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  • ETF
  • FRN
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.14 (0.01%)
    Time: 12/12/19
    Previous Close: $14.55
  • Category
  • Emerging Markets Equities
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $11.85
  • 52 Week Hi: $14.80
  • AUM: $62.6 M
  • Shares: 4.3 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 22,636
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 29,582

Alternative ETFs in the Emerging Markets Equities Category

Type Ticker Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SPEM 0.11% $3,116.5 M 909,225 16.37%
Largest (AUM) VWO 0.12% $64,604.6 M 12,270,368 17.27%
Most Liquid (Volume) EEM 0.67% $27,403.2 M 56,295,136 14.63%
Top YTD Performer FLRU 0.19% $18.0 M 4,342 44.79%

Analyst Report

FRN offers exposure to an asset class that is overlooked by many investors: stocks of markets classified as "frontier," which is below both "developed" and "emerging" classifications. Frontier markets are often undeveloped and may lack the level of investor protections that characterize even emerging markets. But while these markets can be risky, they also offer potential for impressive returns over the long run. FRN can be a useful tool for rounding our exposure to international equities, contributing as both a diversifying agent and return enhancement.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

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

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

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

FRN 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.

FRN Holdings

Filings Data as of: Dec 11, 2019

Concentration Analysis

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

Number of Holdings
Rank: 61 of 77
Category Low HEEM (2)
Category High IEMG (2481)
% Assets in Top 10
Rank: 67 of 77
Category Low EEMS (3.69%)
Category High HEEM (100.00%)
% Assets in Top 15
Rank: 13 of 77
Category Low EEMS (5.01%)
Category High HEEM (100.00%)
% Assets in Top 50
Rank: 16 of 77
Category Low EEMS (12.71%)
Category High SDEM (100.11%)

Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
Common equity 100.0%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Financials 39.54%
Basic Materials 12.17%
Consumer, Cyclical 10.38%
Industrials 9.24%
Communications 7.69%
Other 6.17%
Consumer, Non-Cyclical 5.76%
Energy 5.71%
Real Estate 2.75%
Utilities 0.6%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Large cap 71.85%
Small cap 14.57%
Mid cap 9.35%
Micro cap 4.23%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
Africa 32.2%
Latin America 24.21%
Europe 20.96%
Middle East 13.73%
Asia 8.91%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Frontier Markets 55.41%
Emerging Markets 19.85%
Developed Markets (ex-US) 15.14%
Not-designated 9.6%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
Argentina 13.97%
Kenya 11.0%
Nigeria 10.7%
Panama 9.6%
Viet Nam 8.91%
United Kingdom 8.85%
Oman 8.17%
Morocco 7.18%
Romania 5.82%
Bahrain 3.64%
South Africa 3.32%
Austria 2.31%
Switzerland 2.02%
United Arab Emirates 1.92%
France 1.43%
Brazil 0.65%
Germany 0.53%

FRN 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: 64 of 77
Category Low SPEM (0.11%)
Category High DOGS (1.34%)

Commission Free Trading

This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (Charles Schwab)

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 11 other ETFs in the Emerging Markets Equities Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

FRN ESG Themes and Scores

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

FRN Performance

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

1 Week Return
Rank: 69 of 77
Category Low NGE (-0.29%)
Category High RSX (5.05%)
4 Week Return
Rank: 44 of 77
Category Low EGPT (-6.71%)
Category High FEMS (6.09%)
13 Week Return
Rank: 8 of 77
Category Low EGPT (-12.01%)
Category High FLRU (10.54%)
26 Week Return
Rank: 63 of 77
Category Low FLSA (-10.64%)
Category High TUR (22.53%)
Year to Date Return
Rank: 10 of 73
Category Low NGE (-12.92%)
Category High FLRU (44.79%)
1 Year Return
Rank: 24 of 73
Category Low NGE (-12.74%)
Category High FLRU (38.34%)
3 Year Return
Rank: 6 of 53
Category Low NGE (-10.04%)
Category High ERUS (47.77%)
5 Year Return
Rank: 19 of 38
Category Low NGE (-57.99%)
Category High ERUS (117.05%)

FRN 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 RSX (‑$11.0 M)
Category High FNDE ($22.9 M)
4 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 18 of 34
$2.1 M
Category Low ERUS (‑$75.5 M)
Category High IEMG ($740.4 M)
13 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 28 of 52
$1.5 M
Category Low FLQE (‑$162.2 M)
Category High IEMG ($992.0 M)
26 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 30 of 61
$1.5 M
Category Low EEM (‑$5,127.6 M)
Category High SCHE ($408.1 M)
Year to Date Fund Flow
Rank: 36 of 68
$4.3 M
Category Low EEM (‑$4,730.7 M)
Category High IEMG ($3,705.5 M)
1 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 37 of 68
$4.3 M
Category Low EEM (‑$4,337.2 M)
Category High IEMG ($4,598.4 M)
3 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 44 of 70
$14.9 M
Category Low EEM (‑$4,343.3 M)
Category High IEMG ($36,615.1 M)
5 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 60 of 70
‑$7.3 M
Category Low EEM (‑$8,678.7 M)
Category High IEMG ($48,841.3 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 FRN relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

FRN Valuation

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

P/E Ratio
Rank: 26 of 76
Category Low NGE (4.61)
Category High ECON (22.54)

FRN 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: 71 of 76
Category Low EMSG (0.78%)
Category High NGE (12.77%)

FRN Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
Rank: 13 of 77
Category Low ECOW (12.12%)
Category High FEMS (156.27%)
20 Day Volatility
Rank: 56 of 77
Category Low FM (6.23%)
Category High NGE (21.03%)
50 Day Volatility
Rank: 70 of 77
Category Low FM (6.83%)
Category High TUR (24.67%)
200 Day Volatility
Rank: 60 of 76
Category Low FM (10.01%)
Category High DOGS (29.03%)
Rank: 60 of 77
Category Low FLZA (-1.64)
Category High ECOW (1.73)
Standard Deviation
Rank: 65 of 72
Category Low UAE (0.44%)
Category High ERUS (3.37%)


  • 20 Day MA: $14.41
  • 60 Day MA: $13.98
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.22
  • MACD 100 Period: 0.69
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: n/a
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: n/a
  • RSI 10 Day: 68
  • RSI 20 Day: 65
  • RSI 30 Day: 62
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 67

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $14.29
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $14.71
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $14.11
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $14.69
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $13.88
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $14.70

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $14.62
  • Support Level 2: $14.56
  • Resistance Level 1: $14.72
  • Resistance Level 2: $14.76


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 59.95
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 75.96
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 50.72
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 69.15

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