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  • ETF
  • DGS
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.26 (0.01%)
    Time: 01/22/20
    Previous Close: $47.40
  • Category
  • Emerging Markets Equities
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $41.93
  • 52 Week Hi: $48.46
  • AUM: $1,896.2 M
  • Shares: 39.7 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 255,152
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 214,478

Alternative ETFs in the Emerging Markets Equities Category

Type Ticker Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SPEM 0.11% $3,946.7 M 966,556 0.74%
Largest (AUM) VWO 0.12% $68,043.6 M 11,084,221 1.28%
Most Liquid (Volume) EEM 0.68% $31,450.4 M 59,440,556 1.25%
Top YTD Performer NGE 0.88% $43.9 M 27,949 12.03%

Analyst Report

This ETF offers an opportunity to access small cap emerging markets equities, making it a nice complement to funds such as EEM or VWO that are heavy on large cap stocks. Because mega caps are often multi-national companies that generate revenues in multiple regions, small caps can be better "pure plays" on the local economy and may be more reflective of domestic consumption patterns. DGS is a nice option for small cap emerging market exposure, an asset class that is often overlooked but that can be a valuable addition to most portfolios.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for DGS 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.

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DGS Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A- n/a
Expenses B n/a

DGS In-Depth Analysis

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

DGS Holdings

Filings Data as of: Jan 22, 2020

Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group Category.

Number of Holdings
Rank: 13 of 75
Category Low RWED (2)
Category High IEMG (2467)
% Assets in Top 10
Rank: 4 of 75
Category Low EEMS (4.07%)
Category High RWED (100.00%)
% Assets in Top 15
Rank: 72 of 75
Category Low EEMS (5.40%)
Category High HEEM (100.00%)
% Assets in Top 50
Rank: 72 of 75
Category Low EEMS (13.25%)
Category High EZA (100.00%)

Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
Common equity 99.87%
ETF Cash Component 0.13%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Technology 16.03%
Industrials 11.98%
Financials 11.71%
Consumer, Cyclical 10.75%
Real Estate 10.61%
Other 10.58%
Basic Materials 8.98%
Consumer, Non-Cyclical 6.05%
Utilities 4.53%
Healthcare 3.76%
Communications 3.01%
Energy 1.88%
ETF Cash Component 0.13%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Mid cap 59.65%
Large cap 19.96%
Small cap 17.45%
Micro cap 2.1%
Unknown 0.72%
ETF Cash Component 0.13%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
Asia 67.96%
Africa 10.51%
Latin America 10.07%
Europe 6.83%
Asia-Pacific 3.92%
North America 0.58%
ETF Cash Component 0.13%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Emerging Markets 83.71%
Developed Markets (ex-US) 15.3%
United States 0.58%
Not-designated 0.28%
ETF Cash Component 0.13%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
Taiwan 26.29%
China 16.91%
South Africa 10.51%
South Korea 8.52%
Brazil 6.84%
India 5.34%
Thailand 5.28%
Malaysia 3.53%
Mexico 2.41%
Turkey 2.32%
Hong Kong 2.23%
Indonesia 2.11%
United Kingdom 2.02%
Philippines 0.96%
Czech Republic 0.68%
Poland 0.64%
United States 0.58%
Chile 0.54%
Netherlands 0.48%
France 0.36%
Australia 0.35%
Singapore 0.25%
Germany 0.23%
Bahamas 0.2%
ETF Cash Component 0.13%
Japan 0.13%
Sweden 0.09%
Bolivia 0.09%

DGS Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same Category.

Expenses Ratio Analysis

ETF Average
ETF Wtd. Average
Category Average
Expense Ratio
Rank: 47 of 75
Category Low SPEM (0.11%)
Category High EGPT (0.98%)

Commission Free Trading

This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (E*TRADE)

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 14 other ETFs in the Emerging Markets Equities Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

DGS ESG Themes and Scores

DGS does not have an ESG score. There are no ESG themes that map to this ETF.

DGS Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group Category.

1 Week Return
Rank: 39 of 75
Category Low EGPT (-1.74%)
Category High RSXJ (3.93%)
4 Week Return
Rank: 54 of 75
Category Low FLSA (-2.13%)
Category High NGE (13.50%)
13 Week Return
Rank: 65 of 75
Category Low EGPT (-7.18%)
Category High EMQQ (21.08%)
26 Week Return
Rank: 61 of 75
Category Low UAE (-6.22%)
Category High FLRU (22.27%)
Year to Date Return
Rank: 65 of 75
Category Low EGPT (-2.49%)
Category High NGE (12.03%)
1 Year Return
Rank: 35 of 72
Category Low NGE (-1.52%)
Category High FLRU (45.95%)
3 Year Return
Rank: 27 of 53
Category Low UAE (-10.37%)
Category High ERUS (57.37%)
5 Year Return
Rank: 14 of 40
Category Low EGPT (-50.04%)
Category High RSXJ (141.42%)

DGS Fund Flows

This section compares the fund flows of this ETF to peers in the same Category.

1 Week Fund Flow
Rank: N/A
No Ranking Available
Category Low EZA (‑$4.8 M)
Category High ESGE ($1,156.0 M)
4 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 13 of 41
$23.8 M
Category Low KSA (‑$31.3 M)
Category High EEM ($1,248.4 M)
13 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 8 of 54
$161.5 M
Category Low FLQE (‑$150.5 M)
Category High EEM ($3,450.4 M)
26 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 7 of 62
$259.5 M
Category Low EEM (‑$2,287.7 M)
Category High ESGE ($1,346.0 M)
Year to Date Fund Flow
Rank: 12 of 36
$23.8 M
Category Low KSA (‑$31.3 M)
Category High ESGE ($1,221.7 M)
1 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 8 of 67
$480.0 M
Category Low EEM (‑$2,742.7 M)
Category High IEMG ($3,392.3 M)
3 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 8 of 70
$747.6 M
Category Low EEM (‑$1,574.2 M)
Category High IEMG ($37,389.7 M)
5 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 15 of 70
$358.3 M
Category Low EEM (‑$3,522.6 M)
Category High IEMG ($51,062.0 M)

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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 DGS relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

DGS Valuation

This section shows how the P/E multiple of this ETF compares to the peer group Category.

P/E Ratio
Rank: 20 of 75
Category Low NGE (4.8)
Category High EMQQ (23.51)

DGS Dividend

This section shows how the dividend yield of this ETF compares to the peer group Category.

Dividend Date
Annual Dividend Rate
Annual Dividend Yield
Rank: 20 of 75
Category Low EMEM (0.28%)
Category High EZA (12.62%)

DGS Technicals

Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group Category.

5 Day Volatility
Rank: 6 of 75
Category Low ECOW (1.07%)
Category High EMQQ (240.18%)
20 Day Volatility
Rank: 51 of 75
Category Low EMFM (7.34%)
Category High TUR (22.42%)
50 Day Volatility
Rank: 56 of 75
Category Low EMFM (7.40%)
Category High NGE (21.26%)
200 Day Volatility
Rank: 68 of 74
Category Low EMFM (8.05%)
Category High TUR (23.23%)
Rank: 35 of 75
Category Low NGE (0.17)
Category High ECOW (3.02)
Standard Deviation
Rank: 26 of 71
Category Low EMFM (0.42%)
Category High ERUS (3.59%)


  • 20 Day MA: $47.71
  • 60 Day MA: $46.31
  • MACD 15 Period: -0.16
  • MACD 100 Period: 2.05
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 56.54
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 51.61
  • RSI 10 Day: 51
  • RSI 20 Day: 56
  • RSI 30 Day: 57
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 53

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $47.16
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $48.53
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $46.91
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $48.46
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $45.66
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $48.87

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $47.58
  • Support Level 2: $47.50
  • Resistance Level 1: $47.76
  • Resistance Level 2: $47.85


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 49.89
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 48.88
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 57.44
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 62.03

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