This ETF offers exposure to Russian equities, making it one of many options available for accessing a component of the BRIC bloc that holds tremendous potential but also significant risks. Russia's economy remains largely dependent on the energy sector, and as such ETFs such as RSX can exhibit significant volatility. RXS is probably too granular for long-term buy-and-holders, but can be useful for investors looking to implement a country rotation strategy or to tilt exposure towards this emerging market. RSX is, perhaps not surprisingly, tilted heavily towards the energy sector, and has significant concentrations in a few individual companies. This Russia ETF is, however, more balanced from both a sector perspective and an individual holding perspective than other options such as ERUS or RBL. For those seeking balanced exposure to the Russian economy, Van Eck also offers RSXJ, a small cap Russia ETF that may be better able to provide pure play exposure to the local Russian economy (and without the heavy energy tilt).
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for RSX 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.
This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (TD Ameritrade)
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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