Frontier Markets ETF Overview

Frontier markets ETFs invest in the equity of companies outside of the developed and emerging economic development categories. These developing countries are usually considered too small to be emerging markets, and their financial markets are too illiquid for investors. They are considered the riskiest markets, but many analysts believe there are pricing inefficiencies that investors can take advantage of.

Frontier markets ETFs are part of this market segment:

With 7 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Frontier Markets ETFs gather total assets under management of $751.16M. The average expense ratio is 0.76%. Frontier Markets ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity

The largest Frontier Markets ETF is the iShares MSCI Frontier 100 ETF FM with $366.46M in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Frontier Markets ETF was the GULF at -23.85%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Frontier Markets space was the iShares MSCI Argentina and Global Exposure ETF AGT in 04/25/17.

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Countries In Review: April 2020

COVID-19 wreaked havoc on global stock markets

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 Countries In Review: March 2020

Country ETFs had a rough time during the month, with a few exceptions.

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 Countries In Review: February 2020

December was overwhelmingly positive for country ETFs

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Countries In Review: January 2020

Most emerging markets took a hit during November.

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Daily ETF Watch

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 Countries In Review: December 2019

Frontier markets trailed developed and emerging markets in October

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 Countries In Review: November 2019

Emerging markets had a few trouble spots