Equity: Emerging Markets - Small Cap

EWX Top Performer Intra-day
Price $45.53
Today’s Change 0.02%
4:00pm 04/23/2019
DGS Bottom Performer Intra-day
Price $48.37
Today’s Change -0.31%
4:00pm 04/23/2019

ETF.com Insight

With 4 ETFs and over $2.44B in combined AUM, the Equity: Emerging Markets - Small Cap segment provides exposure to the Emerging Markets space with a focus on Small Cap securities.

Year-to-date, the best-performing ETF in the segment is the WisdomTree Emerging Markets SmallCap Dividend Fund (DGS), with a total return of 16.31%. Meanwhile, the most popular ETF is the WisdomTree Emerging Markets SmallCap Dividend Fund (DGS) with $1.49BB in assets under management.

Investors should take a look at the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Small Cap ETF (EEMS). This fund has been chosen as an Analyst Pick by FactSet, thus is the best ETF for the average investor. EEMS tracks a market-cap-weighted index of emerging markets stocks with market capitalizations between $200M and $1.5B. EEMS has an expense ratio of 0.67% and tracks the MSCI Emerging Markets Small Cap Index.

ETF.com Efficiency Insight

The average efficiency score in the Equity: Emerging Markets - Small Cap segment is 76 out of 100, with the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Small Cap ETF(EEMS) obtaining the highest rating of 84 out of 100.

Costs dominate the discussion around efficiency. ETFs in the segment have an average expense ratio of 0.69% per year, with the WisdomTree Emerging Markets SmallCap Dividend Fund (DGS) having the lowest expense ratio, charging investors 0.63% yearly.

Investors should look for funds with tight tracking, such as the SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Small Cap ETF (EWX), with a 12-month median tracking difference of 0.36%.

Tracking Difference (12 Month)

ETF.com Tradability Insight

The average tradability score in the Equity: Emerging Markets - Small Cap segment is 59 out of 100, with the WisdomTree Emerging Markets SmallCap Dividend Fund(DGS) obtaining the highest rating of 75 out of 100.

The WisdomTree Emerging Markets SmallCap Dividend Fund (DGS) is the undisputed segment leader when it comes to liquidity. The fund trades 4.13M in daily average volume. Investors should also find ample liquidity in the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Small Cap ETF (EEMS), with $2.12M in daily dollar volume.

Use limit orders to trade funds such as the First Trust Emerging Markets Small Cap AlphaDEX Fund(FEMS), due to their double-digit market spreads.

ETF.com/ Block Liquidity

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This measurement shows how easy it is to trade 25,000 shares of each ETF.

ETF.com Fit Insight

The MSCI Emerging Markets Small Cap 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 EEMS. 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, FEMS follows a Multi-factor strategy and obtains a low Fit score compared with our neutral benchmark.

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