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  • ETF
  • EEM
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.07 (0.0%)
    Time: 01/20/17
    Previous Close: $36.35
  • Category
  • Emerging Markets Equities
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $27.50
  • 52 Week Hi: $37.89
  • AUM: $26,033.6 M
  • Shares: 739.8 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 48,379,884
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 63,636,720

Alternative ETFs in the Emerging Markets Equities Category

Type Ticker Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SCHE 0.13% $2,247.4 M 836,394 3.85%
Largest (AUM) VWO 0.15% $43,948.1 M 15,647,528 3.47%
Most Liquid (Volume) VWO 0.15% $43,948.1 M 15,647,528 3.47%
Top YTD Performer GHE 0.65% $2.4 M 927 13.60%

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.

Realtime Rating

Realtime Rating Summary

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.

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EEM Overall Realtime Rating: A-

A+ Overall Rated ETF: EEMX

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A+ n/a
Expenses B- n/a
Performance B n/a
Volatility B n/a
Dividend B n/a
Concentration A n/a

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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.com Category.

EEM Holdings

Filings Data as of: Dec 04, 2016

Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 0.07%
International Stocks 99.46%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.15%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.22%
Other 0.1%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Financial Services 24.1%
Technology 23.49%
Consumer Cyclical 11.26%
Basic Materials 7.78%
Consumer Defensive 7.16%
Energy 6.93%
Communication Services 5.87%
Industrials 4.95%
Utilities 2.89%
Real Estate 2.59%
Health Care 2.52%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 58.55%
Large 29.33%
Medium 8.32%
Small 0.18%
Micro 0.0%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
Asia (Emerging) 44.09%
Asia (Developed) 27.01%
Latin America 12.98%
Europe 7.17%
Africa 6.51%
Middle East 1.69%
U.S. 0.07%
Australia 0.0%
Canada 0.0%
Japan 0.0%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Emerging 69.96%
Developed 29.57%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
China 27.59%
Indonesia 2.49%
South Korea 14.42%
Taiwan 12.54%
India 8.09%
Brazil 7.59%
South Africa 6.4%
Russia 3.85%
Mexico 3.46%
Malaysia 2.54%
Other 11.03%

EEM Expenses & Fees

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

Expenses Ratio Analysis

ETF Average
ETF Wtd. Average
Category Average
Expense Ratio
Rank: 65 of 99
Category Low SCHE (0.13%)
Category High EGPT (0.97%)

EEM Performance

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

1 Week Return
Rank: 66 of 97
Category Low EGPT (-3.55%)
Category High XSOE (3.95%)
4 Week Return
Rank: 33 of 99
Category Low KSA (-2.79%)
Category High GHE (13.60%)
13 Week Return
Rank: 47 of 97
Category Low EGPT (-26.48%)
Category High RSXJ (26.76%)
26 Week Return
Rank: 41 of 97
Category Low EGPT (-27.30%)
Category High RSXJ (48.81%)
Year to Date Return
Rank: 40 of 99
Category Low KSA (-3.60%)
Category High GHE (13.60%)
1 Year Return
Rank: 34 of 87
Category Low NGE (-29.00%)
Category High RSXJ (153.27%)
3 Year Return
Rank: 30 of 65
Category Low NGE (-71.18%)
Category High SMIN (68.32%)
5 Year Return
Rank: 23 of 49
Category Low EWM (-37.30%)
Category High GULF (53.57%)

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

EEM Valuation

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

P/E Ratio
Rank: 24 of 95
Category Low RSXJ (6.07)
Category High KLEM (22.87)

As of Jul 21 2016

EEM Dividend

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

Dividend Date
Annual Dividend Rate
Annual Dividend Yield
Rank: 65 of 97
Category Low EEMX (0.15%)
Category High KEMP (6.54%)

As of Jul 21, 2016

EEM Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
Rank: 21 of 98
Category Low CEZ (2.73%)
Category High SCIF (254.50%)
20 Day Volatility
Rank: 67 of 99
Category Low HEMV (8.26%)
Category High GHE (37.25%)
50 Day Volatility
Rank: 52 of 97
Category Low FRN (10.69%)
Category High GHE (35.40%)
200 Day Volatility
Rank: 39 of 94
Category Low HEMV (10.45%)
Category High EGPT (46.65%)
Rank: 31 of 95
Category Low DEMG (-2.66)
Category High KSA (1.83)
Standard Deviation
Rank: 27 of 82
Category Low FRN (0.60%)
Category High RSXJ (6.46%)


  • 20 Day MA: $35.66
  • 60 Day MA: $35.47
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.33
  • MACD 100 Period: 0.39
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 34.09
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 10.79
  • RSI 10 Day: 63
  • RSI 20 Day: 58
  • RSI 30 Day: 55
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 67

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $35.84
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $36.88
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $33.93
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $37.36
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $33.97
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $37.08

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: n/a
  • Support Level 2: $36.12
  • Resistance Level 1: n/a
  • Resistance Level 2: $36.62


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 63.19
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 56.66
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 60.99
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 71.14

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