EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF
- Emerging Markets Equities
Alternative ETFs in the Emerging Markets Equities Category
|Type||Ticker||Expense Ratio||Assets||Avg. Daily Vol||YTD Return|
|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%|
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 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 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.
EEM HoldingsFilings Data as of: Feb 02, 2016
Top Ten Holdings
SSNLF 3.29%Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
2330 3.23%Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd
TCTZF 3.01%Tencent Holdings Ltd
CHLKF 2.08%China Mobile Ltd
CICHF 1.60%China Construction Bank Corp H Shares
NAPRF 1.51%Naspers Ltd Class N
IDCBF 1.19%Industrial And Commercial Bank Of China Ltd H Shares
BABA 1.04%Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR
HNHAF 1.01%Hon Hai Precision Ind Co Ltd
BACHF 0.97%Bank Of China Ltd. H Shares
Market Cap Breakdown
Market Tier Breakdown
EEM Expenses & Fees
This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb Category.
Expenses Ratio Analysis
Commission Free Trading
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
Category Commission Free Trading
There are 39 other ETFs in the Emerging Markets Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.
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.
This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.
- 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
- 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 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
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