Equity: Emerging Markets - High Dividend Yield
With 5 ETFs and over $3.31B in combined AUM, the Equity: Emerging Markets - High Dividend Yield segment provides exposure to the Emerging Markets space with a focus on High Dividend Yield securities.
Year-to-date, the best-performing ETF in the segment is the Global X MSCI SuperDividend Emerging Markets ETF (SDEM), with a total return of 14.25%. Meanwhile, the most popular ETF is the WisdomTree Emerging Markets High Dividend Fund (DEM) with $2.24BB in assets under management.
Investors should take a look at the WisdomTree Emerging Markets High Dividend Fund (DEM). This fund has been chosen as an Analyst Pick by FactSet, thus is the best ETF for the average investor. DEM tracks a fundamentally weighted index of emerging market stocks ranked in the top 30% by dividend yield of the WisdomTree Emerging Markets Dividend Index. DEM has an expense ratio of 0.63% and tracks the WisdomTree Emerging Markets High Dividend Index.
ETF.com Efficiency Insight
The average efficiency score in the Equity: Emerging Markets - High Dividend Yield segment is 77 out of 100, with the WisdomTree Emerging Markets High Dividend Fund(DEM) obtaining the highest rating of 82 out of 100.
Costs dominate the discussion around efficiency. ETFs in the segment have an average expense ratio of 0.58% per year, with the SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Dividend ETF (EDIV) having the lowest expense ratio, charging investors 0.49% yearly.
Investors should look for funds with tight tracking, such as the WisdomTree Emerging Markets High Dividend Fund (DEM), with a 12-month median tracking difference of -0.37%.
ETF.com Tradability Insight
The average tradability score in the Equity: Emerging Markets - High Dividend Yield segment is 61 out of 100, with the WisdomTree Emerging Markets High Dividend Fund(DEM) obtaining the highest rating of 84 out of 100.
The WisdomTree Emerging Markets High Dividend Fund (DEM) is the undisputed segment leader when it comes to liquidity. The fund trades 10.36M in daily average volume. Investors should also find ample liquidity in the iShares Emerging Markets Dividend ETF (DVYE), with $9.31M in daily dollar volume.
Use limit orders to trade funds such as the Columbia EM Quality Dividend ETF(HILO), due to their double-digit market spreads.
ETF.com Fit Insight
The MSCI Emerging Markets High Dividend Yield Index has been selected as the index that most accurately represents the market in question. The benchmark has been selected by the ETF Analytics team at FactSet, according to a series of guidelines to ensure this index accurately captures its market.
Investors trying to match a broad market exposure should pay attention to DEM. This fund obtains a high Fit score and investors should capture market-like returns.
Other funds diverge from the market, by nature of their investment mandates; for example, DVYE follows a Fundamental strategy and obtains a low Fit score compared with our neutral benchmark.