iShares MSCI Frontier and Select EM ETF

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ETF Database Themes

FactSet Classifications

  • Segment Equity: Frontier Markets - Total Market
  • Category Size and Style
  • Focus Total Market
  • Niche Broad-based
  • Strategy Vanilla
  • Weighting Scheme Tiered

Trading Data

Open - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • Open
  • Volume
  • Day Lo
  • Day Hi
  • 52 Week Lo $24.77
  • 52 Week Hi $34.69
  • AUM $504.1 M
  • Shares 14.7 M

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume 64,209
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume 61,492

Alternative ETFs in the ETF Database Foreign Large Cap Equities Category

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SPDW 0.04% $12.0 B 1 M 12.32%
Largest (AUM) VEA 0.05% $107.3 B 7 M 12.13%
Most Liquid (Volume) EFA 0.32% $58.8 B 20 M 11.84%
Top YTD Performer PIZ 0.80% $259.3 M 36,674 21.98%

Top 15 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to its peers.

Holdings Comparison

FM ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Number of Holdings 164 711 164
% of Assets in Top 10 30.50% 21.41% 30.50%
% of Assets in Top 15 39.97% 27.21% 39.97%
% of Assets in Top 50 74.70% 51.93% 74.70%

Size Comparison

FM ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Large (>12.9B) 23.35% 70.13% 23.35%
Mid (>2.7B) 47.46% 24.86% 47.46%
Small (>600M) 24.98% 3.10% 24.98%
Micro (<600M) 4.21% 0.29% 4.21%

FM Valuation

This section compares the P/E ratio of this ETF to its peers.

P/E Ratio
ETF Database Category Average
P/E Ratio
FactSet Segment Average
P/E Ratio

FM Dividend

This section compares the dividend yield of this ETF to its peers.

FM ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Dividend $ 0.49 $ 0.47 $ 0.49
Dividend Date 2021-06-10 N/A N/A
Annual Dividend Rate $ 0.68 $ 0.99 $ 0.68
Annual Dividend Yield 1.97% 2.39% 1.97%

FM Fund Flows

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5 Day Net Flows: 0 1 Month Net Flows: 6.75 M 3 Month Net Flows: 13.22 M 6 Month Net Flows: 3.69 M 1 Year Net Flows: 3.69 M 3 Year Net Flows: -88.2 M 5 Year Net Flows: -104.27 M 10 Year Net Flows: 485.67 M

Realtime Rating

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for FM 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 Foreign Large Cap 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.

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

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

FM Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to its peers.

Expenses Ratio Analysis

Expense Ratio
ETF Database Category Average
Expense Ratio
FactSet Segment Average
Expense Ratio

Tax Analysis

Max ST Capital Gains Rate 39.60%
Max LT Capital Gains Rate 20.00%
Tax On Distributions Qualified dividends
Distributes K1 No
ESG Themes and Scores

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

FM Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peers.

FM ETF Database
Category Average
Factset Segment
1 Month Return 0.89% 1.16% 0.89%
3 Month Return 5.29% 1.12% 5.29%
YTD Return 22.25% 10.20% 22.25%
1 Year Return 34.72% 23.46% 34.72%
3 Year Return 35.50% 21.77% 35.50%
5 Year Return 58.91% 31.99% 58.91%

FM Price and Volume Chart

Geographic Exposure

The following charts reflect the geographic spread of FM's underlying holdings.

Sector Breakdown

Asset Percentage
Share/Common/Ordinary 89.7%
Global Depositary Receipt 6.03%
CASH 2.72%
Preferred Equity 0.92%
American Depositary Receipt 0.48%
Other 0.08%
Right 0.07%
Sector Percentage
Finance 49.55%
Communications 10.51%
Consumer Non-Durables 7.17%
Non-Energy Minerals 7.08%
Producer Manufacturing 4.99%
Energy Minerals 3.41%
Transportation 2.95%
CASH 2.72%
Health Technology 2.63%
Utilities 2.02%
Technology Services 1.86%
Process Industries 1.41%
Retail Trade 0.84%
Industrial Services 0.7%
Consumer Durables 0.69%
Distribution Services 0.47%
Consumer Services 0.41%
Electronic Technology 0.29%
Commercial Services 0.16%
Other 0.08%
Miscellaneous 0.06%
Market Cap Percentage
Mid 47.46%
Small 24.98%
Large 23.35%
Micro 4.21%
Region Percentage
Europe 54.53%
Asia Pacific 34.2%
North, Central and South America 8.47%
Other 2.8%
Region Percentage
Country Percentage
Vietnam 23.44%
Morocco 8.36%
Kenya 6.97%
Kuwait 6.57%
Romania 6.52%
Bahrain 6.49%
Bangladesh 6.27%
Nigeria 6.11%
Kazakhstan 6.03%
Philippines 3.73%
Colombia 3.28%
Oman 2.88%
Other 2.8%
Peru 2.15%
Luxembourg 1.7%
Egypt 1.35%
Jordan 1.24%
United States 1.19%
Estonia 0.84%
Sri Lanka 0.76%
Lithuania 0.45%
Mauritius 0.36%
Croatia 0.28%
Argentina 0.15%
Slovenia 0.08%
Pakistan 0.0%
Asset Percentage
Share/Common/Ordinary 89.7%
Global Depositary Receipt 6.03%
CASH 2.72%
Preferred Equity 0.92%
American Depositary Receipt 0.48%
Other 0.08%
Right 0.07%

FM Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
19 of 124

20 Day Volatility
68 of 124

50 Day Volatility
109 of 124

200 Day Volatility
121 of 123

99 of 123

Standard Deviation
69 of 119


  • 20 Day MA $34.20
  • 60 Day MA $33.43
  • MACD 15 Period -0.11
  • MACD 100 Period 1.41
  • Williams % Range 10 Day 61.11
  • Williams % Range 20 Day 58.51
  • RSI 10 Day 51
  • RSI 20 Day 56
  • RSI 30 Day 58
  • Ultimate Oscillator 40

Bollinger Bands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day) $33.93
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day) $34.59
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day) $33.83
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day) $34.57
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day) $33.34
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day) $34.68

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1 n/a
  • Support Level 2 $33.90
  • Resistance Level 1 n/a
  • Resistance Level 2 $34.40


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day) 35.79
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day) 37.74
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day) 39.58
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day) 46.10

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