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This ETF offers exposure to small cap stocks in emerging markets, an asset class that is generally overlooked by most emerging markets funds. ETFs such as VWO and EEM are dominated by large cap stocks, which tend to be multi-national firms conducting business around the world. Small caps may be more representative of their local economy, and have historically exhibited a risk/return profile very different from their large cap counterparts. While EWX can potentially be a substitute for funds such as EEM and VWO, it is perhaps more appropriately seen as a complementary holdings to deliver well rounded emerging markets exposure. EWX is relatively efficient from a cost perspective, and extremely well balanced in terms of individual securities sectors, and countries (no one stock accounts for more than 1% of assets). The only potential drawback worth noting is the inclusion of "quasi-developed" markets, which make up a material portion of holdings. For those seeking exposure to small cap BRICs, it may make sense to use individual country ETFs (such as BRF, ECNS, RSXJ, and SCIN).
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for EWX on 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, shows the ETF in the Emerging Markets Equities with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field. To view all of this data, sign up for a free 14-day trial for ETFdb Pro. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.View the Category Report
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb.com Category.
There are 36 other ETFs in the Emerging Markets Equities ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of EWX 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.com Category.
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