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  • ETF
  • FEMS
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.16 (0.0%)
    Time: 01/16/20
    Previous Close: $39.96
  • Category
  • Emerging Markets Equities
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $30.30
  • 52 Week Hi: $40.43
  • AUM: $166.6 M
  • Shares: 4.2 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 83,618
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 38,997

Alternative ETFs in the Emerging Markets Equities Category

Type Ticker Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SPEM 0.11% $3,873.5 M 959,456 2.23%
Largest (AUM) VWO 0.12% $68,722.7 M 10,965,178 2.59%
Most Liquid (Volume) EEM 0.68% $31,649.4 M 58,170,576 2.45%
Top YTD Performer NGE 0.88% $44.2 M 26,105 10.69%

Analyst Report

This ETF utilizes the AlphaDEX strategy to invest in emerging market small caps. This methodology involves a quantitative screening methodology designed to identify the stocks from a specific universe that have the greatest potential for capital appreciation. Specifically, stocks from the eligible universe are ranked on growth factors such as recent price appreciation, sales-to-price ratio, and one year sales growth, and separately on value factors such as book value to price ratio, cash flow to price ratio, and return on assets. Stocks with the highest scores are included in the benchmark, and the highest weightings are afforded larger weightings. For those looking to make a play on small cap equities, FEMS certainly makes for a viable option. The fund has nearly 200 holdings, but allocates over 25% of its assets to Taiwan; an economy that most believe is already fully developed. This may dilute the emerging market exposure and lead to undesirable results. Beyond that, the fund has a sound strategy and can be used as a part of a bigger emerging market strategy, but the fund is not deep enough to be your core holding for exposure to developing economies.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for FEMS 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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FEMS Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

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

FEMS 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.

FEMS Holdings

Filings Data as of: Jan 16, 2020

Concentration Analysis

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

Number of Holdings
Rank: 35 of 75
Category Low RWED (2)
Category High IEMG (2466)
% Assets in Top 10
Rank: 5 of 75
Category Low EEMS (3.99%)
Category High RWED (100.00%)
% Assets in Top 15
Rank: 71 of 75
Category Low EEMS (5.30%)
Category High HEEM (100.00%)
% Assets in Top 50
Rank: 64 of 75
Category Low EEMS (13.02%)
Category High EZA (100.00%)

Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
Common equity 97.31%
Preferred stock 2.6%
ETF Cash Component 0.09%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Industrials 19.57%
Technology 17.5%
Basic Materials 16.62%
Consumer, Cyclical 12.9%
Real Estate 9.39%
Other 6.2%
Consumer, Non-Cyclical 4.72%
Energy 3.67%
Communications 3.43%
Financials 2.98%
Utilities 2.23%
Healthcare 0.35%
Non-Equity 0.33%
ETF Cash Component 0.09%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Mid cap 57.24%
Large cap 18.91%
Small cap 15.37%
Micro cap 8.39%
ETF Cash Component 0.09%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
Asia 49.6%
Latin America 21.15%
Europe 20.17%
Africa 5.39%
Asia-Pacific 2.91%
Middle East 0.69%
ETF Cash Component 0.09%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Emerging Markets 93.27%
Developed Markets (ex-US) 6.14%
Not-designated 0.5%
ETF Cash Component 0.09%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
Taiwan 25.43%
Brazil 19.12%
Turkey 14.66%
China 14.32%
South Africa 5.39%
Thailand 4.47%
Indonesia 3.26%
United Kingdom 2.16%
Hong Kong 1.86%
Malaysia 1.77%
Mexico 1.53%
Poland 1.24%
Russia 1.23%
Philippines 1.05%
Egypt 0.69%
Netherlands 0.55%
Bahamas 0.5%
India 0.35%
France 0.33%
ETF Cash Component 0.09%

FEMS 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: 70 of 75
Category Low SPEM (0.11%)
Category High EGPT (0.98%)

Commission Free Trading

This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 4 other ETFs in the Emerging Markets Equities Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

FEMS ESG Themes and Scores

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

FEMS Performance

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

1 Week Return
Rank: 10 of 75
Category Low GREK (-0.10%)
Category High RSXJ (2.91%)
4 Week Return
Rank: 9 of 75
Category Low EGPT (-1.94%)
Category High TUR (10.92%)
13 Week Return
Rank: 8 of 75
Category Low EGPT (-6.00%)
Category High TUR (23.37%)
26 Week Return
Rank: 5 of 75
Category Low FLSA (-7.41%)
Category High EMQQ (20.12%)
Year to Date Return
Rank: 47 of 75
Category Low FLZA (-1.54%)
Category High NGE (10.69%)
1 Year Return
Rank: 8 of 72
Category Low NGE (-4.13%)
Category High FLRU (46.29%)
3 Year Return
Rank: 5 of 53
Category Low UAE (-12.56%)
Category High EMQQ (56.22%)
5 Year Return
Rank: 7 of 40
Category Low EGPT (-48.34%)
Category High ERUS (147.94%)

FEMS 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 KSA (‑$31.3 M)
Category High IEMG ($425.3 M)
4 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 13 of 42
$19.6 M
Category Low EWX (‑$14.0 M)
Category High EEM ($1,528.4 M)
13 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 16 of 55
$19.6 M
Category Low FLQE (‑$150.5 M)
Category High EEM ($3,450.4 M)
26 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 24 of 62
$5.8 M
Category Low EEM (‑$2,287.7 M)
Category High SPEM ($855.7 M)
Year to Date Fund Flow
Rank: N/A
No Ranking Available
Category Low KSA (‑$31.3 M)
Category High EEM ($967.4 M)
1 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 56 of 68
‑$13.0 M
Category Low EEM (‑$2,613.3 M)
Category High IEMG ($3,986.0 M)
3 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 22 of 70
$64.9 M
Category Low EEM (‑$1,607.1 M)
Category High IEMG ($37,416.2 M)
5 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 25 of 70
$122.0 M
Category Low EEM (‑$3,681.8 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 FEMS relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

FEMS Valuation

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

P/E Ratio
Rank: 8 of 75
Category Low NGE (4.8)
Category High EMQQ (23.51)

FEMS 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: 16 of 75
Category Low EMEM (0.28%)
Category High EZA (12.44%)

FEMS Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
Rank: 2 of 75
Category Low PBEE (0.29%)
Category High EMQQ (239.07%)
20 Day Volatility
Rank: 19 of 75
Category Low EMFM (7.20%)
Category High TUR (22.75%)
50 Day Volatility
Rank: 26 of 75
Category Low EMFM (7.35%)
Category High NGE (20.77%)
200 Day Volatility
Rank: 25 of 74
Category Low EMFM (7.96%)
Category High TUR (23.26%)
Rank: 14 of 75
Category Low NGE (0.17)
Category High ECOW (3.02)
Standard Deviation
Rank: 9 of 71
Category Low EMFM (0.42%)
Category High ERUS (3.50%)


  • 20 Day MA: $39.15
  • 60 Day MA: $36.96
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.57
  • MACD 100 Period: 4.40
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 19.02
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 11.31
  • RSI 10 Day: 69
  • RSI 20 Day: 70
  • RSI 30 Day: 69
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 59

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $38.79
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $40.55
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $37.48
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $40.79
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $35.74
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $41.02

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $40.00
  • Support Level 2: $39.87
  • Resistance Level 1: $40.34
  • Resistance Level 2: $40.55


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 35.58
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 69.90
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 46.81
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 68.21

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