Equity: Emerging Markets - Total Market

PBEE Top Performer Intra-day
Price $23.44
Today’s Change 3.13%
1:57pm 09/19/2018
BKF Bottom Performer Intra-day
Price $40.02
Today’s Change -1.70%
4:00pm 09/24/2018

ETF.com Insight

With 50 ETFs and over $156.88B in combined AUM, the Equity: Emerging Markets - Total Market segment provides exposure to the Emerging Markets space with a focus on Total Market securities.

Year-to-date, the best-performing ETF in the segment is the Legg Mason Emerging Markets Low Volatility High Dividend ETF (LVHE), with a total return of 5.40%. Meanwhile, the most popular ETF is the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO) with $58.74BB in assets under management.

Investors should take a look at the iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (IEMG). This fund has been chosen as an Analyst Pick by FactSet, thus is the best ETF for the average investor. The iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of emerging-market firms, covering 99% of market capitalization. IEMG has an expense ratio of 0.14% and tracks the MSCI Emerging Markets Investable Market Index.

Performance Dispersion

ETF.com Efficiency Insight

The average efficiency score in the Equity: Emerging Markets - Total Market segment is 78 out of 100, with the iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF(IEMG) obtaining the highest rating of 97 out of 100.

Costs dominate the discussion around efficiency. ETFs in the segment have an average expense ratio of 0.49% per year, with the SPDR Portfolio Emerging Markets ETF (SPEM) having the lowest expense ratio, charging investors 0.11% yearly.

Investors should look for funds with tight tracking, such as the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO), with a 12-month median tracking difference of 0.02%.

Tracking Difference (12 Month)

ETF.com Tradability Insight

The average tradability score in the Equity: Emerging Markets - Total Market segment is 51 out of 100, with the Schwab Emerging Markets Equity ETF(SCHE) obtaining the highest rating of 86 out of 100.

The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) is the undisputed segment leader when it comes to liquidity. The fund trades 2.82B in daily average volume. Investors should also find ample liquidity in the iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (IEMG), with $672.93M in daily dollar volume.

Use limit orders to trade funds such as the Legg Mason Emerging Markets Low Volatility High Dividend ETF(LVHE), due to their double-digit market spreads.

ETF.com/ Block Liquidity

SCHE
5
4
3
2
1
EEM
5
4
3
2
1
VWO
5
4
3
2
1
PXH
5
4
3
2
1
HEEM
5
4
3
2
1
IEMG
5
4
3
2
1
GEM
5
4
3
2
1
EELV
5
4
3
2
1
ESGE
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4
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2
1
EMGF
5
4
3
2
1
BKF
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4
3
2
1
EEMV
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4
3
2
1
PIE
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4
3
2
1
XSOE
5
4
3
2
1
TLTE
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4
3
2
1
RFEM
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4
3
2
1
DBEM
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4
3
2
1
EMXC
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4
3
2
1
FLQE
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4
3
2
1
REEM
5
4
3
2
1
EEMX
5
4
3
2
1
DVEM
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4
3
2
1
ROAM
5
4
3
2
1
BICK
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4
3
2
1
XCEM
5
4
3
2
1
EMFM
5
4
3
2
1
UEVM
5
4
3
2
1
DEMG
5
4
3
2
1
MXDE
5
4
3
2
1
DGRE
5
4
3
2
1
EWEM
5
4
3
2
1
EEMO
5
4
3
2
1
PBEE
5
4
3
2
1
SPEM
5
4
3
2
1
FEM
5
4
3
2
1
EEB
5
4
3
2
1
QEMM
5
4
3
2
1
BBRC
5
4
3
2
1
JPEM
5
4
3
2
1
MFEM
5
4
3
2
1
TLEH
5
4
3
2
1
EMEM
5
4
3
2
1
EMDV
5
4
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2
1
RNEM
5
4
3
2
1
NUEM
5
4
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2
1
EYLD
5
4
3
2
1
EDBI
5
4
3
2
1
LVHE
5
4
3
2
1
REDV
5
4
3
2
1
EMMF
5
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3
2
1
This measurement shows how easy it is to trade 25,000 shares of each ETF.

ETF.com Fit Insight

The MSCI Emerging Markets Investable Market 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 IEMG. 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, LVHE follows a Currency Hedged Multi-Factor strategy and obtains a low Fit score compared with our neutral benchmark.

Index Methodology