iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM)

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iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) is a popular exchange traded fund. This equity fund invests most of its assets in stocks of large and mid-sized companies in emerging markets. The fund objective is to provide long term growth. Emerging markets countries may include China, Korea, Taiwan, Brazil, India, South Africa, Indonesia, Russia, etc.

EEM Fund Details

    iShares EEM ETF
  • Fund Inception Date: 04/07/2003
  • Ticker Symbol: EEM
  • CUSIP: 464287234
  • Rank in category (YTD): 57%
  • Category: Diversified Emerging Markets
  • Yield: 1.67%
  • Capital Gains: -
  • Expense Ratio: 0.67%
  • Total Assets: $ 36.87 billion
  • Annual Turnover Rate: 22%
This equity ETF provide convenient access to 800+ emerging market stocks. The expense fee is 0.67%. The current share value is $41.76. The dividend yield is 1.67%.
This top ETF has total assets of $36 billion. It has a low portfolio turnover rate of 22%.

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF Performance

In 2014, it has year-to-date return of 1.64%. This emerging markets stock fund has returned -0.36% over the past 1 year, 3.18% over the past 3 years, and 2.31% over the past 5 years. The 3 year beta is 1.06. The average price/earnings are 12.51. The average price/book is 1.62.

You can buy this iShares ETF from your brokerage. It is available for your investment account, 401k plan, IRA (individual retirement account).

EEM Fund Holdings

The top 5 stocks in its portfolio are Samsung Electronics Ltd, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, Tencent Holdings Ltd, China Mobile Ltd, and China Construction Bank Corp. Top 6 countries are China, South Korea, Taiwan, Brazil, South Africa, and India. Top 3 sectors are financials, information technology, and consumer discretionary.

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Pros:
  • iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF can be used as a core international stock fund for diversification.
Cons:
  • This EEM ETF has slightly higher expense fee than other index ETF.

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