This fund offers broad exposure to emerging markets by investing in the Defined Emerging Markets Index. This benchmark provides access to a variety of emerging markets across the globe although it is heavy in its exposure to countries such as China and Taiwan in particular. Emerging markets are a key allocation in many portfolios thanks to the high growth potentials that many of these markets have. Many citizens in these countries are entering the ranks of the middle class for the first time and are beginning to consumer more like their Western counterparts. However, risks remain high in many of these nations as corruption and inflation rates are through the roof suggesting that investors need to be concerned over the short term when investing in these securities. FEM invests in an index that provides less diversification than many others in the field and it also is slightly more expensive. However, the fund does seek to weed out some of the worst names across various countries making it a potentially less volatile play on a choppy corner of the market.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for FEM 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 Category.
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
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.
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This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.
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