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  • ETF
  • EEM
    Pricing Data
    $43.08
    Change: $0.62 (0.01%)
    Time: 03/15/19
    Previous Close: $42.46
  • Category
  • Emerging Markets Equities
  • ESG Score
Last Updated:

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Vitals

Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $37.02
  • 52 Week Hi: $48.68
  • AUM: $34,656.7 M
  • Shares: 807.8 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 72,462,400
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 83,313,368

Alternative ETFs in the Emerging Markets Equities Category

Type Ticker Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SPEM 0.11% $2,790.2 M 1,064,529 10.60%
Largest (AUM) VWO 0.12% $63,430.8 M 19,726,968 11.73%
Most Liquid (Volume) IEMG 0.14% $59,071.8 M 21,309,998 10.12%
Top YTD Performer EMQQ 0.86% $399.9 M 119,295 22.46%

Analyst Report

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.

Realtime Rating

Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table shows a Realtime Rating for 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, highlights the best rated ETF in the Emerging Markets Equities category for each metric. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.

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EEM Overall Realtime Rating: A-

A+ Overall Rated ETF: EEMX

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

EEM In-Depth Analysis

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

EEM Holdings

Filings Data as of: Mar 15, 2019

Concentration Analysis

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

Number of Holdings
Rank: 3 of 72
1094
Category Low HEEM (2)
Category High IEMG (2372)
% Assets in Top 10
Rank: 31 of 72
24.11%
Category Low EWX (3.65%)
Category High HEEM (100.00%)
% Assets in Top 15
Rank: 45 of 72
28.52%
Category Low EWX (5.17%)
Category High HEEM (100.00%)
% Assets in Top 50
Rank: 56 of 72
43.79%
Category Low EWX (14.41%)
Category High ADRE (100.80%)

Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
Common equity 95.08%
Preferred stock 3.91%
ETF Cash Component 1.01%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Financials 23.2%
Technology 14.1%
Communications 13.72%
Consumer, Cyclical 10.92%
Energy 8.14%
Basic Materials 7.19%
Consumer, Non-Cyclical 5.98%
Industrials 5.18%
Real Estate 2.89%
Healthcare 2.57%
Other 2.57%
Utilities 2.51%
ETF Cash Component 1.01%
Non-Equity 0.03%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Large cap 88.19%
Mid cap 9.48%
Small cap 1.01%
ETF Cash Component 1.01%
Micro cap 0.31%
Unknown 0.0%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
Asia 68.78%
Latin America 10.47%
Europe 9.51%
Africa 5.61%
Asia-Pacific 2.34%
Middle East 1.84%
North America 1.45%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Emerging Markets 79.55%
Developed Markets (ex-US) 18.86%
United States 1.45%
Frontier Markets 0.13%
Not-designated 0.01%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
China 30.52%
South Korea 12.95%
Taiwan 11.09%
India 8.38%
Brazil 6.87%
South Africa 5.56%
Russia 3.65%
Mexico 2.32%
Thailand 2.23%
Malaysia 2.07%
United Kingdom 1.97%
Indonesia 1.51%
United States 1.45%
Philippines 1.07%
Hong Kong 1.03%
Poland 1.0%
Qatar 0.92%
Chile 0.75%
United Arab Emirates 0.72%
Turkey 0.49%
Colombia 0.46%
Belgium 0.39%
Spain 0.39%
Hungary 0.32%
France 0.24%
Greece 0.22%
Italy 0.21%
Japan 0.21%
Egypt 0.13%
Germany 0.12%
Czech Republic 0.1%
Netherlands 0.1%
Switzerland 0.08%
Cyprus 0.08%
Saudi Arabia 0.07%
Norway 0.07%
Peru 0.06%
Mauritius 0.05%
Luxembourg 0.05%
Singapore 0.03%
Portugal 0.03%
Pakistan 0.02%
Azerbaijan 0.01%

EEM Expenses & Fees

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

Expenses Ratio Analysis

ETF Average
0.544%
ETF Wtd. Average
0.21%
Category Average
0.55%
Expense Ratio
Rank: 55 of 72
0.67%
Category Low SPEM (0.11%)
Category High DOGS (2.04%)
EEM ESG Themes and Scores
  • 4.32/10
    ESG Score
  • 14.63%
    ESG Score Global Percentile (%)
  • 34.53%
    ESG Score Peer Percentile (%)
    • Revenue Exposure to Environmental Impact (%)
      1.74%

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Environment Controversies (%)
      2.55%

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Sustainable Impact Solutions (%)
      4.53%

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons of CO2e / $M Sales)
      340.89

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Fossil Fuel Reserves (%)
      12.55%

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • High Impact Fossil Fuel Reserves (%)
      8.21%

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Water Stress High Risk Business Segment (%)
      12.57%

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress High Risk Geography (%)
      37.21%

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress Exposure Moderate (%)
      33.72%

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress Exposure High (%)
      15.98%

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress Exposure Low (%)
      45.08%

      Higher improves ESG score
    • Revenue Exposure to Energy Efficiency (%)
      1.18%

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Alternative Energy (%)
      0.3%

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Green Building (%)
      0.11%

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Pollution Prevention (%)
      0.05%

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Water Sustainability (%)
      0.09%

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Social Impact (%)
      2.79%

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Sustainable Impact Solutions (%)
      4.53%

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • SRI Exclusion Criteria (%)
      3.27%

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Affordable Real Estate (%)
      0.06%

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Education (%)
      0.16%

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Major Disease Treatment (%)
      0.26%

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Nutrition (%)
      0.67%

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Sanitation (%)
      0.41%

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to SME Finance (%)
      1.22%

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Human Rights Norms Violation (%)
      1.4%

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Human Rights Norms Violation OR Watch List (%)
      3.7%

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Human Rights Controversies (%)
      4.03%

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Labor Norms Violation (%)
      1.32%

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Labor Norms Violation OR Watch List (%)
      2.34%

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Labor Controversies (%)
      4.55%

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Severe Customer Controversies (%)
      5.58%

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Global Compact Compliance Violation (%)
      2.67%

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Global Compact Compliance Violation OR Watch List (%)
      9.13%

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Catholic Values Fail (%)
      3.85%

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Islamic Non-Compliant (%)
      65.2%

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Adult Entertainment Involvement (%)
      2.11%

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Alcohol Involvement (%)
      17.93%

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Gambling Involvement (%)
      5.84%

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Nuclear Power Involvement (%)
      2.28%

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Tobacco Involvement (%)
      10.8%

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Weapons Involvement (%)
      1.77%

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Controversies Weapons Involvement (%)
      0.27%

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Civilian Firearms Involvement (%)
      0.27%

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Civilian Firearms Retailer (%)
      0.0%

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Civilian Firearms Producer (%)
      0.0%

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Direct Predatory Lending Involvement (%)
      2.86%

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Genetic Engineering Involvement (%)
      0.16%

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Governance Controversies (%)
      7.97%

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Flag (%)
      36.48%

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Lack of Independent Board Majority (%)
      37.99%

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (0-25%) (%)
      5.16%

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (25-50%) (%)
      35.01%

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (50-75%) (%)
      48.69%

      Higher improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (75-100%) (%)
      10.58%

      Higher improves ESG score
    • No Female Directors (%)
      32.3%

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Three OR More Female Directors (%)
      14.49%

      Higher improves ESG score
    • Females Represent 30% of Directors (%)
      6.59%

      Higher improves ESG score
    • Entrenched Board (%)
      24.05%

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Overboarding (%)
      28.28%

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Negative Director Votes (%)
      24.14%

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Ownership AND Control Flag (%)
      39.93%

      Lower improves ESG score
    • One Share One Vote (%)
      40.48%

      Lower improves ESG score
    • No Annual Director Elections (%)
      86.96%

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Does Not Use Majority Voting (%)
      19.38%

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Significant Votes Against Pay Practices (%)
      5.82%

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Controlling Shareholder (%)
      65.7%

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Controlling Shareholder Concerns (%)
      44.93%

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Cross Shareholdings (%)
      12.2%

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Poison Pill (%)
      0.34%

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Pay Flag (%)
      38.21%

      Lower improves ESG score
    • No Pay Performance Link (%)
      0.25%

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Lack of Internal Pay Equity (%)
      8.45%

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Executive Pay Non-Disclosure (%)
      45.76%

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Accounting Flag (%)
      31.18%

      Lower improves ESG score

EEM Performance

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

1 Week Return
Rank: 14 of 72
3.46%
Category Low EDBI (-2.30%)
Category High GREK (4.81%)
4 Week Return
Rank: 24 of 71
2.35%
Category Low EDBI (-4.11%)
Category High EMQQ (9.29%)
13 Week Return
Rank: 27 of 71
9.78%
Category Low QAT (-6.28%)
Category High EGPT (22.62%)
26 Week Return
Rank: 40 of 68
4.21%
Category Low UAE (-7.73%)
Category High TUR (23.94%)
Year to Date Return
Rank: 35 of 71
10.29%
Category Low QAT (-2.97%)
Category High EMQQ (22.46%)
1 Year Return
Rank: 40 of 65
-10.77%
Category Low TUR (-34.76%)
Category High KSA (15.20%)
3 Year Return
Rank: 19 of 47
38.90%
Category Low TUR (-28.69%)
Category High RSXJ (67.03%)
5 Year Return
Rank: 10 of 34
24.64%
Category Low GREK (-64.31%)
Category High EEB (40.08%)

EEM Fund Flows

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

1 Week Fund Flow
Rank: N/A
No Ranking Available
Category Low EDIV (‑$88.4 M)
Category High PXH ($68.9 M)
4 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 2 of 40
$206.9 M
Category Low RSX (‑$140.0 M)
Category High SCHE ($262.1 M)
13 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 2 of 58
$2,848.7 M
Category Low RSX (‑$85.8 M)
Category High IEMG ($5,885.8 M)
26 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 2 of 60
$3,932.3 M
Category Low ECON (‑$182.2 M)
Category High IEMG ($10,214.7 M)
Year to Date Fund Flow
Rank: 2 of 55
$2,455.2 M
Category Low RSX (‑$62.3 M)
Category High IEMG ($4,992.9 M)
1 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 61 of 61
‑$3,828.9 M
Category Low EEM (‑$3,828.9 M)
Category High IEMG ($14,972.6 M)
3 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 3 of 64
$6,374.6 M
Category Low RSX (‑$925.2 M)
Category High IEMG ($44,603.8 M)
5 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 4 of 64
$3,345.6 M
Category Low DEM (‑$1,296.1 M)
Category High IEMG ($52,548.2 M)

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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 Valuation

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

P/E Ratio
Rank: 39 of 67
11.97
Category Low RSXJ (4.39)
Category High ECON (18.8)

EEM Dividend

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

Dividend
$0.58
Dividend Date
2018-12-18
Annual Dividend Rate
$0.87
Annual Dividend Yield
Rank: 54 of 68
2.05%
Category Low FLZA (0.23%)
Category High EEMO (11.43%)

EEM Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
Rank: 4 of 72
164.54%
Category Low FDEM (9.87%)
Category High TUR (274.42%)
20 Day Volatility
Rank: 19 of 71
14.71%
Category Low EYLD (7.78%)
Category High ISEM (36.01%)
50 Day Volatility
Rank: 17 of 70
16.86%
Category Low FRN (11.63%)
Category High TUR (27.46%)
200 Day Volatility
Rank: 15 of 67
20.67%
Category Low FM (13.25%)
Category High EMQQ (33.33%)
Beta
Rank: 11 of 67
0.91
Category Low EEMD (-0.91)
Category High FLRU (3.41)
Standard Deviation
Rank: 12 of 62
2.56%
Category Low GULF (0.51%)
Category High EZA (5.64%)

Technicals

  • 20 Day MA: $42.64
  • 60 Day MA: $41.45
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.42
  • MACD 100 Period: 2.41
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 3.43
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 27.78
  • RSI 10 Day: 59
  • RSI 20 Day: 57
  • RSI 30 Day: 56
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 55

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $41.68
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $43.30
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $41.74
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $43.52
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $41.71
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $43.45

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $42.89
  • Support Level 2: $42.69
  • Resistance Level 1: $43.21
  • Resistance Level 2: $43.33

Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 69.24
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 78.63
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 61.67
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 64.73

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