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IEMG
iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF

Price: $44.38
Change: $0.27 (-0.01%)
Last Updated:

Vitals

Investment Themes

Trading Data

Open - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • Open
  • Volume
  • Day Lo
  • Day Hi
  • 52 Week Lo $35.65
  • 52 Week Hi $55.45
  • AUM $46,300.7 M
  • Shares 1,036.2 M

Analyst Report

The iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (IEMG) is the younger, cheaper variation on BlackRock’s flagship iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM). IEMG debuted in 2012 as part of the new ultra-low-cost iShares Core series, which was designed to attract buy-and-hold investors.

IEMG delivers broad exposure to emerging markets equities included the popular MSCI emerging market benchmarks, and does it for a fraction of the price charged by the legacy iShares fund. IEMG also includes smaller-cap names ignored by its older sibling, making it a staple holding of long-term investors who want exposure to emerging markets.

IEMG’s massive size makes it easy for institutional investors to buy and sell large blocks. But its pricier sibling is still favored by active traders, who prefer EEM for its deep liquidity, tight tracking and massive options market.

While IEMG beats EEM on fees, it is still not as cheap as rivals like the Vanguard Emerging Markets ETF (VWO) or Charles Schwab’s Emerging Markets Equity ETF (SCHE). But investors should note a critical difference: Both VWO and SCHE track an indexes that exclude South Korea, which is instead classified with developed markets, whereas the iShares funds follow MSCI benchmarks that lump South Korea in with emerging markets.

Unsuspecting investors who mix and match funds from different firms may find themselves either unintentionally overweight South Korea, or missing out on the country entirely.

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume 15,897,291
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume 27,316,652

Alternative ETFs in the Emerging Markets Equities Category

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SPEM 0.11% $3.4 B 2 M -17.37%
Largest (AUM) VWO 0.12% $51.7 B 26 M -17.28%
Most Liquid (Volume) VWO 0.12% $51.7 B 26 M -17.28%
Top YTD Performer EMQQ 0.86% $548.6 M 153,071 10.59%

Top 15 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

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

2446
Number of Holdings
25.12%
% Assets in Top 10
28.25%
% Assets in Top 15
41.20%
% Assets in Top 50
Number of Holdings
2446

% Assets in Top 10
25.12%

% Assets in Top 15
28.25%

% Assets in Top 50
41.20%

Sector Breakdown

Asset Percentage
Common equity 96.25%
Preferred stock 2.19%
ETF Cash Component 1.56%
Sector Percentage
Financials 17.5%
Technology 15.86%
Communications 12.88%
Consumer, Cyclical 12.5%
Other 7.4%
Basic Materials 7.04%
Energy 5.61%
Consumer, Non-Cyclical 5.61%
Industrials 5.1%
Healthcare 3.57%
Real Estate 2.85%
Utilities 2.47%
ETF Cash Component 1.56%
Non-Equity 0.04%
Market Cap Percentage
Large cap 80.22%
Mid cap 13.13%
Small cap 3.88%
ETF Cash Component 1.56%
Micro cap 1.02%
Unknown 0.19%
Region Percentage
Asia 72.3%
Europe 8.09%
Latin America 7.42%
Middle East 4.39%
Africa 3.59%
Asia-Pacific 2.01%
ETF Cash Component 1.56%
North America 0.62%
Region Percentage
Emerging Markets 80.3%
Developed Markets (ex-US) 17.39%
ETF Cash Component 1.56%
United States 0.61%
Frontier Markets 0.07%
Not-designated 0.07%
Country Percentage
China 33.38%
Taiwan 13.48%
South Korea 12.32%
India 7.59%
Brazil 4.88%
South Africa 3.56%
Russia 3.16%
Saudi Arabia 2.8%
Thailand 2.48%
United Kingdom 2.02%
Malaysia 1.85%
Mexico 1.74%
ETF Cash Component 1.56%
Indonesia 1.11%
Hong Kong 0.99%
Qatar 0.89%
Philippines 0.79%
Poland 0.71%
United States 0.61%
United Arab Emirates 0.55%
Turkey 0.47%
Chile 0.42%
Greece 0.28%
Hungary 0.23%
Colombia 0.23%
Belgium 0.2%
Italy 0.16%
Egypt 0.15%
Spain 0.15%
Japan 0.14%
France 0.12%
Switzerland 0.1%
Netherlands 0.1%
Argentina 0.1%
Germany 0.09%
Singapore 0.08%
Czech Republic 0.07%
Pakistan 0.07%
Norway 0.05%
Luxembourg 0.05%
Cyprus 0.05%
Panama 0.04%
Mauritius 0.03%
Denmark 0.02%
Portugal 0.02%
Sweden 0.02%
Australia 0.02%
Canada 0.01%
Azerbaijan 0.01%
Finland 0.01%
Bahamas 0.01%
Libya 0.0%
Bolivia 0.0%
Malta 0.0%
Asset Percentage
Common equity 96.25%
Preferred stock 2.19%
ETF Cash Component 1.56%

IEMG Valuation

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

P/E Ratio
13.37

IEMG Dividend

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

Dividend
$1.20
Dividend Date
2019-12-16
Annual Dividend Rate
$1.69

$1.20
Dividend
2019-12-16
Dividend Date
$1.69
Annual Dividend Rate
Annual Dividend Yield
3.78%

IEMG Fund Flows

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5 Day Net Flows: 0 1 Month Net Flows: -1.01 B 3 Month Net Flows: -5.34 B 6 Month Net Flows: -3.9 B 1 Year Net Flows: -5.57 B 3 Year Net Flows: 22.44 B 5 Year Net Flows: 43.32 B 10 Year Net Flows: 51.02 B

Realtime Rating

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

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

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

IEMG Expenses & Fees

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

Expenses Ratio Analysis

ETF Average
0.537%
ETF Wtd. Average
0.19%
Category Average
0.52%
Expense Ratio
0.14%
ESG Themes and Scores
4.14/10
ESG Score
21.29%
Global Percentile
23.94%
Peer Percentile
    • Revenue Exposure to Environmental Impact (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Environment Controversies (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Sustainable Impact Solutions (%)
      4.04%
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons of CO2e / $M Sales)
      308.02
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Fossil Fuel Reserves (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • High Impact Fossil Fuel Reserves (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Water Stress High Risk Business Segment (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress High Risk Geography (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress Exposure Moderate (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress Exposure High (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress Exposure Low (%)
      Higher improves ESG score
    • Revenue Exposure to Energy Efficiency (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Alternative Energy (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Green Building (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Pollution Prevention (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Water Sustainability (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Social Impact (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Sustainable Impact Solutions (%)
      4.04%
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • SRI Exclusion Criteria (%)
      2.53%
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Affordable Real Estate (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Education (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Major Disease Treatment (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Nutrition (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Sanitation (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to SME Finance (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Human Rights Norms Violation (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Human Rights Norms Violation OR Watch List (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Human Rights Controversies (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Labor Norms Violation (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Labor Norms Violation OR Watch List (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Labor Controversies (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Severe Customer Controversies (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Global Compact Compliance Violation (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Global Compact Compliance Violation OR Watch List (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Catholic Values Fail (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Islamic Non-Compliant (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Adult Entertainment Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Alcohol Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Gambling Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Nuclear Power Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Tobacco Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Weapons Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Controversies Weapons Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Civilian Firearms Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Civilian Firearms Retailer (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Civilian Firearms Producer (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Direct Predatory Lending Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Genetic Engineering Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Governance Controversies (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Flag (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Lack of Independent Board Majority (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (0-25%) (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (25-50%) (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (50-75%) (%)
      Higher improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (75-100%) (%)
      Higher improves ESG score
    • No Female Directors (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Three OR More Female Directors (%)
      Higher improves ESG score
    • Females Represent 30% of Directors (%)
      Higher improves ESG score
    • Entrenched Board (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Overboarding (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Negative Director Votes (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Ownership AND Control Flag (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • One Share One Vote (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • No Annual Director Elections (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Does Not Use Majority Voting (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Significant Votes Against Pay Practices (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Controlling Shareholder (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Controlling Shareholder Concerns (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Cross Shareholdings (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Poison Pill (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Pay Flag (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • No Pay Performance Link (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Lack of Internal Pay Equity (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Executive Pay Non-Disclosure (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Accounting Flag (%)
      Lower improves ESG score

IEMG Performance

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

-0.09%
1 Week Return
1.65%
4 Week Return
-8.95%
13 Week Return
-12.57%
26 Week Return
-17.45%
Year to Date Return
-5.75%
1 Year Return
-4.34%
3 Year Return
-1.09%
5 Year Return
1 Week Return
-0.09%

4 Week Return
1.65%

13 Week Return
-8.95%

26 Week Return
-12.57%

Year to Date Return
-17.45%

1 Year Return
-5.75%

3 Year Return
-4.34%

5 Year Return
-1.09%

IEMG Price and Volume Chart

IEMG Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
243.37%
Rank
10 of 54

20 Day Volatility
25.28%
Rank
31 of 54

50 Day Volatility
42.43%
Rank
25 of 54

200 Day Volatility
48.64%
Rank
19 of 53

Beta
0.95
Rank
22 of 53

Standard Deviation
4.06%
Rank
10 of 52

Technicals

  • 20 Day MA $43.68
  • 60 Day MA $42.47
  • MACD 15 Period 0.41
  • MACD 100 Period -2.12
  • Williams % Range 10 Day 29.38
  • Williams % Range 20 Day 25.27
  • RSI 10 Day 56
  • RSI 20 Day 53
  • RSI 30 Day 51
  • Ultimate Oscillator 46

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day) $42.93
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day) $45.43
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day) $42.22
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day) $45.21
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day) $41.73
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day) $45.13

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1 $44.14
  • Support Level 2 $43.89
  • Resistance Level 1 $44.81
  • Resistance Level 2 $45.23

Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day) 35.15
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day) 59.89
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day) 39.42
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day) 60.02

Fact Sheet

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