This ETF offers exposure to emerging market economies, an asset class that is at the core of many long term, buy-and-hold portfolios. Given the tremendous growth potential of developing economies, many investors now make substantial allocations to this asset class; TLTE is one of several ETFs in the Emerging Markets Equities ETFdb Category that can be used to tap into this corner of the market.
The unique attribute of TLTE is its tilt towards small cap and value companies. This feature is based on evidence suggesting these types of securities may deliver excess returns over the long term; for investors interested in achieving broad, generally balanced exposure while implementing this tilt, this FlexShares ETF represents an efficient way to make that strategic shift.
The one potential downside is the cost; TLTE has an annual management fee that is considerably higher than some of the low cost emerging markets ETFs out there, such as VWO and SCHE.