Equity: Emerging Markets - Total Market
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.
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%.
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 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.