)
3 Year Return
Rank: 35 of 64
-28.47%
Category Low RSXJ (-61.97%)
Category High SMIN (11.38%)
5 Year Return
Rank: 20 of 42
-28.65%
Category Low RSX (-59.95%)
Category High EPHE (56.02%)
Charts

Charts

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 EEM relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

Valuation

EEM Valuation

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

P/E Ratio
Rank: 77 of 92
19.37
Category Low RBL (5.38)
Category High SCIN (75.34)

As of Feb 12, 2016

Dividend

EEM Dividend

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

Annual Dividend Yield
Rank: 51 of 92
2.75%
Category Low IDXJ (0.03%)
Category High SDEM (7.51%)

As of Feb 12, 2016

Technicals

EEM Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
Rank: 15 of 95
119.68%
Category Low EMDV (0.24%)
Category High SCIF (242.03%)
20 Day Volatility
Rank: 37 of 93
32.48%
Category Low FM (18.69%)
Category High ERUS (62.86%)
50 Day Volatility
Rank: 50 of 90
26.30%
Category Low FM (17.87%)
Category High EWM (67.24%)
200 Day Volatility
Rank: 46 of 85
24.21%
Category Low FM (16.42%)
Category High EWM (52.07%)
Beta
Rank: 43 of 91
1.36
Category Low EWM (-1.47)
Category High KEMP (2.97)
Standard Deviation
Rank: 24 of 79
3.98%
Category Low AZIA (1.16%)
Category High EZA (8.24%)

Technicals

  • 20 Day MA: $29.35
  • 60 Day MA: $31.33
  • MACD 15 Period: -0.26
  • MACD 100 Period: -3.14
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 66.36
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 45.37
  • RSI 10 Day: 46
  • RSI 20 Day: 44
  • RSI 30 Day: 43
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 46

Bollinger Bands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $28.66
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $30.58
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $28.06
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $30.59
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $27.88
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $31.46

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $29.06
  • Support Level 2: $28.79
  • Resistance Level 1: $29.46
  • Resistance Level 2: $29.59

Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 59.80
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 37.32
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 50.22
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 39.79
Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet

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