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  • ETF
  • EEM
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.26 (0.01%)
    Time: 08/14/18
    Previous Close: $42.48
  • Category
  • Emerging Markets Equities
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $42.15
  • 52 Week Hi: $51.74
  • AUM: $30,737.8 M
  • Shares: 720.5 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 56,515,892
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 65,940,096

Alternative ETFs in the Emerging Markets Equities Category

Type Ticker Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SPEM 0.11% $1,494.5 M 451,963 -7.09%
Largest (AUM) VWO 0.14% $59,303.2 M 12,625,704 -7.90%
Most Liquid (Volume) VWO 0.14% $59,303.2 M 12,625,704 -7.90%
Top YTD Performer QAT 0.62% $54.0 M 22,982 13.00%

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: NUEM

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

Knowledge Centers

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 Category.

EEM Holdings

Filings Data as of: Aug 14, 2018

Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group Category.

Number of Holdings
Rank: 4 of 72
Category Low HEEM (2)
Category High IEMG (2034)
% Assets in Top 10
Rank: 31 of 72
Category Low CEZ (5.54%)
Category High HEEM (100.00%)
% Assets in Top 15
Rank: 46 of 72
Category Low CEZ (7.75%)
Category High HEEM (100.00%)
% Assets in Top 50
Rank: 60 of 72
Category Low EEMS (16.10%)
Category High EDOG (100.08%)

Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
Common equity 95.34%
Preferred stock 3.31%
ETF Cash Component 1.35%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Technology 26.99%
Financials 22.34%
Consumer, Cyclical 9.03%
Energy 7.78%
Basic Materials 7.48%
Consumer, Non-Cyclical 6.35%
Industrials 4.98%
Telecommunications 4.29%
Real Estate 2.85%
Healthcare 2.78%
Utilities 2.34%
Other 1.42%
ETF Cash Component 1.35%
Non-Equity 0.02%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Large cap 87.01%
Mid cap 10.47%
ETF Cash Component 1.35%
Small cap 1.13%
Micro cap 0.04%
Unknown 0.0%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
Asia 69.33%
Latin America 9.75%
Europe 8.77%
Africa 6.19%
Asia-Pacific 2.35%
Middle East 1.82%
North America 1.8%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Emerging Markets 93.35%
Developed Markets (ex-US) 4.67%
United States 1.8%
Frontier Markets 0.16%
Not-designated 0.01%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
China 28.9%
South Korea 13.98%
Taiwan 11.9%
India 8.51%
South Africa 6.13%
Brazil 5.61%
Russia 3.26%
Mexico 2.84%
Malaysia 2.31%
Thailand 2.27%
United States 1.8%
United Kingdom 1.65%
Indonesia 1.4%
Hong Kong 1.05%
Poland 1.01%
Philippines 1.01%
Qatar 0.9%
Chile 0.8%
United Arab Emirates 0.67%
Colombia 0.46%
Belgium 0.46%
Turkey 0.43%
Spain 0.35%
Greece 0.31%
Hungary 0.27%
Japan 0.27%
France 0.22%
Italy 0.2%
Egypt 0.15%
Germany 0.12%
Czech Republic 0.11%
Netherlands 0.1%
Saudi Arabia 0.09%
Switzerland 0.09%
Norway 0.07%
Cyprus 0.05%
Mauritius 0.05%
Luxembourg 0.05%
Pakistan 0.05%
Peru 0.04%
Singapore 0.03%
Portugal 0.03%
Azerbaijan 0.01%

EEM Expenses & Fees

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

Expenses Ratio Analysis

ETF Average
ETF Wtd. Average
Category Average
Expense Ratio
Rank: 56 of 72
Category Low SPEM (0.11%)
Category High EGPT (0.94%)

Commission Free Trading

This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 8 other ETFs in the Emerging Markets Equities Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

EEM Performance

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

1 Week Return
Rank: 38 of 70
Category Low TUR (-18.91%)
Category High EMIF (-1.34%)
4 Week Return
Rank: 47 of 70
Category Low TUR (-22.84%)
Category High QAT (3.91%)
13 Week Return
Rank: 41 of 71
Category Low TUR (-34.29%)
Category High QAT (9.75%)
26 Week Return
Rank: 30 of 71
Category Low TUR (-49.48%)
Category High QAT (12.17%)
Year to Date Return
Rank: 41 of 70
Category Low TUR (-49.61%)
Category High QAT (13.00%)
1 Year Return
Rank: 29 of 64
Category Low TUR (-51.19%)
Category High EGPT (23.87%)
3 Year Return
Rank: 13 of 47
Category Low TUR (-42.75%)
Category High FNDE (40.88%)
5 Year Return
Rank: 11 of 35
Category Low TUR (-59.12%)
Category High BICK (29.68%)

EEM Fund Flows

This section compares the fund flows of this ETF to peers in the same Category.

1 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 2 of 10
$178.9 M
Category Low EPOL (‑$28.9 M)
Category High TUR ($181.5 M)
4 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 2 of 31
$359.0 M
Category Low RSX (‑$42.2 M)
Category High IEMG ($2,244.4 M)
13 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 55 of 55
‑$5,988.6 M
Category Low EEM (‑$5,988.6 M)
Category High IEMG ($2,244.4 M)
26 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 61 of 61
‑$7,585.3 M
Category Low EEM (‑$7,585.3 M)
Category High IEMG ($6,977.1 M)
Year to Date Fund Flow
Rank: 63 of 63
‑$5,175.5 M
Category Low EEM (‑$5,175.5 M)
Category High IEMG ($10,180.3 M)
1 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 58 of 58
‑$3,312.1 M
Category Low EEM (‑$3,312.1 M)
Category High IEMG ($14,264.1 M)
3 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 4 of 46
$2,070.5 M
Category Low RSX (‑$586.2 M)
Category High IEMG ($37,355.2 M)
5 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 35 of 35
‑$7,061.8 M
Category Low EEM (‑$7,061.8 M)
Category High IEMG ($43,591.9 M)

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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 Category.

P/E Ratio
Rank: 41 of 70
Category Low SDEM (7.29)
Category High ECON (27.18)

EEM Dividend

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

Dividend Date
Annual Dividend Rate
Annual Dividend Yield
Rank: 45 of 69
Category Low OBOR (0.11%)
Category High SDEM (6.48%)

EEM Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
Rank: 5 of 71
Category Low PBEE (12.29%)
Category High ERUS (172.23%)
20 Day Volatility
Rank: 29 of 70
Category Low FM (11.56%)
Category High TUR (92.23%)
50 Day Volatility
Rank: 28 of 71
Category Low FRN (12.78%)
Category High TUR (65.33%)
200 Day Volatility
Rank: 22 of 70
Category Low FM (12.58%)
Category High TUR (53.74%)
Rank: 49 of 71
Category Low TUR (-4.44)
Category High ERUS (2.37)
Standard Deviation
Rank: 15 of 62
Category Low UAE (0.57%)
Category High TUR (5.84%)


  • 20 Day MA: $44.02
  • 60 Day MA: $44.43
  • MACD 15 Period: -1.34
  • MACD 100 Period: -2.68
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 83.87
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 86.09
  • RSI 10 Day: 36
  • RSI 20 Day: 41
  • RSI 30 Day: 43
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 37

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $42.44
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $45.08
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $42.72
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $45.30
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $42.63
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $45.08

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: n/a
  • Support Level 2: $42.42
  • Resistance Level 1: n/a
  • Resistance Level 2: $43.02


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 43.78
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 24.68
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 43.23
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 35.88

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