EEM - iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF

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. Click to read our 'Analyst Take' for EEM »

Analyst Take: 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. « Collapse

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EEM - Profile


Summary Data for EEM

52 Week Lo: $36.76 52 Week Hi: $45.85
AUM: $36,589.3 M Shares: 876.6 M
Avg. Volume (1 month) 73,956,256 Avg. Volume (3 month) 63,818,820
Filings Data as of:

EEM - Holdings

Top Ten Holdings

  1. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd SSNLF: 3.14%
  2. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd 2330: 2.44%
  3. Tencent Holdings Ltd. TCTZF: 1.92%
  4. China Mobile Ltd CHLKF: 1.81%
  5. China Construction Bank Corp 601939: 1.29%
  6. Industrial And Commercial Bank Of China Ltd H Shares IDCBF: 1.17%
  7. Naspers Ltd Class N NAPRF: 1.11%
  8. America Movil SAB de CV Class L AMXVF: 1.07%
  9. OAO Gazprom GAZP: 1.02%
  10. Hon Hai Precision Ind Co Ltd HNHAF: 1.01%
%Assets in Top 10: 15.97%
Total Holdings: 860.0

EEM Asset Allocation


Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 0.12%
International Stocks 96.18%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 2.97%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.32%
Other 0.41%

EEM Sector Breakdown


Sector Percentage
Financial Services 22.57%
Technology 17.76%
Energy 8.38%
Basic Materials 7.78%
Consumer Cyclical 7.7%
Consumer Defensive 7.67%
Communication Services 7.28%
Industrials 5.15%
Utilities 3.17%
Real Estate 2.1%
Health Care 1.9%

EEM Market Cap Breakdown


Market Cap Percentage
Giant 45.95%
Large 31.95%
Medium 9.66%
Small 0.29%
Micro 0.04%

EEM Region Breakdown


Region Percentage
Asia (Emerging) 32.74%
Asia (Developed) 29.81%
Latin America 16.03%
Europe 8.93%
Africa 7.44%
Middle East 1.23%
U.S. 0.12%
Australia 0.0%
Canada 0.0%
Japan 0.0%
Region Percentage
Emerging 64.45%
Developed 31.85%

EEM Country Breakdown


Country Percentage
China 15.54%
Hong Kong 3.69%
South Korea 14.31%
Taiwan 11.81%
Brazil 8.22%
South Africa 7.29%
India 7.0%
Mexico 5.34%
Russia 4.55%
Malaysia 3.89%
Other 18.36%
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EEM - Fact Sheet

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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.

EEM - Fundamentals

EEM Performance

1 Week Return: 3.04%
2 Week Return: 4.22%
4 Week Return: 2.54%
13 Week Return: -4.22%
26 Week Return: 2.22%
YTD Return: 1.19%
1 Year Return: -0.51%
3 Year Return: 4.86%
5 Year Return: 16.63%

EEM Expenses & Fees

EEM Valuation

P/E Ratio: 11.01
Beta: 1.17
20 Day Moving Average: $41.12
60 Day Moving Average: $43.06

EEM Dividend

Annual Dividend Rate: $0.71
Dividend Date: 2014-06-25
Dividend: $0.34
Annual Dividend Yield %: 1.69%

EEM Volatility

5 Day Volatility: 69.05%
20 Day Volatility: 17.43%
50 Day Volatility: 16.64%
200 Day Volatility: 14.29%
Standard Deviation: 2.07%

EEM - Technicals

EEM Technicals

20 Day MA: $41.12
60 Day MA: $43.06
MACD 15 Period: 1.01
MACD 100 Period: -1.42
Williams % Range 10 Day: 9.14
Williams % Range 20 Day: 7.66
RSI 10 Day: 60
RSI 20 Day: 50
RSI 30 Day: 48
Ultimate Oscillator: 56

EEM Bollinger Bands

Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $40.21
Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $41.91
Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $40.13
Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $42.09
Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $39.84
Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $43.09

EEM Support & Resistance

Support Level 1: $41.71
Support Level 2: $41.44
Resistance Level 1: $42.19
Resistance Level 2: $42.40

EEM Stochastic

Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 58.60
Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 76.83
Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 56.98
Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 67.93

EEM Volatility

5 Day Volatility: 69.05%
20 Day Volatility: 17.43%
50 Day Volatility: 16.64%
200 Day Volatility: 14.29%
Standard Deviation: 2.07%

EEM - ETFdb Realtime Rating & Analyst Report

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.

ETFdb Category Expense Ratio Inception Date Issuer Structure YTD Return *
Emerging Markets Equities 0.67 2003-04-07 iShares ETF +1.19%

EEM Realtime Rating: By Metric

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

The first adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for EEM on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, and concentration of holdings. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the Emerging Markets Equities ETFdb Category with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field.

EEM Realtime Rating: Overall

ETFdb Rating Type Overall Rating A+ Overall Rated ETF
Realtime Rating (Overall) A- SCHE

The second table shows the overall Realtime Rating for EEM, as well as the A+ Overall Rated ETF in EEM's Category. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.

EEM In-Depth

The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for EEM and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.

Expense Analysis

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

EEM ETF Average ETF Wtd. Average
0.67 0.61% 0.33%

Comparative Analysis: Emerging Markets Equities ETFdb Category

Lo Average Hi EEM Rank
SCHE : 0.14% 0.64% GSGO : 1.29% 60 of 88

Commission Free Trading in EEM

EEM is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms. There are 31 other ETFs in the Emerging Markets Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading ASEA (Interactive Brokers, E*TRADE) BIK (Charles Schwab) BKF (TD Ameritrade, Fidelity) DBEM (E*TRADE) DEM (E*TRADE) DGRE (Charles Schwab) DGS (E*TRADE) DVYE (Fidelity) EDIV (Charles Schwab) EDOG (Charles Schwab) EEB (Charles Schwab) EELV (Charles Schwab) EEME (Fidelity) EEMS (Fidelity) EEMV (Fidelity) EMBB (Charles Schwab) EPI (TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE) EWEM (Charles Schwab) EWX (Charles Schwab, TD Ameritrade) FM (Fidelity) FNDE (Charles Schwab) FRN (Charles Schwab) GAF (Charles Schwab) GULF (E*TRADE) GUR (TD Ameritrade) IEMG (Fidelity) INDY (Fidelity) PIN (Charles Schwab) RSX (TD Ameritrade) SCHE (Charles Schwab) VWO (Vanguard, TD Ameritrade, Firstrade)

Performance Analysis

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

  EEM Category Lo Category Hi EEM Rank
1 Week* 3.04% ASDR: -6.59% RSX: 5.96% 16 of 84
4 Week* 2.54% EMFT: -8.13% TUR: 11.84% 29 of 87
13 Week* -4.22% NGE: -12.33% ASDR: 22.15% 49 of 87
26 Week* 2.22% PLND: -11.45% SMIN: 34.03% 39 of 86
YTD* 1.19% RSXJ: -33.02% SMIN: 49.52% 46 of 81
1 Year* -0.51% RSXJ: -32.25% SMIN: 71.52% 44 of 79
3 Year* 4.86% RSXJ: -45.85% GULF: 70.29% 28 of 52
5 Year* 16.63% VNM: -23.76% THD: 133.25% 17 of 30

Volatility Analysis

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

  EEM Category Lo Category Hi EEM Rank
5 Day* 69.05% AZIA: 5.61% THD: 146.09% 32 of 87
20 Day* 17.43% EEMV: 11.49% ASDR: 118.59% 62 of 87
50 Day* 16.64% ASEA: 10.30% ASDR: 107.62% 58 of 87
200 Day* 14.29% ASEA: 9.44% SCIF: 31.12% 59 of 84
Beta* 1.17 ASDR: -7.16 EMDR: 4.99 51 of 87
Standart Deviation* 2.07% EWM: 0.46% SCIF: 8.14% 33 of 72

Technical Analysis

This section highlights technical strength metrics for EEM.

Moving Averages * Support & Resistance * Williams & Rel. Strength *
20 Day MA $41.12 Lower Bolinger (10Day) $40.21 Williams % (10) 9.14
60 Day MA $43.06 Upper Bolinger (10Day) $41.91 Williams % (20) 7.66
MACD 15 Day 1.01 Lower Bolinger (30Day) $39.84 Rel. Strength (10) 60
MACD 100 Day -1.42 Upper Bolinger (30Day) $43.09 Rel. Strength (20) 50
    Support Level $50.06 Rel. Strength (30) 48
    Resistance Level $42.19    

Dividend & Valuation Analysis

This section shows how the dividend yield and P/E multiple of EEM compare to the peer group ETFdb Category.

  EEM Category Lo Category Hi EEM Rank
Annual Dividend Yield* 1.69% QEMM: 0.02% EMHD: 6.09% 51 of 85
P/E Ratio* 11.01 RSXJ: 4.85 RBL: 20.47 23 of 44
* As of 2014-10-30

Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep EEM is relative to the peer group ETFdb Category.

  EEM Category Lo Category Hi EEM Rank
Number of Holdings** 859 INP: n/a TLTE: 2218 5 of 88
% Assets in Top 10** 15.97% INP: n/a GSGO: 99.95% 70 of 88
** As of 2014-10-02

Alternative ETFs

Other ETFs in the Emerging Markets Equities ETFdb Category include:

Type Ticker Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SCHE 0.14% $1,219.2 M 336,664 4.63%
Largest (AUM) VWO 0.15% $47,061.6 M 12,073,603 5.18%
Most Liquid (Volume) VWO 0.15% $47,061.6 M 12,073,603 5.18%
Top YTD Performer SMIN 0.74% $16.1 M 13,014 49.52%

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