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% $1,534.3 M 421,798 5.61%
Largest (AUM) VWO 0.15% $49,088.9 M 10,797,862 5.97%
Most Liquid (Volume) RSX 0.63% $2,208.8 M 12,584,974 29.53%
Top YTD Performer RSX 0.63% $2,208.8 M 12,584,974 29.53%

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

EEM - 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 EEM 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: KEMP

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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Analyst Report

EEM - 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 EEM and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.

Holdings

EEM - Holdings

Filings Data as of: May 04, 2015

EEM Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 0.12%
International Stocks 97.28%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 2.16%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.36%
Other 0.08%

EEM Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Financial Services 25.03%
Technology 19.49%
Consumer Cyclical 7.46%
Consumer Defensive 7.1%
Basic Materials 7.02%
Communication Services 6.83%
Energy 6.12%
Industrials 5.81%
Utilities 2.93%
Real Estate 2.47%
Health Care 2.1%

EEM Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 45.33%
Large 33.54%
Medium 10.69%
Small 0.34%
Micro 0.0%

EEM Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
Asia (Emerging) 38.42%
Asia (Developed) 28.47%
Latin America 13.08%
Africa 7.77%
Europe 7.71%
Middle East 1.42%
U.S. 0.12%
Australia 0.0%
Canada 0.0%
Japan 0.0%

EEM Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Emerging 66.59%
Developed 30.4%

EEM Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
China 22.79%
Indonesia 2.32%
South Korea 14.0%
Taiwan 12.37%
South Africa 7.67%
Brazil 6.59%
India 6.47%
Mexico 4.37%
Russia 3.97%
Malaysia 3.38%
Other 16.07%
Expense

EEM - Expenses & Fees

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

Expenses Ratio Analysis

Expense Ratio
EEM Rank: 61 of 92
EEM 0.67%
Category Low SCHE (0.14%)
Category High EGPT (0.98%)
Performance

EEM - Performance

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

1 Week Return
EEM Rank: 58 of 89
EEM -3.79%
Category Low EGRW (-10.16%)
Category High PAK (0.87%)
4 Week Return
EEM Rank: 63 of 91
EEM -4.68%
Category Low EMHD (-16.10%)
Category High EMDR (4.25%)
13 Week Return
EEM Rank: 40 of 89
EEM 0.93%
Category Low EMDG (-16.77%)
Category High ASDR (22.15%)
26 Week Return
EEM Rank: 28 of 86
EEM 0.50%
Category Low TUR (-18.86%)
Category High ASDR (28.96%)
Year to Date Return
EEM Rank: 37 of 87
EEM 4.66%
Category Low TUR (-13.83%)
Category High RSX (29.53%)
1 Year Return
EEM Rank: 37 of 84
EEM -2.55%
Category Low NGE (-33.50%)
Category High ASDR (26.32%)
3 Year Return
EEM Rank: 30 of 62
EEM 17.81%
Category Low RSXJ (-37.37%)
Category High SMIN (67.29%)
5 Year Return
EEM Rank: 16 of 38
EEM 18.90%
Category Low RSX (-27.95%)
Category High THD (96.95%)
Charts

EEM - 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 EEM compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

P/E Ratio
EEM Rank: 48 of 76
EEM 12.95
Category Low IDXJ (4.0)
Category High EPHE (19.18)

As of May 29, 2015

Dividend

EEM - Dividend

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

Annual Dividend Yield
EEM Rank: 53 of 86
EEM 2.11%
Category Low XSOE (0.20%)
Category High EMHD (6.58%)

As of May 29, 2015

Technicals

EEM - Technicals

EEM Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
EEM Rank: 37 of 91
EEM 85.09%
Category Low ROAM (3.84%)
Category High RSXJ (191.54%)
20 Day Volatility
EEM Rank: 70 of 91
EEM 12.93%
Category Low FM (7.95%)
Category High ASDR (118.59%)
50 Day Volatility
EEM Rank: 67 of 90
EEM 15.65%
Category Low GULF (11.06%)
Category High ASDR (107.62%)
200 Day Volatility
EEM Rank: 61 of 85
EEM 17.19%
Category Low ASEA (12.18%)
Category High RSX (43.78%)
Beta
EEM Rank: 45 of 90
EEM -1.37
Category Low EGRW (-3.94)
Category High ASDR (7.95)
Standard Deviation
EEM Rank: 41 of 79
EEM 1.82%
Category Low ASEA (0.51%)
Category High EGPT (5.46%)

EEM Technicals

  • 20 Day MA: $42.53
  • 60 Day MA: $41.65
  • MACD 15 Period: -1.30
  • MACD 100 Period: 0.13
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 97.61
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 97.91
  • RSI 10 Day: 28
  • RSI 20 Day: 41
  • RSI 30 Day: 46
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 42

EEM Bollinger Bands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $41.17
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $43.50
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $41.50
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $43.56
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $41.52
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $44.10

EEM Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $40.96
  • Support Level 2: $40.81
  • Resistance Level 1: $41.38
  • Resistance Level 2: $41.65

EEM Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 49.84
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 20.62
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 56.68
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 32.44
Fact Sheet

EEM - Fact Sheet

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